Changing the Building Blocks of Solar Panels Could Speed Mass Production
Renewable Energy
Changing the Building Blocks of Solar Panels Could Speed Mass Production
2022-06-27 20:47:04
by Dan McCue

GUILDFORD, England — Researchers at the University of Surrey have joined the growing chorus of scientists and entrepreneurs who believe perovskite, often referred to as a kind of “miracle” material, just may be the key to speeding the mass production... Read More

Wind Accounted for Half of All Renewable Energy Output in US in March
Renewable Energy
Wind Accounted for Half of All Renewable Energy Output in US in March
2022-06-03 16:39:11
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — Power generated in the United States by the wind reached 43.2 million MWh in March, accounting for nearly half of the total renewable energy output in the nation, a new analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence has... Read More

Kansas State Team Wins Collegiate Wind Competition
Renewable Energy
Kansas State Team Wins Collegiate Wind Competition
2022-05-19 20:39:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A team of Kansas State University students have won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition. Over the course of the past school year, teams from 12 colleges and universities, as well as four “learn-along” teams... Read More

US Army Leading by Example on Climate Change Adaptation
Military
US Army Leading by Example on Climate Change Adaptation
2022-05-18 17:56:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Though its primary mission remains warfighting, the U.S. Army is playing a leading role in an entirely different battle — the nation’s response to the challenges of climate change. The scope of this mission is laid out in... Read More

Duke Energy CEO Tells Shareholders Its Use of Renewables is Growing Rapidly
Energy
Duke Energy CEO Tells Shareholders Its Use of Renewables is Growing Rapidly
2022-05-09 20:06:49
by Dan McCue

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Attendees at Duke Energy’s annual shareholders' meeting last week heard nothing but good news when it came to the utility’s multi-year transition to renewable and other clean energy sources. Speaking to shareholders on Thursday, Lynn Good, Duke... Read More

California Nearly Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Milestone
Renewable Energy
California Nearly Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Milestone
2022-05-05 17:10:16
by Dan McCue

FOLSOM, Calif. – California reached a major energy milestone on April 30, coming oh so close to having 100% of its energy produced from renewable resources. It happened on a Saturday afternoon when statewide energy demand hit 18,672 MW. Shortly... Read More

Dominion Seeks Proposals for Acquisition of Renewable Energy Projects in Virginia
Renewable Energy
Dominion Seeks Proposals for Acquisition of Renewable Energy Projects in Virginia
2022-05-03 20:14:41
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is soliciting proposals for the acquisition of up to 1,200 MW of new solar and onshore wind projects, and 125 MW of energy storage. The request for proposal for the acquisitions is here and an... Read More

Iowa Lawmakers Mandate Sale of E15 Fuel
In The States
Iowa Lawmakers Mandate Sale of E15 Fuel
2022-04-27 16:08:00
by Dan McCue

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday that could make the state the first in the nation to require gas stations to have pumps selling fuel blended with at least 15% ethanol. The bill passed the Iowa... Read More

MIT Researchers Seek Long-Term Storage Solution for Wind, Solar Sectors
In The News
MIT Researchers Seek Long-Term Storage Solution for Wind, Solar Sectors
2022-04-22 18:11:39
by Dan McCue

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers is steadily exploring a once radical idea — using extreme heat to combat climate change — to create an entirely sustainable, grid-scale battery that can store solar and wind... Read More

German Firm Builds Floating Solar Plant on Quarry Lake
Renewable Energy
German Firm Builds Floating Solar Plant on Quarry Lake
2022-04-20 21:21:00
by Dan McCue

MUNICH, Germany — Germany’s global renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. plans to turn on a floating solar power plant next month, a potential game changer in the sector that could help further reduce the country’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels... Read More

Renewable Energy Led Global Power Growth in 2021, Report Says
Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Led Global Power Growth in 2021, Report Says
2022-04-15 19:19:27
by Dan McCue

ABU DHABI, UAE – Despite a world of uncertainties, including a temporarily insurgent global pandemic, the renewable energy sector continued to grow and even gained momentum, according to a new study compiled by the International Renewable Energy Agency. By the... Read More

Geothermal Energy Use Getting Boost From New York State Tax Credit
In The States
Geothermal Energy Use Getting Boost From New York State Tax Credit
2022-04-15 19:14:35
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New Yorkers seeking to improve their carbon footprint by incorporating more renewable energy into their lives just got a helping hand from state lawmakers who have approved a tax credit for any geothermal energy system installed after... Read More

NY’s Largest Solar Farm Project by Acreage Gains Approval
In The States
NY’s Largest Solar Farm Project by Acreage Gains Approval
2022-04-07 16:54:58
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment authorized Excelsior Energy Center LLC to construct and manage a 280-megawatt solar farm in the Town of Byron, located in Genesee County. Following a review... Read More

Global Market for Concentrated Solar Power Could Reach $133B by 2030
Renewable Energy
Global Market for Concentrated Solar Power Could Reach $133B by 2030
2022-04-07 16:50:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The worldwide market for concentrated solar power could be worth as much as $133 billion by 2030, despite high upfront costs and other concerns, a new report finds. If it does indeed achieve the value identified by Precedence... Read More

PepsiCo Seeking to Accelerate Clean Energy Adoption by Value Chain Partners
Renewable Energy
PepsiCo Seeking to Accelerate Clean Energy Adoption by Value Chain Partners
2022-03-30 16:36:40
by Dan McCue

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo and Schneider Electric, a leading consultant on corporate purchasing of renewable energy, launched a new initiative Wednesday to increase access to green power for the soft drink giant’s value chain partners. Earlier this year, the company... Read More

<strong>Report: 685 MW of Wind and Solar Projects Added to US Renewable Energy Portfolio in January</strong>
Renewable Energy
Report: 685 MW of Wind and Solar Projects Added to US Renewable Energy Portfolio in January
2022-03-08 22:24:43
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — The United States’ capacity to generate energy from renewable resources grew by a new 685 megawatts in January thanks to the completion of one major wind farm and several solar projects, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence... Read More

<strong>Energy Secretary Tours South Carolina Wind Energy Facility</strong>
Renewable Energy
Energy Secretary Tours South Carolina Wind Energy Facility
2022-02-18 21:24:09
by Dan McCue

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured Clemson University’s wind turbine testing campus Thursday, part of a daylong visit to South Carolina that also included a visit with nuclear engineering students at South Carolina State University. Granholm was... Read More

Race to Cut Carbon Emissions Splits U.S. States on Nuclear
Renewable Energy
Race to Cut Carbon Emissions Splits U.S. States on Nuclear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep... Read More

Biden Administration Advances Renewable Energy Projects
Renewable Energy
Biden Administration Advances Renewable Energy Projects
2022-01-12 21:38:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seven federal executive branch agencies have begun rolling out wind, solar and other clean energy projects, the White House announced Wednesday morning. According to a senior administration official, the effort builds on President Biden’s commitment to “pull every... Read More

Biden Administration Pulls Support for Coal Plants, Carbon-Intensive Projects Overseas
Climate
Biden Administration Pulls Support for Coal Plants, Carbon-Intensive Projects Overseas
2021-12-29 16:16:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has ordered an end to federal support for the construction of coal plants and other carbon-intensive projects overseas. The policy, which was communicated to U.S. embassies earlier this month, is expected to be fully in... Read More

Biden Orders Federal Vehicles, Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050
Climate
Biden Orders Federal Vehicles, Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050
2021-12-08 22:51:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t noted on his public schedule today, but President Joe Biden on Wednesday rolled out a plan to make the federal government carbon neutral by 2050. “The federal government faces broad exposure to the mounting risks and... Read More

Federal Facilities to be Retrofit With Climate-Resilient Technologies
Energy
Federal Facilities to be Retrofit With Climate-Resilient Technologies
2021-12-07 17:51:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is providing $13 million in funding to retrofit 17 federal facilities across the country with renewable energy and other climate resilience technologies.  According to the department, these projects will lower energy costs and enhance the... Read More

Joint Hearing Planned on America’s Clean Energy Supply Chain
Congress
Joint Hearing Planned on America’s Clean Energy Supply Chain
2021-11-10 21:34:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the transition to a clean energy economy. The House Energy subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and the Environment and... Read More

General Electric to Split Into Three Public Companies
In The News
General Electric to Split Into Three Public Companies

General Electric, the storied American manufacturer that struggled under its own weight after growing to become a sprawling conglomerate, will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy. It is the culmination of an arduous, years-long... Read More

Wind Generators Faces Support and Skeptics as Government Seeks Renewable Energy
Political News
Wind Generators Faces Support and Skeptics as Government Seeks Renewable Energy
2021-10-21 21:47:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The wind drove federal lawmakers Thursday to consider whether offshore turbines should become a major new source of electricity for American consumers. As environmentalists tried to convince a congressional panel that wind energy is a cost-effective investment, detractors... Read More

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Worldwide, Report Says
Energy
Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Worldwide, Report Says
2021-10-21 17:55:51
by Dan McCue

The number of people working in the renewable energy sector worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.3 million in 2019, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. The eighth edition of “Renewable Energy and... Read More

Biden Touts Job Creation, Climate at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Energy
Biden Touts Job Creation, Climate at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2021-09-15 19:56:47
by TWN Staff

GOLDEN, Colo. -- “Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create good jobs of the future, to create industries of the future, to win the future, to save the planet.” That was... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Leaves Out Key Climate, Clean Energy Steps
Infrastructure
Bipartisan Bill Leaves Out Key Climate, Clean Energy Steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote "climate resilience" by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events... Read More

Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Voters Support Investments in Zero-Emission School Buses
Opinion Polls
Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Voters Support Investments in Zero-Emission School Buses
2021-07-19 15:16:36
by TWN Staff

The American Lung Association has released new poll results showing that a majority (68%) of American voters – across all major demographic groups – support Congress investing in zero-emission school buses for children nationwide. The poll findings are released as... Read More

New Report Shows Biden’s Energy Policies Could Save Lives and Money
Energy
New Report Shows Biden’s Energy Policies Could Save Lives and Money
2021-07-13 18:22:41
by TWN Staff

A new report from Harvard University, Syracuse University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Resources for the Future looks at the energy, economic, environmental, and health outcomes of an illustrative Clean Energy Standard design that reaches 80% clean electricity by 2030... Read More

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