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    Renewable Energy, Grid Investments Help Protect Utility Customers in New Mexico From Fossil Fuel Price Spikes

    Renewable Energy, Grid Investments Help Protect Utility Customers in New Mexico From Fossil Fuel Price Spikes

    Fossil fuel prices have risen worldwide since Russia invaded Ukraine last February, but investments in renewable energy are helping the Public Service Company of New Mexico keep customers’ costs down. Unlike in coal-dependent Indiana where utility costs are skyrocketing — and despite a nearly 10% increase in New Mexican fuel costs — PNM customers will […]

    Former Superfund Site Becomes Largest Landfill Solar Farm in North America

    Former Superfund Site Becomes Largest Landfill Solar Farm in North America

    Twenty years ago, the Combe Fill North Landfill in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, was a Superfund site. Now, it’s the largest landfill solar project in North America.  The 25.6 megawatt solar farm, which was completed Friday, is just one example of an innovative trend turning symptoms of throwaway culture into sites for generating renewable […]

    First-Ever U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Auction to Be Held Today

    First-Ever U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Auction to Be Held Today

    The Biden administration will hold the nation’s first-ever lease auction for commercial-scale floating wind energy leases today. The five deep-water lease tracts in two areas about 25 miles off the California coast have the potential to generate 4.5 GW of electricity, enough to power 1.5 million homes. Global interest in the lease sales is strong […]

    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Nearly 25 years ago, oil major Shell predicted in an internal 1998 report that a class-action lawsuit would be brought against fossil fuel companies following “a series of violent storms.” That prediction is finally coming true: A group of Puerto Rican communities, which were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, are suing Shell and other fossil fuel […]

    ESG 101: What Is ESG, and Does It Matter?

    ESG 101: What Is ESG, and Does It Matter?

    Environmental, Social and Governance, or ESG, is a framework of standards measuring a company’s risks and impacts alongside financial factors. Companies use ESG reporting as a tool to disclose data on emissions, waste management, employee satisfaction, anti-corruption practices and more.  ESG reporting promotes transparency and engagement in business practices, especially when considering sustainability and social […]

    Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

    Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

    A new report by the World Bank has found that as climate change continues to cause India’s temperatures to rise, there is the possibility of a $1.6 trillion investment opportunity in progressive green energy technologies by 2040. Alternative cooling technologies could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions considerably, as well as create almost 3.7 million jobs, […]