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Solar Company to Build Puerto Rico’s First Virtual Solar Power Plant

Solar Company to Build Puerto Rico’s First Virtual Solar Power Plant

Sunrun, a solar power and battery company based in San Francisco, will build the first virtual solar power plant in Puerto Rico. The virtual power plant (VPP) will be 17 megawatts and is designed to strengthen the power grid with solar energy aggregated from more than 7,000 customers’ residential solar and battery systems. During 2023, […]

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    Trash Gathered at National Parks Reveals Need to Speed Plastic Phaseout

    Trash Gathered at National Parks Reveals Need to Speed Plastic Phaseout

    From July 1 to September 30 of this year, more than 500 citizen scientists recorded the litter they encountered at national parks and federal lands across the country as part of the Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz. Now, the results are in and they indicate that policy makers need to speed up their timeline for getting single-use […]

    Biden Threatens Windfall Tax for Fossil Fuel ‘War Profiteers’

    Biden Threatens Windfall Tax for Fossil Fuel ‘War Profiteers’

    President Joe Biden threatened major oil companies with a windfall tax after they announced massive profits following a surge in energy prices prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  ExxonMobil, for example, announced October 28 that it had earned $19.7 billion in profits during the third quarter of 2022. That’s more than the fossil fuel company […]

    Greta Thunberg Calls COP Process ‘Greenwashing’ and ‘a Scam’

    Greta Thunberg Calls COP Process ‘Greenwashing’ and ‘a Scam’

    When the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens November 6 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, one notable face in the climate movement will not be present. Nineteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said she would not attend the conference during a talk in London Sunday as she […]

    Wind Turbine Orders Fall in EU, Putting Climate Goals at Risk

    Wind Turbine Orders Fall in EU, Putting Climate Goals at Risk

    According to a report by wind association WindEurope, orders for onshore wind turbines in the EU have fallen to 36 percent in the third quarter of 2022, compared with the same time last year, putting climate targets at risk, reported Energy Live News. The decline was attributed to lagging permit processing, cost pressures from inflation […]

    EU to Ban New Combustion Engine Cars Starting 2035

    EU to Ban New Combustion Engine Cars Starting 2035

    The European Union has come to an agreement deal to ban sales of new combustion engine cars and vans that run on gasoline and diesel fuels by 2035. The deal is part of the EU’s “Fit for 55” package that is meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2030. With the Fit for 55 […]