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Renewables Save Texans Money as Coal and Gas Prices Soar

Renewables Save Texans Money as Coal and Gas Prices Soar

Texas is often associated with fossil fuels, especially oil. But it turns out a greener kind of energy is saving the state’s customers a significant amount of money.  A new report from IdeaSmiths LLC found that wind and solar had generated as much as $106 billion in savings and benefits in Texas between 2010 and […]

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    U.S. to Hold First Pacific Offshore Wind Sale

    U.S. to Hold First Pacific Offshore Wind Sale

    The U.S. government will hold its first ever West Coast lease sale for offshore wind power, the Department of the Interior announced Tuesday.  The Biden administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will lease land off the Northern and Central California coast on December 6. In addition to being the country’s first Pacific coast sale, […]

    World’s Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Tells UK It Won’t Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

    World’s Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Tells UK It Won’t Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

    American multinational investment company BlackRock has told the Environmental Audit Select Committee of the UK Parliament’s House of Commons that it won’t stop investing in gas, oil and coal, reported Reuters. Stopping investments in fossil fuels and transitioning to low-carbon and renewable energy sources is necessary to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are the […]

    High BPA Levels Found in Popular Sports Bra and Athletic Gear Brands

    High BPA Levels Found in Popular Sports Bra and Athletic Gear Brands

    Usually when a person dons workout attire, they are hoping to do something positive for their health.  That’s why new testing from the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) is so concerning. The group found that eight popular sports bra brands and six popular athletic shirt brands had unhealthy levels of the environmental toxin bisphenol A […]

    New Jersey Is the Latest State to Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change

    New Jersey Is the Latest State to Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change

    New Jersey state officials have submitted a 200-page civil suit against five major fossil fuel companies (Exxon Mobil, Shell Oil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips), as well as their trade association American Petroleum Institute, over misleading consumers and the public about climate change. New Jersey’s lawsuit joins about 20 similar lawsuits from other cities, counties and states […]

    Precise Fermentation: Real Dairy, Without the Cows

    Precise Fermentation: Real Dairy, Without the Cows

    Imagine drinking a frothy, creamy milkshake — or maybe a cheesy, melty slice of pizza with a perfect cheese pull. Perhaps you start your day with a foamy cappuccino, or a bowl of your favorite yogurt topped with berries. Now, imagine enjoying your favorite dairy-filled treats, but ones that weren’t produced with cow-made milk.  600 […]