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    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    The Biden administration has opened up applications for public schools to access $80 million in grants for funding energy improvements. The Renew America’s Schools grant program will service high-need K-12 school districts. The funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the open applications on November 29. […]

    Airbus CEO Says Zero-Carbon Flights Could be Delayed by Lack of Hydrogen Supply

    Airbus CEO Says Zero-Carbon Flights Could be Delayed by Lack of Hydrogen Supply

    The CEO of the world’s biggest plane manufacturer warned that low-carbon flights could be delayed.  Airbus had previously promised to build the world’s first zero-emission airplane by 2035, but its chief executive Guillaume Faury said this new aircraft would have difficulty getting off the ground if hydrogen fuel was not developed quickly enough. “Availability or […]

    UK Government Backs First Nuclear Plant in 35 Years

    UK Government Backs First Nuclear Plant in 35 Years

    As it works to reduce its contribution to the climate crisis and ensure energy independence, the UK will move forward with a new nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England–the first government-backed nuclear installation in 35 years. The UK government’s support for the plant was first announced during the chancellor’s autumn statement earlier this month and […]

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    As winter comes to the northern hemisphere, impacting the global energy system, increased fossil fuel prices are stretching U.S. families’ finances to, and past, the breaking point. In Connecticut, the sharp increase in the number of people seeking heating bill assistance is “just unbelievable,” Joanne Balaschak, director of energy programs at New Opportunities, in Waterbury, […]

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Mozambique’s burgeoning methane gas export industry shows the consequences of industrialized nations’ failure to fund developing countries’ expansion of renewable energy, Bloomberg reports. Only one-third of Mozambique residents have access to electricity (70% of which is produced by hydroelectric facilities). Now, European nations like Germany and Italy are buying all the gas they can, while […]

    Rolls-Royce Tests Hydrogen as Fuel in Gas Turbine Jet Engine

    Rolls-Royce Tests Hydrogen as Fuel in Gas Turbine Jet Engine

    On a military site in England, a Rolls-Royce AE-2100A gas turbine jet engine — used in regional aircraft all over the world — is undergoing flight tests using hydrogen fuel for the first time, reported BBC News. The tests are being conducted in partnership with airline easyJet. In the short term, the purpose of the […]