There are enough rare earth minerals to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, a new study has concluded. The study allays the concerns of some that the world doesn’t have enough key elements for all the wind turbines, solar panels and other components needed to make the switch to green energy and limit […]
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Could New York City’s largest fossil fuel powered generator be reimagined as renewable energy infrastructure? Queens-based developer Rise Light & Power, LLC (Rise) unveiled a proposal Tuesday to repower its Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City using offshore wind energy, a conversion that would mark a national first. More From EcoWatch The Best Solar […]
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced in his State of the City address on Thursday that for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles, need to reach zero emissions by 2030. The move is meant to match the city’s target of electrifying its vehicle fleet. According to the address, there are over 100,000 for-hire vehicles. […]
Clean energy investments hit $1.1 trillion in 2022, roughly matching fossil fuels investment for the first time ever, according to a BloombergNEF analysis released Thursday. Clean energy investments, which include investments in nuclear, biofuels, hydrogen, and energy storage technologies, jumped 31% over 2021 levels to top $1 trillion for the first time. More From EcoWatch How […]
If you live in a polluted neighborhood, allergy season could be worse for you. A new study published in PLOS ONE Wednesday found that silver birch trees growing in more polluted areas of Poland had higher levels of the allergen Bet v1. “This research aligns with previous studies that have found that levels of allergic […]
Australia’s national electricity market (NEM) had a good fourth quarter for the climate. During the last three months of 2022, the country broke records for high renewable activity, low energy demand and low greenhouse gas emissions, according to an Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report published Wednesday. New utility-scale wind and solar development meant the […]
When the temperature fell to minus 63.4 degrees Fahrenheit in Mohe — China’s northernmost city — on Sunday, it was the coldest the city had seen in modern times, according to the local weather bureau, reported The Washington Post. Known as “China’s North Pole,” Mohe is located just below Russian Siberia in northeastern Heilongjiang province […]