Energy

Wisconsin to Expand Statewide EV Charging Network

Wisconsin to Expand Statewide EV Charging Network

Wisconsin has passed two bills allowing for the development of a statewide charging network. The bipartisan bills, Wisconsin Acts 121 and 122 (2023), were signed into law by Governor Tony Evers on March 20. As reported by the Wisconsin State Journal, the laws allow the state to utilize about $78 million of federal funding from […]

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    Commercial Air Tours Over Bandelier National Monument to Be Banned

    Commercial Air Tours Over Bandelier National Monument to Be Banned

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have completed an air tour management plan for Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. As part of the plan, commercial air tours will be banned in and around the national monument. Commercial air tours are a type of flight that visitors can pay to […]

    U.S. Department of Energy Finalizes Washer and Dryer Efficiency Standards

    U.S. Department of Energy Finalizes Washer and Dryer Efficiency Standards

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced finalized energy efficiency standards for washing machines and dryers. According to the DOE, the new standards could save U.S. households a total of $2.2 billion annually on utility costs, with savings of up to $39 billion on energy and water bills over 30 years. Additionally, the measures […]

    Some EU Countries Are Reaching 2030 Sustainability Targets Early

    Some EU Countries Are Reaching 2030 Sustainability Targets Early

    Multiple countries in the EU are already hitting their sustainability goals set for 2030, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed EU countries’ progress on certain goals laid out by the “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” resolution adopted in 2015 by the UN. The resolution set 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including […]

    Well-Managed Solar Parks Could Boost Pollinators in UK, Study Says

    Well-Managed Solar Parks Could Boost Pollinators in UK, Study Says

    When combined with green spaces, solar panels can provide more benefits than generating clean energy. According to a new study, led by Lancaster University scientists in collaboration with the University of Reading, well-managed solar parks that feature solar panels and vegetation could boost pollinator populations and biodiversity. The researchers published their findings in the journal […]

    Biden’s DOE Announces $366 Million for Green Energy Projects in Rural and Remote Areas

    Biden’s DOE Announces $366 Million for Green Energy Projects in Rural and Remote Areas

    The Biden administration has announced that the United States Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $366 million in funding for 17 renewable energy projects in remote and rural areas of the country to alleviate high energy bills and improve reliability. The funding supports the administration’s target of directing 40 percent of climate-related investment benefits to […]