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    EU Plans to Shun Russian Fossil Fuels and Speed Renewable Energy Transition

    EU Plans to Shun Russian Fossil Fuels and Speed Renewable Energy Transition

    As the world seeks to respond to an energy crisis prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and increasingly dire warnings about runaway climate change, the EU has announced a new plan to get off Russian fossil fuels and speed the transition to renewable energy. The European Commission on Wednesday announced the REPowerEU Plan that would, […]

    New Research Could Lead to Solar Panels That Work at Night

    New Research Could Lead to Solar Panels That Work at Night

    Solar panels are a popular form of harvesting clean energy, but they aren’t without their limitations. They work best in bright, direct sunlight, so overcast and rainy days can limit energy efficiency. As for nightfall, solar panels can’t work without direct or indirect sunlight — at least for now. A team of researchers, including researchers […]

    Cutting Air Pollutants Could Save More Than 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year, Study Says

    Cutting Air Pollutants Could Save More Than 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year, Study Says

    About 53,200 premature deaths could be avoided in the U.S. each year if the fine particulate air pollution emissions produced by transportation, industrial activities, the generation of electricity, cooking and heating were eliminated, according to a new study, a press release from the University of Wisconsin-Madison said. Avoided deaths and healthcare costs from illnesses would […]

    These Anti-Solar Policies Are Threatening U.S. Clean Energy Goals

    These Anti-Solar Policies Are Threatening U.S. Clean Energy Goals

    Many gigawatts worth of solar power have been installed in the U.S. through all sorts of installations, from rooftop residential arrays to utility-scale farms. According to the Solar Energies Industry Association (SEIA), a national trade group, the development of new solar energy “has experienced an average annual growth rate of 33%.”