At a central Illinois feed mill, electricity from its rural electric co-op was exceeding grain costs as its biggest operating expense. With a new 3-megawatt solar array, the facility expects to reduce energy costs by about 50%.
During a surprise appearance at the COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Thursday, China’s top climate diplomat touted a draft plan to reduce methane emissions. However, the country stopped short of signing on to the Global Methane Pledge to cut methane emissions 30 percent by 2030, despite being the world’s leading polluter of […]
Now that the dust is beginning to settle from the U.S. midterm elections and it is clear that Democrats will retain control of the Senate while the House of Representatives will pass to a narrow Republican Majority, what does this mean for the next two years of climate and energy policy? With seven House races […]
When a new smartphone or other technological product makes its debut, the first to buy it are usually those with money to burn or those who can’t wait to try out the newest tech product, a Stanford University press release said. After a while, the price of the new gadget or electric vehicle (EV) goes […]
In its latest push towards electrification, the Biden administration announced that the U.S. has signed the Global Memorandum of Understanding (Global MOU) on Zero-Emission Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Thursday at the COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The memorandum sets a goal of ensuring 100 percent of new bus and truck sales are electric […]
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded nearly $74 million, available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to 10 projects focused on recycling and reusing batteries, particularly EV batteries. According to the Department of Energy, over 1.2 million electric cars have been sold since President Joe Biden took office, and demand for battery minerals, […]
By Jim Krane What’s the cheapest, quickest way to reduce climate change without roiling the economy? In the United States, it may be by reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Methane is the main component of natural gas, and it can leak anywhere along the supply chain, from the wellhead and processing […]
If you’ve ever sweated through an urban heat wave, it won’t be hard for you to understand why cities are incredibly vulnerable to the climate crisis. Cities are heating twice as fast as the global average, and by 2100, they could be a mean of four degrees Celsius hotter than they are now. To help […]