Renewable Energy

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 […]

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    Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

    Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

    One common tactic of renewable energy opponents is to emphasize the new technology’s environmental impact in a way that disguises the harm caused by what it is intended to replace. For example, wind power opponents often point to the turbines’ threat to birds. However, a 2012 study found that fossil fuel plants kill 35 times […]

    Will Paris Ban Electric Scooters?

    Will Paris Ban Electric Scooters?

    Could the City of Light ban the electric scooters that have become popular in cities around the world? Paris currently has three rental e-scooter companies whose licenses are set to expire in February, and concerns about safety, congestion and ultimate environmental impact mean those licenses may not be renewed.  “If we don’t find an agreement […]

    Europe’s Largest Battery Storage System Goes Live in UK

    Europe’s Largest Battery Storage System Goes Live in UK

    As the UK braces for the first full winter since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sparked a global energy crisis, it will have a little extra help.  The largest battery storage system on the European continent went live in East Yorkshire on Monday, as Harmony Energy — the company behind the project — announced.  “Battery energy […]

    PV Windows Cut Emissions for Highly Glazed Buildings up to 40%, Study Finds

    PV Windows Cut Emissions for Highly Glazed Buildings up to 40%, Study Finds

    Research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that for highly glazed buildings, like the shimmering skyscrapers of big cities, photovoltaic (PV) windows make a sizable difference in the building’s carbon footprint, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. More From EcoWatch Is Solar Right For Your Home? The […]

    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    The state of West Virginia is intimately associated with coal power, so much so that it got 91 percent of its electricity from coal in 2021, and politicians like the state’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin have painted an attack on the highly polluting energy source as an attack on the state’s wellbeing.  When President Joe […]