Renewable Energy

Largest Fossil Fuel Plant in New York City Could Become Nation’s First to Covert to Renewable Energy

Largest Fossil Fuel Plant in New York City Could Become Nation’s First to Covert to Renewable Energy

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 […]

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    Record Renewable Energy Generation in Australia Led to Record Low Demand and Emissions in Fourth Quarter of 2022

    Record Renewable Energy Generation in Australia Led to Record Low Demand and Emissions in Fourth Quarter of 2022

    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 […]

    Florida’s Three Major Utilities Propose 10% to 20% Rate Hikes, Citing Hurricane Damage, Natural Gas Prices

    Florida’s Three Major Utilities Propose 10% to 20% Rate Hikes, Citing Hurricane Damage, Natural Gas Prices

    A combination of climate-fueled extreme weather events and a reliance on fossil fuels could raise the electricity bills of many Floridians this spring. Three of the state’s largest utilities — Florida Power & Light (FPL), Duke Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) — have asked the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve rate hikes […]

    Distributed Renewables Are Cheaper, More Reliable for Puerto Rico, Study Finds

    Distributed Renewables Are Cheaper, More Reliable for Puerto Rico, Study Finds

    Dramatically expanding rooftop solar and battery storage is necessary for Puerto Rico to meet its renewable energy goals and doing so would make the territory’s grid more reliable, resilient, and affordable, a new DOE and FEMA report says. Despite the island’s obvious solar and wind energy potential, 97% of its power generation comes from fossil fuels. […]

    Low-Carbon Concrete: Is the Future Now?

    Low-Carbon Concrete: Is the Future Now?

    Concrete is the second most widely used material on Earth, behind only water. But concrete has also historically been detrimental to our environment. According to a study published in 2019, the combination of the calcination during the making of concrete, which in many locations uses coal or natural gas as the primary heat source, as […]

    Installing Solar-Powered Fridges in Developing Countries Is an Effective Way to Reduce Hunger and Fight Climate Change

    Installing Solar-Powered Fridges in Developing Countries Is an Effective Way to Reduce Hunger and Fight Climate Change

    By Abay Yimere Food loss and waste are major problems around the world. When food is tossed aside or allowed to spoil, it makes economies less productive and leaves people hungry. It also harms Earth’s climate by generating methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Food loss and waste accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If […]

    Young Climate Activists at Davos Want Fossil Fuel Execs to ‘Cease and Desist’ New Oil, Gas or Coal Extraction

    Young Climate Activists at Davos Want Fossil Fuel Execs to ‘Cease and Desist’ New Oil, Gas or Coal Extraction

    An international quartet of prominent young climate activists attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week with a letter calling on fossil fuel CEOS to “cease and desist” any new oil, gas or coal developments.  The letter was penned by Greta Thunberg of Sweden, Helena Gualinga of Ecuador, Vanessa Nakate of Uganda and […]