Renewable Energy

Sinema OKs Climate Deal, Passage Expected Next Week

Sinema OKs Climate Deal, Passage Expected Next Week

Senator Kyrsten Sinema agreed to move ahead on the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act, paving the way for passage of a long-awaited package of climate and clean energy investments. The Arizona Democrat announced Thursday night that she and Democratic leaders had struck a deal to change some of the pay-fors in the bill, which under Senate reconciliation rules can pass with just 50 votes but may only deal with issues of taxing and spending.

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    Historic Senate Climate Deal Would Reduce Emissions 40% By 2030

    Historic Senate Climate Deal Would Reduce Emissions 40% By 2030

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate worked out a deal for a reconciliation package that includes $369 billion toward climate and energy funding. The deal comes after Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., reversed his initial decision against the bill, citing concerns over increasing spending amid rising inflation. The bill, if passed, would reduce emissions by 40%, compared to 2005 levels, by the end of this decade.

    The Environmental Impact of Solar Panels

    The Environmental Impact of Solar Panels

    “Switch to solar panels to help save the planet,” they say. And they’re (mostly) right. Solar panels are a great source of clean energy because, unlike fossil fuels, solar energy doesn’t produce harmful carbon emissions while creating electricity. But how “clean” is the process of creating solar panels? Ironically enough, solar panel production is reliant […]

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    The Biden administration is teaming up with 11 East Coast states to boost offshore wind energy.  The new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership will bolster President Joe Biden’s goal of creating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. This will generate 77,000 new jobs and power 10 million homes while working towards the administration’s plan […]

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on New Gas Stations

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on New Gas Stations

    Could Los Angeles become the largest city yet to ban the construction of new gas stations?  The idea might seem improbable. The City of Angels is infamous for its reliance on cars. Its public transit system is considered one of the worst in the world, according to Jalopnik, and the amount of cars on the […]

    Colombia’s First Leftist President and Goldman Environmental Prize-Winning VP Promise to Transition the Country Away From Fossil Fuels

    Colombia’s First Leftist President and Goldman Environmental Prize-Winning VP Promise to Transition the Country Away From Fossil Fuels

    The results of Colombia’s latest election could be a major victory for the planet.  On Sunday night, the country voted in its first-ever leftist president, Gustavo Petro, and its first Black vice president, Francia Marquez, who is also a Goldman Environmental Prize winner, as Climate Home News reported. Included in the pair’s ambitious agenda is […]