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    First Commercial-Scale Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facility Being Developed

    First Commercial-Scale Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facility Being Developed

    Oklo, a California-based energy startup, has submitted its licensing project plan for a commercial-scale nuclear fuel recycling facility to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The fuel recycling facility will be the first of its kind and is meant to make use of nuclear waste, which still has up to 90% of its energy content that […]

    How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

    How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

    By Daniel Sperling California is embarking on an audacious new climate plan that aims to eliminate the state’s greenhouse gas footprint by 2045, and in the process, slash emissions far beyond its borders. The blueprint calls for massive transformations in industry, energy and transportation, as well as changes in institutions and human behaviors. These transformations […]

    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 […]