Renewable Energy

54% of New Electric-Generating Capacity in U.S. Will Be Solar in 2023, EIA Says

54% of New Electric-Generating Capacity in U.S. Will Be Solar in 2023, EIA Says

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects 54% of new electric-generating capacity in the U.S. to come from solar energy for 2023. Developers are planning to add 54.5 gigawatts of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity to the country’s power grid this year, most of it being solar, according to EIA’s Preliminary Monthly Electric […]

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    Researchers Successfully Split Seawater to Produce Green Hydrogen Without Pre-Treatment

    Researchers Successfully Split Seawater to Produce Green Hydrogen Without Pre-Treatment

    Researchers have produced green hydrogen by splitting seawater, without the use of pre-treatments like reverse osmosis desolation, purification or alkalisation, in a new study. The team used an inexpensive catalyst to split seawater into oxygen and hydrogen, with nearly 100% efficiency. Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Tianjin University, Nankai University and Kent State University […]

    Exxon Wallows in Record-Breaking Profits in 2022

    Exxon Wallows in Record-Breaking Profits in 2022

    What could dwarf Chevron’s biggest-ever profits of $35.5 billion in 2022 — besides the mounting costs of climate-fueled disasters, of course? You guessed it: ExxonMobil’s 2022 profits. Exxon cleared a net profit of $56 billion in 2022, besting its previous record of $45.22 billion in 2008 by more than 23%, making it the most profitable year for […]

    Emirates Successfully Tests Flying Boeing 777 Plane on Sustainable Jet Fuel

    Emirates Successfully Tests Flying Boeing 777 Plane on Sustainable Jet Fuel

    The airline Emirates has successfully tested flying a Boeing 777-300ER airplane with one of its two engines using sustainable fuel. The flight flew from Dubai International Airport along the United Arab Emirates coastline for about an hour. According to the airline, the demonstration flight, commanded by Captain Fali Vajifdar and Captain Khalid Nasser Akram, is […]