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    Renewable Energy, Grid Investments Help Protect Utility Customers in New Mexico From Fossil Fuel Price Spikes

    Renewable Energy, Grid Investments Help Protect Utility Customers in New Mexico From Fossil Fuel Price Spikes

    Fossil fuel prices have risen worldwide since Russia invaded Ukraine last February, but investments in renewable energy are helping the Public Service Company of New Mexico keep customers’ costs down. Unlike in coal-dependent Indiana where utility costs are skyrocketing — and despite a nearly 10% increase in New Mexican fuel costs — PNM customers will […]

    Former Superfund Site Becomes Largest Landfill Solar Farm in North America

    Former Superfund Site Becomes Largest Landfill Solar Farm in North America

    Twenty years ago, the Combe Fill North Landfill in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, was a Superfund site. Now, it’s the largest landfill solar project in North America.  The 25.6 megawatt solar farm, which was completed Friday, is just one example of an innovative trend turning symptoms of throwaway culture into sites for generating renewable […]

    First-Ever U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Auction to Be Held Today

    First-Ever U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Auction to Be Held Today

    The Biden administration will hold the nation’s first-ever lease auction for commercial-scale floating wind energy leases today. The five deep-water lease tracts in two areas about 25 miles off the California coast have the potential to generate 4.5 GW of electricity, enough to power 1.5 million homes. Global interest in the lease sales is strong […]

    How U.S. Immigrants Can Shape the Solar Energy Industry

    How U.S. Immigrants Can Shape the Solar Energy Industry

    People have been immigrating to the United States for decades in pursuit of the “American Dream.” Immigrants may only make up 13% of the U.S. population, but they comprise 16% of the workforce.1 While immigrant workers can be found in all sectors, they’re particularly prevalent in fields that are helping to drive clean energy technology […]