Renewable Energy

Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

One common tactic of renewable energy opponents is to emphasize the new technology’s environmental impact in a way that disguises the harm caused by what it is intended to replace. For example, wind power opponents often point to the turbines’ threat to birds. However, a 2012 study found that fossil fuel plants kill 35 times […]

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    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    The state of West Virginia is intimately associated with coal power, so much so that it got 91 percent of its electricity from coal in 2021, and politicians like the state’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin have painted an attack on the highly polluting energy source as an attack on the state’s wellbeing.  When President Joe […]

    Two EV-Charging Roads Are Coming to Detroit

    Two EV-Charging Roads Are Coming to Detroit

    Over the next two years, inductive charging technology will be added to two short roads in Detroit, a project that will be the first wireless electric road system (ERS) in the U.S. The roads will be capable of charging electric vehicles while they drive.

    Construction Begins on Maine’s Largest Solar Project

    Construction Begins on Maine’s Largest Solar Project

    Maine is about to get its largest solar farm, which will help the state meet its climate goals of getting 80 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, reported Bangor Daily News. The project is also projected to avoid carbon dioxide emissions that are the equivalent of removing about 30,000 cars from the […]

    What a Split Congress Means for U.S. Climate and Energy Policy

    What a Split Congress Means for U.S. Climate and Energy Policy

    Now that the dust is beginning to settle from the U.S. midterm elections and it is clear that Democrats will retain control of the Senate while the House of Representatives will pass to a narrow Republican Majority, what does this mean for the next two years of climate and energy policy? With seven House races […]