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 […]
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 […]
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to an energy crisis that has increased the need for countries in the EU to look for alternatives to oil and gas. One town in Germany, Abensberg in Bavaria, has been turning its attention to solar power, with the goal of being electricity independent by 2030, reported BBC News. […]
A first-of-its-kind project, the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in Morrow County, Oregon is the first utility-scale power plant in North America that combines wind and solar energy and battery storage in one location. The project is a major milestone for utility company Portland General Electric, which must reduce emissions of energy supplied to consumers by […]
Negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh (finally) ended Sunday morning local time, with COP27 delegates applauding the creation of a loss and damage fund, while also worrying the talks had not done enough to cut fossil fuel use and reduce the pollution causing already-devastating climate impacts around the world. In a culmination of a 30-year campaign, a […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]