Renewable Energy

EU Plans to Shun Russian Fossil Fuels and Speed Renewable Energy Transition

EU Plans to Shun Russian Fossil Fuels and Speed Renewable Energy Transition

As the world seeks to respond to an energy crisis prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and increasingly dire warnings about runaway climate change, the EU has announced a new plan to get off Russian fossil fuels and speed the transition to renewable energy. The European Commission on Wednesday announced the REPowerEU Plan that would, […]

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    7 Eco-Friendly Upgrades For Your Tiny Home (2022)

    7 Eco-Friendly Upgrades For Your Tiny Home (2022)

    Tiny homes have been around forever, but their popularity has truly exploded since the 2008 housing market crash.1 Though the market has had many ups and downs since then, tiny homes have remained a go-to choice for those who are interested in minimalism, travel and sustainable living. There are several ways that tiny homes allow […]

    The Link Between Solar Energy and Extreme Weather

    The Link Between Solar Energy and Extreme Weather

    Extreme weather events can make you feel helpless, and nothing reminds you quite how reliant you are on public power like a grid outage. If the power goes out, it’s difficult to know whether it will return within minutes or within days. At best, outages are costly and inconvenient interruptions (costing the U.S. close to […]

    Washington State Passes All-Electric Heating Mandate for New Buildings

    Washington State Passes All-Electric Heating Mandate for New Buildings

    The first mandate in the U.S. to require all-electric heating has passed in Washington state, where newly constructed buildings will need to install electric heating and hot-water systems. The mandate will go into effect in July 2023. The mandate passed 11 to 3 in a vote by the State Building Code Council to restrict the […]

    These U.S. Cities Are Leading the Way on Solar Energy

    These U.S. Cities Are Leading the Way on Solar Energy

    The Biden administration has set a goal of creating a carbon-free electricity sector in the U.S. by 2035, and expanding solar energy will play an important role in making that possible.  Now, a new report from the Frontier Group, and the Environment America Research & Policy Center reveals which U.S. cities are leading the way […]

    Biden Admin Wants to Nearly Double Renewable Energy Capacity on Public Lands by 2023

    Biden Admin Wants to Nearly Double Renewable Energy Capacity on Public Lands by 2023

    The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the steps it was taking to increase the amount of renewable energy projects on public lands.  The plans include increasing renewable energy capacity by almost 10,000 megawatts by 2023, which would nearly double existing capacity, The Hill reported.  “The Department of the Interior continues to make significant progress in […]

    A Brief History of Solar Energy

    A Brief History of Solar Energy

    “Intelligence is the ability of a species to live in harmony with its environment.” This is one of our favorite quotes here at EcoWatch, coming from the environmentalist Paul Watson.1     Learning to work with solar energy, the most abundant natural resource on Earth, serves as the perfect example of living in harmony with one’s surroundings. […]

    How to Be a Solar Advocate

    How to Be a Solar Advocate

    You recognize all the benefits of solar energy. Maybe you even have solar panels on your roof or use solar-powered appliances for your home or apartment. Or maybe you’re unable to install solar panels, but you’re still 100% pro-solar and believe it’s one way America could work toward clean energy independence. Advocating for solar is […]