Renewable Energy

Marvel Superhero Takes on Climate Change, Environmental Justice

Marvel Superhero Takes on Climate Change, Environmental Justice

Superhero Marisol Rios de la Luz will take on climate change, political corruption, and the myriad social injustices stemming from the two in the upcoming installment of the La Borinqueña graphic novel series, Earther reports. The Nuyorican heroine and her team, the Nitainos, will tackle the rippling impacts of climate change on the islands, covering issues such as domestic […]

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    Waterless Way to Clean Solar Panels Discovered by MIT Researchers

    Waterless Way to Clean Solar Panels Discovered by MIT Researchers

    Solar power currently accounts for 3% of power generation in the U.S. By the end of the decade, it’s expected to reach 10%. Many solar power plants will be placed in desert locations, where sunlight is abundant, but regardless of the location, solar panels do get dirty over time. Rather than wasting water to clean […]

    Solar Projects Transform Abandoned Coal Mines in Virginia

    Solar Projects Transform Abandoned Coal Mines in Virginia

    Six abandoned coal mines in southwest Virginia are being transformed into solar energy installations as part of an effort by the Nature Conservancy, The Washington Post reports. TNC hopes the project can be a model for similar sites nationwide. The conservation group views the Appalachian Mountains as one of the most critical regions on the […]

    U.S. Oil Lobby Uses Ukraine Invasion to Argue Against Biden’s Climate Plans

    U.S. Oil Lobby Uses Ukraine Invasion to Argue Against Biden’s Climate Plans

    U.S. oil and gas companies are using Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to push back against the Biden administration’s climate agenda.  The American Petroleum Institute (API), a lobby group which represents ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell, tweeted out a series of policy suggestions hours before the invasion began Wednesday, The Guardian reported.   “As crisis looms in Ukraine, […]