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Top 24 Solar Energy Statistics for 2022 

Top 24 Solar Energy Statistics for 2022 

The landscape of the solar industry is changing rapidly. Amid supply chain constraints, political battles and groundbreaking legislation, solar continues to gain popularity in the U.S.   To celebrate how far the industry has come, and has still to go, here are our top solar energy statistics, fully updated for 2022. Jump To: Solar Potential | […]

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    Sinema OKs Climate Deal, Passage Expected Next Week

    Sinema OKs Climate Deal, Passage Expected Next Week

    Senator Kyrsten Sinema agreed to move ahead on the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act, paving the way for passage of a long-awaited package of climate and clean energy investments. The Arizona Democrat announced Thursday night that she and Democratic leaders had struck a deal to change some of the pay-fors in the bill, which under Senate reconciliation rules can pass with just 50 votes but may only deal with issues of taxing and spending.

    Historic Senate Climate Deal Would Reduce Emissions 40% By 2030

    Historic Senate Climate Deal Would Reduce Emissions 40% By 2030

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate worked out a deal for a reconciliation package that includes $369 billion toward climate and energy funding. The deal comes after Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., reversed his initial decision against the bill, citing concerns over increasing spending amid rising inflation. The bill, if passed, would reduce emissions by 40%, compared to 2005 levels, by the end of this decade.

    Lights Go Out as Texas Meteorologist Warns of Strain on Power Grid

    Lights Go Out as Texas Meteorologist Warns of Strain on Power Grid

    It’s a common joke that the weather report is always wrong, but a Texas meteorologist had the opposite experience last Wednesday when reporting on an ongoing heat wave. During a 3 p.m. broadcast, KTRK in Houston meteorologist Travis Herzog warned about how the high temperatures could impact the power grid. 

    As Crypto Prices Fall, So Does the Industry’s Energy Use

    As Crypto Prices Fall, So Does the Industry’s Energy Use

    Cryptocurrency prices, which were soaring at the end of 2021, have plummeted into a so-called “crypto winter.” But could this chilly period for cryptocurrencies help cool the climate as well?  When Bitcoin prices fell below $20,000 this month, its energy use fell as well.  “Part of what it means is that global electricity consumption is […]