The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a wide-ranging new proposal for limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal– and gas-fired power plants. If finalized, the new rule will be the first time the federal government has restricted carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, which generate about a quarter of the country’s emissions. […]
UK residents should not expect their gas and electric bills to return to pre-pandemic levels, the chief executive of one of Europe’s largest energy companies told the BBC in a widely reported interview. Speaking ahead of the World Economic Forum, which began Monday in Davos, Equinor leader Anders Opedal said that both the energy crisis […]
The UK could ban new natural-gas exclusive boilers beginning in 2026. According to a consultation announced Tuesday, the government is considering requiring all new boilers installed from 2026 to be hydrogen-ready, meaning that they could run on either gas or hydrogen. “Mandating hydrogen-ready boilers is an important step towards decarbonising homes,” Chief Executive of Energy […]
Global policies and action put the planet on track for temperatures to rise 2.4°C above pre-industrial levels, with the scramble to build new gas infrastructure in the wake of Russia’s war and atrocities in Ukraine exacerbating the crisis, a newly-updated report from Climate Action Tracker warns. “If this were only about replacing the Russian gas, we […]
Between May and August of this year, the EU set a record when it generated 12.2 percent of its electricity from solar power, according to energy think tank Ember, reported the World Economic Forum. A new study by Oslo-based energy research company Rystad Energy said extending Europe’s solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity would be 10 times […]
Texas is often associated with fossil fuels, especially oil. But it turns out a greener kind of energy is saving the state’s customers a significant amount of money. A new report from IdeaSmiths LLC found that wind and solar had generated as much as $106 billion in savings and benefits in Texas between 2010 and […]
California has put forward a plan to phase out new sales of gas-powered cars by 2035. Regulatory agency the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a proposal Wednesday that would mandate that 35 percent of new cars sold in the state be battery or hydrogen powered by 2026. This would propel the state towards the goal of ending new sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would lift a summer-time ban on the sale of E15 gasoline in response to the hike in gas prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. E15 is a gasoline mix that uses 15 percent ethanol, according to a White House fact sheet. However, it is currently barred from use in the summer because it contributes to smog during warmer weather, The New York Times pointed out.
For years, corn-based ethanol has been mixed with the gasoline sold at gas stations across the U.S., but a recently published study has found that its carbon intensity is “likely at least 24% higher” than gas, Roadshow by CNET reported. The study, “Environmental Outcomes of the US Renewable Fuel Standard,” was published by the journal […]