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    Construction Begins on Maine’s Largest Solar Project

    Construction Begins on Maine’s Largest Solar Project

    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 […]

    DOE Awards $74 Million for Battery Recycling and Reuse Projects

    DOE Awards $74 Million for Battery Recycling and Reuse Projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded nearly $74 million, available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to 10 projects focused on recycling and reusing batteries, particularly EV batteries. According to the Department of Energy, over 1.2 million electric cars have been sold since President Joe Biden took office, and demand for battery minerals, […]

    Sustainable Wooden Wind Turbine Blades Being Developed

    Sustainable Wooden Wind Turbine Blades Being Developed

    Two companies are collaborating to make wind turbines more sustainable. Stora Enso, a biomaterials and wood construction company, and Voodin Blade Technology GmbH, a startup in Germany developing rotor blades for wind turbines, have partnered to create wooden wind turbine blades. The wooden turbine blades are meant to replace heavier wind turbine blades made from […]

    World’s Largest Wind Farm Goes Live

    World’s Largest Wind Farm Goes Live

    The world’s largest wind farm generated its first electricity off the coast of Norway Sunday at 12:55 p.m. local time. This isn’t the win for the climate you might think, however; the wind farm was built by Norwegian state oil company Equinor to power its North Sea oil and gas production.  “I am proud that […]