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    What a Split Congress Means for U.S. Climate and Energy Policy

    What a Split Congress Means for U.S. Climate and Energy Policy

    Now that the dust is beginning to settle from the U.S. midterm elections and it is clear that Democrats will retain control of the Senate while the House of Representatives will pass to a narrow Republican Majority, what does this mean for the next two years of climate and energy policy? With seven House races […]

    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 […]

    Biden and Manchin Spar Over Coal

    Biden and Manchin Spar Over Coal

    President Joe Biden and influential West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin clashed over the future of coal in the U.S. ahead of the midterm elections Tuesday.  The conflict started when Biden gave a speech in Carlsbad, California, Friday on the CHIPS and Science Act. This act, signed by Biden in August, was designed to boost semiconductor […]

    World Falling Short on Energy Transition Targets: IRENA Report

    World Falling Short on Energy Transition Targets: IRENA Report

    A new report from International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 27, reviews energy targets set around the world and how they are progressing. The findings show that countries are falling short on their energy transition targets. The report also notes that only 12 of the 194 parties […]