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    Biden White House Announces Major Boost for Offshore Wind

    Biden White House Announces Major Boost for Offshore Wind

    By Andrea Germanos Climate action groups and ocean defenders issued strong praise Monday after the Biden administration announced its intention to boost the nation’s offshore wind capacity with a number of steps including preparing forfede leases in an area off the coasts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. “Today’s announcement marks a revolutionary moment […]

    How to Get Children Interested in Renewable Energy

    How to Get Children Interested in Renewable Energy

    Kids are the ones that will be inheriting the world from us. Getting them invested early in protecting the environment will ensure that their curiosity and interest will live on once they become adults. Figuring out how to introduce the concept of renewable energy to kids can be tricky. The more significant challenge comes down […]

    Trump Wins, Renewable Energy Investments Lose and Dirty Energy Stocks Surge

    Trump Wins, Renewable Energy Investments Lose and Dirty Energy Stocks Surge

    Political upheaval has major influence over the stock markets, and with climate-change-denying Donald Trump’s “disaster” of an election win, renewable energy investment is looking bleak at the moment as dirty energy surges. Really?! What is happening?! Leo needs to have a word #TrumpDigsCoal #ClimateChange #BeforeTheFlood #USElection2016 pic.twitter.com/tbqAbpIRn3 — Stacey Goater (@StaceyGoater) November 9, 2016 The […]

    7 Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    7 Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    It’s no secret—here in the U.S., there’s an election coming up. It’s soon. It’s a big decision for American voters. And it’s a big deal. It’s also not the only decision with global consequences this fall. Because at the same time the U.S. campaign season was getting into the business end of things, more and […]

    Renewables Overtake Coal as World’s Largest Source of Electricity Capacity

    Renewables Overtake Coal as World’s Largest Source of Electricity Capacity

    There was a record amount of new renewable energy installations globally in 2015, with 500,000 solar panels installed every day. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), total clean power capacity increased by 153 gigawatts, overtaking coal for the first time. “We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables and, as […]

    13-Year-Old Wins Top Prize: Makes Wind Energy Device That Costs Just $5

    13-Year-Old Wins Top Prize: Makes Wind Energy Device That Costs Just $5

    A 13-year-old student from Ohio won the top prize at the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Tuesday for developing a cost-effective device that uses solar and wind power to create energy. Grand prize winner Maanasa Mendu with 3M scientist mentor Margaux Mitera at the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in St. […]

    Wind Generates 100% of Scotland’s Electricity Needs for Entire Day

    Wind Generates 100% of Scotland’s Electricity Needs for Entire Day

    Wind energy had a banner day in Scotland. Thanks to an unseasonably windy Sunday, wind turbines generated more electricity than the country actually needed. Gale-force winds helped provide a record 106% of Scotland’s electricity needs on Aug. 7. Flickr After analyzing data from WeatherEnergy, the environmental group WWF Scotland announced that wind turbines generated more […]

    First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S. Begins Final Construction Phase

    First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S. Begins Final Construction Phase

    Surrounded by monstrous blades and tower sections on the docks of the Port of Providence, Gov. Gina Raimondo was joined by local elected leaders and clean energy advocates Monday to celebrate the final stages of construction of the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier As soon as next week, the company Deepwater Wind […]