Please invest in Our Daily Planet today, by making a one time or monthly contribution.
We do not charge our readers a subscription fee for our content. We want to continue to grow our readership, particularly among millennials and public servants. Voluntary contributions from readers will help us employ interns and freelance journalists, expand our content, and reach a larger audience.
This major push for clean energy is unprecedented in the nation’s history and will be instrumental in Biden’s plan to reduce emissions to 50% of 2005 levels by 2030.
Changes Blowing in the Wind
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said her department aims to have leases off the coasts of Maine, New York, the Carolinas, California, Oregon, and the Gulf of Mexico for the new projects by 2025. Also that year, Secretary Haaland has set a goal to obtain 25 gigawatts of onshore renewable energy from wind and solar power.
There could be some obstacles to this plan, mainly because commercial fishing groups and oil and gas companies worry the projects will impact business. Moreover, wind farms have the potential to displace native species and harm bird populations.
The Interior Department is laying out an ambitious road map as we advance the administration’s plans to confront climate change, create good-paying jobs and accelerate the nation’s transition to a cleaner energy future… We have big goals to achieve a clean energy economy, and Interior is meeting the moment.
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Cities across the US are transitioning their buildings to clean energy, which would mean banning natural gas in new construction and promoting electric appliances. But the question remains whether or not infrastructure — foundational and historic — is ready to handle such a demand for electricity. Why this […]
As more people around the nation are taking to the roads and skies for their vaccinated vacations, one car rental company is making it easier for folks to not only travel in style, but travel green. Hertz has announced that it will be purchasing 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles by the end of 2022 alongside an […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last year, the average American household experienced eight hours without power, as storms hammered electrical systems built with less erratic climate conditions in mind. That average outage time is double what it was five years ago. But only looking at the average obscures the experience of people who lived […]
Our Daily Planet is your daily dose of the stories shaping our world and the ways that you can take action. From the climate crisis to the protection of biodiversity, if these issues matter to you then please subscribe & stay informed!
Your privacy is Important! We promise never to use your email address to send you spam or advertisements.