Energy
Biden Announces Expansive Offshore Wind Campaign

Biden Announces Expansive Offshore Wind Campaign

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer President Biden announced a plan to develop seven new offshore wind farms along US coastlines. He aims to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030 — enough energy to power over 10 million homes.   Why this Matters: The proposed wind projects could avert 78 million metric […]

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Fossil Fuel Peak Expected Due to Clean Energy Availability

Fossil Fuel Peak Expected Due to Clean Energy Availability

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer A peak in fossil fuel use is expected by the middle of the decade and according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest annual World Energy Outlook report:There’s still a clean energy gap  when it comes to limiting global temperature rise. Released in the lead up to  the COP26 […]

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Now You’re Cooking Without Gas

Now You’re Cooking Without Gas

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Gas is the largest energy source in the US. Gas stoves aren’t the largest consumer of natural gas in any home, but they’ve become “a focal point in the fight over whether gas should even exist” as an energy source in people’s residences. Burning gas, especially without ventilation like […]

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Midwest Plans to Revamp Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Midwest Plans to Revamp Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The governors of five midwestern states — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — have teamed up to create a new charging station network for electric vehicles. This measure is called REV Midwest (the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition) and intends to help the midwestern economy decrease vehicle emissions. […]

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China Struggles with Power Cuts, Sparking Debate Over Climate Goals

China Struggles with Power Cuts, Sparking Debate Over Climate Goals

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Following China’s announcement that it would cease all coal investments abroad, a series of power cuts have plagued the Chinese public. Power cuts are not uncommon in the country, but they’re being exacerbated by the pandemic, coal prices, and more this year. Now, a battle is brewing between economy-focused […]

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Line 3 Pipeline Complete, Oil to Flow on Monday

Line 3 Pipeline Complete, Oil to Flow on Monday

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Enbridge Energy announced this week that the construction of the Line 3 pipeline has been completed, and oil will start flowing Monday. Protesters have fought the pipeline since Minnesota regulators approved the project back in 2015, arguing against its violation of Indigenous rights, harm to waterways and wild rice, […]

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