Energy
California Power Company Plans to Bury 10,000 Miles of Power Lines

California Power Company Plans to Bury 10,000 Miles of Power Lines

After years of devastating fire seasons, California utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced that it aims to move about 10,000 miles of power lines underground to avoid accidental sparks. Why This Matters: Wildfires have continued to become increasingly catastrophic as a result of climate change. Last year’s wildfire season broke records—  NIFC reported that […]

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New Study Proves EVs Already More Sustainable

New Study Proves EVs Already More Sustainable

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer For years there’s been a false narrative perpetuated by special interest groups that electric vehicles actually produce more greenhouse gases than the average internal combustion vehicle. However, a new study shows that this is not true — over the entirety of its life cycle, an EV will release fewer […]

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Carbon Capture Could Prop Up Coal Plant in North Dakota

Carbon Capture Could Prop Up Coal Plant in North Dakota

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Almost every job in Underwood, North Dakota is tied to the Coal Creek Station power plant, which was slated to shut down next year — until a company stepped in to buy the plant with promises to set it up with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The process […]

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Coal Mines Could Get a Second Life in Heating Homes

Coal Mines Could Get a Second Life in Heating Homes

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Just 10 years ago, 40% of the UK’s energy came from coal. Today, the country has two remaining coal plants and plans to end coal-fired power by the end of 2024. All of the coal mines that have already closed across the country have naturally filled with warm water, […]

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Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration, Says It’s Serious About Climate Action

Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration, Says It’s Serious About Climate Action

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Greenland recently announced that it will suspend all oil exploration in a move that it hopes will show the global community it’s taking climate change seriously. The government called the decision “a natural step.” No oil has been discovered around Greenland, but for years the potential for an economy […]

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Green Groups Sue Alabama Regulators for Penalizing Private Solar Power Adoption

Green Groups Sue Alabama Regulators for Penalizing Private Solar Power Adoption

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Alabama state regulators, alleging that the state’s utilities are using fees to discourage the private adoption of solar power. The case was filed by The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Ragsdale LLC on Monday on the Alabama Public Service Commission. Plaintiffs include four […]

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