Energy
Flipping the Script on Nuclear Waste: Why We Need Nuclear Energy Innovation

Flipping the Script on Nuclear Waste: Why We Need Nuclear Energy Innovation

by Alan Ahn  Spent nuclear fuel, although commonly considered “waste,” contains untapped energy that can be accessed through advanced technologies that are rapidly coming to the fore. These innovations can thus revolutionize how we view nuclear waste, thereby addressing the political issues that have hindered how we manage it. THE WASTE “ISSUE” Even as innovators […]

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One Cool Thing: European Utility Replaces Coal With Renewable Energy Hubs

One Cool Thing: European Utility Replaces Coal With Renewable Energy Hubs

Europe’s largest utility company is making big moves: it’s shutting down all of its coal-fired power plants and replacing them with renewable energy hubs. From Teruel, Spain, to Venice, Italy, these new solar and wind-powered hubs will more than replace the power provided by the previous power plants. Enel plans to add these to its current resume of more than 1,200 renewable […]

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UK Banks Develop Plan to Shut Down Asian Coal-Fueled Power Plants

UK Banks Develop Plan to Shut Down Asian Coal-Fueled Power Plants

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer According to the BBC, a handful of the world’s biggest financial institutions are devising a plan to speed up the closure of coal-fired power plants in Asia. The initiative was developed by UK insurer Prudential, is being driven by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and includes major banks HSBC […]

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Deep-Sea Mining Becomes Battleground Between Conservation and Clean Energy

Deep-Sea Mining Becomes Battleground Between Conservation and Clean Energy

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Biden administration and automakers are hatching plans to make electric vehicles (EVs) represent 40% of all car sales by the end of this decade. But as the government and the public begin to embrace the idea of an electric future, engineers and environmentalists struggle to balance new demand for […]

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Majority of Americans Support Clean Energy By 2035

Majority of Americans Support Clean Energy By 2035

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Would you support or oppose the government moving the country to a 100% clean energy electricity grid by 2035? That’s the question Washington-based think tank Third Way posed across the country. It turns out that a majority of voters support federal action to reach a 100% clean energy grid. […]

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Largest Potential Solar Farm in U.S. Halted After Local Protests

Largest Potential Solar Farm in U.S. Halted After Local Protests

Last week, the Battle Born Solar Project in Nevada, which would have been the largest solar farm in the US, was canceled after a coalition of local activists lobbied against it for being an “eyesore.” As Electrek reported, California-based Arevia Power and Solar Partners VII LLC withdrew their application with the Bureau of Land Management […]

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