How Texas’ Entire Power Grid Crumbled Under 3 Inches of Snow

How Texas’ Entire Power Grid Crumbled Under 3 Inches of Snow

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer How was one of the largest power grids in the country, in the nation’s leading power-producing state, brought to its knees this week? Below zero temperatures literally froze mechanisms of energy generation and skyrocketing power demand leading to a power supply shortage that forced 4.2 million Texans to survive the record cold without […]

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Clean energy, justice, and salmon: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Northwest

Clean energy, justice, and salmon: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Northwest

By Bob Irvin, President and CEO, American Rivers A vision is emerging in the Pacific Northwest that would not only save iconic salmon, but boost clean energy and vital infrastructure, and honor treaties with Northwest tribes — revitalizing an entire region and building resilience in the face of climate change. Salmon in the Pacific Northwest […]

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An Equitable Energy Transition for the Navajo Nation

An Equitable Energy Transition for the Navajo Nation

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In December, the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station power plant was demolished after nearly 20 years of activism by tribal members. Now, the challenge is transitioning to clean energy while establishing an equitable relationship between energy and the Navajo Nation. For Diné activist Nicole Horseherder, whose organizing helped close the […]

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Biden Finally Pushes Vineyard Wind Project Forward After Years of Delays

Biden Finally Pushes Vineyard Wind Project Forward After Years of Delays

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer In 2018, Vineyard Wind planned to build the first utility-scale offshore wind project near Martha’s Vineyard — a project that could create thousands of jobs and generated enough energy to serve 400,000 households and businesses. However, this project has been riddled with delays, as the project met regulatory hurdles […]

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Interview of the Week: Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) click button

Interview of the Week: Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49)

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Congressman Mike Levin of California’s 49th congressional district. During a week in which President Biden announced the nation’s boldest climate agenda to date, it was especially opportune to speak with the Congressman who worked as a cleantech entrepreneur before running for office. We asked him […]

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Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America click button

Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America

We spoke this week with Brandon Hurlbut, who helped to organize thousands of clean energy supporters to work to elect Joe Biden President.  He is also an expert on energy policy, politics, and finance.  He co-hosts the popular podcast Political Climate, with Friend of the Planet, Julia Pyper. And he was the Chief of Staff […]

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