Stories tagged "renewable energy"

August 14, 2019

Scotland Surging on Renewable Power

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina In the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough wind energy to supply homes with electricity two times over. Wind turbines produced more than 98 million megawatt-hours of electricity – which is univalent to enough power for...

July 28, 2019

One of America’s Oldest Power Companies Commits to Go Carbon-Free

New Jersey’s largest energy company, PSEG, recently announced that it will go carbon-free by 2050 after 116 years of relying on fossil fuels to generate energy. As CNN reported, the $30 billion utility provider is on track to slash carbon emissions by 80% by...

July 21, 2019

Atlantic Offshore Wind Projects – NY Moving Ahead, MA Stalled

Late last week, the State of New York announced it had signed an agreement with Norwegian developer Equinor (in a joint venture with a U.S. firm) to build two massive projects off Long Island that will help the state achieve its plan to generate 70% of its electricity...

July 18, 2019

Air Pollution In China Is So Bad That Solar Panels Aren’t Working

by Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel In China, air pollution is so bad that it’s preventing the sun’s rays from reaching solar panels–depriving the country of a much-needed source of emissions-free energy. In Beijing, concentrations of deadly fine...

July 15, 2019

Largest Solar Project In the World Planned For Australian Outback

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina What do you put in the middle of Australia’s sunny and mostly deserted Outback?  Hint: it’s bigger than a blooming onion!  Australia’s Northern Territory will likely soon be home to the world’s largest solar farm,...

July 14, 2019

One Cool Tennis Thing: Wimbledon “Aces” Sustainability

Wimbledon crowned its new champions over the weekend (congrats to all the winners), but the biggest winner overall was conservation.  This year, the tournament went all in on sustainability — from donating all the 53,000 used tennis balls to schools and selling...

July 9, 2019

Kansas Wind Hits a Snag

Wind energy deployment hit a snag in Kansas after a group of landowners from the central and eastern part of the state signed a petition to stop the turbines citing decreased property value and negative health effects as their reason for not wanting the project. As...

June 18, 2019

Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

One of the biggest points of contention among likely Democratic voters when it comes to climate change has been the timeline in which the United States should transition to 100% emissions-free energy. But whether that date is 2030 (as Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed) or...