Stories tagged "Solar"

May 13, 2019

CA May Go Dark On Windy Days

Bloomberg News reported yesterday that California’s largest utility, PG&E, has a plan to cut off power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season because it the main cause of wildfires last year was power lines that were knocked down by high...

April 16, 2019

Starbucks to power 360 Texas stores through solar energy

Yesterday, Starbucks, Cypress Creek Renewables, and U.S. Bank announced that they are teaming up on a portfolio of solar farms across Texas. As a part of the deal, two solar farms developed, built and now operated by Cypress Creek, one of the nation’s leading solar...

March 26, 2019

New Poll: Most Americans Support Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

In the latest Gallup poll, 60% of Americans favor reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, including 37% of Republicans and 60% of Independents.  Interestingly for the prospects of passing Green New Deal legislation, 60% of Americans also believe it is “very...

February 25, 2019

Don’t mess with Texas solar

A recent analysis by PV Magazine has revealed that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (which operates most of the state’s electric grid) has had applications for an additional 165 GWac of solar energy to be built in Texas. While Texas has been the...

January 30, 2019

PG&E files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

It’s been a long road for Pacific Gas and Electric, after facing possible murder charges for its role in California’s recent wildfires as well as lawsuits from survivors, the utility has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As PV Magazine explained, the filing...

January 10, 2019

California looks to more distributed solar

We wrote recently that after the massively destructive wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018, the state’s largest electric utility, PG&E, was facing criticisms that large utilities have become an obsolete way to provide power to people in a state prone to...

May 22, 2018

Our Daily Planet: EPA’s Deregulation Isn’t Always Smooth Sailing, Northern Arizona Forests Close as Fire Concerns Grow, KY Solar Project on Former Coal MIne Site Stuck in Limbo, Grizzlies Could Be De-Listed Then Hunted, Straw Bans Gaining on the Ground and in the Air, One Cool Thing: Interior Puts “Climate Change” Back into its Risk Report for National Parks 

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May 14, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Military Says No Go to Drilling in Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Climate Change May Be to Blame for America’s “Allergy Explosion”, NYC Businesses Passing on Plastic Straws, One Cool Thing Update: Rainforest “Guardians” Preventing Illegal Logging, Endangered Dolphins Listed, Caribou Down To Single Digits

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