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Silicon Valley’s electric grid was built around household energy needs from more than 50 years ago, making it incapable of supporting the region’s switch to electric dependency as a way to offset greenhouse gas emissions.
For residents, businesses and local governments in Centre County, the financial savings of investing in solar power can be big. But switching to solar can also have beneficial impacts on reducing carbon footprints.
From becoming carbon-neutral to having net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, 21 states are making the legislative push toward cleaner energy production. But these efforts are not without substantial challenges.
Critics claim that wind and solar are unreliable sources of renewable energy, but state officials seem uninterested in pursuing nuclear power, unlike other states and the Biden administration.
The largest category of power plants applying to connect to the U.S. grid are now solar, and over a third of those are hybrids that include battery storage.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced that Danish company Ørsted will lease the Lower Alloways Creek Township port for two years beginning in 2024 to build wind farm parts, which will create at least 200 jobs for the region.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the “Clean Green Schools” initiative, which will improve air quality, advance clean energy and reduce carbon emissions in public schools across the state.
Nuclear industry giant Westinghouse believes that their micro-reactors could dramatically change Alaska’s relationship with energy, but not everyone is so certain of the systems’ economic and environmental benefits.
The agency has suggested reclassifying the metropolitan area’s ozone pollution designation as moderate nonattainment, a reduction from marginal. If adopted, the city will have to adhere to new standards.
The $900 million project will be developed by the utility firm Cleco and is part of the state’s campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Louisiana is the only state in the Gulf South region to put forth such a plan.
From canals covered with solar panels to carbon capturing systems, there are five cost-effective, cutting-edge ideas that could reduce the effects of global warming.
Electric buses, though costly, are beginning to make up more and more of the U.S. transit fleet. Here's a tool where you can look up how many electric buses a transit agency has, as well as how much it's driving them.
The ballot initiative would tax residents making more than $2 million a year and use the funds to help the state curb wildfire, smoke and other air pollution. But some say the measure is overkill, given the state’s ambitious climate plans.
While the language is not a mandate, officials hope that it will set a standard and reaffirm how imminent the climate crisis is. Currently just 1.3 percent of cars on state roads are electric powered.
The Environmental Defense Fund found that under existing state policies, the state will reach neither its goal of reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 nor 50 percent reduction by 2030.