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The state aims to have 1 out of every 5 vehicles on its roads electric by 2030, yet less than 1 percent of registered vehicles in the state are EVs and just 10 school buses and eight public transit buses are electric.
The enormous energy demands of Bitcoin mining are prompting some U.S. municipalities to impose moratoriums or outright bans on cryptocurrency facilities. Bitcoin mining activity, critics warn, is leading to electricity price hikes and a revival of dirtier sources of power.
Federal and state officials have enacted several laws within the past year to lower ozone levels along the state’s Front Range, but environmental experts say they aren’t sufficient to improve public health.
The Department of Environmental Conservation rejected an air permit to the power plant near Seneca Lake that used most of its electricity generation to mine the cryptocurrency. Many see it as an environmental win.
The road map for a more sustainable future that meets the President's ambitious climate goals and dramatically reduces carbon emissions starts with clean energy and fossil-fuel-free transportation.
Efforts like reducing carbon emissions are important to fight climate change, but cities should also be looking at how they can reinforce roads, stabilize electric grids and use new technologies to build resilient communities.
Bipartisan House legislation would allow the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to declare a company responsible for contaminating drinking water with hazardous, long-lasting chemicals.
The $8.5 billion tax increase would help fund county infrastructure projects for the next 40 years. But a regional planning agency claims it conflicts with a climate law, risking funding and progress on emissions reduction.
The program would create a network of tech-equipped homes to capture and store energy use and autonomously decide when to sell the power back to the grid to reduce carbon emissions and costs of living.
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.