The California Coastal Commission denied approval to construct a $1.4 billion plant after 20 years of debate. Gov. Newsom supported the plans, but it wasn’t enough to overcome worries about water costs and environmental damage.
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.
Agreements negotiated a century ago to share water on Western rivers among states are showing their age in a time of water scarcity.
Grundy Center has one of the first large-scale cryptocurrency mining sites in Iowa and uses more electricity than all the residential customers combined. State officials say the high-energy demand should be a red flag.
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.
Conserving 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 depends on private landowners.
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.
Legislative efforts to shut down offshore oil rigs along California’s coast were reignited after a major oil spill last October. But the costs of shutting down oil production may end up determining the legislation’s fate.
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.
“Teach-ins” were inspired the first Earth Day. Andra Yeghoian of the San Mateo County Office of Education is leading efforts to make environmental and climate literacy top priorities throughout K-12 systems.
From regulation to restoration, the work of environmental stewardship falls largely on the shoulders of those in government. For Earth Day 2022, Governing asked public-sector leaders how they see the path forward.
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 AARP Livability Index, which relaunched this week, scores towns, cities and counties for the services they provide based on several metrics, including housing, transportation, environment and health.