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.
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.
A federal appeals court ruled that California’s local governments can proceed with lawsuits against major oil companies for their sale of fossil fuel products and allegedly deceiving the public about the products’ effects.
The utility’s commitment to entirely renewable fuel sources marks a significant step forward in complying with New York’s climate change law. Currently, most upstate homes are heated in the winter exclusively by fossil fuels.
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West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection will have regulatory oversight of geothermal energy and will create a permitting system within the department and allow the DEP to issue civil penalties up to $500.
A report from the American Lung Association found that New Hampshire could save $3.9 billion in public health benefits and prevent 356 premature deaths by switching to EVs and clean energy by 2050.
Members of the Northern Chumash Tribe and conservationists want to preserve 140 miles of California’s central coastline, extending offshore more than 70 miles in some areas, to protect tribal history and biodiversity.
Gov. Jim Justice and a majority of the state’s congressional leaders have submitted a proposal to participate in the federal competition for the development of a hydrogen hub. The gas is considered a key in combating climate change.
There are 150 zero-energy, nonresidential buildings in the U.S., an increase of more than 350 percent since 2011. Officials expect that these high-efficiency, low carbon-emission buildings will be the norm by 2050.
As interest in cryptocurrency mining continues to grow, Texas power utilities are left to figure out how to manage the surge in electricity demand largely on their own, making many things, like monthly costs, uncertain.
The state’s oil producers claim that an increase in oil drilling could help stop runaway gas prices, but, since the price of oil is set by global market forces, it’s unlikely that $5.72 per gallon statewide price would drop.
A California-based startup company will invest $254 million in the state, partly to establish a manufacturing plant for its hydrogen-powered passenger capsules in Albuquerque that is expected to open in 2024.