A decidedly impartial review of Mark Jacobson’s 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything

Renewable Energy World

I’ve known Mark for over ten years, even before I learned of his audacious roadmap for powering New York state with 100% renewable energy. Little did I know then that my home state would be the first of 50 U.S. In 2000, he began using models to unlock renewable energy solutions.

3 cost-effective steps President Biden can take to accelerate a clean energy revolution

Renewable Energy World

With the new administration inaugurated in January, and with Secretary Jennifer Granholm confirmed last week, those of us working to help solve the climate crisis can’t help but feel hopeful with what should be a new, aggressive approach to energy policy. By Whit Fulton, ConnectDER.

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How to value solar plus storage

GreenBiz

The crisis has turbocharged interest in systems that deliver power even when the grid is down. Solar plus storage is fast emerging as a top choice, both at scale on the grid and also "behind the meter," installed in a home, apartment or commercial building. . Renewable Energy.

Wind developers are retrofitting newer projects with bigger, better blades

Renewable Energy World

Xcel Energy recently received approval to repower a pair of wind farms originally built in 2015 to take advantage of improved technology and expiring tax credits. The oldest of the batch originally started generating power in 2008.

Solar100’s Jon Powers: The Chief Sustainability Officer of Solar

GreenTechMedia

You might not know that he’s also an army veteran, former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration, and a multi-hyphenate who’s dedicated his career to public service, renewable energy, and sustainability. Starting in renewable energy.

South Carolina’s Past Failures and New Policies Contribute to a Brighter Future for Solar and Battery Storage

Renewable Energy World

By Shelley Robbins, Clean Energy Group. In those states, where clean energy is now gaining a stronger foothold, valuable lessons can be found. It can also be a tool to reduce the state’s high energy cost burdens, leading to a host of positive benefits for lower-income households. .

Online Event - VERGE Energy Conference

Green Market Oracle

VERGE Energy Conference (VERGE 20) will take place on October 26-30, 2020. This online event can be attended from anywhere, The central theme at VERGE 20 will focus on how energy systems can be decarbonized, decentralized, digitized and democratized.

ComEd’s Favorable Regulatory Treatment for Grid Investments Comes Under Fire

GreenTechMedia

The consumer watchdog group says that should start with reforming the regulatory structure set in place by 2011’s Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA). The workings of the 2011 Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act.

California’s Rooftop Solar Mandate Hits Snag With Housing Market Set for Slowdown

GreenTechMedia

In 2020 California became the first state to require solar panels on the roofs of most new homes, a milestone for a residential solar industry that already enjoyed a healthy foothold in the state. Such issues could be alleviated with one fix built into the energy code: community solar.

Net zero: Green grid innovation takes centre stage in UK energy sector plans

Business Green

Energy Networks Association and National Grid reveal plans to harness green and flexible energy technologies through latest innovation strategies. The coronavirus crisis reminds us of electricity's indispensable role in our lives," he wrote in a blogpost.

Greentech Media’s Must-Read Energy Storage Stories of 2020

GreenTechMedia

The coronavirus pandemic brought the broader economy to a halt, but the energy storage industry didn't get the memo. More capacity is going into homes than ever before, helping families make better use of rooftop solar investments and keeping the lights on during outages.

The Economic Case for Electrifying Everything

GreenTechMedia

A respected squad of researchers did the math on a swap-out of every aging boiler, truck and power plant in the U.S. We’re wrapping up this crazy summer with another live conversation from our homes to yours. The Energy Gang is brought to you by Nor-Cal Control.

US renewables hit milestone in surpassing coal output

AGreenLiving

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nationwide energy supply-and-demand patterns. Stay-at-home social distancing measures have altered U.S. electricity consumption. Bulk electricity usage by commercial businesses and industrial manufacturing has given way to increased household electricity consumption as the general population isolates at home. Last year marked the first time renewables outpaced coal-fired electricity generation.

'No plan nor meaningful delivery': MPs slam government's 'woefully inadequate' domestic energy efficiency plans

Business Green

Less than half of the £9.2bn budget for energy efficiency measures promised in the Conservative party manifesto in 2019 has been allocated, and most of it remains unspent, the report warns.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

Often working from home themselves, they empathized with employees and other stakeholders, some refusing to issue layoffs. In 2014, the electrical engineer and MBA became the first woman to lead a U.S. Gutierrez joined NRG from Dynegy in 2004 as an energy portfolio director.

Industry Insiders Question Louisiana Regulators Over Cleanup on ExxonMobil Land, Amid Corruption Claims and Pollution Fears

DeSmogBlog

The wastewater well sits on land that’s owned by ExxonMobil, was drilled by ConocoPhillips, and eventually wound up run by a tiny start-up called Black Elk Energy that specialized in wringing out the last dregs of oil from aging wells. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management staffer. Energy

Part 2: The Dirty Dozen Documents of Big Oil’s Secret Climate Knowledge

DeSmogBlog

In the minds of the fossil fuel executives, this point must have been hammered home when federal scientists published a report on carbon dioxide and climate change in 1979. And the company was monitoring all scientific research and policy activities, through a single collection point.

US renewables hit milestone in surpassing coal output

AGreenLiving

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nationwide energy supply-and-demand patterns. Stay-at-home social distancing measures have altered U.S. electricity consumption. Bulk electricity usage by commercial businesses and industrial manufacturing has given way to increased household electricity consumption as the general population isolates at home. Last year marked the first time renewables outpaced coal-fired electricity generation.

On the Future of our Food

Mr. Sustainability

Food is basically a combination of energy, water and nutrients. Some plants and micro-organisms can make food ‘out of thin air’ by simply rearranging carbon, water and oxygen molecules using energy from the Sun. Nutrition & Health Climate & Energy

Can California’s cap and trade address environmental justice?

GreenBiz

The system works by setting a limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases released by refineries, power plants and other large emitters, and requires polluters to obtain permits to cover their share. He replaced his 1995 Honda Civic with a fully electric 2017 Fiat 500e. "I

Storing value in a mutual credit world: Chris Cook

Low Impact

I was asked to do this in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crash, when we came 2 hours away from the cash machines being turned off – which isn’t a particularly resilient system. If I give you a token that you can use to pay your energy bill with, you’ll accept it.

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How to value solar plus storage

AGreenLiving

The crisis has turbocharged interest in systems that deliver power even when the grid is down. Founded in 2008 as California’s first not-for-profit, community choice aggregation program, MCE today serves over 1 million residents and businesses in four San Francisco Bay area counties: Contra Costa; Marin; Napa; and Solano. When it comes to reliability, solar-with-storage systems offer the ability to charge a battery that can keep the power on during an outage.

The Seven Sins of Greenwashing

Green Business Bureau

To address this, a TerraChoice report titled The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition identified seven sins of corporate greenwash. Energy Star. Creating any product and delivering any service uses natural resources and energy, but some industries are more harmful than others.

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A North-Pole, How Much Longer?

Mr. Sustainability

An Awe-Inspiring Place The Arctic, also affectionately called the North Pole and home to Santa Claus, has always been a magical place that captivated our imagination. As long as there is ice in a body of water, any surrounding heat energy is carried towards the ice to make it melt.

The Seven Sins of Greenwashing

Green Business Bureau

To address this, a TerraChoice report titled The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition identified seven sins of corporate greenwash. Energy Star. Creating any product and delivering any service uses natural resources and energy, but some industries are more harmful than others.

Broadway Stages give film soundstages a green upgrade

AGreenLiving

When we think about green technology , things like cars and power plants come to mind before entertainment. But Broadway Stages is the first film and TV production company to build solar-powered stages. Not only is CEO Gina Argento a pioneer in a male-dominated field, she’s also on the forefront of green infrastructure and renewable energy in the world of soundstages. Our solar energy project was constructed in 2010.

Two Months Before the US Election, Climate Remains a Top Issue

GreenTechMedia

More details emerge about Trump administration censorship of clean-energy research. Finally, we’ll take a bunch of questions from listeners about wave/tidal energy, plastic pellets, small-modular nuclear, geothermal heat and non-wires alternatives.

Global Briefing: Coronavirus crisis will have 'negligible' impact on emissions without green recovery, study warns

Business Green

It estimates that if the recovery emulates the recovery from the 2008 financial crisis then global temperature will rise by more than 1.5C Study: China accounts for over 90 per cent of planned global coal power capacity. All the green business news from around the world this week.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

AGreenLiving

Often working from home themselves, they empathized with employees and other stakeholders, some refusing to issue layoffs. In 2014, the electrical engineer and MBA became the first woman to lead a U.S. As electric vehicles drive toward the mainstream, General Motors has come full circle as well. It mass-produced the first electric car in the 1990s, then literally crushed most of them in 2003. Gutierrez joined NRG from Dynegy in 2004 as an energy portfolio director.

Greentech Media Bids Farewell

GreenTechMedia

But the energy transformation it’s been chronicling for the past 14 years is just getting started. clean energy and technology community that has evolved into a mighty and globe-spanning economic force. wholesale energy markets. This is my last article at Greentech Media.

Waves of Abandonment

DeSmogBlog

When Laura Briggs and her husband finally found their dream home in West Texas, they knew they’d be sharing space with the oil industry. The same fields where oil was reliably being pumped for decades were now home to scores of non-producing wells.

Waves of Abandonment

DeSmogBlog

When Laura Briggs and her husband finally found their dream home in West Texas, they knew they’d be sharing space with the oil industry. The same fields where oil was reliably being pumped for decades were now home to scores of non-producing wells.

Price and provenance: Does the UK have an appetite for eco-labels on food?

Business Green

Between 2008 and 2019, the average amount of meat eaten each day per person in the UK fell from just under 104g to a little more than 86g, according to the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey.

How forestry conservation is sustaining both the climate and livelihoods in the Congo

Business Green

The forest is our home; when we leave the forest or if the forest dies, we shall die. The project of Wildlife Works' subsidiary ERA Congo in Mai Ndombe, which covers some 300,000 hectares and is home to about 180,000 people, is a good example.

Can California’s cap and trade address environmental justice?

AGreenLiving

The system works by setting a limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases released by refineries, power plants and other large emitters, and requires polluters to obtain permits to cover their share. For example, state records suggest that the Chevron Richmond Refinery, one of California’s largest emitters, released more greenhouse gases in 2017 and 2018 — the last years for which data are publicly available — than it has since 2008.

Trump's Support is Collapsing Because He Is on the Wrong Side of History

Green Market Oracle

A recent executive order allows polluting projects like power plants and pipelines to forego proper environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act. Our home.

COP26 delay speculation mounts, as calls grow for green stimulus blitz

Business Green

A government spokesperson said the situation was being monitored closely. "We South Korea previously launched a low carbon stimulus in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and green groups will be hoping it could repeat the approach - albeit at a larger scale.

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