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Black Mesa, Navajo Nation

Federal Regulators Reject Energy Projects on Navajo Land

The decision signals a new policy that respects tribal sovereignty and requires collaboration with local tribes.

February 22, 2024 - The Land Desk

Oil Pump in Los Angeles

Lawsuit Challenges L.A. Oil Drilling Ban

Oil companies with operations in the city of Los Angeles are suing over an ordinance that seeks to phase out drilling within city limits due to public health and environmental concerns.

January 12, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Solar Power

Solar Farm Moratorium to End, Despite Local Concerns

Delaware County plans to amend its solar zoning ordinance and lift a moratorium on the construction of new solar farms that was implemented after local opposition stalled the project.

January 27, 2022 - The Star Press

Solar Power

Delaware County Pauses Solar Applications In Response to Local Opposition

Large-scale solar developments face rising hostility from neighboring property owners who cite concerns about environmental degradation, reduced property values, and loss of farmland.

January 6, 2022 - WFYI

Solar and Wind Energy

Report: U.S. Renewable Energy Production Rising Sharply

The proportion of energy produced by renewable sources in the United States has almost quadrupled in the last decade.

November 17, 2021 - The Washington Post

An image of a coal powered energy production facility along an unidentified waterway in Illinois.

Illinois Commits to Bold Climate Action

The state of Illinois passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act , which will phase fossil fuels out for energy production and position the state as a leader on equitable economic development in the clean energy sector.

September 29, 2021 - Yahoo News

Hoover Dam

How Extreme Heat Threatens the Electrical Grid

Higher demand for electricity and lower capacity for production due to more intense heat waves are straining the power grid and causing concern for future energy production.

August 5, 2021 - High Country News

Harbor Beach Power Plant

Generating Thermal Energy Requires Water, Lots of It

Water is an important part of the thermal energy process – one that we may not think as much about.

September 5, 2018 - Quartz

Solar Power

There's More Renewable Energy Than Ever

But it's still not enough to produce a net reduction in emissions from energy production.

June 8, 2018 - Quartz

Power Plant

How Green Is Your Electric Vehicle?

Check the fuel source before making any assumptions.

March 21, 2018 - World Economic Forum

Palm Springs

California Stuck With an Expensive Overabundance of Energy Facilities

The Los Angeles Times uncovers a state with a lot more energy that it needs, which has regulators explaining their decisions residents and businesses opening their wallets.

February 6, 2017 - The Los Angeles Times

Risk and Reward Debated in Big Tacoma Gas Plant Investments

Two new gas plants will join a host of other oil and gas infrastructure in the Tacoma Tideflats. The question is how much risk is the area taking on, and is it worth it?

November 27, 2015 - Tacoma Weekly

Natural Gas Is the New Top Dog in U.S. Energy Production

A new report puts natural gas ahead of coal in the U.S. energy production portfolio.

July 14, 2015 - Associated Press via Chicago Tribune

Outdoor Gyms Burn Calories, Harness Energy

A new type of public workout station harnesses the energy from people exercising and inserts it into the local energy network.

November 30, 2014 - Inhabitat

Questions of Salmon and Energy in Western Rivers

Plans to use western rivers to transport oil production equipment are butting against environmentalists' concerns over endangered salmon.

February 22, 2011 - The New York Times

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