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Renewable Energy

May 13, 2020, 7am PDT
Putting the scale in utility-scale solar.
Greentech Media
February 24, 2020, 11am PST
CNN host Fareed Zakaria questions whether the goals of Sanders' ambitious Green New Deal are realistic.
The Washington Post
Blog post
February 9, 2020, 9am PST
Planners can expect changes in the energy industry to influence preparations for the future of cities and communities.
Kayla Matthews
February 6, 2020, 10am PST
Cities in the South are facing a multitude of climate change impacts, but many have been slow to respond to the growing threats.
The State
January 21, 2020, 7am PST
Renewable energy, both wind and solar, takes up a lot of space in places that aren't accustomed to industrial development. Policymakers need strategies and tactics for overcoming the inherent land use challenges presented by renewable energy.
Brookings
January 16, 2020, 5am PST
The state’s energy plan focuses on the move to renewable energy, but specifics about how that will happen and what the costs will be need to be pinned down.
NJ Spotlight
January 12, 2020, 9am PST
The consequences of the Congressional budget approved at the end of 2019 can be measured in millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Inside Climate News
January 3, 2020, 5am PST
A report by researchers from Stanford University says the cost of transitioning the world to entirely renewable energy production would pay for itself in seven years and add a net positive amount of jobs measured in the millions.
Yale Environment 360
December 24, 2019, 1pm PST
The media raised their collective eyebrows at statements made by President Trump about wind energy at an event this week.
The Hill
December 22, 2019, 11am PST
The Los Angeles municipal utility will convert a Utah coal power plant to run on natural gas in 2025. According to a proposal unveiled Dec. 10, the plant will incrementally be converted to run entirely on hydrogen, a zero-emission fuel, by 2045.
Utility Dive
November 30, 2019, 1pm PST
The quality of life or residents might be the best way to measure the benefits of green building programs, according to the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Smart Cities Dive
November 12, 2019, 10am PST
The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.
Politico
November 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Ohio Power Siting Board through a wrench in plans for a solar project in southern Ohio, raising questions about the viability of renewable energy in the state.
The Columbus Dispatch
November 1, 2019, 8am PDT
The cheap price of solar and wind energy have corporations "falling all over themselves" to embrace renewable, according to this article. Target and Wal-Mart lead the green arms race.
The New York Times
October 25, 2019, 11am PDT
One issue has solidly bipartisan support at the local level: tax credits for investments that build new solar power capacity.
Smart Cities Dive
October 13, 2019, 7am PDT
"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Fears of a US trade war and a slowing economy have translated into fewer subsidies for solar and wind energy in China.
Yale Environment 360
September 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A new program that will incentivize scooter "juicers," the people who collect and charge electric scooters for a fee, to switch to green energy.
CityLab
September 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Excessive heat will impact the desert city in the coming years, and major steps need to be taken now to change its course.
The Guardian
September 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
Vistra Energy is closing coal power plants in Illinois, each of which employs between 60 to 90 workers.
NBC