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Renewable Energy

April 5, 2021, 12pm PDT
Research claims that installing solar panels over California's extensive canals could greatly expand the state's renewable energy production and reduce evaporation.
High Country News
April 1, 2021, 6am PDT
A "priority offshore wind zone" between Long Island and New Jersey could accelerate permits and help the industry gain a foothold in the United States.
The New York Times
March 24, 2021, 11am PDT
The Senate Majority Leader's plan would pump more than $50 billion into direct incentives for consumers, manufacturers, and property owners.
The Verge
March 9, 2021, 9am PST
Climate-friendly government policies and recent investments by energy companies are accelerating the growth of renewables.
Bloomberg
March 7, 2021, 11am PST
Texas' costliest natural disaster will be the subject of a congressional investigation by a House Oversight subcommittee thanks to Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who is concerned about ERCOT's lack of preparation for extreme winter weather.
The Texas Tribune
Blog post
January 21, 2021, 5am PST
Cities around the world are demonstrating that net zero carbon buildings—including net zero low-income housing—can be built cost effectively.
Joan Fitzgerald
January 6, 2021, 11am PST
With a diameter longer than two football fields, a new wind turbine design promises to revolutionize the wind energy industry.
The New York Times
January 6, 2021, 8am PST
Wind power generated 50.67 percent of the U.K.’s energy supply on one day in December, marking a major milestone in the history of renewable energy.
The Hill
January 1, 2021, 8am PST
The Trump administration might have dealt numerous setbacks in the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but climate action in 2020 went local, with cities all over the country finding new ways to reduce emissions.
Amy Turner via Twitter
December 6, 2020, 11am PST
The market is ready for carbon-neutral companies to redefine global reliance on natural gas. But not all clean energy producers are carbon-neutral.
Quartz
November 27, 2020, 8am PST
The state of Arizona has a plan to eliminate carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050.
Inside Climate News
November 17, 2020, 6am PST
A coalition of leaders in the Appalachian region recently released the "Marshall Plan for Middle America" to create jobs and transition the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky away from fossil fuels.
StateImpact Pennsylvania
November 6, 2020, 8am PST
State and local voters picked a side on Tuesday: clean, renewable energy.
Smart Cities Dive
October 7, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Willis Tower in Chicago, once the tallest building in the world, is still making history in superlative terms.
Commercial Property Executive
August 23, 2020, 9am PDT
The wind strewn and sunny parts of California are home to many species threatened both by climate change and renewable energy facilities like wind and solar power facilities. What is an environmentalist to do?
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2020, 10am PDT
Minnesota utility company Xcel Energy plans to close four coal plants by 2030 and fully switch to renewable energy sources by 2050.
MinnPost
July 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Biden is amping up his campaign promises to leverage the federal government in the fight to reduce greenhouse emissions in the U.S. economy.
Grist
June 29, 2020, 9am PDT
The South has some catching up to do on implementing plans to curb carbon emissions and prepare for climate change, but the region, collectively, has a lot of reasons to do so.
The Washington Post
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