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Urban Solar Power

Zoning Stands in the Way of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is cheap as ever, but zoning isn’t keeping up with the market.

May 19, 2022 - Popular Science

Wind turbines and solar panels against a backdrop of mountains in the Mojave Desert near Palm Springs, California

Renewable Energy Powers Entire State of California—for a Few Minutes

Last Saturday afternoon, thanks to a combination of high production and reduced consumption, California’s power needs were met almost entirely by renewable energy sources.

May 5, 2022 - USA Today

Texas Wind

Outdated Electric Grid Could Hamper Texas Transition to Renewables

Although Texas easily has the potential to phase out coal with the renewable energy projects in the works around the state, its aging transmission lines and outdated infrastructure could delay the transition.

March 25, 2022 - Fortune

Offshore wind turbines at Barrow Offshore Wind off Walney Island in the Irish Sea

Northern California Port Seeks Offshore Wind Lease

The Port of Humboldt has proposed a plan to modernize its facilities to accommodate offshore wind energy production, hoping to stimulate the local economy and create sustainable jobs.

January 11, 2022 - Inside Climate News

Solar and Wind Energy

Outdated Grid Can Stymie Renewables

As more wind and solar plants get built in remote locations, utilities must figure out how to transport and store energy over increasingly vast distances.

December 23, 2021 - Wired

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

renewable Energy

Majority of Power in the U.K. Generated by Wind for the First Time

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.

January 6, 2021 - The Hill

Bike and Pedestrian Path

Fostering a 'Green Economic Recovery' in Post-Coronavirus Cities

Cities around the world are putting sustainability and climate change at the forefront of economic recovery plans.

May 17, 2020 - The Guardian

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New Jersey Has a Plan to Shift to Clean Energy, but Questions Remain

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.

January 16, 2020 - NJ Spotlight

China Solar

Growth of Green Energy Slowing in China

Fears of a US trade war and a slowing economy have translated into fewer subsidies for solar and wind energy in China.

October 4, 2019 - Yale Environment 360

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