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COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

There were signs of hope on issues such as stopping deforestation, cutting methane, ending coal use, and boosting zero-emissions vehicles. Now, those promises must be acted upon.
COP26 a washout? Don’t lose hope – here’s why

COP26 a washout? Don’t lose hope – here’s why

It’s going to take time for the dust to settle but for now, let’s be heartened by the fact that the Glasgow sessions have once again put renewables on the agenda.
Liquidated Damages

Liquidated Damages

George was tired. For the past month, he had been listening to testimony on an arbitration case involving the imposition of liquidated damages for late commissioning of generating equipment at a project where "Murphys Law" — Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong — was clearly evident.
Des Moines, Iowa commits to 24/7 clean electricity

Des Moines, Iowa commits to 24/7 clean electricity

The Des Moines City Council unanimously passed a resolution for 100% clean electricity by 2035.
GWEC and UN Global Compact launch global roadmap for offshore wind

GWEC and UN Global Compact launch global roadmap for offshore wind

To increase the role played by offshore wind energy in mitigating climate change, deployment needs to ramp up across the globe. A new roadmap launched by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the UN Global Compact aims to achieve that goal.
Solar Car Damaged in Crash

Solar Car Damaged in Crash

August 27, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] A solar car built and run by the University of Toronto, that was part of the 2002 Drive the Future Tour was struck by an automobile as it began Wednesday’s leg of the event injuring the driver and causing major damage to the car. The driver of the automobile claimed to have seen the solar car, […]
Putting Damaged Land To Good Use

Putting Damaged Land To Good Use

I was reading an article recently about mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and got to thinking: How many square miles have been cleared in Kentucky for MTR? And, if we covered that space with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, how much electricity in kilowatt-hours (kWh) would be produced? Would it be enough to match the electricity consumed in Kentucky each year?
Producing Cellulosic Ethanol Without Soil Damage

Producing Cellulosic Ethanol Without Soil Damage

In the Midwest, 100 to 150 millon tons of corn stover -- crop residue -- is now left on fields to prevent erosion and return nutrients to soil. Now corn stover is being eyed as a possible source of cellulose for biofuel production. But the costs and benefits of harvesting stover need to be determined.
Duke Energy Says Solar Assets at Risk of Flood Damage from Hurricane Florence

Duke Energy Says Solar Assets at Risk of Flood Damage from Hurricane Florence

The utility is preparing for a ‘historic storm that will cause historic damage.’
Emergency declaration issued for Woodlake Dam in N.C. could prevent possible US$260 million in damage

Emergency declaration issued for Woodlake Dam in N.C. could prevent possible US$260 million in damage

According to the results released last week of an independent breach analysis by North Carolina Dam Safety, property damage from a failure of the hurricane-damaged Woodlake Dam, located on the Lower Little River in Vass, N.C., could be in excess of US$260 million.