Solar

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg President Donald Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord on Monday, a move announced in 2017 that will take another year to complete. The State Department formally submitted a request to withdraw from the pact signed by roughly 200 countries on Monday, the earliest date Trump...
Solar

According to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of the latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through August 31, 2019), both wind and solar are accounting for more and more of the total electrical generation in the United States. Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 18.49% of net...
Wind Power

Ex Texas Gov. Rick Perry has reportedly told President Donald Trump of his plans to resign as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday afternoon. According to reports, Trump said Perry, 69, will stay on as energy secretary until the end of the year. A replacement has already been selected, according to the president....
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by Eric Roston, Bloomberg If the U.S. wants to extend economic growth, it should double down on cleaning up the environment and fighting climate change, which are fueling both jobs and revenue, according to a new analysis by University College London researchers.   “Don’t listen to the political rhetoric,” said Mark Maslin, a professor of geography and...
Event Coverage

Just months ahead of the Energy and Climate Package, Europe is at a pivotal moment in its energy strategy. Since 2005, most European countries have entered a transition process where renewable energy is one of the main pillars. Within this configuration, the network has become the backbone of an electrical system that aims, ultimately, to be carbon...
Solar

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.  They are right. Global emissions are increasing.  Temperatures are rising.  The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are...
Wind Power

By Bruce Einhorn, Thuy Ong and Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg Tens of thousands of people around the world demonstrated to demand action on climate change as a global movement backed by 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg got under way Friday. Students skipped school and workers walked off jobs to participate in the rallies. In a central Sydney...
Solar

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week proposed to modernize its regulations governing small power producers and cogenerators under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to better address consumer concerns and market changes in the energy landscape in recent decades. Congress enacted PURPA to address the national energy crisis by encouraging...
Geothermal

By Jeremy Hodges The U.K. could be producing electricity from a geothermal plant for the first time early next decade after drilling at a site in southwest England showed it could become a viable part of the renewable energy mix. Initial tests by Geothermal Engineering Ltd. at the 5.1 kilometer (3.2 mile) deep well suggest that...