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Biden wants more US wind energy. California is planning on doing something about it.

With just one ocean-based wind farm of five 6-megawatt turbines generating enough electricity to power about 17,000 homes, the United States is far behind other nations when it comes to installed offshore wind capacity. Compared with those 30 megawatts at Block Island off Rhode Island, Germany has 60,000 MW installed offshore capacity, India 42,000, Spain 29,000 MW, and the […]

August 18th

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s executive actions on climate to address extreme heat and boost offshore wind

Wednesday, President Biden reiterated that climate change is a clear and present danger to the United States. Since Congress is not acting on this emergency, President Biden will. In the coming weeks, President Biden will announce additional executive actions to combat this emergency. President Biden is announcing his latest set of executive actions to turn […]

July 22nd

Worried that solar and wind aren’t reliable? You SHOULD be worried about utilities shutting off your power!

Private utilities have shut off electricity to U.S. households more than 3.5 million times since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as the power companies have reaped windfall profits and their executives’ compensation has skyrocketed, a report published Monday revealed. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams NEW REPORT: Electric utilities shutoff household power 3.6 mil times […]

May 3rd

Yes, windmills kill some birds. So does the oil industry. So do cats. Robert Bryce continues to lie.

It’s 2009. Robert Bryce is doing his fossil-fueled job attacking wind turbines for occasionally killing birds. He fails to mention the oil industry kills millions more. By Climate Denier Roundup It’s 2012. Robert Bryce is doing his fossil-fueled job attacking wind turbines for occasionally killing birds. He fails to mention the oil industry kills millions more. It’s 2013. Robert […]

100% Renewable Energy: Solar and wind energy SURGED in 2021

Solar and wind energy had another good year for global expansion, the International Renewable Energy Agency said Monday, declaring that “the global shift to renewables is underway” but must accelerate. The intergovernmental agency released its latest Renewable Capacity Highlights, which showed that total global renewable generation capacity in 2021 was 3,064 GW, reflecting a 9.1% increase from […]

April 17th

IPCC on How to Tackle Climate Change, Part 7: Beyond wind and solar, how must global energy systems change to limit warming?

Limiting global warming to 1.5C or 2C would mean “rapid and deep” emissions reductions in “all sectors” of the global economy, says the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Instead, emissions have continued to rise – albeit at a slowing rate – and it will be “impossible” to stay below 1.5C with “no or […]

April 11th

These energy innovations could transform how we mitigate climate change, and save money in the process – 5 essential reads

To most people, a solar farm or a geothermal plant is simply a power producer. Scientists and engineers see far more potential. They envision offshore wind turbines capturing and storing carbon beneath the sea, and geothermal plants producing essential metals for powering electric vehicles. Electric vehicle batteries, too, can be transformed to power homes, saving their […]

April 10th