Browsing the "Renewables" Tag

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100% Renewable Energy: SoCal Edison goes with renewables instead of another gas-fired plant

Southern California Edison has decided against building its proposed Puente facility, a new gas-fired peaker plant in the Oxnard area of southern California. According to the Ventura County Star, SCE believes its future energy needs can be better met by a new transmission line coupled with electricity from renewable sources and a battery backup installation. By Steve Hanley […]

December 27th

Coal can’t cut it – DOD shows hurricane-battered grid is better with renewables

Coal industry stakeholders been pushing hard to keep coal-fired power plants front and center in the nation’s grid mix, and a couple of new proposals from the Trump administration’s Energy Department could give them the upper hand. However, this year’s hurricane season has already exposed huge cracks in the coal industry’s “grid resilience” argument, and […]

October 11th

The path to 100% renewable energy: UK hits 30% renewables

Can the UK hit 100% renewable energy? New official statistics from the UK Government have shown that the country’s renewable energy sector generated nearly 30% of the country’s electricity in the second quarter, with wind energy producing more electricity than any other clean energy source. By Joshua S Hill  The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial […]

September 29th

House kills ARPA-E and renewable energy research, pumps up money for fossil fuels

If anyone needed proof that the US Congress is now a whipped puppy that slavishly obeys the orders of its masters — Charles and David Koch — the House last week completely eliminated funding for ARPA-E while giving the administration more money for fossil fuel research than the #FakePresident asked for. By Steve Hanley  Killing the golden goose […]

July 30th

Florida Trains to Run on Biodiesel

Florida authorities have announced bold plans to begin running many of the state’s trains on biodiesel. The switch will result in a significant reduction in carbon emissons and drastically reduce the chances of soil pollution in the event of a fuel spill.

October 30th