Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: solar power

South Australia first to be 100% solar-powered, as solar becomes cheapest...

On Oct. 11, all of its electricity was generated by solar power, the first time this feat was achieved by any major jurisdiction in the world.

Kansas Supreme Court rule in favor of renewable energy

“With today’s Supreme Court ruling, we make headway toward fairness and justice for solar and renewable energy users in Kansas.”

Even red states are going solar, dumping coal, as just good...

Republican decision-makers increasingly see solar as just a good business investment that produces electricity more cost-effectively than coal.

California becomes first state to require solar on new homes

"With extreme weather events becoming more frequent, there is even greater need for homes that are efficient, reliable and resilient."

California set to require solar on most new homes

If approved, the mandate would apply to all houses, condos and apartment buildings up to three stories tall that obtain building permits after Jan. 1, 2020.

UK goes 55 hours without coal power, breaking record

In January, the UK government announced plans to phase out coal generation by 2025.

Senate tax bill could be ‘devastating’ to wind and solar power

Tax credits have fueled the renewable energy industry's boom, but the Senate tax bill "undermine[s] our capacity to use renewable energy tax credits, which have value only if they can be monetized."

Costa Rica runs 300 days on renewable energy

Costa Rica has achieved something incredible and shown the rest of the world what’s possible with renewable energy.

US solar industry sees phenomenal growth

The American solar industry is projected to triple cumulative capacity over the next five years.

Germany blazes past US, setting new record for renewable energy production

Germany is the champion among industrialized economies in going green. 

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”