Don’t despair about climate change, instead put your capital where it counts

By Gail Whiteman and Fred van Beuningen Every major economy has an industrial zone like the Port of Rotterdam, a place where smokestacks, pipes, and tanks tell one story of climate change. Anything that can be made of crude oil is made at the Port. It is a complicated place. On the one hand, it […]

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New ‘decade that matters’ report shows shifting attitudes about renewables and climate change

Over the past ten years, vocabulary moved from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ to ‘climate crisis.’ On March 1, BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 […]

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New Sustainable Energy Factbook shows 2020 was ‘blockbuster’ year for renewables in America

Faced with COVID-19 pandemic and sharp economic contraction, the U.S. clean energy sectors showed strong resilience in 2020, continuing a decade-long growth trend, BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) find in their annual joint report. The ninth edition of theSustainable Energy in America Factbook tells the story of American energy efficiency, […]

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Commentary: I’ve had it up to here. Fire the climate leaders now!

The Texas governor is calling for the resignation of Ercot leaders in the wake of the frigid temps and subsequent blackouts that ensued. Dangerous cold temps and no electricity are not a combination that anyone should have to endure. Well you know what? I think we should go higher. Let’s go above the head of […]

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Hawaiian Electric hits nearly 35% renewable energy, exceeding RPS

Driven by higher solar energy and wind production and lower consumer demand, Hawaiian Electric said that achieved a 34.5 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2020. The 34.5 percent is the consolidated RPS for Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island and Maui County, up from 28.4 percent in 2019. Hawaiian Electric exceeded the state requirement to reach […]

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Jay Egg wins award for proposing a renewable solution over a gas-fired project planned for NY building

Renewable Energy World contributor is being awarded a Constellation Prize for Policy Impact in response to a new heating/cooling solution he proposed for a 100-year-old building in Albany, NY. Just after the holidays I heard from an old friend, Jay Egg, who heads up a geothermal consulting firm, EggGeo. Jay has written articles for RenewableEnergyWorld.com […]

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Renewables now account for 24% of US’ total energy generation capacity

Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) strongly dominated new US energy generation capacity additions in 2020, according to the SUN DAY Campaign of data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Combined, renewables accounted for 22,451MW, or more than three-quarters (78.09%) of the 28,751MW of new utility-scale capacity reported to have […]

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Ohio geologists study potential for geothermal in abandoned coal mines

The research at Ohio University could help transform old fossil fuel sites into clean energy assets, though much work remains to be done. Geologists at Ohio University are exploring the potential to turn abandoned coal mines into sources of carbon-free heating and cooling. Ohio is home to thousands of abandoned coal mines, which have become […]

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EDC selects turbine for 29-MW geothermal expansion project in the Philippines

Turboden S.p.A., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group Company and provider of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology, said that the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) selected its turbine for the 29-MW Palayan Bayan geothermal expansion project. The plant is to be built at the Bacon-Manito geothermal facility located in Luzon Island, Philippines. EDC, a vertically integrated […]

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Advocacy group E2 says Biden’s climate orders will ‘supercharge’ job opportunities

This week, President Biden announced sweeping climate plans that include a moratorium on new federal oil and gas leases on public land; a directive that the government ramp up procurement of EVs; and addresses environmental justice issues in low-income and communities of color. Read More: Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change […]

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