Clean energy bill is key to reinvigorating Illinois’ post-COVID economy

By EDF Energy Exchange By Christie HicksWhen the Illinois General Assembly met last week, lawmakers addressed the COVID-19 crisis among other priorities. This is, above all, a public health crisis and a human tragedy. More than 100,000 people in the state have been infected with this virus, and heartbreakingly more than 4,000 Illinoisans have lost…

A ‘Just Transition’ for Fossil Fuel Workers

By [email protected] We use the term “energy transition” to define markets, technology, business models. But what about people? The transition away from fossil fuels isn’t a nice-to-have. It’s a must-have. The hardest part isn’t building out the clean resources. It’s shutting down the dirty stuff at a pace the science demands. And that means disrupting…

Poultry company Perdue Farms celebrates pollinator-friendly solar project

By Kelsey Misbrener Perdue Farms announces it has become the first poultry company in the United States to have pollinator-friendly ground cover at a company solar installation located at its headquarters in Salisbury, Maryland. The announcement coincides with World Environment Day on June 5, which celebrates biodiversity this year. “Given Perdue Farms’ long-standing commitment to…

Reminder: Massachusetts Case Likely Faces Same Fate as New York

By Energy in Depth U.S. District Judge William Young issued an opinion today on his March decision to remand Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil to state court. While some environmental activists touted today’s issuance of Young’s opinion as “another loss in court for Big Oil” (despite the ruling actually taking place several…

HOMER Energy now offering in-depth software training courses online

By Kelsey Misbrener HOMER Energy by UL has expanded its training program to include its in-depth “Foundations” courses online. This enhanced training program accommodates current restrictions in travel, while continuing to instruct users in the company’s internationally recognized energy modeling software. The Foundations courses help students learn to design and simulate solar + storage, combined…

So, What Exactly Is Building Electrification?

By [email protected] Buildings were first electrified nearly 150 years ago. So, why is it that “building electrification” is now among the energy industry’s most popular buzzwords? Most buildings run on multiple fuels. They use electricity to power lights, refrigerators and electronic devices. And they consume fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane to power…

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