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Maine homeless shelter subscribes to 400 kW of community solar

By Kelsey Misbrener The nonprofit homeless shelter York County Shelter Programs (YCSP) in Alfred, Maine, has signed up for the Nexamp community solar program to reduce its annual electricity costs and become a more environmentally responsible provider to the community. The organization, which relies mostly on grants, fundraisers and donations for its operating budget, is…

Energy Transition To Cost Italy $760 Billion This Decade

By Tariq Siddiqui Energy transition is not a choice but a necessity. The battle still rages whether public or private sector should bear the cost? THE BARRIERS TO THE PACE OF TRANSITION The national recovery plan provides only 6% of the investment needed for the transition. Almost 94% has to be covered by companies, The…

Video Friday: DARPA Subterranean Challenge Final

This week we have a special DARPA SubT edition of Video Friday, both because the SubT Final is happening this week and is amazing, and also because (if I’m being honest) the SubT Final is happening this week and is amazing and I’ve spent all week covering it mostly in a cave with zero access…

US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

By John Engel Scott Denning, Colorado State University The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to start eliminating a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps. If that plan feels like déjà vu, it should. These chemicals, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, were commercialized…

New York landfill to host 2 community solar projects

By Billy Ludt Source Renewables received re-zoning approval to develop two community solar projects on the Marilla Street Landfill in South Buffalo, New York. “Our company’s mission is to bring green energy to communities throughout New York,” said Andrew Day, Partner at Source Renewables. “We are extremely pleased to see that the Marilla Street Landfill…

City mayors around the globe pledge to ramp up renewables transition

By Power Engineering Editors Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, USA, has launched the C40 Renewable Energy Declaration to help cities around the world accelerate the transition to clean energy resources in an equitable manner. Some 15 mayors have signed the declaration to increase the pace at which their cities are deploying renewable energy resources…

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