Tagged Emissions

Ball Corporation commits to 100% renewables in North America by 2021

By Michelle Froese Ball Corporation says it has executed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) – one wind and one solar – for 388 MW of new renewable energy. These agreements will allow the company to address 100% of the North American electricity load utilized in its corporate, packaging, and aerospace operations by the end…

Ameresco completes 2-MW solar project at the University of Minnesota

By Billy Ludt Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewables company, announced the completion of a 2-MW solar project on the campus of the University of Minnesota. “The university has a carbon footprint reduction goal of eliminating {50%} our net carbon emissions by 2020, and we are able to take a significant step in achieving that…

Carbon Pricing in PJM: Are State Policies at Risk?

By [email protected] Stakeholders in PJM may decide on Thursday to initiate a process to study and potentially price CO2 emissions in its energy market. PJM, the regional grid operator for parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic, includes some of the most coal-heavy U.S. states, along with states with CO2 policies. The proposed stakeholder process…

Solar takes biggest chunk out of grid emissions over summer

By Giles Parkinson Solar is credited with taking the biggest chunk out of grid emissions over summer, as Coalition and Murdoch media hit “repeat” on the carbon scare campaign. The post Solar takes biggest chunk out of grid emissions over summer appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Electric Vehicles Enjoy Lower Emissions, Regardless of Energy Source

By Ryan Austin No matter where your electric vehicle’s energy comes from – natural gas, solar panels, or even coal – new research from Northwestern University shows it’s still likely better for the environment than conventional vehicles. The study compared air pollution from fully electric vehicles to vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE). Even when…

Oil Giant BP Joins Nouryon in Rotterdam Hydrogen Quest

By [email protected] British oil giant BP is looking to create Europe’s largest renewable-energy-based hydrogen production facility at a refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company has teamed up with Nouryon (formerly known as AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and the Port of Rotterdam to study the feasibility of a 250-megawatt water electrolysis facility that could produce up…

Idaho Power is Replacing Coal with 100% Clean Energy

By Ryan Austin 100% clean energy pledges are becoming more common these days. Cities, states, and private companies are looking to decrease their emissions by investing in renewable and clean energy. Utilities are also getting in on the mix, but at a slower rate. Just last week, Idaho Power announced plans to move to 100%…

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