Tagged Environment

EPA replaces Clean Power Plan

By Michelle Froese The new rule will go into effect shortly after publication in the Federal Register. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which replaces the Clean Power Plan with less stringent emissions guidelines for power plants. Essentially, the final ruling “restores the rule of law,” letting states…

Challenging Our Beliefs: Do People Care About Energy?

By [email protected] Do people care about energy? Even if they cared enough about energy to change their lifestyles, would it matter for climate change? We’re tackling those questions in this two-part Interchange podcast. In part one, we’re revisiting the assumption that most people don’t care about energy. Consumers care about convenience, lifestyle and price. But…

Enphase renews microinverter partnership with GRID Alternatives

By Kelsey Misbrener Enphase has renewed its partnership with GRID Alternatives to donate microinverters to low-income solar customers. “Partnerships like this help make the environmental and economic benefits of the clean energy economy accessible to families and workers across the country,” said Tim Sears, GRID Alternatives COO and co-founder. To commemorate the renewed collaboration, Enphase…

Engineer answers questions about wind farm #PA

By National Wind Watch About 60 citizens turned out for the fifth session of the Packer Township Zoning Hearing Board’s hearing on the Broad Mountain Power LLC wind farm project, proposed for Kovatch-owned property on the hilltop between Nesquehoning and western Packer Township. William Schneider, PE, director of Engineering Services for Schoener Environmental Inc. in…

Divided on wind cable; Heated talk of climate change and Nimbyism #NY

By National Wind Watch A divide among neighbors and generations was apparent on Tuesday as the New York State Public Service Commission hosted its first information sessions and public hearings on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine installation that would be constructed in a federal lease area some 35 miles east of Montauk….

Longford wind farm opposition come out fighting #IRL

By National Wind Watch Day two of the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing into the proposed 24-wind turbine development in Longford took place at the Longford Arms Hotel, June 13, with submissions made from opposition to the development. First to conclude a submission made yesterday was environmental consultant, Jack O’Sullivan, who spoke in depth on…

10 billion miles: US drivers hit E15 fuel milestone

By Marta Ady US association Growth Energy has said that drivers across American have reached a new milestone, hitting 10 billion miles using E15 fuel.The fuel, which is a blend of 15% renewable biofuel, was recently approved for year-round sales by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).“American drivers have clearly embraced E15 and its many…

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