Tagged Environment

7 Environment & Development Stories To Watch In 2019

By World Resources Institute One hundred years ago, 1919 was a really big year: Countries signed the Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, Mahatma Gandhi began his nonviolent resistance against British rule, the Grand Canyon became a national park. And on a lighter note, pop-up toasters entered kitchens for the first time! Read…

More Vineyard Wind Meetings Shelved Due to US Government Shutdown

By OffshoreWind The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will postpone public meetings on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project originally scheduled for 15-17… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here For more great…

Report reveals racial disparity in U.S. rooftop solar deployment

By Kelsey Misbrener Although the popularity of rooftop solar panels has skyrocketed because of their benefits to consumers and the environment, the deployment has predominantly occurred in white neighborhoods, even after controlling for household income and home ownership, according to a study by researchers from Tufts University and the University of California, Berkeley, published today…

Winds of change for Golden Plains as huge wind farm gets go-ahead #AUS

By National Wind Watch A massive 170 square kilometre wind farm has passed the final Victorian planning hurdle, and could be powering in four years if the federal government approves the project. The $1.5 billion wind farm, sprawling over 17,000 hectares near the small town of Rokewood south of Ballarat, passed environmental approvals last month….

FCA US reaches settlements on emissions requirements

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that its wholly owned subsidiary FCA US LLC has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, the California Air Resources Board, the State of California, 49 other States and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agreeing to pay approximately $400…

Poles to Start Offshore Wind Surveys in Baltic Sea

By OffshoreWind Baltic Power, part of Orlen Group, is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts and wind conditions within its offshore wind farm licence area in the Polish Baltic Sea. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here…

Contentious plans for 130-metre high turbine on Gwent Levels approved #WLS

By National Wind Watch A wind turbine which would be the “tallest manmade structure” on the Gwent Levels near Newport has been given planning permission despite widespread concerns. Plans for a 130-metre tall turbine near Redwick drew objections from residents, councillors and environmental agencies who claimed it would adversely impact the landscape. Council officers admitted…

Taller turbines for Shetland plan prompt call for inquiry #SCT

By National Wind Watch Environmentalists are calling for a public inquiry into plans to erect a giant wind farm on the remote island of Shetland. Viking Energy won consent from Scottish ministers in 2012 to build 103 turbines, each 145 metres high, but it now wants to increase the height of the structures to 155…

BOEM meetings delayed due to government shutdown

By Michelle Froese BOEM continues to accept online comments during the shutdown. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be postponing public meetings on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Vineyard Wind project. In a December 26 notice, BOEM stated the following: “If the federal government shutdown ends by the morning of January 7,…

Duke Energy completes 74.9-MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant in Florida

By Billy Ludt Duke Energy today announced the completion and operation of its new 74.9-MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant in Jasper, Florida. The plant’s carbon-free power is enough to energize more than 20,000 homes at peak production. The 1.8 million customers across Duke Energy’s Florida service territory—and the environment—are now benefiting from approximately 300,000 solar…

US Government Shutdown Halts Vineyard Wind Meetings

By OffshoreWind The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be postponing public meetings on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Vineyard Wind project, originally scheduled for 8 and 9 January,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here…

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