Tagged Environment

New Tech Could Help Make Automotive Batteries Better for the Planet

By Sebastien Bell Although battery electric vehicles are a solution to many of the world’s environmental issues, they aren’t without their flaws. New battery technology coming out of UC Berkeley could help make them more ethical. The world of electric power is dominated by lithium-ion batteries. Energy-dense and with little self-discharge to […] The post…

The Energy Show – Regional Energy Policy Leadership with Tim McRae

By SolarWakeup The Energy Show with Barry Cinnamon Public policies have a tremendous influence on the energy we use, as well as the condition of our environment. State and Federal legislators make these policies with input from private citizens and businesses. The solar industry quite frankly has thrived with policies in favor of clean renewable…

An intro to S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation

By Paul Dvorak Mesa La Paz expects to issue in the short term new senior secured bonds for a total amount of $303 million with final maturity in December 2044 under a project-finance structure. S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation is a relative ranking of a financing’s green quality that lets S&P Global Ratings explicitly comment…

Ergodyne collaborates to prevent knee problems in workers

By Paul Dvorak When the weight of a job lands on a worker’s knees, it’s not just the immediate physical discomfort they have to fight through. Over time, the gradual debilitation resulting from frequent squatting and kneeling can have major consequences on the body’s largest joint. The new ProFlex 377 Hard Cap Lightweight Gel Knee…

What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fastMore wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week…

Concerns, support raised at wind farm hearings #MA

By National Wind Watch Attendees at public hearings in Hyannis and on Nantucket Wednesday for one of three offshore wind energy projects proposed for south of Martha’s Vineyard had questions about the environment, potential jobs and the effects on commercial and recreational fishing. But others fully welcomed the benefit of a renewable energy project that…

Don’t Let Utility-Scale Solar Be Used As A Fig Leaf

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent What Happened:Sammy Roth of The Desert Sun is one of my mainstream solar writers, and he takes a fascinating look at the Trump Administration’s decision to reopen the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The Trump Administration and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke talk about reopening the…

Solar Means Business report finds Target hits the PV bullseye again

By Kelsey Misbrener Photo courtesy of Target. America’s top companies are investing in solar in record amounts, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s brand new Solar Means Business 2017 report, which tracks on-site commercial solar installations and ranks top corporate solar users. This year’s report contains data from over 4,000 companies, totaling more than…

Japan’s renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment

By Justin McCurry in Ichihara As the country rushes to cut carbon emissions by 26%, campaigners worry that forests and wildlife are being trampledThe tens of thousands of solar panels resting on the surface of the Yamakura dam reservoir have finally begun to earn their keep.This floating solar farm in Chiba prefecture is the biggest…

Merck signs up for 60-MW of Texas wind power from Invenergy

By Michelle Froese Merck (known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada), and Invenergy, North America’s largest privately held renewable energy company, announced a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) that adds 60 MW of renewable energy to the electrical grid and supports Merck’s environmental sustainability goals. The electricity will be generated from Invenergy’s Santa Rita…

Clean energy projects stifled by Tory reforms, says Labour

By Adam Vaughan ‘Outrageous financial demands will have serious repercussions across the renewables sector’Labour has accused the government of holding back clean energy projects in the UK by allowing energy networks to impose “outrageous” charges on renewables developers.This week, two of the six companies that run the country’s local electricity grids began making green energy…

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