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Study: Synthetic fuels cost more money and cause more CO2 emissions vs. batteries

By [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein) As buzz around synthetic fuels builds, the Europe-focused environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E) cautions that vehicles burning these supposedly greener fuels may cause more carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions than battery-powered vehicles, and cost more as well. That’s the conclusion T&E voiced in a position paper asking… Read Full Article Here For…

Clean energy megaprojects, including in Maine, divide environmentalists #ME #USA

By National Wind Watch Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America’s most beloved forests and rivers. Solar megaprojects of unprecedented size. As President Biden’s administration plans to fight climate change by weaning the nation off fossil fuels, these large-scale renewable energy projects are the source of…

Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says; Senate Reinstates Obama-Era Controls on Climate-Warming Methane

By Mark Silverstone An upcoming UN report will finally declare the urgent need to reduce methane emissions. It “…is expected to be published next month by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the United Nations Environment Programme.” “It follows new data that showed that both carbon dioxide and methane levels in the atmosphere reached…

Barcelona installs Spain’s first solar energy pavement

By Stephen Burgen in Barcelona Photovoltaic ground installation part of move to increase capacity close to where it’s most needed, in citiesBarcelona city council has installed Spain’s first photovoltaic pavement as part of the city’s drive to become carbon neutral by 2050.The 50 sq metres of non-slip solar panels, installed in a small park in…

Two Virginia utilities issue solar RFPs totaling 1,400 MW

By Kelsey Misbrener Dominion Energy Virginia and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative have both issued RFPs seeking hundreds of megawatts of solar power. Dominion Energy Virginia Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking proposals from developers for new solar, onshore wind and energy storage projects. This year’s RFP includes additional guidance for cooperation with local governments and strengthened…

BOEM Preparing Revolution Wind Environmental Review

By Nadja Skopljak The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore Wind » News by topic

Incentives could turn costs of biofuel mandates into environmental benefits

Researchers examined the economic and environmental costs of the Renewable Fuels Standard mandates through 2030, including the impact on water quality in the Mississippi River basin and Gulf of Mexico. Models showed maintaining the corn ethanol mandate will lead to substantial social and environmental costs because it incentivizes expanded corn production. But the cellulosic ethanol…

Saudi Arabia’s entrance into the hydrogen market makes perfect sense

By Danish Sunasra People are surprised and uncertain about Saudi Arabia’s plan to enter into a potential $700B global hydrogen market. A country with underutilized (way underutilized) renewable resources is suddenly building a $5B plant powered entirely by sun and wind that will be among the world’s biggest green hydrogen makers. Why the sudden pivot…

Renewable-energy based microgrid in Patagonia to use iron flow battery

By Renewable Energy World Long-duration iron flow battery manufacturer ESS Inc announced a new contract with Chilean utility, Edelaysen, a GRUPO SAESA company, to provide a flow battery system to support a renewable energy-based microgrid in Chile. Edelaysen will deploy ESS Inc.’s 300-kW/2-MWh Energy Warehouse, integrated with renewable resources in a microgrid system in the…

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