Appalachia Poised to Be Part of Shift to Clean Energy

Union of Concerned Scientists

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How Will DTE’s Long-Term Plan Impact Michigan’s Clean Energy Future?

Union of Concerned Scientists

This month, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is holding a public hearing on DTE Energy’s plans for Michigan’s energy future. In its previous energy plan , which the MPSC approved in 2020, DTE planned to operate Monroe until 2040. Energy clean energy coal solar wind

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For Global Climate Success, New England Must Seize Climate and Clean Energy Opportunities  

Union of Concerned Scientists

Massachusetts has a Director of Climate Adaptation and Resilience in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The best way policy makers can do so is to seize these climate and clean energy opportunities.

A Framework for a People-Centered Clean Energy Transition

Union of Concerned Scientists

It's time for systemic change in our energy syst now. Climate Change Energy clean energy transformation

Clean Energy 2021 Year in Review: Midwest Progress

Union of Concerned Scientists

Energy clean energy Minnesota Renewable energyLegislative and policy victories in Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota bode well for the future.

Midwest Transmission System Investments Will Be a Game Changer for a Clean Energy Future  

Union of Concerned Scientists

The most consequential vote to advance a clean energy future won’t be happening in Washington, D.C., billion in new transmission investments to accommodate a shift to clean energy. Grid upgrades enable clean energy industries to flourish.

Minnesota Lawmakers Could Go Big on Clean Energy, or Go Small

Union of Concerned Scientists

Minnesota needs substantial investments now to build toward an equitable clean energy future. The bad news is, they have to find a compromise between two vastly different clean energy bills—by Monday. House Approves Historic Clean Energy & Climate Investments.

2021 Year in Review: Five Stories of Clean Energy Progress

Union of Concerned Scientists

The end of the year can be a fine time for taking stock, and that’s true in the energy space just as in our personal lives. Lots of stories of clean energy progress caught my eye for 2021. Energy Offshore wind solar energy wind energy

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A Big Week for Clean Energy in Michigan

Union of Concerned Scientists

Last week was a big one for clean energy in Michigan. First, Union of Concerned Scientists and the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition released a new report on how Michigan and other states can achieve 100-percent renewable energy standards that benefit all communities.

Extreme Heat Hits Clean Energy Workers Hard–How Can the Industry Keep Them Safe?

Union of Concerned Scientists

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Removing Barriers to Energy Storage is Key to a Clean Energy Future

Union of Concerned Scientists

gigawatts (GW), according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The clean energy industry is continuing to deploy significant amounts of storage to deliver a low-carbon future. Energy storage has big obstacles in its way.

What is the Supply Chain for Clean Energy and Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

To deliver new clean energy, the country will need changes in transmission and transmission policy. Climate Change Energy FERC PJM solar wind

Ocean Solutions for Clean Energy

Ocean Conservancy

To avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, it’s crucial that we shift energy production away from the unsustainable fossil fuels that cause climate change and towards those that release little to no greenhouse gases (GHG), such as solar and wind power. To meet our climate goals, a massive acceleration in the global deployment of clean- energy technologies is needed now. Clean energy is key to national security.

Building Local Power With Neighborhood Microgrids

Union of Concerned Scientists

Energy clean energy equitable clean energy Local Clean Energy Transitions microgridsMicrogrids can provide communities greater control over their electric supply.

CES 101: How a National Clean Energy Standard Can Advance Climate Action

Union of Concerned Scientists

Embedded in the Biden Administration’s new American Jobs Plan is a powerful, proven tool for cleaning up the power sector—and the economy as a whole—driving job creation in energy, and dramatically improving public health. Energy American Jobs Plan CES clean energy standard

2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Environmental News Bits

The 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard analyzes the efforts of 100 major U.S. cities to make buildings and transportation more energy efficient and scale up the use of renewable energy—and do so equitably.

Illinois Secures a Major Climate and Equity Victory

Union of Concerned Scientists

Lead energy policy analyst Jessica Collingsworth breaks down why this is such a big win. Energy CEJA clean energy Clean Energy Jobs clean energy transition Illinois Local Clean Energy Transitions

Fast-Tracking Pilots the Right Way Can Ensure Michigan’s Clean Energy Transition

Union of Concerned Scientists

For instance, pilots can help utilities learn how to effectively integrate distributed energy storage, including batteries installed in ratepayers’ homes, which will be key to reducing emissions. Consumers Energy proposed $10 million.

White House Announces New Initiatives and Guidance on Clean Energy Transition

Clean Energy Law

CCUS and clean hydrogen will play a significant role in the Administration’s efforts to address hard-to-decarbonize industries to promote clean US manufacturing. Clean Industrial Sector Fact Sheet. These new initiatives include: Accelerating Clean Hydrogen.

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Save Trillions in Clean Energy Transitions

Environment + Energy Leader

A reports shows how combining artificial intelligence systems with the clean energy transition might save investors trillions of dollars beyond 2050. The post Artificial Intelligence Could Help Save Trillions in Clean Energy Transitions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Princeton, Google, GE, ClearPath Lead Coalition Advancing Clean Energy Tech

Environment + Energy Leader

A new research group led by Princeton University aims to grow clean energy technologies. The post Princeton, Google, GE, ClearPath Lead Coalition Advancing Clean Energy Tech appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Ontario is selling our Clean Energy Credit out from under us

Enviromental Defense

Last week, on Monday November 14, as part of its Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review , the Ontario government officially announced it would be developing a voluntary clean energy credit (CEC) registry. We lose our claim to clean electricity .

Blockchains Can Help Drive Clean Energy Transitions, Says Report

Environment + Energy Leader

A new report highlights how blockchains can be essitiental to clean energy transitions. The post Blockchains Can Help Drive Clean Energy Transitions, Says Report appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management

Clean Energy Buyers Institute Launches Decarbonizing Initiative

Environment + Energy Leader

The Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) has launched the Decarbonizing Industrial Supply Chain Energy (DISC-e) initiative, which tackles industrial sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Congress and Reconciliation: Why This New Clean Energy Program Matters

Union of Concerned Scientists

With its passage out of a key committee in the House of Representatives last week, the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is a step closer to reality, as part of the powerful budget reconciliation bill (the Build Back Better Act). Climate Change Energy budget reconciliation

Clean Energy Buyers Institute Launches Decarbonizing Initiative

Environment + Energy Leader

The Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) has launched the Decarbonizing Industrial Supply Chain Energy (DISC-e) initiative, which tackles industrial sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Lessons from Google’s clean energy agenda

Environmental News Bits

Today, most companies (including Google) that have declared they’re running on 100 percent renewable energy can do so because they are matching their electricity usage with purchases of solar, wind, hydro, nuclear or other forms of power generation that don’t produce carbon emissions. It doesn’t mean, however, that the … Continue reading Lessons from Google’s clean energy agenda. Renewable energyRead the full story at GreenBiz.

The Netherlands is busy building hybrid clean energy technologies at sea

A Greener Life

The combination of offshore wind turbines, floating solar panels and green hydrogen are some of the hybrid clean energy technologies currently under development off the Dutch coast. . The Dutch are also trialling a cluster of floating solar panels named ‘Oceans of Energy’.

COP26: Clean energy investments must triple by 2030 says IEA

A Greener Life

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has yet again warned that the energy transition to meet net-zero targets is not happening fast enough. It further explores what the pledges to reduce emissions made by governments so far mean for the energy sector and the climate.

General Motors to Power Three Automotive Plants with Clean Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

General Motors today announced a new pledge to power Michigan automotive plants in Flint, Burton, and Wyoming with clean energy. The post General Motors to Power Three Automotive Plants with Clean Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Opinion: The war in Ukraine could dramatically alter the clean energy revolution

A Greener Life

The outcome of the tragic and devastating war in Ukraine could have serious impacts on how the world moves away from hydrocarbons to sources of clean energy. At the same time, we should continue to build new low-carbon energy capacities.

Despite Turmoil in Energy Markets, the Shift to Clean Energy Is Gaining Steam

Yale E360

Analysts say the clean energy transition is gathering momentum despite recent tumult in the market. For the first time, the world is on pace to invest more in wind and solar power than in oil and gas drilling.

Clean Energy Buyers Institute launches decarbonizing initiative

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader. The Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) has launched the Decarbonizing Industrial Supply Chain Energy (DISC-e) initiative, which tackles industrial sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by leveraging energy customer-driven demand for clean energy and Scope 3 emission reductions. . Renewable energy Supply chain

Report: Landfill Solar is Key to the Future of Clean Energy Production

Environmental Leader

Some cities, counties and states across America have started converting closed landfills into solar sites to generate clean energy and transform their communities. Clean Energy Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Sunrun Launches PowerU Clean Energy Education Program

Environmental Leader

The post Sunrun Launches PowerU Clean Energy Education Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Leaders Leading Solar & Renewable Energy

OYA, Oil Well Shares Plan $3 Billion, 3GW Clean Energy Project

Environment + Energy Leader

The development in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will include renewable energy, storage, and green hydrogen. The post OYA, Oil Well Shares Plan $3 Billion, 3GW Clean Energy Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Energy & Climate CounselFoley Hoag LLP Amendments to Massachusetts’ Clean Energy Standard Finalized, Accelerating Progress Towards Decarbonization of the State’s Electricity Sector

Law and Environment

The CES, first enacted in 2017, requires retail sellers of electricity in Massachusetts to provide increasing quantities of clean electricity over time. These attributes differentiate clean generation electrical output from commodity electricity.

Research fellowships target clean-energy innovation

Physics World

One of the biggest challenges in tackling the climate crisis will be to clean up our transportation networks. Having served on the selection committee, Biddinger has some simple advice for any young researcher interested in sustainable energy technologies.

Here’s how food waste can generate clean energy

Environmental News Bits

Not only will this create … Continue reading Here’s how food waste can generate clean energy. by Salvador Escobedo Salas, Western University Food waste is a growing problem in Canada and many other parts of the world — and it is only expected to get worse in the coming years.

European hydrogen programs: from Hydrogen Manifesto to Clean Energy Act

Physics World

It is no longer whether hydrogen will be part of a sustainable energy system solution, but rather how large a role hydrogen will play in a clean, sustainable energy system for the planet. Environment and energy SponsoredWant to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

Report: Landfill Solar is Key to the Future of Clean Energy Production

Environmental Leader

Some cities, counties and states across America have started converting closed landfills into solar sites to generate clean energy and transform their communities. Clean Energy Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects

Environmental Leader

Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $127 million to small businesses working on clean energy technology, representing a total of 110 projects in 26 states. The post DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Looking Beyond Decarbonization Could Add Value to Clean Energy Projects

Environmental Leader

A new report shows how looking beyond only being carbon free could provide addition benefets in renewable energy developments. The post Looking Beyond Decarbonization Could Add Value to Clean Energy Projects appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.