Appalachia Poised to Be Part of Shift to Clean Energy

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A Framework for a People-Centered Clean Energy Transition

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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.

Our Overdependence on Methane Gas is Costly: We Need Policymakers to Pass Clean Energy Legislation Now 

Union of Concerned Scientists

This is exacerbating a crisis in energy insecurity that has only worsened during the pandemic, leaving many more families struggling to pay their bills, facing disconnection, or already shut off from their utility service. Sourced from EIA April 2022 Monthly Energy Review (Table 7.2b

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

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

Climate Change Energy Clean Energy Jobs green jobs outdoor heat outdoor workers solar unionsUnionization is an important step.

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.

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

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.

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

Environmental 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Local Clean Energy Self-Scoring Tool, Version 6.0

Environmental News Bits

This updated version of ACEEE’s Local Clean Energy Self-Scoring Tool lets you score your community’s efforts to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions using the metrics from ACEEE’s 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard. The User Guide explains how to use the tool to evaluate community-wide initiatives, buildings policies, transportation policies, energy and water utilities, … Continue reading Local Clean Energy Self-Scoring Tool, Version 6.0.

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.

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

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.

Clean Energy and Software Partnership to Ease Fleet Electrification Implementation

Environmental Leader

A new partnership will combine clean energy use and software to simplify electric fleets for businesses and communities in the US. The post Clean Energy and Software Partnership to Ease Fleet Electrification Implementation appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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.

Clean Energy and Software Partnership to Ease Fleet Electrification Implementation

Environmental Leader

A new partnership will combine clean energy use and software to simplify electric fleets for businesses and communities in the US. The post Clean Energy and Software Partnership to Ease Fleet Electrification Implementation appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Cryptocurrency Operation Makes Agreement to Receive Clean Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

A cryptocurrency mining operation in a remote location has come to an agreement to receive clean energy from Capstone Green Energy to help power its production. Energy Management

Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future

Environmental Leader

The post Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Procurement

Cryptocurrency Operation Makes Agreement to Receive Clean Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

A cryptocurrency mining operation in a remote location has come to an agreement to receive clean energy from Capstone Green Energy to help power its production. Energy Management

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.

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy. Air EHS&S Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

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.

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.

MN’s clean-energy tech enters the Shark Tank

Environmental News Bits

The latest State of Climate Tech report says these startups saw a … Continue reading MN’s clean-energy tech enters the Shark Tank. Renewable energy Start-upsRead the full story from Public News Service. Government agencies are tasked with setting policies to reduce the impacts of climate change. But a new Minnesota venture aims to get more of the private sector involved, to bring locally developed “green” technology to the public.

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.

Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future

Environmental Leader

The post Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Procurement

America’s supply chains and our clean energy story

Environmental News Bits

When we tell the story of our clean energy future, technologies like solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles take center stage. These technologies will be crucial to producing 100% clean electricity by 2035 and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. But to tell the full story, it’s important to go back to where it … Continue reading America’s supply chains and our clean energy story. Metals Publications Renewable energy Supply chain

To Transform the Electricity System, We Must Transform Electricity Governance

Union of Concerned Scientists

Yet one of the key findings of “A People-Centered Clean Energy Transition,” a new report co-authored by an advisory committee—of which I am a member—and the Union of Concerned Scientists, is the centrality of the electricity system in creating an equitable clean energy future.

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy. Air EHS&S Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy