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Offshore Wind Could Finally Start to Catch on in the US Offshore Wind Could Finally Start to Catch on in the US

There’s a huge amount of energy blowing in the wind right offshore, but America has been slow to take advantage of it, with just one small offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. But that may soon be changing.

So How Do Wind Turbines Work, Anyway?

Most of us can agree that more clean energy is a good thing, but a surprising number of folks still don’t want wind turbines built in their backyards. That’s a shame, because the technology driving these bad boys is not only carbon and pollution free—it’s cool as hell.

So, About Apple's 100 Percent Renewable Energy Announcement So, About Apple's 100 Percent Renewable Energy Announcement

Apple made some huge waves this week when it announced the company is now powered 100 percent renewably. Good, great. Now your iPhone doubles as a virtue signal. Except there’s just one little issue.

China Is Definitely Winning the World's Clean Energy Race China Is Definitely Winning the World's Clean Energy Race

The world continued to double down on renewable power in 2017. Or at least, China did. Certain wealthy nations (ahem, U.S.) could stand to step up their game.

Congress Calls Burning Wood 'Carbon Neutral,' Prominent Ecologist Calls Bullshit Congress Calls Burning Wood 'Carbon Neutral,' Prominent Ecologist Calls Bullshit

On Friday, Congress passed a 1.3 trillion dollar spending bill that, among other things, will continue to enshrine the controversial notion that biomass fuels are carbon neutral. The day before, a prominent ecologist penned an article in a prestigious journal explaining why that’s baloney.

Cryptocurrency Companies Are Rushing to Gobble up Canada's Cheap Electricity Cryptocurrency Companies Are Rushing to Gobble up Canada's Cheap Electricity

Canada has always been defined by the vastness of its territory and its wealth of natural resources, especially in comparison to the small population. But today, the nation is in the first stages of a scramble for a new kind of digital resource. Drawn by Canada’s low electricity prices, cryptocurrency miners are…

More Than 100 Cities Now Run Mostly on Clean Energy More Than 100 Cities Now Run Mostly on Clean Energy

More than 100 cities now get the majority of their electricity from renewable sources, according to a new report from CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), an environmentally-oriented nonprofit. In a sign that cities are increasingly leading the clean energy transition, this number is more than double the 40…

US Solar Jobs Declined Last Year  US Solar Jobs Declined Last Year 

America’s solar industry lost nearly 10,000 jobs in 2017, the non-profit research firm The Solar Foundation announced on Wednesday. It’s the first time solar jobs have dipped in the United States since the foundation began tracking the fledgling industry in 2010.

Trump's Plan to Gut Clean Energy Research Is Misguided and Dangerous Trump's Plan to Gut Clean Energy Research Is Misguided and Dangerous

Foiled in his bid to slash the Department of Energy’s clean energy research programs in 2018, Trump is apparently going to try again: As reported by the Washington Post last week, a draft of the administration’s FY-2019 budget proposes cutting funding for the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)…

Tesla Is Helping Turn South Australia Into a Vast Solar Energy Plant Tesla Is Helping Turn South Australia Into a Vast Solar Energy Plant

South Australia is quickly becoming one of the most ambitious renewable energy hubs in the world. After arriving on the scene late last year when billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk helped the Australian state install the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in just a matter of weeks, on Sunday the government announced…

New Jersey’s New Governor Is Kicking Chris Christie’s Ass on Climate Change New Jersey’s New Governor Is Kicking Chris Christie’s Ass on Climate Change

Bridgegate and being humiliated by Trump came to define former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s eight years in office, which ended in mid-January. But his consistent attacks on progressive climate and environmental policies also seriously tarnished what has traditionally been considered a green state. New Jersey’s new…

Almost Everyone Is Outraged by Trump’s Solar Tariff Almost Everyone Is Outraged by Trump’s Solar Tariff

Energy rules and regulations get convoluted pretty fast, and many new rules cause more head-scratching than fist-pumping. But late Monday, the Trump administration made a long-awaited announcement regarding tariffs on solar panel imports, and the response was fast and furious.

Will 2018 Be the Year Our Electric Car Future Gets Real? Will 2018 Be the Year Our Electric Car Future Gets Real?

Another year, another step closer to climate doom unless we cut carbon pollution. What’s happening with electric cars at the start of 2018 is a sign that maybe, just maybe, we might be beginning to steer the ship toward less catastrophic waters.

This Is What Failing at Nuclear Power Looks Like This Is What Failing at Nuclear Power Looks Like

The only nuclear reactor under construction in the U.S. is already years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Now, public officials in Georgia are about to decide if it’s worth even finishing the project. On Thursday, the state’s five-member Public Service Commission (PSC) will vote on whether to…

SolarCity's Sales Drop Is Darkening Solar's Prospects Around the Country SolarCity's Sales Drop Is Darkening Solar's Prospects Around the Country

Elon Musk’s SolarCity acquisition played a large part in breaking the solar industry’s five-year winning streak, according to a report released Wednesday from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Greentech Media. Overall, residential solar sales are down 13 percent in the US this year, following five straight…

What America's First Offshore Wind Farm Can Teach Us About Saving Birds What America's First Offshore Wind Farm Can Teach Us About Saving Birds

After a long era of reckless fossil fuel energy development, humans are finally learning how to harness cleaner resources like wind and solar. However, just as their forebears, solar and wind projects can pose threats to local ecosystems. Researchers at the the Block Island wind farm—the United States’ first…

Dyson, the Vacuum Cleaner Company, Wants to Make a Freaking Electric Car Dyson, the Vacuum Cleaner Company, Wants to Make a Freaking Electric Car

Dyson has made a name for itself by inventing all sorts of new approaches to vacuuming your house, and it seems that the company is now looking to innovate in a whole new “clean” industry. On Tuesday, founder James Dyson announced that his company is making a major play in the electric car business.

Pittsburgh Is Going Green, But Who Is Getting Left Behind? Pittsburgh Is Going Green, But Who Is Getting Left Behind?

PITTSBURGH — America’s storied “Steel City” is on the forefront of an energy revolution, transitioning from its long reliance on fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficient homes. In June, Mayor Bill Peduto joined an alliance of over 100 cities committing to solar and wind power. The announcement came only hours…

Can We Put Coal Miners Back to Work in Clean Energy? Can We Put Coal Miners Back to Work in Clean Energy?

In August 2016, fewer coal miners were employed in the US than anytime in modern history: just 48,600. A year later, little more than 50,000 miners are working, but the industry is still in dire straits—layoffs and mine shutdowns have led to rampant unemployment in West Virginia, Kentucky and Montana. President Trump…

Trump's Drastic Move to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan Won't Bring Coal Back Trump's Drastic Move to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan Won't Bring Coal Back

On Tuesday, President Trump is expected to begin the process of dismantling Obama’s environmental legacy, including his signature climate action policy, the Clean Power Plan. According to Reuters, Trump will sign an executive order compelling the Environmental Protection Agency to review and rewrite the plan, which…

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