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Sustainability Group Awards Two Wind Energy Projects in Iowa

Of the many wind energy projects in the United States, only three are verified as sustainable by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Recently, two of them -- developed by power generation and distribution provider Alliant Energy with support from Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer – were the first wind projects ever to achieve the

2019-08-19T08:27:09-05:00Tags: |

India is promising a push toward sustainability

Home to more than 1 billion people, India is a huge economic, political and cultural force and when it comes to renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has ambitious plans. In June 2019, Anand Kumar, the secretary of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said the country planned to have 500 gigawatts of

2019-08-17T09:57:40-05:00Tags: |

Opportunity zones could provide major boost for clean energy

When Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion foundation guided by a vision for social justice, and Steve Mnuchin, President Donald Trump’s treasury secretary, agree that the Opportunity Zones program is the biggest economic development opportunity in 50 years, it’s worth taking a closer look. A provision of the Tax Cuts and

2019-08-15T07:35:02-05:00Tags: |

Plymouth Energy suspends production at ethanol plant in Iowa

An ethanol plant in northwest Iowa, US has suspended production ‘until further notice’, according to a statement from the plant’s owner Plymouth Energy. The company’s ethanol plant is one of at least 10 in the US to temporarily suspend operations, with a further three closing for good, Radio Iowa reported. “A lot of the experts

2019-08-05T07:17:28-05:00Tags: |

10% of fossil fuel subsidy ‘could pay for green transition’

Switching just some of the huge subsidies supporting fossil fuels to renewables would unleash a runaway clean energy revolution, according to a new report, significantly cutting the carbon emissions that are driving the climate crisis. Coal, oil and gas get more than $370bn (£305bn) a year in support, compared with $100bn for renewables, the International

2019-08-05T07:05:06-05:00Tags: |

Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions

Drive through nearly any corner of America long enough and giant solar farms or rows of wind turbines come into view, all with the goal of increasing the country’s renewable energy use and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But what some may not realize is at times these renewable energy sources can produce more power than

2019-08-02T07:02:26-05:00Tags: |

Could Rust Be a New Source of Renewable Energy?

Rust is often associated with decay and disrepair, but scientists at Caltech and Northwestern University are looking at rust differently: as a means of generating electricity. Rust, after all, is nothing more than iron oxide. Thin films of it, as the scientists show in a new study, could be used to generate electricity when interacting

2019-08-01T06:28:03-05:00Tags: |

A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells

Solar panel installations are on the rise in the U.S., with more than 2 million new installations in early 2019, the most ever recorded in a first quarter, according to a recent report by Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. To meet the ever-increasing demands, low-cost and more efficient alternatives to

2019-07-28T05:54:52-05:00Tags: |

Microgrid provides resiliency hub with sustainable power

When an ice storm hit Ontario, Canada, in 2013, transmission lines were knocked down, leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power for days. Without electricity, the communities within the province are at risk of being exposed to perilous temperatures. With climate change increasing the future prevalence of severe winter weather, North Bay Hydro Services

2019-07-24T07:37:30-05:00Tags: |

Which countries are leading the way in sustainable energy?

As the threat of global warming continues, countries around the world are working hard to build a more sustainable way of living. One way they are doing this is focusing on delivering more sustainable energy solutions. So, which countries are leading the way in sustainable energy and why are they doing better than some other

2019-07-23T06:55:27-05:00Tags: |

“Why Won’t Utility Companies Give Us ..

At this year’s Data Center Dynamics conference in San Francisco, speaker after speaker took to the stage to lament how utility companies refuse to provide even the largest corporations with the renewable energy they want. Utility companies are accustomed to having things pretty much their own way. Their attitude is “It’s our electricity, damn it.

2019-07-22T07:01:08-05:00Tags: |

How Businesses Can Further the Development of Renewable Energy

In the past, certain technologies like wind and solar posed problems for industry leaders due to intermittent outages. However improvements in equipment and storage have made wind and solar power equivalent to the traditional grid in terms of performance and reliability. Here are the reasons to convert your organization to renewable energy and reap the

2019-07-20T12:11:41-05:00Tags: |

20 overlooked benefits of distributed solar energy

A study released today provides the most complete list yet of the advantages of solar energy -- from carbon sequestration to improvements for pollinator habitat. The paper offers a new framework for analyzing solar projects to better understand the full suite of benefits. The study, published in Nature Sustainability, was conducted by researchers from the

2019-07-19T09:38:48-05:00Tags: |

La Crosse commits to 100 percent clean, renewable energy

La Crosse is the fifth city in Wisconsin to adopt the goal to move away from fossil fuels. Today, Mayor Tim Kabat joined local leaders in announcing the City of La Crosse’s goal to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. On July 11, the La Crosse City Council unanimously passed a resolution establishing a goal

2019-07-17T05:39:35-05:00Tags: |

G20 Meetings Urge Energy Transitions for Sustainable Growth

30 June 2019: The G20 Leaders’ Summit and associated meetings, including a global event on financing energy efficiency and a meeting of energy and environment ministers on energy transitions and the global environment, highlighted energy-related and environmental issues such as energy performance of asset investments and energy transitions to affordable, reliable, sustainable and low-emissions systems.

2019-07-05T12:23:39-05:00Tags: |

Providing the necessary energy to end poverty

Providing access to energy—vital for a decent standard of living and ending poverty—can be done in a way that is sustainable for people surviving on low incomes and for the planet, researchers have found. As people's living standards rise, their energy use usually does too. But a growing demand for better homes, transport and electricity

2019-07-03T05:44:35-05:00Tags: |