Offshore wind power Stories January 31

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The US now has nearly 60,000 wind turbines spinning across 41 states and two US territories.
  • Some New York City councillors want to turn Rikers Island jail complex into a green energy hub.
  • The College of William & Mary will source nearly 50% of the university’s electricity from solar.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 14, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Green energy generates more electricity than fossil fuels for first time in the UK.
  • Ax air miles programs to reduce carbon emissions, says British government’s climate-change advisers.
  • As KLM Royal Dutch Airlines turns 100, it’s taking active steps to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Washington, DC’s historic preservation board rejects front-facing solar panels.

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Green energy in the UK, which includes wind farms, solar, biomass, and hydro plants, generated more electricity than coal, oil, and gas in the third quarter of 2019, according to a new report by Carbon Brief.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 8, 2019

America’s greenest cities: 2019 report card

Which are America’s greenest cities? WalletHub names and shames in a report released today. We look at the top 10 and bottom 10. We also look at which cities had the lowest and highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita. (The United States was ranked third in highest per capita emitters of carbon dioxide by the Union of Concerned Scientists.)

Offshore wind power Stories September 30, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Nine Latin American countries pledge to reach 70% renewable energy by 2030.
  • Dominion Energy proposes the US’s largest offshore wind farm off Virginia Beach.
  • Montgomery County, Maryland, may adopt solar panel mandates for new builds.
  • Another coal plant closes in the UK, at Cottam — and coal will be phased out by 2025.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 19, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot launch a short film about how to fight climate change.
  • The UK holds a $25 billion offshore wind farm auction.
  • EnergySage releases their 2019 consumer solar report.
  • Duke Energy says it will eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 18, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Youth climate strike kicks off on September 20 to “end the age of fossil fuels.”
  • SunPower launches its own residential battery system, the Equinox Storage.
  • Bill Gates thinks we need a new approach to green energy investments.
  • The world’s largest wind turbine will launch near Rotterdam.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 29, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • EPA weakens regulations of environmentally harmful methane emissions.
  • 5 East coast governors urge the feds to green-light a delayed offshore wind power project.
  • Scotland is building the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.
  • Why Kathmandu’s trailblazing EV movement failed — yet is now making a comeback.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 14, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • US government offshore wind farm reviews could threaten their development.
  • The weakened Endangered Species Act empowers dirty energy.
  • Carbon dioxide levels broke global records in 2018.
  • Pennsylvania has a new bipartisan-backed Renewable Energy Bill.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 5, 2019

In today’s EGEB:

  • Coastal saltwater — a new source of renewable energy?
  • The ACEEE releases the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.
  • New Orleans considers wind power, but there is dissent.
  • Just 10% of fossil-fuel subsidies could pay for green energy.

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