Offshore wind power Stories October 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Offshore wind power Stories May 3

In today’s EGEB:

  • Rio Tinto will purchase renewable energy certificates, and close its coal power plant.
  • Agreement will make New London, Connecticut a regional hub for offshore wind.
  • Duke Energy is selling a portion of its solar and wind portfolio.

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