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Green Energy Stories Yesterday

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a report, “Tone Deaf: The Facts Behind Duke Energy’s Low-Income Programs,” which claims that the power company consistently harms low-income customers.

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

  • New York State has approved the construction of a 340-megawatt wind farm.
  • Oil giant Total shifts to green energy as it invests in a huge Scottish wind farm.
  • The Environmental Working Group says Duke Energy’s policies hurt low-income customers.

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Green Energy Stories June 3

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

  • The UK has run without coal-fired power for 55 consecutive days and counting.
  • Wind and solar’s dropping costs mark an energy transition turning point, says IRENA.
  • Green-friendly Virginia will hold its Green New Deal Virginia Coalition Summit virtually.

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The state of Virginia is working to keep its renewable energy transition momentum going despite the pandemic. It’s going to hold a virtual Green New Deal Virginia Coalition Summit today, rather than canceling. The upside? Anyone can attend.

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Green Energy Stories June 2

The Trump administration has eliminated states’ and tribes’ rights to halt projects that risk hurting their water quality by rolling back a section of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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

  • China said it will adhere to its Paris Agreement emissions reduction pledge.
  • Trump administration limits states’ rights to block pipelines that cross their waterways.
  • Will the Florida Keys lose the battle against rising sea levels? This video discusses options.

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Green Energy Stories June 1

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

  • Chinese solar companies have had to cut component prices, but there may be a big benefit.
  • 206 companies from HSBC to BP are calling for the UK government to enact a green recovery.
  • Want to try a virtual electric vehicle ride and drive? It’s free.

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206 multinational and national companies and investors in the UK have signed a letter that calls on the British government to deliver a sustainable coronavirus recovery program.

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Green Energy Stories May 29

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

  • In 2019, renewables exceeded coal in annual US energy consumption for the first time in more than 130 years.
  • Louisiana has approved a $1 billion wind farm project.
  • Oklahoma’s wind energy is growing like crazy, according to a VP at Goldman Sachs Renewable Energy Group.

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Green Energy Stories May 28

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

  • 23 US states are suing the Trump administration over its reversal of fuel-efficiency standards.
  • Houston is going to power its government buildings with 100% green energy by July.
  • The EU releases the “world’s biggest green stimulus”: What’s in it for renewables?

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