The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as an historic moment in the fight against climate change. A key part of making that promise a reality, is all around us – in the floors, walls and rooftops that protect our way of life.
Mars Inc. backs up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next several years.
Why is there such a huge obstacle between sustainable energy and progress on a nationwide scale? Let’s take a closer look at a few specific types of sustainable energy — solar power, biofuel, wind power — (as well as the greater economic picture) to examine a few ways to ensure these renewable power sources stand a chance to flourish, over the next decade.
Lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey: bad news for Texas petroleum industry, good news for wind farms and for grid resiliency.
A coalition of environment groups has urged the federal government to enact more cuts in biofuels production, as they claim the environmental promises promised by the Renewable Fuel Standard have failed to materialize 10 years after the program launched.
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WGL, formerly Washington Gas and Light, has 170-year-old roots in natural gas, but it is rapidly transitioning into renewables.
The U.S. energy infrastructure has been in the news this week as the devastation from Hurricane Harvey continues to ripple through the Gulf Coast region of Texas, a major oil and gas hub. The hurricane demonstrates some of the risks of centralized production and processing. But efforts are already underway to diversify our mix of clean energy.
Citgo, the American oil company owned by the government of Venezuela, has been granted an exemption from recent U.S. sanctions by the Trump White House. The administration claims Citgo cannot transfer profits to its Venezuelan parent, but it turns out lobbying may have had something to do with giving the company a pass.
Politics have been getting in the way of the U.S. offshore wind industry, but Scotland’s efforts to lower costs could help break the logjam.
Three environmentalists have come up from an ingenious way to respond to President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss the need for climate change mitigation: Plant a forest. A very big, global forest. And their call is being heard.
New electric vehicles that can support mass transit are on the horizon, according to an announcement by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office. The office has just dolled out $13.4 million to encourage the production of alternative fuel vehicles that can support community mass transit.
According to a recent report, solar power capacity not only continues to surge worldwide, but will rival the amount of nuclear power generated across the globe by the end of this year.
Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the amount of renewables the company can generate nationwide.
The idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, introduced by GOP elders earlier this year, is slowly but surely gaining more support across the political spectrum.