No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be achieved with solar and wind without relying on storage.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid and deliver any excess power they generate to other electric customers, has been preserved — in a big win for solar energy in the Golden State.
As we move into the new year, one major question continues to emerge: In an election year, will Congress be able to pass anything? Somewhat surprisingly, though, there is one issue that Congress continues to move on, and which could yield modest gains for consumers and businesses alike.
Eight militants, including leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested and another was killed outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. But will this be enough to put a stop to the standoff, let alone end longstanding tensions between ranchers and the government?
A conservative think-tank backed by the Koch brothers just launched a massive anti-ethanol campaign in Iowa, six days before the country’s first presidential primary vote.
In a strange decision that is forcing rooftop solar businesses in the sunny state of Nevada to close their doors, the state’s utility commission voted unanimously earlier this month to slash net-metering payments to homeowners that have invested heavily in rooftop solar. So far, the commission is sticking firm — but what about Nevada’s exemplary solar industry?
Last week, David Koch resigned from the board of the American Museum of Natural History after 23 years. Environmental groups have been clamoring for his departure for years due to his anti-science stance on climate change. Should they declare victory, or is this all part of a Koch Industries rebranding scheme?
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have both acknowledged that climate change exists. But both continue to dismiss climate change as an important issue, even as their home state faces its impacts head-on.
While the Lego Group ultimately came to the right decision, the toy manufacturer learned a difficult lesson. Trying to control who buys your products looks suspiciously like censorship.
The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20 households in Kenya alone.
One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it’s called here, rain enhancement science. The UAE recently doled out $5 million in grants to advance cloud-seeding research.
Most of the air pollution in this California region is caused by transportation emissions. So, why is its air district considering regulations for barbecue restaurants?