New Report: Pathways to Net-Zero for New Mexico’s Economy

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 16:28:09 +0000

In a set of briefs released today, modeling gives a new, in-depth look into pathways for New Mexico to cut climate-warming pollution while improving health and quality of life for its communities, particularly rural and tribal communities historically overburdened by fossil fuel development. Achieving the state’s near and long-term climate goals will depend on New […]

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China-Baiting, Greenwashed

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:00:49 +0000

As the world marked another flopped climate conference last year — with precious chances for action racing past — many eyes drifted toward the People’s Republic of China (PRC). News sites decried Xi’s absence. Commentators suggest that if emerging East Asian economies don’t do their part, climate efforts cannot succeed. As he did in 2009 […]

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Reducing Wind Turbine Wakes Could Save Wind Farms Millions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:15:23 +0000

Researchers Are Collecting the Most Comprehensive Data on How Winds Move Through Wind Power Plants To Help Design More Efficient Plants and Reduce Wind Energy Costs “Windmills,” Bob Kerr said, “don’t eat.” Through years of drought, Kerr, an Oklahoma cattle rancher and wheat farmer, watched the ponds on his farmland disappear into caked earth. Without […]

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Fortescue Buys Williams Advanced Engineering

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 16:14:16 +0000

Fortescue has bought Williams Advanced Engineering. Why? Williams and FFI have been cooperating for some time in the electrification of Fortescue’s 400 ton haulage trucks. Now they will be working more closely together. WAE is a leading provider of high-performance race-bred battery and electrification technologies and will bring speed, precision, and cutting-edge technology from the […]

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There’s A New Kind Of Gold In Them There Pits

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 09:00:31 +0000

An abandoned gold mine in far north Queensland is set to become the world’s first co-located solar and pumped storage hydropower plant. The 250 MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project, 270 km northwest of Townsville, is the first pumped hydro power station to be built in Australia in almost 40 years. Genex has commenced its […]

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Odds Are Power Plants Near You Are Holding Back On Cold Days

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:00:59 +0000

Extreme winter weather has revealed the flaws of energy strategies that overly rely on gas. A year ago, I wrote about how Mid-Atlantic fossil fuel power plant owners’ bad practices cost consumers money by reducing power plant capabilities that should be available in cold weather. Soon after I posted that blog, the February Winter Storm Uri wreaked […]

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Fife Families Put At Risk Of Fires & Flare-Ups From Hydrogen By SGN

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:19:18 +0000

To the families of Fife considering SGN’s offer of ‘free’ hydrogen appliances, be aware that you would be putting your loved ones at risk to perpetuate a disappearing business model for gas utilities.

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Is A Congressional Climate Compromise The Way To Go?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:00:15 +0000

climate compromiseEmissions reductions depend on constant and determined action. To succeed, policymakers across all levels of society need to continue to push forward with climate action, even if that means compromise and intermittent disappointments.

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6 Sustainability Stories to Watch in 2022 — From Promises to Action

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 22:39:07 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute. By Sadof Alexander  During these unprecedented times, there’s a great deal of uncertainty about the future. The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the effects of climate change are already being felt worldwide, and people across the planet continue to face inequity. And that’s just what’s happening on the global stage, not to […]

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