47 Scientists: World Should Go 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 23:04:55 +0000

And 100% renewable energy no later than 2035.

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U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Competitions Heat Up: New Lithium Extraction Prize & Teams Advance in Manufacturing Prize

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 23:29:37 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize. The prize was launched during today’s NextGen Geo, a live virtual event uniting geothermal industry professionals, geosciences students, and clean energy entrepreneurs for a series of panel discussions on hot topics related to geothermal and renewable energy. The Geothermal Lithium Extraction […]

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In Virtual Tour, Department of Energy Recognizes Iron Mountain Data Centers for Energy Efficiency Leadership through Better Buildings Challenge

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 03:00:30 +0000

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Iron Mountain Data Centers for its commitment to energy efficiency through DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge. Since joining the program in 2016, Iron Mountain met its first energy-savings goal of 20% and has now set a new goal of improving data center power usage efficiency (PUE) by 30% over a […]

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Geothermal Energy Is Having A Magic Moment, This Time For Real — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 00:15:39 +0000

Just in time to avert a climate catastrophe, US geothermal energy industry shakes self out of slumber with an assist from oil and gas experts.

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US Power Capacity Changes from 2010 to 2020 — CleanTechnica Charts

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 04:02:19 +0000

With US power capacity data in for the end of 2020, I thought it would be a good time to see how US power capacity has changed over the past decade. Using data from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, I’ve created two new charts that highlight the shifts that took place over those 10 […]

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The Earth’s Energy: Switching Geothermal Power On

Credit to Author: Elizabeth A. Thomson| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 20:31:12 +0000

The post The Earth’s Energy: Switching Geothermal Power On appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Although geothermal energy supplies a very small percentage of the electricity used around the world currently, geothermal advocates aren’t letting the seeming insignificance of the existing power generation capacity detract from their enthusiasm about the future. After years of relative obscurity compared to other renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, geothermal energy is […]

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Renewables = 23% of US Electricity in November 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 04:50:20 +0000

While renewable energy has been dominating new power capacity in the United States (see: 77–80% Of New US Power Capacity Came From Solar & Wind In 2020), it takes a long time to shift the giant electricity grid, which some have called the biggest machine in the country. Even so, month after month, renewable energy’s […]

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77–80% of New US Power Capacity Came from Solar & Wind in 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 03:20:02 +0000

According to new data from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) — data derived from Velocity Suite, ABB Inc. and The C Three Group LLC — solar power and wind power accounted for 77.1% of new utility-scale power capacity in the United States in 2020 (chart above). Adding in a CleanTechnica estimate for rooftop […]

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100% of New US Power Capacity Came from Solar & Wind in November

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 08:17:39 +0000

Matching the result in October 2020, November 2020 saw 100% of new US power capacity coming from wind and solar power, according to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The figures exclude rooftop solar power, but 100% is 100% either way. Overall, in the first 11 months of 2020, solar and wind power […]

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Improving The Efficiency Of Your Home, Series 2: Heating, Cooling, (Hot) Water — Part 4

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 20:01:22 +0000

Energy efficiency can help slow the rate of climate change. Learn about making your home more efficient so you can reduce carbon production and also save money.

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