Maryland County Sues Big Oil

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 17:02:43 +0000

Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is suing more than two dozen oil and gas companies for covering up what they knew to be the truth of their products’ impact on global warming and, seeking to hold them liable for the “costs and consequences” of climate change. Anne Arundel is home to Maryland capital Annapolis, which filed […]

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What’s Next for State Climate Action in the US? 7 Areas to Watch

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 22:43:10 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Blog. By Devashree Saha, Tom Cyrs and Alex Rudee  The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is critical, as it is not possible […]

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SunPower Slides Into 7 New Markets In 6 States

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 23:45:08 +0000

SunPower has long been one of the largest, most influential, most popular solar power companies in the United States. In fact, its precursor was a core part of what launched the global solar industry decades ago. It is heavily focused these days on getting solar power installed on American homes and businesses, and that’s now happening in 7 new markets.

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2020’s Top Wind Energy R&D Achievements

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:31:05 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) provides global leadership in fundamental wind energy science research, development, and validation activities that enable low-cost wind energy. The office pursues opportunities across all U.S. wind sectors — land-based utility-scale wind, offshore wind, distributed wind — as well as addressing market barriers and system integration

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2020: Watt a Year for Building Electrification!

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 21:29:01 +0000

While 2020 brought a host of challenges to the country, many states and cities still forged ahead with actions to address the climate impacts of a stubborn sector: buildings. Across the United States, local leaders are acknowledging the climate, economic, and health impacts of burning fossil fuels in buildings and accelerating the transition to modern, clean electric appliances

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Solar Jobs, Solar Installations, & Homes Powered by Solar in Top 10 US Solar States

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2020 18:24:14 +0000

In October, I published reports on the top US solar states per capita, the top US solar states as a percentage of electricity, and the top US states in terms of total installed solar power capacity. Based on that first ranking system

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Take Me Home, Country Roads: New Study on Clean Transportation Strategies in Rural Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:41:54 +0000

A new study from M. J. Bradley & Associates, together with Union of Concerned Scientists, shows how rural communities in four states, Maine, Maryland, Vermont and Virginia, can benefit from clean transportation solutions, resulting in significant economic gains and reduced global warming emissions

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USA Says “Hi, Sailor” To Offshore Wind, Kisses Paris Climate Accord Buh-Bye

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 19:15:12 +0000

Paris Agreement or not, the US offshore wind industry will propel the nation down the road to a green recovery and a renewable energy future

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Top US States for Percentage of Electricity from Solar

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:15:28 +0000

This report ranks US states according to the percentage of their electricity that comes from solar

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Top Solar States Per Capita 2012 vs. 2020 — CleanTechnica Report

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 02:44:47 +0000

After digging into an old spreadsheet to create a new report on top solar power states per capita, it crossed my mind to compare the results from the first half of 2020 with the results from 2012, which is the last time I had published such a report before today

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