US Offshore Wind Industry Suffers Through Severe Case Of Déjà Vu All Over Again, Again

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:35:49 +0000

The US offshore wind industry awakens from a 20-year slumber as the massive Vineyard Wind 1 project (finally) passes another milestone.

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California, Texas, & Florida Had Large Small-Scale Solar Capacity Increases In 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:32:35 +0000

As of December 2020, the states with the most small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity were California (10.6 gigawatts (GW)), New Jersey (1.9 GW), and Massachusetts (1.8 GW). Of the 4.5 GW of small-scale solar capacity added in the United States in 2020, California accounted for 31%, the largest share by far. Although Texas and Florida […]

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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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Clearing The Air With New Truck Regulations

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 21:06:46 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Shelby Parks & Patricio Portillo  The trucking industry has an outsized impact on toxic air pollution and carbon emissions. Luckily, states can now adopt two new regulations to address the issue: the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule, which ensures more zero-emission, electric trucks are sold each year, and the Heavy-Duty Omnibus (HDO) […]

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New Jersey Leads the East Coast on Electric Trucks

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 04:40:18 +0000

This blog is the third in a series exploring the state of electric vehicle policy in New Jersey. The series takes a deep dive into the transportation electrification policies New Jersey will need to meet its ambitious climate laws. Together, they explore whether New Jersey needs more ambitious transportation electrification goals

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Shazam! Garden State Transforms Self Into $500 Million Offshore Wind Giant

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:44:12 +0000

New Jersey leaps from offshore wind wallflower to wind power superhero in one fell swoop, starting with new monopile manufacturing plant

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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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Cop Budgets Benefit from Cannabis Legalization, Sparking Backlash in ‘Defund the Police’ Era

Credit to Author: Chris Roberts| Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 14:49:33 GMT

Politicians have long used earmarks for police budgets as a way to make legalization more digestible to opponents. New Jersey’s attempt to legalize in 2020 shows that is no longer working.

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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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The Other 2020 Elections: Communities Put Clean, Renewable Energy On The Ballot

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:35:10 +0000

Here’s a brief overview of several ballot measures illustrating how cities are moving at a rapid pace creating new funding to support local clean energy, and that clean energy has a much broader appeal than either political party

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