NRC Backs Storing Nuclear Waste in Texas

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:44:28 +0000

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Federal regulators have approved a private company’s plan to store nuclear waste in the oil fields of West Texas, the latest move in the continuing saga of where to store spent fuel from U.S. nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Sept. 13 issued a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC (ISP), […]

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Can Water Megaprojects Save The US Desert West? (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 15:56:39 +0000

In the American West, water has always been a challenge. Prior to the arrival of European explorers and settlers, there’s broad evidence that droughts and water cycles heavily affected Native Americans. For example, the people who built the Gila Cliff Dwellings may have left the area when water supplies dwindled. Later settlements by the descendants […]

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Joe Biden Meets With Western Governors To Talk Wildfires

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 03:50:43 +0000

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met (virtually) with a bipartisan group of Western governors yesterday to discuss preparations for this year’s wildfire season, which is expected to be especially severe due to an ongoing drought fueled by climate change. “Climate change is driving the dangerous confluence of extreme heat and prolonged drought. We’re […]

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New Mexico’s Zipper Merge Experiment Is Failing, Producing Pollution

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:35:00 +0000

In theory, the “zipper merge” is a great idea. The road space in both lanes is utilized fully, and when it comes time to merge, people alternate and everyone gets where they’re going without a traffic jam. If everyone maintains a steady speed, leaves space between themselves and other cars, and everyone gets in at […]

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Can the US Survive California’s Drought?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:50:59 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Pablo Ortiz, Bilingual Western States Climate Scientist  The drought facing the Western United States is bad. Really bad. It’s become worse faster than the last one. As more of the United States suffers from drought conditions and water supplies are diminishing, water demands are rising. Smaller water supplies combined with […]

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Much More Rooftop Solar From An Alternative To Monopoly Utility Models

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 18:35:16 +0000

Originally published on Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become increasingly problematic, risking the health, environmental, and financial impacts of over-investment in large fossil fuel power plants. In over 30 states, monopoly utilities submit […]

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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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El Paso Electric Files EV Plan With New Mexico Regulators

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:45:58 +0000

El Paso Electric has announced that it filed a Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC). Inside of the press release were several interesting items

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Panasonic Expands Home Solar Offerings In High-Growth Solar States

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 18:08:55 +0000

As CleanTechnica has reported in recent months, solar power now generates the cheapest electricity in history — according to the conservative, fossil industry–entrenched International Energy Agency. As a result, demand for solar power has been growing strongly in the United States and worldwide

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States & Cities Are Driving Climate & Clean Energy Progress

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 23:02:46 +0000

Part of NRDC’s Series Reviewing 2020 Climate & Clean Energy Developments

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