Honda’s Working On More US-Based Battery Production

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 13:06:03 +0000

If you remember 2022 (it seems so long ago now), you probably remember the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). If you’re a fan of EVs and you spend much time on social media, you probably saw all of the controversy over the Act’s treatment of battery minerals for EV tax credits. I predicted that the situation […]

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North Carolina Regulators Strengthen State’s Rooftop Solar Market

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2023 02:34:07 +0000

First-in-the-region order sets new bar for solar and storage incentives in the Southeast RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued final orders in its net metering “Smart $aver” docket. The Commission approved a three-year glide path for solar customers to transition from monthly credits to a more dynamic time-of-use rate […]

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Bay Area Sets NOx Emissions Standards for Gas Water Heaters & Furnaces, Effectively Ending Sales Starting in 2027

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 13:10:14 +0000

Big news for clean air last week. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) adopted amendments requiring the elimination of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from new water heaters by 2027 and new furnaces by 2029. We’ve been hearing about the indoor pollution from gas stoves this year. Gas water heaters and furnaces also have […]

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US Bureau of Land Management Offering 1,064 Acres for Solar Lease Option

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 13:01:16 +0000

CAÑON CITY, Colorado — The Bureau of Land Management announced today it is auctioning 1,064 acres of public land for solar energy production in the De Tilla Gulch area of Saguache County, Colorado. Bidding will take place at 10 a.m. on April 27, 2023, at the BLM Rocky Mountain District Office, located at 3028 East […]

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We’re Approaching Several ‘Positive’ Climate Tipping Points. Is It Enough?

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:20:10 +0000

Reports on “positive tipping points” point to technical solutions, but they miss the role of politics in decarbonizing the economy. When it comes to climate change, tipping points are typically a bad thing. They refer to a threshold at which irreversible, self-perpetuating and catastrophic environmental changes – often referred to as feedback loops – will […]

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