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IN THE NEWS2022-09-07T17:37:57+00:00

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1 big thing: Lights out

August 30, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Tens of millions of Americans are struggling to keep the lights on. The rising cost of natural gas is driving up the price of heating and electricity — and some 20 million U.S. households are behind on their utility payments, Bloomberg reports. That's about 1 in 6 homes in America. Now, as several states end pandemic-era moratoriums on shutting off power, households

Renewable Energy to make a record share of generating 22% of U.S. electricity this year!

August 24, 2022|Categories: In the News|

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA),Renewable energy will reach 22% of total generating in 2022. This boost is another step on the ladder of the energy transition. The EIA predicted that by the end of the next year, renewable energy will make up 24% of total generation. Based on its monthly historical data releases, the group frequently publishes forecasts for five

Act Now to Extend the ITC!

August 18, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Last week Sens. Manchin and Schumer struck a deal to pass a reconciliation bill that includes an extended and enhanced ITC. We need your help to let Congress know you need them to pass the bill ASAP Click here to call or email your members of Congress today! What's in the Inflation Reduction Act for Solar? So MUCH! The new reconciliation bill,

Greenland ice melt goes into overdrive

August 16, 2022|Categories: In the News|

The Greenland Ice Sheet saw a sharp spike in the rate and extent of melting last week, with 18 billion tons of water running into the North Atlantic in just three days, Andrew writes. Why it matters: Greenland's melting ice is the top annual contributor to global sea level rise. The rate and extent of ice loss there in the next few decades and beyond

Renewables spending proves resilient

August 16, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Global renewable energy investment had its strongest first half on record, per just-released analysis from the research firm BloombergNEF, Ben writes. The big picture: Total investment hit $226 billion in the first six months, up 11% from the same stretch last year but a decline from the second half. China was again the largest overall market, accounting for $98 billion of the $226 billion total. Investments in

First look: Proving up a zero-carbon grid

August 16, 2022|Categories: In the News|

The Energy Department unveiled a program today that will finance demo projects aimed at showing how grids can reliably operate on a mix of renewables, storage and other distributed resources, Ben writes. "Americans do not have to choose between a clean grid and a reliable one," Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement. Why it matters: The White House has a target of achieving 100% zero-carbon

License advanced nuclear reactors now

August 16, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Clean, secure, homegrown, advanced nuclear energy is the safe, zero-carbon energy solution that America needs — but time is running out. America’s policies must support this technology, or we risk falling behind as a global leader in nuclear energy. Find out more.

Where the big climate bill stands

August 16, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Here's the latest on the fragile Democratic deal to massively expand clean energy investments, Ben writes. Joe Manchin's side deal takes shape. His office circulated an outline of his agreement with Democratic leaders to speed permitting in exchange for backing the big climate bill. Why it matters: The permitting plan would make it easier to build all kinds of projects — including fossil fuel infrastructure like pipelines but

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