Carbon Tax Would Help U.S. Meet Paris Goals, Study Finds

If the U.S. does decide to stay in the Paris agreement, a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed a policy proposal that would enable us to meet our 2030 commitments, an MIT press release reported Friday. Researchers studied …

NREL Study Helps Plan EV Charging Infrastructure Needs

There is an old expression that says, “Never start vast projects with half vast ideas.” Converting America to electric cars will be one such vast project, one that will require a quantum leap in EV charging infrastructure, but how many chargers will be needed? How many should be Level 2 …

GE Signs Order For 150 Megawatt Wind Project In Jhimpir, Pakistan

GE Renewable Energy has this week announced the signing of an agreement to provide wind turbines for the largest wind project in Jhimpir, Pakistan, a 150 megawatt project being built by Power China in the Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor in Jhimpir. The US Agency for International Development (US AID) and …

118 U.S. Mayors Endorse 100% Renewable Energy Goals

The Sierra Club released a new analysis Friday that found that transitioning all 1,400+ U.S. Conference of Mayors member-cities to 100 percent clean and renewable electricity will significantly reduce electric sector carbon pollution nationwide and help the U.S. towards meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement. According to the …

Wind Generates Enough Electricity to Power 24 Million Homes

All of the new wind farms built over the past few years are making an impact: New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds the country generated more than 5.5 percent of its electricity using wind in 2016. That comes on the heels of a recent announcement that wind …

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Advance Algae-based Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department of USA announced on Friday, up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost …