US Defense Operations ‘Create More Emissions Than Sweden’

The defense operations of the US create more greenhouse gas emissions than Sweden and Portugal. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published by Brown University in Rhode Island, which states the Pentagon, which oversees the US military, was responsible for producing approximately 59 million metric tonnes of greenhouse …

After Plastic Straws, Are Balloons Next To Go?

We get it. Balloons are fun and make great decorations. But we hate to burst your bubble—balloons can be a big problem when they are deliberately released into the environment. The litter is not only a blight on landscapes, waterways, trees and power lines, but balloons and balloon strings can …

Vivint Solar Continues Expansion With Move Into Virginia

One of the United States’ leading residential solar installers, Vivint Solar, has continued what is turning out to be an impressive year of expansion, by announcing that it has expanded into the state of Virginia. At the beginning of the year, Vivint Solar only operated across 14 states, but that …

Sunrun Expands Into Seven New States, Nearly Doubles Market Reach

Sunrun, one of the United States’ leading residential solar developers, announced this week that it has recently completed expanding into seven new US state markets, nearly doubling its market reach in just under four months. The California-based company bills itself as the largest dedicated residential solar, storage, and energy services …

Vivint Solar Expands Into Colorado

Just two days after US solar installer Vivint Solar announced that it had acquired $100 million in its latest round of financing, the company announced that it was expanding its residential services into Colorado. When I covered the news earlier this week that Vivint Solar had acquired $100 million in …

It’s Official: Block Island Now Powered by Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Block Island, the smallest town in the country’s smallest state, is now powered by Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Block Island Power Company officially silenced its diesel generating plant in the early hours on Monday, meaning its 2,000 electric customers now have access to clean, …