Coal Prices Continue to Rise, Becoming More Costly Than Solar and Wind Alternatives

Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire pretty rapidly,” said Mike O’Boyle, the co-author of the report for Energy …

New Study Claims Climate Change Could Be Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns

Heat and pregnancy do not mix. High temps don’t just make a pregnant woman uncomfortable, the heat can actually hurt the health of her baby — and with climate change, this will probably become a bigger problem. A study in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Heart Association found that a …

Summer Weather Is Getting ‘Stuck’ Due to Arctic Warming

Summer weather patterns are increasingly likely to stall in Europe, North America and parts of Asia, according to a new climate study that explains why Arctic warming is making heatwaves elsewhere more persistent and dangerous. Rising temperatures in the Arctic have slowed the circulation of the jet stream and other …

ACCIONA To Build 145 Megawatt Texas Wind Farm

ACCIONA Energia announced this week that it will build its ninth wind farm in the United States with the development of the 145 megawatt (MW) Palmas Atlas wind farm in Texas, its second wind farm in the Lone Star State. ACCIONA Energia, the renewable energy subsidiary of Spanish infrastructure company …

Texas Blue Cloud 148 Megawatt Wind Farm Reaches Financial Close, Begins Construction

Tri Global Energy has announced this week that its 148 megawatt wind project has reached financial close and will begin construction with investment from Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and wind turbines supplied by Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. Three separate announcements were made on Wednesday that confirmed the finalization and …

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 …