11 US States To Challenge EPA Rollback Of 2025 Fuel-Efficiency Standards

The US EPA is pursuing a rollback of earlier plans (implemented under Obama’s presidency) to raise the new-vehicle fuel-efficiency standard to nearly 50 miles per gallon by 2025 (that would be a fleet-level requirement, not model level). In response to that, 11 US states have now revealed an intention to …

EPA Moves to Relax US Vehicle Emission Standards

Scott Pruitt, the head of the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA), has revealed plans to roll back emissions standards for vehicles in a move that could impact the country’s transport emissions for decades to come. In a statement released yesterday Pruitt said the Obama administration had set vehicle emissions standards …

JinkoSolar To Open First US Solar Factory In Florida In Support Of 2,750 Megawatt...

US-based NextEra Energy has signed one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history with China-based JinkoSolar for 2,750 megawatts (MW) alongside a separate move in which JinkoSolar will open its first US manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. In moves which will encourage both the global solar supply market …

U.S. Asks China to ‘Immediately Halt’ Ban on Foreign Waste

Last year, China—the world’s largest importer of waste—announced it no longer wanted to take in other countries’ trash so it could focus on its own pollution problems. This unexpected policy shift, which took effect Jan. 1, has left exporters in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Germany and other European countries scrambling …

This College Could Become the First 100% Renewable Campus in U.S.

As a growing number of U.S. cities make pledges towards 100 percent renewables, it’s easy to forget that the entire state of Hawaii set this important benchmark three years ago when it mandated that all of its electricity must come from renewable sources no later than 2045. To help the …

US Energy: Renewables on the Rise as Fossil Fuel Use Slumps

Despite the best efforts of US President Donald Trump, coal generation in the US fell 2.5 per cent in 2017, according to official data released yesterday that reveals a contrasting jump in renewables use. Figures released by the US Energy Information document a slump in fossil fuel generation during 2017, …

Algorithm Sends Food That Would Be Wasted to the Hungry

According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, up to 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted. Sugam Sharma, a computer science expert and systems analyst in Iowa State University’s Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology and a group of collaborators are developing a software prototype …