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 …

Fifth Third Bank Commits & Succeeds In Going 100% Renewable With Single Solar PPA

Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank has become the first Fortune 500 company, the first bank, and the first RE100 member to achieve its goal of securing 100% of its power consumption with renewables in a single Power Purchase Agreement from a single project. Announced on Wednesday, Fifth Third Bank, a regional …

Oklahomans Overwhelmingly In Support Of 2 Gigawatt Wind Catcher Wind Farm

A new survey from SoonerPoll has revealed that Oklahomans are overwhelmingly in support of the 2 gigawatt Wind Catcher Energy Connection set to be developed Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy. Announced back in July of 2017, the 2 gigawatt (GW) Wind Catcher wind farm is set to become the world’s …

Wind & Solar Could Meet 80% Of US Electricity Demand

A new study from US researchers has shown that wind and solar power generation could reliably meet 80% of the country’s electricity demand, and 100% could be met by scaling up energy storage capabilities and capacity. These are the key findings from a new study published this week in the …

US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the nation’s nuclear energy fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s new Sustainable Energy …