China’s central government has set a target of 1,200 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale wind and solar capacity by 2030, but a new Global Energy Monitor (GEM) report says the country is set to double its current capacity and meet the goal five years early, a GEM press release said. Prospective projects that have already been […]
According to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the worldwide demand for oil is poised to dry up in the coming years. Supply concerns triggered by the global energy crisis, along with high fuel prices, have sped up the shift to renewables, a press release from the IEA said. According to the […]
When smoke from the Canada wildfires drifted into the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. last week, creating haze and an otherworldly orange glow, it not only diminished air quality, but it reduced solar power generation by making it more difficult for solar panels to absorb sunlight. Last week, the electricity coming from New England solar farms […]
The UK government has announced £4.3 million ($5.4 million) in funding for space-based solar projects, which will go to UK universities and technology companies. Space-based solar power involves setting up solar panels on satellites sent into space. The panels collect solar energy, and wireless technology can send the power back down to Earth, as explained […]
A historic climate change trial begins today in Helena, Montana, where 16 young people have sued the state for fossil fuel policies — like its continued support of coal and natural gas — that they argue are destroying the environment, making the climate crisis worse and robbing them and other young residents of their futures. […]
A new study by 50 leading scientists conducted to supplement the “information gap” between Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports said global greenhouse gas emissions have soared to a record high and are threatening to push our planet into “unprecedented” global heating. Earth’s carbon budget — the amount of carbon dioxide that can be […]
The U.S. and the UK have announced a new economic partnership called “The Atlantic Declaration” to increase cooperation in renewable energy, artificial intelligence (AI) and critical minerals, “to ensure that our unique alliance is adapted, reinforced, and reimagined for the challenges of this moment,” a press release from The White House said. The White House […]
U.S. DOI has sought to preserve the resources of this historically and culturally valuable area by withdrawing the public lands and federal mineral estate surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new oil and gas leasing.