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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Courtesy of NRDC.By Max Baumhefner & Dylan Sullivan  Nevada is considering legislation that would help the state drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity. Senate Bill (SB) 448 (Brooks) would speed the approval of transmission lines needed to move low-cost, renewable electricity across the region and would accelerate the deployment of cars, trucks, and buses fueled by that clean electricity. Nevada’s
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Courtesy of NRDC.By Alex Jackson Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his administration’s revised budget today, known colloquially as the May Revise, culminating a weeklong tour to promote a “$100 billion California Comeback Plan.” The budget includes unprecedented funding for essential state needs, such as combatting homelessness, offering utility debt relief for low-income households, expanding access to broadband, transforming
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The promise of marine energy is seemingly boundless — and thanks to a recently upgraded tool powered by new high-resolution data sets, users can pinpoint promising sites. Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) resource characterization team and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office, the Marine Energy Atlas (formerly MHK
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Storage tanks at a Colonial Pipeline Inc. facility in Avenel, New Jersey, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was an all too familiar story to businesses across the United States. The pipeline, which supplies fuel to some 50 million people from the
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Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images A project aiming to harness geothermal energy from disused, flooded coal mines in the northeast of England took another step forward this week after it was given planning permission for an initial testing phase. In an announcement Monday, South Tyneside Council said the development would “draw geothermal energy
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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, the operator of the country’s largest fuel pipeline, has been a “wakeup call” for U.S. cybersecurity vulnerability. Colonial is still struggling with a cybersecurity attack that forced its entire system offline on Friday and triggered widespread fuel shortages across the East Coast.
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Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By Jessica Collingsworth, Energy policy analyst Special thanks to Brian Urbaszewski, Director of Environmental Health Programs at Respiratory Health Association, for contributing to this post and the development of the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) Analysis. In Illinois, the economic competitiveness of our aging and inefficient coal-fired power plants is in decline.
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In this article AAL Holding tanks are seen at Colonial Pipeline’s Charlotte Airport Delivery Facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. an undated photograph. Colonial Pipeline | via Reuters The cyberattack that forced the shutdown of the country’s largest refined fuel-products pipeline over the weekend has sparked some routing changes for American Airlines as it seeks
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By Anne Kramer Sustainability is my passion. I work in corporate sustainability and try to live as sustainably as possible. Until a year ago, this largely meant recycling, minimizing waste, and using reusable bags. Yet, my eyes were recently opened by the nonprofit Electrify Now to the biggest culprit of my carbon footprint: burning fossil
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An anti-government demonstrator waves the national flag as they block the street, with burning garbage dumpsters, in front of Lebanon’s central bank in the capital Beirut on March 16, 2021, during a protest against the deteriorating economic situation. JOSEPH EID | AFP | Getty Images The current mismanagement of Lebanon has put it on “train
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Originally published by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo today announced approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The Secretaries were joined in
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In this article TAN PBW GBLD Long-term investors don’t need to worry about the cracks forming in the clean energy trade this year, says one market watcher. Popular exchange-traded funds focused on sustainable energy including the Invesco Solar ETF (TAN) and the Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF (PBW) have lost significant momentum this year, down
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Originally published on RMI.org.By Alexander Dane & Alisa Petersen US city budgets are tighter than ever due to COVID-19. The American Rescue Plan Act, recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden, will provide some relief in the near term, while the proposed American Jobs Plan offers a tantalizing vision of federal infrastructure investments that could
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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