Author Archives: Tina Casey

North Carolina Renewable Energy Logjam Breaks Wide Open — Almost!

July 29th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

File this one under "E" for "Elections have consequences." Former Republican North Carolina Governor and fossil fuel fan Pat McCrory lost his 2016 re-election bid in stunning fashion to Democrat Roy Cooper, who leveraged public enthusiasm for renewable energy during his campaign. As a result, the state's renewable energy activity is set to accelerate. On July 27, Cooper signed HB 589 into law, putting new regulations in motion aimed at reaching a statewide solar target of 6,800 megawatts by 2020 — more than double what it has now


Crazy New Cargo Ship Gets Ready For Its Solar + Wind + Energy Storage Closeup

July 27th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

A cutting-edge new cargo ship from the company Eco Marine Power could be the first out of the box to integrate a rigid sail system with solar power and energy storage. Going by the concept design, the renewable energy hardware seems to be taking up some valuable deck space, but this first vessel will be a floating R&D platform intended to arrive at the optimal balance between renewables and cargo for various ship models


US Energy Dept. Goes Rogue On Biofuel, Celebrates Bio-Based Economy

July 25th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

So, this is weird. In one corner, you have US President* Donald J. Trump talking up the fossil fuel industry and denying climate change, and meanwhile his Department of Energy is touting a breakthrough in biofuel production and dropping another $40 million on new research aimed at ramping up the bio-based economy of the future



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