Author Archives: Tina Casey

Trump Will Untangle US Solar Commitments … Exactly How?

November 28th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

File this one under U for "You've Been Had, Part Infinity." President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to bring coal jobs back to the US, but job seekers who really want to work in the energy sector are going to have a lot more luck with the solar industry over the next four years

With Donald Trump As CiC, US Navy Is Caught In Clean Power Crosshairs

November 15th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

President-elect Donald Trump is not such a big fan of clean power, but the Pentagon sure is. That's especially true of the US Navy. The Department of the Navy has been leveraging its history of maritime innovation to make the case for transitioning to biofuel, solar energy, wind energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, and any other technological edge that can support its position as the most powerful fighting force on the seven seas -- and make its bases more secure and resilient, too

Stabbed In The Back, Part Deux: Coal Gets Another Brushoff

November 14th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

Just a day after ExxonMobil hinted that it will work aggressively to push coal out of the global marketplace, the company received an important "I got your back" message from US Senator Mitch McConnell. Last Friday the Senator dropped some hints of his own about the future of coal here in the US, and he did not paint a pretty picture

GE Forges Ahead With World’s First Wind + Hydro + Storage Project

November 14th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

The project is located at the Gaildorf wind farm. It includes four wind turbines with a combined capacity of 13.6 megawatts. The base of each turbine will double as a water storage reservoir, for a total of 1.6 million gallons (to be clear, these are not GE space frame towers -- for obvious reasons, they are fully enclosed)

Stabbed In The Back! ExxonMobil Throws Shade At US Coal Industry

November 11th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

This is probably not what the US coal industry had in mind when it lobbied -- successfully -- to put a President Donald Trump in charge of US energy policy. ExxonMobil has just dropped a tweet in support of putting the Paris climate agreement into force. Connect the dots, and that means the Trump Administration is poised to throw coal under the bus

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