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Renewables = 70% of New US Power Capacity in 2020, Solar = 43%

November 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In the first three quarters of 2020, renewable energy — almost entirely solar and wind energy — accounted for 70% of new US power capacity, based on official utility-scale power plant data from FERC and small-scale solar power estimates from CleanTechnica


Heat Pumps Are Amazing On Modern Grids, Not So Much In Coal Country

November 29th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

Electrifying everything at the same time as all electrical generation shifts to renewables are two of the key points in my Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work. Heat pumps are only part of the answer, but at about 1% of Canada's total GHG emissions reduction target, they are a surprisingly big one. Too bad about Alberta though


Donald Trump’s 75–99 Real Attacks On Our Environment

November 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

After President Richard Nixon proposed establishing the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency on July 9, 1970, Republicans have assumed some level of responsibility for cleaning our air and water. Yes, oil, gas, and coal came to heavily, heavily support Republicans (+90% in some years), funding their campaigns and then lobbying them


French Government Puts US Gas Imports on Ice

October 30th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

A move by one of the largest European energy companies shows that both markets and governments are beginning to pay attention to methane emissions and factor them into business decisions. France’s Engie has halted its commitment to a long-term US liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract with NextDecade Corp estimated at US$7 billion



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