The pace of approvals for solar and wind projects in the U.S. is picking up under the Obama administration, with two new plants in California and Oregon winning approval this week.
Delaware’s flagship offshore wind project may be going dormant, but observers say offshore wind is off to a promising start in New Jersey.
At the end of one of the most bizarre weather years in American history, climate research stands at a crossroads.
President Obama has a “last window of opportunity” to get it right on climate change, U.N. Foundation President Tim Wirth warned this week.
As with most issues, the story of 2011 electric vehicle sales depends largely on perspective.
The U.S. EPA final rule yesterday to cut toxic air pollutants will force the retirement of some of the nation’s dirtiest electricity generators, including coal-fired power plants that produce tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Texas should be selling large quantities of wind energy to other states by 2016 now that its major transmission project has just cleared a key regulatory process, according to a top renewable power developer.
The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Wednesday sharply limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from the nation’s coal- and oil-burningpower plants.
The new rule, unless blocked by Congress or the courts, will be the first time the federal government has enforced limits on mercury, arsenic, acid gases and other poisonous and carcinogenic chemicals emitted by the burning of fossil fuels.
“No industry can take such a big shift in cost structure,” Nathanael Greene, director of renewable energy policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council, told HuffPost. “And this is an industry that supports almost 100,000 jobs.”
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the department is requesting public comment on the proposed 820-mile transmission backbone. The agency is also investigating whether other developers are interested in competing for the project with Atlantic Grid Holdings LLC, which has requested right of way for the high-voltage transmission line.