Tag: renewable energy

Energy & Environment, Industry

Report: US needs much more than the IRA to get to net zero by 2050

October 20, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

On Tuesday, the US National Academies of Science released a report entitled “Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States.” The report follows up on a 2021 analysis entitled, “Accelerating Decarbonization in the US Energy System.” When the earlier report was prepared, […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

The US is investing $400 million in zinc-bromine battery manufacturing

September 11, 2023

Via: TechSpot

The US Department of Energy recently announced a conditional commitment to provide Eos Energy Enterprises with a loan of approximately $400 million. This loan will be used to establish four new, cutting-edge production lines dedicated to manufacturing Eos Z3 battery […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

The world’s energy situation is not as terrible as you might expect

October 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The past several years have seen a lot of unexpected turbulence in the global energy market. Lockdowns during the early pandemic response caused energy use to plunge in 2020, but carbon emissions soared as the economy rebounded in 2021. Early […]

Federal, Policy

Biden administration awards $1 billion for economic projects

September 2, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is announcing Friday $1 billion worth of federal grants for manufacturing, clean energy, farming, biotech and other sectors that will go to 21 regional partnerships. The winners were chosen from 529 initial applicants vying for grants […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

Scientists say new climate law is likely to reduce warming

August 16, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Massive incentives for clean energy in the U.S. law signed Tuesday by President Joe Biden should reduce future global warming “not a lot, but not insignificantly either,” according to a climate scientist who led an independent analysis of the package. […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

The Climate Bill Could Short-circuit EV Tax Credits, Making Qualifying for Them Nearly Impossible

August 8, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The U.S. Senate passed a far-reaching climate, energy and health care bill on Aug. 7, 2022, that invests an unprecedented US$370 billion in energy and climate programs over the next 10 years – including incentives to expand renewable energy and […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

China to stop building coal plants in developing nations

September 22, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Chinese President Xi Jinping used his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to announce a major new step towards controlling global emissions. After reiterating his own country’s climate pledges, Xi said that China would start making it easier for […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy

September 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean energy in his plan would […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

DOE to spend $61.4M on biofuels research

April 12, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would be providing $61.4 million in funding for research, development, and deployment of technologies that produce low-cost, low carbon biofuels. The funding is aimed at finding renewable resources to power heavy-duty […]

Energy & Environment, Industry

GOP lawmakers take aim at Arizona renewable energy standards

March 30, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

As states across the U.S. West beef up their renewable energy requirements, a push to do so in Arizona has been met by fierce resistance from the Republican governor and GOP-dominated Legislature, which are looking to strip elected utility regulators […]


Facebook A.I. researchers push for a breakthrough in renewable energy storage

October 14, 2020

Via: Fortune

Facebook is one of the world’s largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy, having signed deals for more than 5 gigawatts of “clean” power—3.5 gigawatts of which is expected to be online by the end of the year. (One gigawatt is […]

Policy, State & Local

What might have been: US introduces plan for “deep decarbonization”

November 18, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

The stated goal of recent international climate negotiations includes keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial conditions. The Paris climate agreement included emissions limits that everyone recognized would be insufficient to meet that goal, but […]


US energy future looks like independence, efficiency, and renewables

April 15, 2015

Via: John Timmer

One of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) tasks is analyzing the future of the US energy economy. This year’s report, released today, looks forward to 2040. And the picture it foresees is one where the US becomes increasingly energy independent, […]