The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to issue a series of proposals covering air, water and waste pollution from power generators, especially coal-fired power plants, EPA Administrator Michael Regan said Thursday.
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Reactivate, a new joint venture with half a billion dollars in backing, says it has figured out how to profitably develop community solar projects to serve low- to moderate-income communities.
Massachusetts has sworn to get 1 million homes and other buildings off fossil fuel by the end of the decade, a target made even more urgent by recent revelations that the climate is in worse condition than previously thought. But, as we reported earlier this week, the state is way behind.
It took nearly 170 years, but geothermal heat pumps are finally ready to have a moment. The poorly named appliance—they heat and cool buildings—could be the key to ensuring our homes are more comfortable and climate pollution-free.
Municipalities want new buildings to go all electric, spurning gas-fired stoves and heating systems. The gas industry disagrees
Kansas and Missouri may become the next states to block cities from banning natural gas, with hearings on legislation in both states expected soon.
2020 was undoubtedly one of the most tumultuous years in American history — one that was rocked not only by a global health pandemic but also by unprecedented political divisions that infiltrated most facets of life in the country. Despite these trials taking the forefront in most minds, a pause button is never pushed on another even more daunting challenge: climate change.
With a population of only about 16,000, River Falls, Wisconsin, is not a big city, but it’s taken big steps to promote renewable energy and help its residents cut carbon pollution. “You build up a conservation ethic within the community, and that then becomes expected that this is what we do in River Falls,” says Mike Noreen, the city’s conservation and efficiency coordinator.
In September, we published a list of the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2020 so far. With a tumultuous 2020 largely in the rearview mirror, we now look back on the 10 trends that defined the utility regulatory arena this year. Below is an executive summary of the complete roundup. (You can read AEE’s full version here, with links to specific proceedings.)