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laist.com - Erin Stone - Regulators Will Re-Open Public Comment On How Much Money Can Go Toward Solar Power Users
Regulators Will Re-Open Public Comment On How Much Money Can Go Toward Solar Power Users
LAist

State utility regulators have been weighing a proposal that would make getting and keeping solar panels on rooftops more expensive. A vote on that proposal was quietly postponed in December, but opponents are still working to prevent that proposal…

nasa.gov - mars.nasa.gov - NASA's InSight Still Hunting Marsquakes as Power Levels Diminish - NASA's InSight Mars Lander
NASA's InSight Still Hunting Marsquakes as Power Levels Diminish - NASA's InSight Mars Lander
NASA

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year. NASA's InSight Mars lander is gradually losing power and is anticipated to end science operations later this summer. By…

reuters.com - Kate Abnett - EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels
EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels
Reuters

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) - The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its shift to green energy. The…

siliconrepublic.com - Vish Gain - Dublin's UrbanVolt bags €36m for its solar energy business
Dublin's UrbanVolt bags €36m for its solar energy business
Silicon Republic

A DCU Alpha spin-out, UrbanVolt says it sells power generated from solar energy at up to 30pc lower rates than traditional suppliers. UrbanVolt, a Dublin-based clean energy company, has secured €36m in financing to expand its solar panel…

sciencedaily.com - Major infrared breakthrough could lead to solar power at night
Major infrared breakthrough could lead to solar power at night
ScienceDaily

Solar radiation heats the earth's crust significantly during daylight hours, but that energy is lost into the coldness of space when the sun goes down. Now, researchers within the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW…

cnn.com - By Ashley Strickland, CNN  - Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander's Mars mission this summer
Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander's Mars mission this summer
CNN

(CNN) The NASA InSight lander, which has been revealing the mysterious interior of Mars since 2018, is coming to an end. Due to a decreasing power supply, the mission will cease scientific operations by the end of late summer, said Kathya Zamora…

nytimes.com - Thomas L. Friedman - Opinion | Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?
Opinion | Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?
The New York Times

It has long been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. By that definition, we're the ones detached from reality if we keep accepting what the oil industry and the green…

space.com - Elizabeth Howell - NASA's Mars lander InSight has only a few months to live on the Red Planet
NASA's Mars lander InSight has only a few months to live on the Red Planet
Space

NASA's Marsquake-seeking lander is squeezing out as much science as possible amid dwindling power supplies, but it likely only has a few months left for its mission. The Mars lander InSight is battling a long-term accumulation of dust on its solar…

phys.org - Sally Strong - Buildup of solar heat likely contributes to Mars' dust storms, researchers find
Buildup of solar heat likely contributes to Mars' dust storms, researchers find
Phys.org

by Sally Strong, University of Houston A seasonal imbalance in the amount of solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars is a likely cause of the dust storms that have long intrigued observers, a team of researchers reports. Mars' extreme…

ctinsider.com - John Moritz - Lamont faces test to see CT can get on track to meet 2040 climate goal
Lamont faces test to see CT can get on track to meet 2040 climate goal
CT Insider

BLOOMFIELD — After notching several legislative victories for his ambitious plan to cut fossil fuels from Connecticut's power grid by 2040, Gov. Ned Lamont is now faced with a test of his own administration's ability to get up to speed.

coloradosun.com - Opinion: A solar-energy trade dispute erupts at exactly the wrong time.
Opinion: A solar-energy trade dispute erupts at exactly the wrong time.
The Colorado Sun

Colorado is on track to phase out the last of its coal-fired power plants by 2031, or less than a decade from now. If successful, that would be a truly remarkable feat. In 2000, coal generated 80% of the state's electricity. Today it still…

thecentersquare.com - By Christian Wade / The Center Square contributor - Maine solar array to be largest project in New England
Maine solar array to be largest project in New England
The Center Square

(The Center Square) – Maine land planners have given a green light to a 700-acre solar array that's being called the largest project of its kind in New England. The state's Land Use Planning Commission last week voted unanimously that the…

gizmodo.com - The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says
The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says
Gizmodo

NASA officials announced in a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, following three years of scientific work on the surface of the Red Planet. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018…

un.org - Act now: learn what you can do to stop climate change!
Act now: learn what you can do to stop climate change!
United Nations

Eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and less meat and dairy, can significantly lower your environmental impact. Producing plant-based foods generally results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and requires less…

globalnews.ca - Ontario Green government would provide grants for home upgrades, if elected
Ontario Green government would provide grants for home upgrades, if elected
Global News

Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner says he wants to tackle the climate crisis while helping Ontarians save on their utility bill. Story continues below advertisement Schreiner was in Sudbury on Wednesday as part of his Northern Ontario…

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