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theguardian.com - Oliver Milman - Texas freeze casts renewable energy as next battle line in US culture wars
Texas freeze casts renewable energy as next battle line in US culture wars
The Guardian

The frigid winter storm and power failure that left millions of people in Texas shivering in darkness has been used to stoke what is becoming a growing front in America's culture wars – renewable energy. The Electric Reliability Council of…

renewableenergymagazine.com - Wind - Meridian Energy to Build $395 Million Wind Farm in New Zealand - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism
Wind - Meridian Energy to Build $395 Million Wind Farm in New Zealand - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism
renewableenergymagazine.com

The Harapaki Wind Farm will be New Zealand's second-largest wind farm with 41 turbines generating 176 MW of renewable energy, enough to power over 70,000 average households. The construction will take around three years and is expected to create…

gizmodo.com - Dharna Noor - Free Market Approach to Energy Has Cost Texans $28 Billion Since 2004
Free Market Approach to Energy Has Cost Texans $28 Billion Since 2004
Gizmodo

Texas has a utility market unlike any other in the U.S., and in the wake of last week's grid failure there that left millions of people in the dark, it's come under scrutiny. Ninety percent of Texas' electricity is generated on its own grid, and…

statesman.com - By Daniel Cohan and Katharine Hayhoe, Austin American-Statesman - Texas needed power and leadership. It got neither.
Texas needed power and leadership. It got neither.
Austin American-Statesman

The wallop that Texans took from last week's freeze continues to reverberate, as energy and water systems come back online. It's time for a closer look at what went wrong, and what's needed to avert the next disaster. On its own, the Texas freeze…

evwind.es - Wind energy reaches 27,446 MW installed in Spain | REVE News of the wind sector in Spain and in the world
Wind energy reaches 27,446 MW installed in Spain | REVE News of the wind sector in Spain and in the world
REVE

Spain has increased wind power by 1,720 MW in 2020, adding a total of 27,446 MW installed wind power. Wind power produced 21.9% of the electricity consumed in 2020. The new wind power installed in 2020 amounts to 1,720 MW (2,243 MW were installed…

cbc.ca - Shaina Luck - Nova Scotia to offer rebates for electric vehicles, home energy upgrades
Nova Scotia to offer rebates for electric vehicles, home energy upgrades
CBC

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email Nova Scotians looking to make their homes or vehicles more energy efficient are now able to apply for rebates of up to several thousand dollars from the province. In their first official…

cnn.com - Opinion by Suzanne Russo  - Opinion: Texas goes it alone on electric power. That's actually a good thing
Opinion: Texas goes it alone on electric power. That's actually a good thing
CNN

Editor's Note: (Suzanne Russo is CEO of Pecan Street Inc., a non-profit data and research organization in Austin, Texas that works on electricity, transportation and other climate-related challenges. It has received funding from number of public…

gcaptain.com - New Details on First Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
New Details on First Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
gCaptain

We're getting new details about the United States' first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) seen as critical to developing the nation's offshore wind industry. We just learned that the newbuild vessel currently…

wsj.com - Collin Eaton - Texas Is Awash in Natural Gas. It Didn't Help in the Storm
Texas Is Awash in Natural Gas. It Didn't Help in the Storm
Wall Street Journal

Natural-gas shortages were a major culprit in the blackouts that left millions freezing in the dark in Texas last week, but making the delivery system more resilient promises to be expensive as well as politically challenging. Texas is normally…

independent.co.uk - Chris Riotta - Republicans defend energy deregulation as new report says Texas consumers overpay by $28 billion for power
Republicans defend energy deregulation as new report says Texas consumers overpay by $28 billion for power
The Independent

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. To support truly independent journalism, please consider making a contribution or taking a subscription. Many Texans who enjoyed access to power during…

sciencemag.org - Jennifer Couzin-Frankel Feb. 23 - Chemists close in on greener way to make plastics
Chemists close in on greener way to make plastics
Science

Plastics are a climate problem. Making precursors for common plastics, such as ethylene and carbon monoxide (CO), consumes fossil fuels and releases plenty of carbon dioxide (CO2). In recent years, chemists have devised bench-top reactors called…

wired.com - Gregory Barber - When the Grid Goes Down, Can a Fleet of Batteries Replace It?
When the Grid Goes Down, Can a Fleet of Batteries Replace It?
WIRED

Last week, as millions of his fellow Texans were plunged into unrelenting darkness and cold, Nicholas Littlejohn considered himself lucky. In the area outside Austin where he lives, the power first went out early Monday morning, and then flickered…

benzinga.com - Chris Katje - India's Largest Renewable Energy Company Gets SPAC Deal Backed By Palihapitiya Funding
India's Largest Renewable Energy Company Gets SPAC Deal Backed By Palihapitiya Funding
Benzinga

One of the largest clean energy companies in the world is going public with a SPAC deal announced Wednesday morning. The SPAC Deal: ReNew Power is going public in a deal valuing the company at $8 billion with the SPAC RMG Acquisition Corp II…

unionleader.com - Kimberley Haas Union Leader Correspondent - Offshore wind development to benefit Seacoast, advocates say
Offshore wind development to benefit Seacoast, advocates say
UnionLeader.com

Harnessing offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine could bring tens of thousands of jobs to the region, an advocate for the technology says. New Hampshire is in the initial phases of exploring how the industry could be built out on the Seacoast…

cnet.com - Jesse Orrall - How this 'artificial blowhole' aims to make wave energy mainstream
How this 'artificial blowhole' aims to make wave energy mainstream
CNET

The UniWave200's unique design aims to solve problems of efficiency, durability and accessibility that have so far prevented wave energy from joining the ranks of wind and solar as a viable and commonly used source of renewable energy. There's a…

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