Tag Archives: renewable energy

Withdrawal and Response

U.S. cities form alliance against climate change In an immediate and swift response to the White House’s most controversial decision (of last week, at least), a widespread contingent of governors, mayors, and other supporters from various U.S. cities formed an alliance pledging to continue a fight against climate change last Thursday night. The group has […]

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Conflicting NRGs

Company’s shake-up and identity crisis  Barry Smitherman, one of two newly appointed directors at NRG Energy, has called climate change “a hoax” in the past. He’s now in position to make major decisions for a company with significant renewable energy investments on hand. So goes the ideological crossroads facing the second largest power company in the […]

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Renew Now!

This week’s news from the renewable energy world Houghton secures coal-to-biomass contract. Houghton International has secured a three-year motor maintenance and repair contract at Lynemouth power station in England. The plant in Northumberland is currently being converted from coal to biomass. On completion, it is expected to generate 420 MW of renewable energy. Houghton will be responsible for […]

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Cloudy Outlook

Clean energy investment drops in first quarter Maybe it’s just the Jim Cramer Effect. Two years ago, the demonstrative investment specialist and star of CNBC’s “Mad Money” offered suggestions for cautious investment in businesses within the renewable energy world. While recommending companies like First Solar and NRG, he highlighted the temperament and unpredictability of the […]

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Coal Museum, Solar Power

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum goes solar The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. The museum, which memorializes Kentucky’s history in coal mining, will be modernizing with a new form of cheaper energy. This week, in a move that […]

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Oh, Thank Heaven

Texas 7-Elevens will go as green as their logos in 2018 There’s an old saying: If 7-Eleven provides it, it has become the norm. Well…no, there’s not. But let’s hope that becomes the case with wind power. The Dallas-based convenience store giant has signed an agreement with utility TXU Energy to power 425 of its stores in Texas […]

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CPP Rolled Back

Tuesday’s executive order begins long process for energy regulations The executive order signed by President Trump on Tuesday was no surprise, but it still provokes a heap of questions. An important pillar of the current president’s campaign was built on energy realignment, specifically a rollback of the Clean Power Plan and rejuvenating the coal industry. With Tuesday’s motion, the […]

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Renewable Tug-of-War

State legislatures jockey for renewable energy standards State legislature versus the administration. It’s an ongoing battle, seemingly omnipresent regardless of who takes office, and probably until the end of time. It also applies to a range of issues. One of these, perhaps more pertinent than ever under present legislation from all branches, is renewable energy. A […]

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Going Back to Cali

Wyoming-to-California wind power proposal brings heat An exemplary battleground for old vs. new—in the form of coal vs. wind—is the state of Wyoming. The axis is the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project: Billions have already been invested for a project that would create a huge wind farm in southern Wyoming, build a subsequent connectivity line […]

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Climatic Relief

Pruitt, Wyoming, and a temperature record highlight a wild Wednesday for all things climate-related  Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Woeful for some, promising for others, the byproducts of the most recent ‘Hump Day’ were certainly interesting for the energy world. Let’s begin at Mission Control, 8:00 AM: Two federal agencies—NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic […]

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