The History of Home Energy Use...

Jan 13, 2020 by

From firewood to solar-powered electricity, the resources we use to power our homes have drastically changed over the past 150 years and continue to evolve today.

read more

Into The Raging Sea

Jan 7, 2020 by

With waters rising around them, Pacific Islanders are marrying Space Age technology with ancestral wisdom.

read more

To Fight Climate Change, One C...

Jan 6, 2020 by

Seeking to do their part to avert climate change, dozens of cities are exploring ways to limit natural gas heating in new homes. One city may also require existing homeowners to make a switch.

read more

Happy renewable year!

Jan 2, 2020 by

It’s Thursday, January 2, and Nevadans are getting the largest solar farm in the U.S.

read more

We Need a Massive Climate War ...

Dec 17, 2019 by

Only major spending on clean energy R&D can save us.

read more

Ask a Scientist: How to Ensure...

Dec 11, 2019 by

This month’s Ask a Scientist column takes a look at how the revolution in energy storage technology has the potential to wean the United States off fossil fuel-powered electricity and—if implemented correctly—lower residential electric bills, strengthen resilience to power outages, and clean up the air in communities where dirty power plants are located.

read more

What’s ‘Fair’ When It Comes to...

Dec 4, 2019 by

The average American and Australian generates nearly 3½ times the global average of carbon dioxide pollution.

read more

This company wants to make ste...

Nov 26, 2019 by

Many of the industrial processes underpinning modern civilization rely on dirty energy for the simple reason that it’s a great source of heat.

read more

How the humble chairlift could...

Nov 21, 2019 by

What do you see when you imagine a zero-carbon future? Electric buses zipping by? Rolling hills covered with solar panels? Offshore wind farms towering over the sea? If batteries are part of your vision, good thinking.

read more

Giant Floating Solar Farms Cou...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, PNAS, as NBC News reported.

read more

Investing in Renewable Energy:...

Nov 11, 2019 by

Renewable energy is the future.

read more

Find Your Ideal Job in Sphere ...

Oct 25, 2019 by

Climate change is a topic that concerns everyone, and for us to combat it and save our beloved planet, more people have to embrace a career in climate science education. 

read more

How (Not) to Analyze the Cost ...

Oct 24, 2019 by

A Minnesota based think tank, Center of the American Experiment (CAE) releases a report last March greatly exaggerating the cost of roughly doubling current renewable energy use in Minnesota to 50 percent by 2030.

read more

Grids and Greed: An Expert Bre...

Oct 16, 2019 by

“The problem is much more ingrained in the way this company has developed and continues to operate than it is something as simple as just trying to make more money.”

read more

So, You’ve Got 100% Renewable ...

Oct 11, 2019 by

Manufacturers seeking to decarbonize have a long row to hoe. They can order up a package of renewable energy and carbon offsets to power their factories and offices, but that’s just for starters.

read more

Up from the ashes

Sep 25, 2019 by

Could a solar-powered uprising reshape Puerto Rico?

read more

UK Solar Capacity: Is the Futu...

Sep 13, 2019 by

Astonishingly, the solar capacity in the UK has increased from 5,488.6 MW in 2014 to 13,259 MW in June 2019.

read more

Big Oil undermines U.N. climat...

Sep 6, 2019 by

Major oil companies have approved $50 billion of projects since last year that will not be economically viable if governments implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, think-tank Carbon Tracker said in a report published on Friday.

read more

Friends Of The Earth Blasts TV...

Aug 27, 2019 by

The Tennessee Valley Authority, popularly known as the TVA, is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity to business customers and local power companies. According to its website, “it serves 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. It receives no taxpayer funding and derives virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity.

read more

Government Delays First Big U....

Aug 19, 2019 by

It ordered an expanded review for Vineyard Wind at the same time Trump is weakening environmental rules for fossil fuel projects that contribute to climate change.

read more

Low on water, California farme...

Aug 6, 2019 by

If California is to meet its goal of running on 100-percent clean electricity by 2045, fields that once grew hay are going to have to start producing electrons.

read more

An Absence of Energy Leadershi...

Aug 1, 2019 by

These are interesting times for electricity regulators and legislators in the 13 US states, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Ohio Valley to Illinois, that share authority with PJM and FERC. PJM has been in direct conflict with state activity and autonomy in regulating environmental effects from energy power production.

read more

Maine Hits Clean Energy Grand ...

Jul 9, 2019 by

As a baseball fan, I’m looking forward to watching the best players in the world compete for bragging rights in the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star game tonight. As a Maine resident for the past 11 years, I’m even more thrilled to see Maine regain its all-star status as a clean energy leader.

read more

General Electric’s multi-billi...

Jun 27, 2019 by

A new report says the industrial giant misread the tea leaves on clean energy  —  and should serve as a warning to businesses worldwide.

read more

Renewables are winning the eco...

Jun 18, 2019 by

By 2030, wind and solar will “undercut existing coal and gas almost everywhere.”

read more

Breathe easier: States are pas...

Jun 10, 2019 by

Climate victories are thundering down from statehouses like hail in a spring storm.

read more

Anheuser-Busch To Brew All Dom...

Jun 5, 2019 by

When a new solar power farm is completed in 2021, Anheuser-Busch will brew all its domestic beers with electricity from solar and wind power.

read more

Ohio’s Nuclear Bailout Plan Ba...

Jun 3, 2019 by

It’s a trifecta the Trump administration has pushed for nationally, with businesses and homeowners footing the bill for uneconomical power plants.

read more

Greenland’s Hidden Secret

May 29, 2019 by

Greenland is the Key to Global Sea Level Rise

read more

100% Renewable Does Not Necess...

May 27, 2019 by

“100% renewable energy” is a popular concept these days. 160 major corporations have signed pledges saying they will power all of their activities using 100% renewables in the near future. But that does not necessarily mean the electricity they consume will be 100% carbon free.

read more