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Tesla building world's largest rooftop solar farm on $5B NV gigafactory

January 13, 2017 by Construction Dive

Tesla plans to install a 70-megawatt solar farm — the largest rooftop solar array in the world — on top of its $5 billion battery gigafactory in northern Nevada[read more]

Greens, FirstEnergy nail down settlement on efficiency program

January 12, 2017 by Utility Dive

Environmental groups in Ohio have agreed to a settlement that will move ahead FirstEnergy's new slate of efficiency programs after the utility made several revisions including striking a provision allowing it to profit from work done by other parties.[read more]

NRG completes Texas carbon capture plant retrofit

January 11, 2017 by Utility Dive

Dive Brief:NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration have completed development of Petra Nova, a retrofit of an existing coal power plant that is now the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system, the Houston Business Journal reports. The Petra Nova project pipes captured carbon dioxide to an enhanced...[read more]

House Republicans target energy production rules in opening days

January 6, 2017 by Utility Dive

House Republicans plan to target Obama administration rules on methane emissions from oil and gas facilities and stream pollution from coal mining in some of their first acts of this Congress.[read more]

The Fuel Duel: How Utilizing Alternative Resources Saves Our Planet

December 29, 2016 by Hannah Whittenly

Using alternative energy is important, especially since our resources are so limited. However, there are some limitless types of energy that we ought to be using. Here, you will learn about how we can use the natural elements to run our world.[read more]

Colorado partners with Utah, Nevada to develop electric vehicle charge network

December 23, 2016 by Utility Dive

Governors from Colorado, Utah, and Nevada this week unveiled plans to link their states via an electric vehicle charging network that will span 2,000 miles across eight highways[read more]

Wal-Mart commits to using 50% renewable energy by 2025

December 21, 2016 by Supply Chain Dive

Rob Walton, former Chairman of the Board of Wal-Mart from 1992-2015, recently issued a commentary on CNBC regarding the retailer's commitment to sustainability, and its plan to enlist its supply chain in meeting those goals.[read more]

How Solar Power Can Improve Air Quality in Urban Areas

December 21, 2016 by Brooke Nally

From recycling to hybrid cars, it has gotten cheaper and easier to curb the damage our long-term reliance on fossil fuels has done to the environment. For those of us who live in densely populated areas, we’re reminded of the impact nearly every time we look up at the sky. Layers of smog and trapped, dirty air are becoming more common in cities across the nation.[read more]

Proposed Massachusetts air regulations target 80% decarbonization by 2050

December 20, 2016 by Utility Dive

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R)'s Department of Environmental Protection has issued a draft of new clean air regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions, seven months after the state's Supreme Court ruled it was not doing enough to cut them.[read more]

ConEd Brooklyn-Queens non-wire alternative project installs first microgrid

December 15, 2016 by Utility Dive

ConEd's Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program is installing its first microgrid aimed at deferring investment in the bulk power grid: a combined battery, fuel cell and solar PV facility at Brooklyn's Marcus Garvey apartments.[read more]

Duke outlines compensation plan for neighbors of coal ash facilities

December 13, 2016 by Utility Dive

Duke Energy will compensate homeowners within a half mile of North Carolina coal ash plants, according to a report by the Associated Press, offering financial payments to compensate for lost water wells and the cost of tying in to municipal water supplies.[read more]

10 Things You Can Do Today to Make Your House a Little "Greener"

December 7, 2016 by Brooke Nally

If you’re interested in upping your eco-friendliness, here are 10 simple things you can do right now to make your home more sustainable.[read more]