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04 08 2020 | 06:40

California utility PG&E, Tesla begin construction on 182.5MW/730MWh battery storage project.

A massive battery storage project is officially underway in Monterey County, California, with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tesla beginning construction on one of the largest battery…

04 08 2020 | 06:20

EDF Renewables, NV Energy announce major new solar+storage project in Nevada.

EDF Renewables plans to build a 200-megawatt solar plant with a 180-megawatt/720-megawatt-hour battery for Nevada utility NV Energy, the developer announced Wednesday, adding to the growing list of…

04 08 2020 | 06:08

Enel Reveals Plan to Add 1GW of Batteries to US Renewables Fleet by 2022.

The global renewables powerhouse will kick off its renewables-plus-storage hybrid strategy at a solar project in Texas. Enel announced a dramatic scale-up of its U.S. energy storage ambitions on…

23 07 2020 | 19:30

Intense Heat Wave Bakes Much of the U.S.

A heat wave that set in over the South and Southwest left much of the U.S. blanketed in record-breaking triple digit temperatures over the weekend. The widespread and intense heat wave will last for…

23 07 2020 | 08:53

The US is headed for climate disaster – but Joe Biden's green plan might just work.

Biden’s $2tn green agriculture plan is ambitious but realistic. That’s important, because everything is riding on it. The world’s food supply is imperiled by a climate crisis already upon us, and …

16 07 2020 | 09:05

US push to ease global energy controls as it hands fossil fuels $3bn.

Trump’s energy secretary Dan Brouillette promotes ‘all fuels’ free-market strategy at climate and sustainability summit The US has argued for less regulation of the world’s energy systems, speaking…

16 07 2020 | 08:58

Bankrupt Fracking Companies Are Harming the Climate and Taxpayers.

Fracking companies are going bankrupt at a rapid pace, often with taxpayer-funded bonuses for executives, leaving harm for communities, taxpayers, and workers, the New York Time reports.

16 07 2020 | 08:42

Joe Biden unveils aggressive $2tn climate and jobs plan.

Proposal outlines $2tn for clean energy infrastructure and climate solutions, to be spent as quickly as possible in next four years. Joe Biden has unveiled a new, more aggressive climate and jobs…

16 07 2020 | 08:22

U.S. Offshore Wind Power Blown on Course.

Investment in U.S. offshore wind projects are set to hit $78 billion (€69 billion) this decade, in contrast with an estimated $82 billion for U.S. offshore oil and gasoline projects, Wood Mackenzie…

12 07 2020 | 08:53

US push to ease global energy controls as it hands fossil fuels $3bn.

Trump’s energy secretary Dan Brouillette promotes ‘all fuels’ free-market strategy at climate and sustainability summit. The US has argued for less regulation of the world’s energy systems, speaking…

10 07 2020 | 09:21

Three projects, three wins: flurry of decisions shows U.S. pipelines becoming ‘unbuildable’.

The last 48 hours have seen a dizzying series of announcements highlighting the increasingly shaky prospects for North American oil and gas pipelines, with the US$8-billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline…

10 07 2020 | 09:05

EIA: 2020 U.S. coal production will fall to 501 million tons, 29% drop from 2019.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration once again lowered its projections for 2020 coal production, foreseeing a 29% drop in output compared to the prior year.

09 07 2020 | 11:31

Over 5,600 fossil fuel companies have taken at least $3bn in US Covid-19 aid.

Businesses include oil and gas drillers and coal mine operators, an analysis by Documented and the Guardian finds. More than 5,600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3bn…

08 07 2020 | 08:52

Judge suspends Dakota Access pipeline over environmental concerns.

  US district judge sides with Standing Rock Sioux tribe More extensive environmental review is required – judge A federal judge has sided with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and ordered the Dakota…

07 07 2020 | 07:52

Dominion Sells Gas Business and Cancels Atlantic Coast Pipeline, in Clean Energy Pivot.

Dominion and Duke Energy will walk away from controversial pipeline project as U.S. utilities grapple with future role of natural gas. U.S. utility group Dominion Energy agreed Sunday to sell most…

05 07 2020 | 06:57

Revealed: legislators’ pro-pipeline letters ghostwritten by fossil fuel company.

Letters by key legislators including North Dakota’s governor written by officials of MDU Resources, a subsidiary of WBI Energy. This March, North Dakota’s governor, Doug Burgum, sent a letter to the…

04 07 2020 | 10:44

Democrats to unveil bold new climate plan to phase out emissions by 2050.

  Report to outline aim to reduce emissions to 88% of 2010 levels Huge sums for public transport and proposals for green vehicles   House Democrats will unveil an aggressive climate crisis “action…

03 07 2020 | 15:02

Big nations aid fossil fuels more than clean energies amid pandemic, researchers find.

US, Russia are among many G20 nations helping coal, oil and gas more than clean energy as part of recovery packages, a major study will show. Major nations including the United States and Russia are…

02 07 2020 | 08:05

Utilities in western U.S. announce coal plant closures, new renewable energy investments.

Coal continues to disappear from the western United States. Two utilities in the region announced plans Friday to close their coal stations — the latest in a series of moves by Western power…

02 07 2020 | 07:23

U.S. shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy.

Chesapeake Energy, the poster child of the U.S. shale revolution, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday. The move comes as the company and industry more broadly has been rocked by a drop in oil…