Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals
Statement: White House invokes Defense Production Act for clean energy
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Statement: Interior Department proposes first offshore California wind lease sales
The Department of the Interior has announced the first proposed lease sales for wind power off the shore of California and the United States’ West Coast.
In a victory for marine life, climate, Biden administration cancels three oil leases in ocean waters
WASHINGTON – Taking action to protect ocean wildlife and U.S. coasts, the Biden administration on Wednesday ditched plans for three offshore oil and gas lease sales.
Statement: Cost overruns at Georgia nuclear reactors offer cautionary tale
The only nuclear reactors under construction in the United States are now projected to cost more than $30 billion, more than double the original cost estimate of $14 billion.
Statement: California Energy Commission releases big offshore wind target
As California seeks to secure a 100% renewable electricity grid to address the climate crisis, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has released their initial Offshore Wind report with goals of 3,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2030 and 10,000 to 15,000 MW by 2045 with a potential of 20,000 MW by 2050, with sufficient technological improvements.
Florida Gov. DeSantis’s veto saves rooftop solar in Sunshine State
Exercising his first veto of the 2022 legislative session, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed HB 741, a bill that would have gutted net metering in Florida. Net metering is the policy which compensates solar owners for the excess electricity they generate and then sell back to the grid.
Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published Wednesday two separate Calls for Information and Nominations for suitable areas for possible offshore wind leases off the coast of Oregon and in the Central Atlantic.
University of Massachusetts Amherst commits to 100 percent renewable energy
The University of Massachusetts added to the Earth Day festivities Friday when Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced that the state’s flagship public university will power its campus entirely with renewable energy by 2032.
Statement: $6 billion in subsidies for distressed nuclear plants are misguided
Tapping into $6 billion in subsidies passed as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy launched a program on Tuesday to bail out the owners and operators of money-losing nuclear power plants.
New study ranks solar capacity for nation’s largest cities
The top nine U.S. cities for solar power combined have more solar installed than the entire country did 10 years ago, according to a new study released Tuesday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The report, Shining Cities 2022: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, is the eighth edition of America’s most comprehensive survey of installed solar PV capacity in major U.S. cities.
Interactive map shows widespread lead contamination in schools drinking water
BOSTON -- Lead contamination of school drinking water is more pervasive than previously thought, according to testing data from across the nation published on Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund on a new interactive map. The groups urged public officials to take swift action to “get the lead out” of schools’ drinking water.