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Energy

Renewables Share of U.S. Generating Capacity Sets Records

“The mix of solar, wind and other renewables is now comfortably out-producing both coal and nuclear power,” concludes Ken Bossong, executive director of the nonprofit Sun Day Campaign’s from his office in Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Bossong, a veteran renewable energy campaigner… […]

Gov/Politics

Congress OKs Climate, Energy, Water Spending in $1.5T Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2022 (ENS) – In a bipartisan vote of 68-31, the U.S. Senate has passed an appropriations bill that will fund government climate, energy, water and wildfire activities, and provide $13.6 billion in new aid for Ukraine, sending the $1.5 trillion bill to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature.  […]

Gov/Politics

EU, USA Pledge Energy Security as Russia Threatens Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 28, 2022 (ENS) – In a joint statement today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden reinforced their cooperation on energy security. The two leaders made their positions clear in the face of Russia’s buildup of an estimated 100,000 troops on its border with Ukraine. […]

Air/Climate

Biden, Merkel Ink U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at the White House launched the U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership during her farewell visit to the United States ahead of Germany’s September elections, in which she is not running. […]

fire
Energy

U.S. Renewable Energy Lab Energizes Remote Communities

GOLDEN, Colorado, October 23, 2020 (ENS) – In rural Northern California, inland American Indian reservations risk being “islanded” from the larger electricity grid should a wildfire disable the single transmission line that delivers power to their homes, businesses, and critical services providers. […]

6th Avenue
Energy

Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

PARIS, France, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – The global COVID-19 pandemic has massively disrupted the global economy, forcing large parts of the world into confinement and “creating the largest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an unprecedented urgent report. […]