An offshore wind farm on Lake Erie moves closer to reality, but will it ever be built?

Icebreaker would be the first freshwater wind farm in North America. But after more than a decade, it is still jumping hurdles and polarizing environmental groups.
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Australia's first offshore wind farm off the coast of South Gippsland promises jobs boom, green recovery

Australia's first offshore wind farm could provide about 8000 direct and indirect jobs in Victoria over its 30-year lifetime, including 5200 construction jobs and 740 ongoing roles a year.

Poland's largest utility announces pivot from coal to renewables

Poland's largest utility has said it wants to get rid of its coal assets and invest in renewables, becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

The question that haunts climate advocates

The economics of renewable energy drive the cost and feasibility of climate policy - and they have dramatically shifted for the better. But the Democratic Party still faces the same coalition issues that doomed its effort more than a decade ago.

Biden: Banning fossil fuels in 10 years 'not possible'

Joe Biden last night said the U.S. will need to capture emissions from fossil fuel-burning power plants in order to meet his climate goals. His comments promise to cause dismay among far-left voters.

State energy report finds climate change, clean energy transition responsible for rotating outages

A report issued by three separate California energy agencies found that the rotating power outages the state experienced in august were caused in part by both a "climate change-induced extreme heat storm" and a lack of sufficient resources due to the state's transition to "reliable, clean and affordable" energy.

Powering all UK homes via offshore wind by 2030 'would cost £50bn'

Boris Johnson's bold new vision for offshore wind to power every home in the UK by 2030 would require almost £50bn in investment and the equivalent of one turbine to be installed every weekday for the whole of the next decade.

'Tiny wind turbine' can collect energy from a walker's swinging arm

Scientists have developed a "tiny wind turbine" that can scavenge energy from the breeze made while walking.

How one fossil fuel company became a green giant

The Danish energy company Ørsted had plans to expand its oil and gas business 12 years ago. A failed stock listing and growing confidence among climate scientists made it into a leader on renewable energy instead.

U.S. utilities say Biden plan to cut C02 hinges on breakthroughs

The U.S. power industry would struggle to meet presidential hopeful Joe Biden's proposed mandate that it become carbon neutral by 2035 without some big breakthroughs in clean energy technology.

China's energy giants tiptoe into renewables

China's state energy producers outlined initiatives to develop hydrogen and wind power after their earnings slumped along with the oil price in the first half but their renewables projects could take years to materialise.

Chinese-backed wind project sparks Texas border brawl

A plan to generate wind power near the Texas-Mexico border is becoming a geopolitical flashpoint as national security and military training join concerns about wildlife and tourism.

Calif. blackouts: A 'wake-up call' for clean energy?

California's blackouts amid scorching heat last weekend were slammed by both President Trump and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). What do they reveal about the vulnerability of the grid as the electricity mix changes?

The failure of our leaders to act on climate change is frustrating

Big business is not altruistic - corporations exist to maximise profits for shareholders often on very short-term cycles. But the hard-nosed business case for committing to 100% clean energy by 2025 is overwhelming.

Large-scale renewable energy investment in Australia falls to lowest level since 2017

The Clean Energy Council says $600m was invested in large-scale renewable projects in the second quarter, a drop of almost half from the first quarter.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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