Lydia Krefta

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The disruptive impact of technology

Too much of what is written about energy is negative, even despairing. Too much space is taken up by those predicting gloom, seeking subsidies or …

New California bill would accelerate the transition to 100 percent renewable electricity

A bill introduced by the leader of the California Senate would be one of the most aggressive clean energy bills in the country.<p>California has already …

Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?

California Governor Jerry Brown said the state will not waver from its decade-long push to fight climate change<p>President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But California Governor Jerry Brown has declared …

Gargantuan offshore wind turbine crushes record for most energy produced in 24 hours

There’s a massive offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark breaking energy generation records left and right.<p>MHI Vestas Offshore Wind — a joint …

Renewable Energy

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Chernobyl is Getting a Makeover With a Huge Solar Plant

The environmental disaster site will soon become a renewable energy hub.<p>Hearing “Chernobyl” — the 1986 industrial accident that transformed a …

Renewable Energy

China’s war on coal continues — the country just canceled 104 new coal plants

Because China is such a behemoth, its energy decisions absolutely dwarf anything any other country is doing right now. Case in point: Over the weekend, the Chinese government ordered 13 provinces to cancel 104 coal-fired projects in development, amounting to a whopping 120 gigawatts of capacity in …

Fossil Fuels

Barnard explores new divestment option over climate change concerns

Calls to divest Barnard College’s endowment from fossil fuel companies seemed to put the institution’s values on a collision course with its …

California's climate fight could be painful — especially on job and income growth

Californians are likely to pay more for gasoline, electricity, food and new homes — and to feel their lives jolted in myriad other ways — because their state broadly expanded its war on climate change this summer.<p>The ambitious new goals will require complex regulations on an unprecedented scale, …