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Energy agency rejects Trump plan to prop up coal and nuclear power plants

The unexpected decision by the Republican-controlled body is a blow to the president’s high-profile mission to revive the struggling US coal industry<p>An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants with subsidies, dealing a …

Energy

Tira de Asado: Argentinian-Style Grilled Beef Ribs

When we grill beef ribs in North America, we typically use cuts that require a long, slow roast and lots of basting for tender and flavorful results. …

BBQ

5 essential winter grilling hacks

We’ve never met a steak we didn’t like, but a steak cooked indoors just isn’t the same.<p>So don’t be the grillmaster who spends all winter staring …

BBQ

The Trump Administration Pitched Coal at a Climate Change Conference

The Trump Administration took its pitch for fossil fuels to the heart of international efforts to stem global warming on Monday hosting an event …

Climate

U.S. states, cities, businesses pledge to honor Paris climate accord

Microsoft doubles down on wind energy to power data centers

As global demand for energy and cloud services rises, Microsoft is investing in more wind energy than ever before. In a partnership with Vattenfall, …

Renewable Energy

7 Essential Grilling Tools For BBQ-Loving Dads

Get your grill game right with this essential gear.<p>By<p>A dad needs to be able to feed his family. It’s one of your prime duties. But instead of getting …

BBQ

27 Fall Grilling Recipes (for the Best Grilling Season)

Foodies

A new blockchain token is ready to lead us into the fossil fuel-free future

A Destructive Path<p>Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge facing the modern world. It’s wreaking havoc on our environment, our health, and …

Renewable Energy

Can businesses get serious about going 100 per cent renewable?

Sustainability experts and business leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities of committing to renewable energy targets.<p>Pressure is growing on businesses to become more sustainable, thanks to initiatives such as the Paris Agreement on<br>climate change, national and local targets to cut carbon …

Renewable Energy

London Aims to Clean Its Air With Toxicity Charge on Older Cars

LONDON — Driving an old clunker in central London just got a whole lot more expensive.<p>Vehicles that don't meet certain emissions standards are now being hit with a £10 ($13.18) daily charge. The move is intended to reduce air pollution in one of Europe’s largest cities.<p>“It’s a slightly punitive …

Pollution

Will the National Energy Guarantee hit pause on renewables?

The federal government’s new National Energy Guarantee (NEG) proposal looks likely to put the brakes on renewable energy investment in Australia. And …

Jeff Bezos smashes bottle on top of wind turbine

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos christened his company's latest wind farm by smashing a bottle on top of a 300-foot-tall wind turbine.

Jeff Bezos

Huge battery in the UK holds the energy equivalent of 500K smartphone batteries

A large new battery storage project could help the United Kingdom’s grid handle power from more renewable sources. The 10 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion …

Batteries

These conservatives are making a case for clean energy

When President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, it was a major blow to the renewable …

Renewable Energy

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Energy

Typhoon-proof Wind Turbine

While wind energy is rapidly increasing its market share across the world, wind turbines are not able to be constructed everywhere that they might be …

Turbines

Microsoft buys 15 years worth of energy from GE’s Irish wind farm

Microsoft announced that it has bought all the energy that will be produced for the next 15 years by GE's 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in Ireland. But this isn't just a good marketing move: Both companies will take the opportunity to mine the powerplant's data to understand how each turbine's …

Trump Is About to Stifle U.S. Solar Power. Why?

In a small Oval Office meeting this summer, President Donald Trump lashed out at his senior economic advisers for their tepidness on trade policy. …

Microsoft just purchased all of GE’s newest Irish wind farm capacity for the next 15 years

Microsoft signed an agreement with GE today to purchase every last bit of the wind energy from GE’s brand-new 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm located in County Kerry, Ireland for the next 15 years.<p>This is a big deal on several levels. First of all, it means Microsoft will be using a clean energy …

Hydropower-Focused Brookfield Sees More Sunshine in Future

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the owner of just a half-megawatt of solar power, is going all in on sunshine.<p>Eight months after agreeing to …

GM reveals plans for all-electric, zero-emissions future

General Motors Co. rolled out plans Oct. 2 for how it plans to achieve a "zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion" vision for the future in …

Limitless wave power could cure our addiction to fossil fuels

For all their faults, there is an advantage to pulling things out of the ground and burning them that has kept fossil fuels on top of the global …

Renewable Energy

Why Tesla Solar Roof Is Unlike Any Previous Tech

Tesla wants to redefine solar panels.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Design, Elon Musk & Solar Energy<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Clean Energy

Trump Takes a First Step Toward Scrapping Obama’s Global Warming Policy

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s effort to fight climate change, and will ask the public to recommend ways it could be replaced, according to an internal Environmental Protection Agency document.<p>The draft proposal …

Climate

Puerto Rican Farm Powers On After Hurricane Thanks to Solar Energy

An ornamental plant farm in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico that was wrecked by Hurricane Maria is slowly rebuilding thanks to solar panels that power the …

Solar Power

Trump’s Visit Didn’t Help Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts. This Sustainable-Energy Plan Could.

Michelle ChenNinety-five percent of the island remains without power weeks after Hurricane Maria.The post Trump’s Visit Didn’t Help Puerto Rico’s …

Renewable Energy

Rick Perry’s plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants is bonkers

By keeping uncompetitive plants open, it would blow up energy markets.<p>The Trump administration has not typically put a premium on transparency or fealty to empirical fact. So it was somewhat puzzling when the Department of Energy released its long-awaited study of power grid reliability in August …

Energy

Renewables now provide a quarter of the world’s power.

A new report from the International Energy Agency surveys the growth of hydropower, wind, and other forms of renewable energy and finds they’re …

Renewable Energy

U.S. Tax Reform Would Leave Renewable Energy Out in the Cold

The prospects for a broad tax reform with lower corporate rates has excited business leaders and boosted the stock market -- except for renewable …

Renewable Energy