Author Archives: Michelle Lewis

Rhode Island sets fastest timeline of any US state to reach 100% renewable electricity [update]

Rhode Island has passed a law requiring all of the state’s electricity to be offset by renewable energy by 2033 – the fastest timeline of any state in the US. more… The post Rhode Island sets fastest timeline of any … Read More

The US Supreme Court EPA ruling is really bad, but here’s why all is not lost

The US Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling this morning, “sharply curtailed” the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants – the second-largest source of emissions in the US. Greenhouse gas emissions cause … Read More

A Swedish firm is about to build the world’s largest single offshore wind farm

Stockholm-based wind farm and solar developer OX2 has applied for a permit to build a massive 5.5 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. If approved, it will be the largest single offshore wind farm in the world. … Read More

US electric vehicle jobs exploded in 2021, clean energy jobs grew –and fossil fuel jobs shrunk

The US Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2022 US Energy and Employment Report (USEER), which reveals that 2021 saw electric vehicle jobs increase by a whopping 26.2%, or 21,961 new jobs. more… The post US electric vehicle jobs … Read More

The world’s first CO2 battery for long-duration energy storage is being commercialized [update]

Italian startup Energy Dome has now begun to commercialize the world’s first CO2 Battery, which was launched earlier this month in Sardinia, Italy. The battery uses carbon dioxide to store renewable energy on the grid, and Energy Dome says the … Read More

Rivian’s first DC fast charging sites are launching this week

Rivian is launching its first DC fast-charging sites this week in Colorado and California. The three sites are the first deployments in its US-wide DC fast charging network, which is known as the Rivian Adventure Network.  more… The post Rivian’s … Read More

Rhode Island sets fastest state target of 100% renewable electricity by 2033

In June, Rhode Island’s House and Senate approved legislation, expected to be signed into law by Governor Daniel McKee (D-RI), that will require all of the state’s electricity to be offset by renewable energy by 2033 – the fastest timeline … Read More

The world’s most powerful wind turbine will make its debut in Scotland

Spanish-German wind giant Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a firm order for 60 of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, which will be installed at the 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. It will be the first … Read More

Where do G7 countries like the US, Japan, and Germany stand in their shift to clean energy?

Here’s where the world’s seven largest economies stand in their clean energy transitions ahead of the 48th G7 Leaders’ Summit next week in Germany. more… The post Where do G7 countries like the US, Japan, and Germany stand in their … Read More

Rivian will install a wind turbine to power new R1 electric vehicles’ first charge

Rivian plans to install a 2.8 megawatt wind turbine on the east side of its Normal, Illinois, manufacturing plant. The wind turbine will provide clean energy to charge new R1 vehicles for the first time. more… The post Rivian will … Read More

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