California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company

Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #avangrid-renewables-llc, #biodiversity, #birds, #breeding-of-animals, #california, #condors, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #energy-and-power, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #wind-power

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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Will Anything Stop Putin’s Pet Project?

Nord Stream 2, a direct pipeline from Russia to Germany, isn’t going away. Neither is the clamor to cancel it.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #european-union, #germany, #merkel-angela, #navalny-aleksei-a, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states

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Texas Power Grid Run by ERCOT Set Up the State for Disaster

Texas has refused to join interstate electrical grids and railed against energy regulation. Now it’s having to answer to millions of residents who were left without power in last week’s snowstorm.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas

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Ted Cruz’s Excellent Adventure

At least he didn’t bring up the Green New Deal.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #cawthorn-madison, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #energy-and-power, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

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Mexico Cries Foul at Natural Gas Cutoff Ordered by Texas Governor

Amid his own push for Mexican energy sovereignty, President López Obrador said he was trying to stop a measure by Texas to restrict gas exports as both sides of the border suffered mass outages.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

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The Storm That Knocked Out Texas

Readers urge greater use of renewable energy and less reliance on fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #texas, #winter-season

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Texas Storms, California Heat Waves and ‘Vulnerable’ Utilities

Power failures have cast a spotlight on whether energy companies and regulators are doing enough to prepare for climate change and natural disasters.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #solar-energy, #texas, #weather, #wind-power

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How to Prevent the Next Texas Power Breakdown

The state’s massive blackouts are the result of a failure to insure against extreme weather.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #temperature, #texas, #weather, #wind-power

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The Daily: Climate Change and the Texas Blackouts

One of the worst winter storms in years has plunged large parts of the United States into a deadly energy crisis. It may be a glimpse of America’s future.

#energy-and-power, #global-warming, #heating, #infrastructure-public-works, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas

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Texas Winter Storm Leads to Power Outages and Angry Residents

“I’m kind of angry,” said one man whose family has been without power since Monday. A winter storm caused physical damage to the electrical grid’s infrastructure as well as a surge in demand.

#electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #oncor-incorporated, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #weather

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What Can the DOE Actually Do on Climate?

President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Energy would control powerful levers to promote clean-energy technologies, though that’s not the agency’s only job. Still, here are five possible steps.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #energy-and-power, #energy-department, #environment, #global-warming, #granholm-jennifer-m, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Monster Wind Turbine Is Upending an Industry

G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #europe, #gamesa-corporacion-tecnologica-s-a, #general-electric-company, #innovation, #orsted-as, #siemens-gamesa-renewable-energy-sa, #vestas-wind-systems-as, #wind-power

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The Gospel of Hydrogen Power

Mike Strizki powers his house and cars with hydrogen he home-brews. He is using his retirement to evangelize for the planet-saving advantages of hydrogen batteries.

#batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #hydrogen, #innovation

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Al Gore: I Have Hope on the Climate Crisis. America Must Lead.

The Biden administration will have the opportunity to restore confidence in America and take on the worsening climate crisis.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #international-energy-agency, #labor-and-jobs, #paris-france, #presidential-election-of-2020, #solar-energy, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states

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California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy

The fuel could play an important role in fighting climate change, but it has been slow to gain traction because of high costs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #buses, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #hyundai-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #toyota-motor-corp

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9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment

The first 100 days of the Biden administration are likely to see a flurry of executive actions on climate change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #energy-and-power, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Virus Slowed the Booming Wind Energy Business

Renewable energy developers have struggled to finish projects as the pandemic disrupts construction and global supply chains.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #edf-renewables, #electricite-de-france-edf, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #milligan-neb, #nebraska, #wind-power

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Oil Industry Expresses Concern, Not Alarm, About Biden Comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #coal, #debates-political, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shale, #texas, #united-states

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Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace

Facing a climate crisis, environmental groups and industry agree to work together to bolster hydropower while reducing harm from dams.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-rivers, #energy-and-power, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydroelectric-power, #national-hydropower-assn, #natural-resources-defense-council, #nature-conservancy

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A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change

At a meeting last year, industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

#energy-and-power, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #methane, #natural-gas, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

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German Town Fears Ruin by U.S. Effort to Stop Russian Pipeline

Three U.S. senators and the Trump administration want to halt Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline by imposing sanctions on a Baltic port that is supplying the project.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #germany, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #russia, #united-states-international-relations

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Europe’s Big Oil Companies Are Turning Electric

Under pressure from governments and investors, industry leaders like BP and Shell are accelerating their production of cleaner energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bp-plc, #descalzi-claudio-1955, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #eni-spa, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #looney-bernard-1970, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc

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BP Reports a Huge Loss and Vows to Increase Renewable Investment

The European oil giant has plans for a future with more electrical generation.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bp-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #looney-bernard-1970, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

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When Utility Money Talks

Corruption scandals in Ohio and Illinois reveal an unsavory underside to the politics of energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #commonwealth-edison, #energy-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #firstenergy-corporation, #householder-larry, #illinois, #madigan-michael-j, #nuclear-energy, #ohio, #state-legislatures

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Will Clean Energy Projects Face Troubles That Have Bedeviled Pipelines?

If the permit process is not improved, solar and wind energy efforts may face protracted delays or shutdowns.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #energy-and-power, #environment, #keystone-pipeline-system, #montana, #pipelines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

#american-petroleum-institute, #appalachian-region, #center-for-biological-diversity, #earthjustice, #energy-and-power, #energy-transfer-partners-lp, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #keystone-pipeline-system, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shale, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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With Much of the World’s Economy Slowed Down, Green Energy Powers On

Wind giants are trying to shrug off the effects of the pandemic.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #energy-and-power, #europe, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #iberdrola-sa, #siemens-gamesa-renewable-energy-sa, #vestas-wind-systems-as, #wind-power, #windmills

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As Energy Prices Tumble, Developing Countries Trim Subsidies

Trying to cut spending as the pandemic reduces tax revenue, governments are finding it easier to lift restraints on what consumers pay for fuel.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #ecuador, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #india, #international-energy-agency, #nigeria, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #taxation

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S. David Freeman, 94, Tireless Advocate for Clean Energy, Dies

A folksy but forceful “Green Cowboy,” he helped shape energy policy in the White House and at local utilities for seven decades.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #deaths-obituaries, #energy-and-power, #freeman-s-david, #global-warming, #nuclear-energy, #tennessee-valley-authority

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Natural Gas Exports Slow as Pandemic Reduces Global Demand

Businesses in the United States, Israel and other countries were planning to invest billions in export terminals. Now, those projects are being canceled or delayed.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #egypt, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #production

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Texas Oil Port Hit by One-Two Punch: Falling Demand and Overproduction

Corpus Christi has become the largest energy exporter in the United States, but several expansion projects have been delayed or scuttled, threatening jobs and investments.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corpus-christi-tex, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #real-estate-commercial

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Post-Pandemic, Here’s How America Rises Again

Congress needs to invest with an eye on the nation’s future.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #computers-and-the-internet, #energy-and-power, #infrastructure-public-works, #innovation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rural-areas, #united-states-economy

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