Previous Renewable Energy News 2020

The Largest Solar Array Of Its Kind In The U.S. Now Sits Atop A Former Pittsburgh Steel Mill 08-24-20

A 133,000-square-foot solar array is now functional at Hazelwood Green’s Mill 19. Read more at WESA 

Renewables didn’t cause California’s blackouts. So what did? 08-20-20

Energy grids are straining under the weight of millions of air conditioners as heat has engulfed the western United States. In California, which might have just recorded the highest temperature ever on earth, the strain was too much last weekend. Read more at Grist

House Democrats push aid for wind and solar in new infrastructure bill 06-23-20

House Democrats are trying to throw a lifeline to wind and solar developers struck hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more at The Washington Post

New Jersey aims to lead nation in offshore wind. So it’s building the biggest turbine port in the country. 06-16-20

Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said his state will build the country’s first port dedicated to assembling the turbines that will go up not just in New Jersey but across the Eastern Seaboard. Read more at The Washington Post

Ohio approves nation’s 1st freshwater offshore wind project 05-22-20

Ohio yesterday unanimously approved the Icebreaker wind farm, North America’s first offshore freshwater project, planned for just off the Cleveland shore in Lake Erie. Read more at E&E News 

Focusing the Recovery on Green Infrastructure Could Create Millions of Jobs 05-14-20

A $1 million investment in energy efficiency creates around eight full-time jobs, nearly three times as many as an investment in fossil fuels. Read more at Fast Company

Renewables Beat Coal in U.S. for Record 40 Days 05-06-20

Renewable energy in the U.S. has beaten coal as the country’s leading electricity source for a record 40 days. Read more at EcoWatch

Community solar: A ray of hope in the gloom? 04-23-20

As energy companies of every stripe cope with the novel coronavirus distress, there’s one small segment that has a compelling pitch: solar power at home, no visit required. Read more at E&E News

Can a town go fossil fuel-free? Takoma Park is about to see. 04-02-20

Gina Mathias has what many would consider a dream job. Read more at The Christian Science Monitor 

Inside Clean Energy: 7 Questions (and Answers) About How Covid-19 is Affecting the Clean Energy Transition 04-02-20

From EV sales to the solar market to states’ commitments to clean energy, the coronavirus pandemic is turning everything on its head. Read more at Inside Climate News

Blue Energy Revolution Comes of Age 03-31-20

The amount of energy generated by tides and waves in the last decade has increased tenfold. Now governments around the world are planning to scale up these ventures to tap into the oceans‘ vast store of blue energy. Read more at EcoWatch

Solar power has been growing for decades. Then coronavirus rocked the market. 03-16-20

As the coronavirus outbreak rages on, renewable energy is taking a hit. Factory shutdowns in China have disrupted global supply chains for wind turbines and solar panels, with consequences for clean energy progress this year around the world. Read more at Grist

Does This Tiny Island Off the Coast of Maine Hold the Answer to the Future of Electricity? 03-10-20

Integrating time-tested technology with emerging innovations, remote Isle au Haut could be a renewable energy model for the rest of the world. Read more at Ensia

As The World Turns To Solar Power, Black Chicagoans Jump On The Bandwagon 03-08-20

When Cheryl Johnson was a child, her mother would cover the kitchen table with index cards showing all the people who had died in Altgeld Gardens, their Chicago public housing complex. Read more at Forbes 

Renewable Energy Could Power the World by 2050 02-20-20

Virtually all the world’s demand for electricity to run transport and to heat and cool homes and offices, as well as to provide the power demanded by industry, could be met by renewable energy by mid-century. Read more at EcoWatch