Previous Renewable Energy News 2022

Wind blows the competition out of the water 04-18-22

It’s Monday, April 18, and American wind power just set a new record. Read more

States’ solar fights pinpoint tensions between environmentalists and utility companies 03-31-22

Lawmakers in Florida are clamping down on solar incentives for homeowners. Read more

Utility monopolies are hurting rooftop solar. Can antitrust lawsuits rein them in? 02-18-22

A federal court found that an Arizona utility that crushed rooftop solar was not protected from antitrust laws. Read more

Q&A: Diversifying Access to Clean Energy with Community Solar 02-10-22

Transitioning households to renewable energy will require massive investments in rooftop solar. Read more

Biden administration plan calls for $5 billion network of electric vehicle chargers along interstates 02-10-22

Grants included in the infrastructure law will help states build a charging network designed to reach highways in almost every corner of the country. Read more

Community solar’s star is on the rise 02-10-22

In the last few months, I’ve seen a flurry of headlines painting a rosy view for the future of community solar. Read more

Why This Could Be a Critical Year for Electric Cars 02-08-22

Booming in a depressed market, battery-powered vehicles are a plus for the climate but pose a big threat to carmakers and parts suppliers that are slow to change. Read more

Electric vehicles are here. How can we make them equitable? 02-02-22

There is an urgent need to make clean transportation equitable and widely accessible. Read more

Why doesn’t every big box store have rooftop solar? 01-24-22

Superstore roofs span billions of square feet. Covering them in solar panels could power nearly 8 million homes. Read more

Schwarzenegger: We Put Solar Panels on 1 Million Roofs in California. That Win Is Now Under Threat. 01-17-22

California has more rooftops with solar panels than any other state and continues to be a leader in new installations. But a proposal from the state’s public utility commission threatens that progress. Read more

Building equity into the renewable energy transition 01-12-22

Community and labor organizers shape New Mexico’s changing economy. Read more

The first offshore wind lease sale under Biden is coming soon. Will the fishing industry intervene? 01-11-22

The Interior Department is expected to greenlight the first offshore wind lease sale under President Biden as soon as this week, a move that would lower the nation’s reliance on the fossil fuels that are dangerously warming the planet.  Read more

As U.S. moves toward solar energy, this roofing company hopes ‘solar shingles’ will get homeowners to buy in 01-03-22

One of the largest roofing companies in the U.S. will offer a new solar roofing product, with the aim of driving installation costs down and solar adoption up. Read more