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Nation's first mega-offshore wind project stalled for additional study

by Scott Tong Sep 13, 2019
A federal delay in the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm has analysts wondering if this could stall overall momentum for offshore wind power in the country.
A rendering of offshore wind turbines.
Courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Offshore wind energy sparks debate on Long Island

by Ashley Milne-Tyte May 30, 2019
A variety of stakeholders have a variety of opinions on the development of the 15-turbine windfarm.
Montauk fisherman Al Schaffer on his lobster boat.
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Pennsylvania weighs nuclear subsidies after Three Mile Island

by Miles Bryan May 20, 2019
The nuclear power plant will be "retired" at the end of September, but the state wants to support the four remaining plants.
Steam rises out of the nuclear plant on Three Mile Island  in Middletown, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2019.
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Federal loan guarantees boost nuclear energy projects

by Scott Tong Mar 27, 2019
The Vogtle project is three years overdue and vastly over budget.
Aerial view of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant.
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Norway sees a future in giant subterranean data centers

by Jed Kim Mar 27, 2019
The arctic nation wants to become a global capital of hard drives and servers.
Katie Prescott and Sarah Treanor at the Lefdal mine data center in Norway.
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Solar energy heats up despite tariffs

by Erika Beras Mar 14, 2019
In 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panels and set quotas to limit solar imports. This caused a slump in the solar energy industry. But two new reports show that last year wasn’t as…
A solar farm under construction in Punta Gorda, Florida, on April 22, 2016.
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Costs are falling for renewable energy stored in batteries

by Molly Wood Jan 29, 2019
Battery storage is getting to houses through electrical lines, maybe even yours.
"We're talking about about 80-85 percent cost reduction over the past decade for battery storage [of renewable energy]," said Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage at energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.
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With California requiring solar panels on new homes, higher building costs and lower energy bills

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 10, 2018
California has become the first state in the nation to require solar panels on most new homes starting in 2020.
California has become the first state to require solar panels on most new homes.
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New U.S. coal consumption figures show industry’s decline

by Kimberly Adams Dec 5, 2018
Economic forces will determine the future of coal, even if environmental regulations are loosened.
A piece of coal is held up at the Savage Energy Terminal on Aug. 26, 2016 in Price, Utah.
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A new wind turbine inspired by a palm tree, big as the Empire State Building

by Molly Wood Oct 22, 2018
Today's land-based turbines produce 5 megawatts of power. This new one could produce 10 times more.
Wind turbines towering over deserts usually produce 5 megawatts of power each.
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