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Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

  • Published: Nov 13th, 2019

Batteries are having a moment. A new Solutions Brief by Climate Central describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the U.S., and how it can be used to reduce carbon emissions while making our power grid more resilient to extreme weather.

Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

  • Published: Oct 16th, 2019

Continental Electric Construction Co. has been adapting as technologies and the climate have changed—during the past two years it installed 59 solar projects across Illinois that can provide 33 MW of power—more than 10 times the capacity...

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

  • Published: May 1st, 2019

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

  • Published: Apr 19th, 2019

This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that New Jersey residents inhale unsafe levels of ozone pollution.

Massachusetts May Overlook Climate Impacts of Biofuels

Massachusetts May Overlook Climate Impacts of Biofuels

  • Published: Aug 7th, 2017

Massachusetts is considering classifying wood pellets and other tree products as renewable energy.

Alphabet Turns to Molten Salt to Store Clean Energy

Alphabet Turns to Molten Salt to Store Clean Energy

  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2017

Alphabet has joined a growing list of technology companies developing energy storage for renewables.

VW, in Settlement, to Build Electric Vehicle Stations

VW, in Settlement, to Build Electric Vehicle Stations

  • Published: Jul 28th, 2017

Volkswagen will build electric vehicle charging stations across California as part of an emissions settlement.

The Largest Wind Farm in the U.S. Is Growing in Oklahoma. It’s a Sign of the Times

The Largest Wind Farm in the U.S. Is Growing in Oklahoma. It’s a Sign of the Times

  • Published: Jul 27th, 2017

A new wind farm could become the largest in the U.S. and wean states off coal-fired power plants.