Trump admin avoids discussing climate change while rolling back emissions rule

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Washington (CNN)When Hurricane Harvey had just dumped so much rain on Houston it dented the earth’s surface, and Hurricane Irma was still threatening the entire state of Florida, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said it was “insensitive” to talk about climate change. Pruitt announced Tuesday plans to rescind the Clean Power Plan in its totality while Read More

Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan

1 week ago renewcom 0
Washington (CNN)Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency’s plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions. “When you think about what that rule meant, it was about picking winners and losers. Regulatory power should not be used by any regulatory body to pick winners and Read More

EPA to propose repealing Obama-era rule on greenhouse gas emissions

1 week ago renewcom 0
Washington (CNN)The Environmental Protection Agency plans to propose the repeal of a sweeping Obama-era rule on power plants meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to a leaked proposal obtained by CNN. The proposal also says the EPA has yet to determine whether it will create an additional rule on the regulation of greenhouse gases. Read More

Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy

2 weeks ago renewcom 0
Renewables accounted for two-thirds of new power added to worlds grids last year, says International Energy Agency Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a new era. Renewable energy accounted for Read More

What does the fatberg smell like?

2 weeks ago renewcom 0
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe fatberg was filmed by Thames Water engineers who are trying to remove the blockage Sewer workers are tackling an enormous mass of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms in a London tunnel. It is thought it will take three weeks to clear the 250-metre Read More

A German company is sending energy storage systems to aid Puerto Rico

2 weeks ago renewcom 0
Sonnen Gmhb, a German provider of home energy, is sending renewable power storage systems to Puerto Rico after the island’s infrastructure was devastated by a category 4 hurricane. The company plans to outfit at least 15 emergency relief centers in Puerto Rico with its energy storage solution. It began delivering the systems last week and Read More

Huge Tunisian solar park hopes to provide Saharan power to Europe

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Developer TuNur has applied to build a 4.5GW plant in the Sahara and pipe enough electricity via submarine cables to power two million European homes An enormous solar park in the Sahara could soon be exporting electricity to Europe if Tunisias government approves an energy companys request to build it. The 4.5GW mega-project planned by Read More