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How To Decarbonize The Energy Sector: Significantly Ramp Up Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

By expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions globally could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, according to new findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s “Perspectives for [Read More]

That’s The Last Of It: NV Energy Kills Coal Plant, Moves Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

As part of a goal to further reduce Nevada’s carbon emissions, Las Vegas-based NV Energy has taken down the fourth and final unit of its 257 MW coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station. Thus, the facility is no longer providing energy [Read More]

West Coast Utility Regulators Renew Vows For Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

Canada Has A New Plan For Slashing Carbon Pollution, But Not Everyone Is On Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2016

The government has laid out a new carbon pricing approach that CanWEA says will spur renewable energy generation into the country’s grid. However, a few provinces have spoken out against the proposal.