Supreme Court
Taylon Chandler

Supreme Court Upholds E.P.A Rule and More in Friday Fastbreak

Supreme Court Says Regulating Emissions from Power Plants is Lawful In a 7-to-2 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Environmental Protection Agency imposing regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from “large, industrial polluters,” according to the New York Times. However, the court did reject a key argument from the E.P.A.’s reasoning for the […]

Brazil World Cup
Taylon Chandler

Brazil Makes Headlines for Energy and More in Friday Fastbreak

Brazil in the Headlines for More Than the World Cup All eyes were on Brazil this week as the country kicked off the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but it’s not just soccer people were talking about. Out of the 12 stadiums in use for the duration of the tournament, four have a combined solar capacity […]

China pollution
Taylon Chandler

Buffet Promises $15 Billion and More in Friday Fastbreak

Buffet Promises Renewable Energy Industry Another $15 Billion Warren Buffet announced this week that he is doubling his original investment of $15 billion in clean energy to a cool $30 billion. Buffet is already one of the biggest clean tech investors in the country and took further steps to make renewable energy the norm when […]

Environmental Protection Agency
Taylon Chandler

EPA Proposes New Carbon Rule in Friday Fastbreak

Here’s what’s happened in the energy industry from the first week of June. EPA Announces Controversial Carbon Regulation The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Monday a much-anticipated power plant rule requiring all plants to reduce their carbon emissions 25 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2030, compared to emissions in 2005. This move is expected […]

wind power
Taylon Chandler

Get an Earth Day Recap and More in This Week’s Friday Fastbreak

States Produced Record Amount of NonHydro Renewable Energy In 2012, the U.S. produced about six percent of its electricity from nonhydro renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.). Even more impressive, however, is that 11 states received 14 to 32 percent of their electricity from nonhydro sources. In some cases, this is more than five […]

climate change
Taylon Chandler

Global Warming and Energy Innovation in This Week’s Friday Fastbreak

From hydroelectricity to zero net energy buildings to climate change, get the latest news from the energy industry in this week’s Friday Fastbreak. UN Report Calls For Massive Reform to Combat Global Warming Released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the UN-sponsored report laid out nearly 1,200 solutions to combat ever-increasing global warming dangers. […]

Turning Water Into Fuel and More in Todays’ Friday Fastbreak
Taylon Chandler

Turning Water Into Fuel and More in Todays’ Friday Fastbreak

Check out the latest innovations in the renewable energy industry in this weeks’ Friday Fastbreak. IKEA Invests in U.S. Wind Power The company known for affordable furniture is breaking into the U.S. wind market. As part of its initiative to produce more renewable energy than it consumes by 2020, IKEA made its largest global renewable […]

Taylon Chandler

Flying Wind Turbines and HydroPower in This Weeks’ Friday Fastbreak

Flying Wind Turbine Brings Energy Innovation to Alaska Alaskans might soon be paying lower electricity prices, thanks to a flying wind turbine. Created by Massachusetts-based Altaeros, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a 60-foot blimp that captures wind 1,000 feet above the ground (where it blows more powerfully) and transfers it to wind power centers via […]

Taylon Chandler

Wind and Solar Power Dominate in This Weeks’ Friday Fastbreak

Here’s what happened in the renewable energy industry for the week of March 24. Kansas Lawmakers Disagree On Renewable Energy Mandate Since passing a renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) in 2009, Kansas has been ramping up its renewable energy usage. Under the bill, cities in the state are expected to generate 15 percent of their […]

Taylon Chandler

Renewable Energy, Climate Change and More in Friday Fastbreak

Africa Commits $100 Million to Renewable Efforts The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) announced earlier this week that it is committing $100 million to its renewable energy projects. This funding will go to small and midsize independent power producers that provide small hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and waste gas. Berkeley Energy Africa Limited, a […]