Friday Fastbreak

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 […]

President Obama
Katie Coleman

Friday Fastbreak: Obama Makes Effort to Curb Climate Change

Catch up on the latest news in the renewable energy industry from the week of May 26, 2014. White House to Announce Plan to Combat Climate Change President Obama is taking significant measures to fight climate change. In a new plan, up to 20 percent of carbon emissions will be cut from the nation’s coal-fired […]

solar panels
Katie Coleman

This Friday Fastbreak is all About Solar Energy Innovation

Catch up on the latest energy industry news from the week of May 12, 2014. Are Streets Soon be Paved with Solar Panels? An Idaho couple has covered the driveway in front of their office building with hexagon-shaped solar panels and is spearheading a project to turn the local roadways solar as well. Some features […]

Katie Coleman

Hydropower and Climate Change in Friday Fastbreak

From hydropower to the fossil fuel industry, catch up on the latest energy news in this week’s Friday Fastbreak. U.S. Looks to Hydropower to Cut Dependency on Coal A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that the country can reduce its reliance on coal and, thus, lower greenhouse gas emissions, by embracing […]

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 […]