renewable energy


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

hydropower
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 […]

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 […]