solar power

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 […]

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 […]

San Francisco
Katie Coleman

Friday Fastbreak: San Fran Moves to Limit Fossil Fuels

A new proposal limiting the movement of fossil fuels in San Francisco goes before city officials San Francisco may soon wage war against the powerful fossil fuel industry and limit exports of coal and petroleum coke. If the San Francisco Environment Commission agrees to a proposal presented Thursday, city leaders will then be brought in […]

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 […]

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 […]

RP Siegel

Does the Sun Threaten Our Utility Industry?

What if, given the right device, with the appropriate connection, you could suddenly download all of your favorite music, perfectly legally, and totally for free? Surely people would do it, and in droves. Look no further than what happened when compressed music files (MP3s) first appeared. Millions dived into illegal file sharing, and the recording […]