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Chicago to Save Money by Installing 40,000 Smart Street Lights this Summer

The Windy City will get a little more street smart this summer with the installation of 40,000 smart street lights. As part of Chicago’s Smart Lighting Program (CSLP), new LED lights will be installed on residential streets, alleys and viaducts in parts of the far South Side, Near West Side and North Side. The current…

Automotive Paradigm Shift: The EVs Are Coming

The U.S. automobile industry may experience a paradigm shift from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), according to auto executives recently interviewed onNPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. “Electrification, you cannot stop it anymore – it’s coming,” says Elmer Kades, a managing director with the New York City-based global consulting firm AlixPartners. “We have fantastic growth rates,…

Construction Begins on Largest Solar Facility in Texas

With construction of the Lone Star State’s largest solar facility beginning this winter, Texas has firmly established itself as a leader in renewable energy generation. Enel Green Power North America, Inc. is building the 497-megawatt Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas, which will become the state’s largest solar facility. Texas is ranted sixth among…

Google Plants Huge Solar Farms in Alabama, Tennessee

When searching for solar farms in the Tennessee Valley, the result will be Google. The internet conglomerate recently announced building two solar farms in Hollywood, Alabama, and Yum Yum, Tennessee. Each plant will produce about 150 megawatts of power. Among the largest renewable energy efforts in the Tennessee Valley, these projects are the largest solar…

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Increased in 2018

After three years of declining carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the United States had a dramatic uptick in such emission in 2018, according to a recent report from Rhodium Group, an independent economic and trend research organization. The New York City-based research firm estimates CO2 emissions increased 3.4 percent in 2018, which is the second-largest annual gain in…

Coal Use Decreases, Energy Efficiency Spending Trends Upward

Rapid economic growth in addition to weather extremes meant an all-time high for energy demand in 2018, according to the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. Other significant trends cited in the annual report: As electricity demand reached new highs, the fuel mix continued to transition away from coal and to renewables and natural gas. The U.S.…

World Trade Center Updates Lighting to Save Money

As part of the Port Authority’s Energy Savings Performance Guarantee Program, more than 13,000 World Trade Center fixtures are slated to be swapped out with high- efficiency versions. Within the first year of lighting upgrades, the World Trade Center may save more than $750,000 by switching to more energy-efficient fixtures. Also, these lighting upgrades are…

Renewable Energy Sources Resilient, Popular after Hurricane Michael

As the most powerful storm to blow through the Florida panhandle, Hurricane Michael left more than 1.3 million Americans without power. The aftermath of the destruction this past October, offered a revelation: renewable energy installations are more resilient than traditional electricity infrastructure, according to Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Two weeks after the storm, some residents…

Puerto Rico Aims for 100% Renewable Power

Legislation recently introduced into the Puerto Rico Senate calls for the territory to rely only on renewable energy by 2050. In addition to being a more self-sufficient and environmentally friendly energy option, relying on renewable energy would end the monopoly of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa). The proposed legislation would create a system…

New York Allots $40 Million for Solar Projects with Energy Storage

New York steps up for solar energy again. This past October, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the state would devote $40 million to solar projects that incorporate energy storage. This multimillion dollar investment in solar infrastructure and energy storage is part of the New York State Reforming Energy Vision (REV) program, which…

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