Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | By Great Energy Challenge | No Comments
If last week’s news that the U.S. Department of Commerce was imposing new duties on Chinese solar imports left you with a bad case of déjà vu, or at least wondering if the story would ever end, that’s understandable. It’s been a long-running melodrama.
Oregon-based SolarWorld Industries America, a division of the German company SolarWorld, got it all going in October 2011. Drowning in a wave of cheap Chinese solar panels, it brought allegations of illegal dumping and state subsidies to U.S.…
Monday, July 28, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
The legislation, H.R.4901, would help complete and preserve federally-protected areas by easing the process of swapping state-controlled areas within national parks and wilderness areas.
Monday, July 28, 2014 | By Great Energy Challenge | No Comments
Written with Craig Lewis
It’s ironic that a storm whose widespread blackouts left millions of Americans in the dark is finally helping us see the light.
Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and loss to the Eastern seaboard. The storm exposed the severe vulnerability of our electricity infrastructure and made global headlines as a harbinger of nature’s impacts in a climate changed world.
Beyond the shock, New Yorkers found a silver lining in the destruction. The storm made crystal clear that the existing electricity system is not suited to address the challenges of the 21st century.…
Monday, July 28, 2014 | By Colorado Green Environment News | No Comments
SAN FRANCISCO -Today, the E.P.A. finalized its rule to reduce harmful pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS), the culmination of 5 years of efforts between the federal government and tribes, utilities, water users and environmental groups. NGS, one of the biggest sources of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in the country, is a 2,250 megawatt coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Nation outside Page, Arizona, and less than 20 miles from the Grand Canyon.