The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has unveiled a proposed rule to implement NEPA reforms, with a focus on accelerating clean energy development and environmental justice. This article highlights the key aspects of the proposed rule, including modernizing environmental reviews, encouraging community engagement, and addressing climate change considerations. Find out how these reforms aim to create a more efficient and transparent permitting process while fostering early public involvement in shaping a cleaner, greener future.
Vice President Kamala Harris recently visited Qcells’ manufacturing facility in Georgia to celebrate the largest equipment purchase in the US community solar industry. Summit Ridge Energy and Qcells have signed an agreement to provide over 350 solar projects with American-made modules, with the first 200 MW to be installed before the end of 2023.
Renewable energy technologies face numerous challenges, including intermittency and unpredictability. To overcome these obstacles, the renewable energy sector is increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize performance, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.
The EU continues to take steps towards a sustainable future, with recent data showing a significant drop in gas consumption and wind and solar power surpassing gas for the first time in electricity generation. Despite initial disagreements over nuclear energy’s role in hydrogen production, the EU Parliament and Council agreed on a deal permitting the use of nuclear technology and outlining targets for renewable hydrogen production.
Tidal energy has gained attention as a promising source of clean and renewable energy. With recent advancements in technology, it is possible to harness the power of tides in a more efficient and economical way. This has led to an increase in tidal energy projects around the world.
The Economic Report of the President may not offer specific policy proposals or serve as a binding plan, but it is a significant document that provides a glimpse into President Joe Biden’s thinking on the most critical issues of the day. It hints at the legislation he may encourage his party to draft and pass in 2023, as well as the executive actions he may take.
The UK Space Agency is providing funding for Rolls-Royce’s project to develop nuclear power technology for the Moon. Rolls-Royce is working with other institutions, including the Nuclear AMRC and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the University of Oxford, to develop the technology.
Brownfields are a prevalent problem in many communities worldwide, and their presence can have severe economic, environmental, and social impacts. These abandoned or underutilized sites are often contaminated with hazardous substances, and their existence contributes to environmental degradation, social inequality, and economic stagnation.
Solar farms are becoming more common on brownfields, abandoned or contaminated land previously used for industrial activity. By redeveloping these sites, solar farm developers can provide clean energy while simultaneously addressing environmental concerns.
The renewable energy industry has been rapidly growing in recent years and is expected to continue its upward trajectory in 2023 and beyond. With declining costs, supportive government policies, and new technologies emerging, solar and wind power are set to dominate the industry.