How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Support A Green New Deal

By Wan R. Smith and Philip Fracica, Nonprofit Quarterly. -

Today, as President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill is debated in Congress, it’s worth recalling that this isn’t the first time the US has faced an infrastructure deficit. “By the [...]

New Deal Electric Cooperatives Struggle To Democratize

By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News. -

What began three years ago as a campaign to stop the spraying of weedkiller under power lines near homes in the Appalachian mountains of northeast Tennessee, has become an example of a more [...]

Solar Accounts For 40% Of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity Additions In 2019, Adds 13.3 GW

By Staff, -

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX – Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with [...]

French Strike: Electricity Workers Light Poor Homes On Christmas, Cut-Off Power To Police And Big Business

By Salvador Soler, -

Since the beginning of the strike on December 5, electricians and energy workers maintain power outages against Macron's pension reform. A method of struggle that exposes the strength of the [...]

Offshore Wind Power Could Produce More Electricity Than World Uses

By Staff, -

Offshore Wind Outlook 2019 is the most comprehensive global study on the subject to date, combining the latest technology and market developments with a specially commissioned new geospatial [...]

Venezuela: Electricity Recovery Continues As US Withdraws Diplomatic Staff

By Ricardo Vaz, -

Caracas, March 12, 2019 ( – Venezuelan authorities continue working to bring back online the electric grid following a massive outage that started on Thursday, March 7. [...]

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts As ‘Watershed Event’ For ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’

By Max Blumenthal, -

A September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaido and his allies identifies the potential collapse of the country’s electrical [...]

Venezuela Blackouts: ‘Straight From The Cyberwar Playbook’

By Staff, -

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blamed cybernetic warfare on the recent widespread blackouts that have affected the country in recent days. One contributor to Forbes analyzes that [...]

Venezuela Under Attack: 7 Notes On Electric Shock (Special Report)

By Staff, -

Guaidó's false epic return lasted less than expected on the front pages; with the arrival of the "interim president" there were no critical defections in the Armed Forces (FANB) that together [...]

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

By Rafi Schwartz, -

You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that’s exactly [...]

Plan Now And Electric Cars Can Help Create The Clean Energy Grid

By Nick Stockton, -

ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE a fixture of many a transportation utopia, and for good reasons. In a world still reliant on private transportation, they promise everything from lower pollution to higher [...]

Microgrids Keep These Cities Running When The Power Goes Out

By Erica Gies, -

By Erica Gies for Inside Climate News - Borrego Springs, California, is a quaint town of about 3,400 people set against the Anza-Borrego Desert about 90 miles east of San Diego. Summers are [...]

These City Bus Routes Are Going All-Electric ― And Saving Money

By Lyndsey Gilpin, -

By Lyndsey Gilpin for Inside Climate News - Two years ago, the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) in Louisville, Kentucky, bought 10 electric buses to replace its aging diesel fleet. The [...]

PG&E Power Lines Linked To Wine Country Fires

By Paul Rogers, -

By Paul Rogers for The Mercury News - “The historic wind event that swept across PG&E service area late Sunday and early Monday packed hurricane-strength winds in excess of 75 mph in some cases,” [...]

General Motors Is Going All Electric

By Alex Davies, -

By Alex Davies for Wired - AFTER MORE THAN a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This morning, the American [...]

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