Four and a half months after a torrent of methane burst from a storage field owned by Southern California Gas Co., damaging the atmosphere and contributing to climate effects like beach erosion, wildfire and extreme hot days, a plan has been drafted for the company to largely repair that damage.
How much energy did it take to make your dinner? Our food takes a lot of fossil fuel to produce. From the field to grocery stores and your kitchen, our food system demands more electricity each year. Inside Energy and Harvest Public Media teamed up to look at where that energy goes and how some are trying to curb the industry’s appetite for electricity.
It may be lights out for the solar industry in Nevada. That state is hemorrhaging jobs after a controversial decision in December to raise rates for customers with rooftop solar panels. The move has jarred the solar industry nationwide, especially in other southwestern states like Arizona.
The aging United States electricity grid is facing an increasing number of threats, ranging from severe weather events to solar flares to cyber terrorism. It’s something the U.S. military is taking seriously, helping lead the way in the development of smaller and more secure grids – known as microgrids.
Pacific Business News |Earlier this week, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to adopt a 100 percent renewable energy standard. But there’s a lot that has to happen between putting a renewable energy standard into law and putting it into practice, and much of the coverage of Hawaii’s plans have focused on how difficult this could be.
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