Amazon recently delayed its pledge to make 50% of its shipments net-zero carbon by 2030. The company disclosed plans to defer its carbon emission goals across all its operations by 2040, a decade later than the 50% goal, which was called “Shipment Zero” at the time. Reportedly, the company had immensely underestimated its carbon footprint…..
Charles River being used as new energy source for Boston
Vicinity Energy, the private equity-backed owner of Boston’s and Cambridge’s steam system, has signed an agreement with MAN Energy Solutions to build a low-temperature source heat pump system at Vicinity’s plant near Cambridge’s Kendall Square to make steam. The source of those low temperatures? Water from the Charles River. Vicinity is already retrofitting its Kendall….
President Biden adds more EV charging across the United States with pledges from Uber, Walmart, PG&E, and others
President Joe Biden’s latest EV charging rollout will add more than 100,000 public EV chargers to the already 135,000 available nationwide. Biden aims to have half a million chargers across the nation by 2030. The Biden administration said Monday that it has signed on a new round of public and private commitments to add EV….
Natural gas prices have decreased to the lowest level since September 2020
Natural gas prices have dropped nearly 80% since August. As of Wednesday, February 22, 2023, prices have plunged to $2.043 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) early on Wednesday, down by 1.59%. The plunge in prices has been significant in recent weeks due to a mild start to January, consistently high supply, and the outage….
How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline
Last June, the Navy divers, operating under the cover of a widely publicized mid-summer NATO exercise known as BALTOPS 22 planted the remotely triggered explosives that, three months later, destroyed three of the four Nord Stream pipelines, according to a source with direct knowledge of the operational planning. Two of the pipelines, which were known….
Inflation Reduction Act Makes Going Solar Easier
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) has changed the game for nonprofits by creating a direct pay version of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Now, nonprofits have just as much to gain by going solar as for-profit businesses. The federal solar tax credit allows for-profit businesses to receive a tax credit worth 30%….
DPU releases $400 million in EV funds in Massachusetts
Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities released $400 million in EV funds in the state. This surplus of money was put aside for EV chargers to shift homeowners and businesses from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles. The $400 million dollars can be acquired through different incentives through the state based on location and utility…..
Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2050
The Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2050 continues the Commonwealth’s efforts in identifying comprehensive and detailed strategies to achieve Net Zero in 2050. This Plan builds upon years of clean energy and climate planning and diligent efforts to advance climate mitigation and resiliency strategies while also considering feedback provided by numerous organizations and….
Plasma physicist describes what the future holds regarding this week’s breakthrough in nuclear fusion
Tammy Ma is a plasma physicist for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the largest and most energetic laser in the world. This past week, Tammy Ma was informed that an experiment at the facility had just a massive breakthrough in nuclear fusion. Scientists have been trying to achieve this breakthrough for decades. At 1:03 AM….
Tens of thousands of people are still without power after attack on a North Carolina power station
The FBI is now helping to investigate the source of the power outages in a North Carolina county. While it is believed to be an “intentional” attack, the suspect or cause of the problem has yet to be found. The mass blackout became a criminal investigation when utility workers found traces of what looked like….
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