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Solar Power Hits New Highs in Britain

Solar power generation reached new highs in the United Kingdom recently, with a heat wave and stretch of sunny days across the country highlighting the potential for renewable energy in…


Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm Releases Community from Decades of Diesel

In the early morning of May 1, 2017, Block Island, Rhode Island, shut off the diesel generators that had powered the island for nearly a century. The lights on the…


New England’s Drive to Boost Gas Supplies Hits Roadblock

For several years, states in the northeastern U.S. have been in the midst of a major shift away from coal and nuclear power toward natural gas. As aging coal plants…


One Step Back, One Step Forward for U.S. Offshore Wind

Though offshore wind is becoming increasingly important in Europe, with many hundreds-of-megawatts projects in service, the sector has stagnated in the U.S., with no operational facilities—and some high-profile failures. In…