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[ Here’s why putting more tax dollars behind coal is such a wasteful proposition ]

Imagine what $4.5 billion could do for Appalachia if we spent it to really help this economically struggling region.

     

[ An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For ]

Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.

[ SolarReserve to Build 150-MW Solar Thermal Plant in South Australia ]

A 150MW solar thermal power plant will be built in South Australia by global company SolarReserve. The Aurora Solar Energy Project located in Port Augusta, about 300km north of the South Australian capital Adelaide, will incorporate eight hours of storage or 1,100 MWh, allowing it to operate like a conventional coal or gas power station.

[ NorthVolt Starts Biggest Fundraising for $4 Billion Battery Plan ]

NorthVolt AB, the Swedish battery factory developer founded by a former Tesla Inc. executive, is planning to close its first major fundraising round this autumn, potentially drawing in 100 million euros ($118 million).

[ How an Arkansas Co-op Used Solar Power to Help Retain a Major Employer ]

An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.

[ Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind ]

While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of, it was clear during the conference that the US offshore oil and gas companies have a lot to teach offshore wind.

First, according to Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), on the public relations front, offshore oil and gas has a lot of experience dealing with opposition and educating the public about the importance of the service it is providing. 

[ Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects ]

President Trump speaks during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4.

An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.

(Image credit: Michael Reynolds/Getty Images)

[ Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects ]

President Trump speaks during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4.

An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.

(Image credit: Michael Reynolds/Getty Images)

[ United By The Sun: A Solar Event For All Americans To Share (Rebroadcast) ]

Skywatchers and astrophysicists are already gearing up for next month’s “Great American Solar Eclipse.”

(Image credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

[ United By The Sun: A Solar Event For All Americans To Share (Rebroadcast) ]

Skywatchers and astrophysicists are already gearing up for next month’s “Great American Solar Eclipse.”

(Image credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)