Texas is smashing energy demand records as the state undergoes a record heat wave. Despite concerns over reliability, the grid has so far pulled through, thanks to wind and solar energy, reports CNN.  “Texas is, by rhetoric, anti-renewables. But frankly, renewables are bailing us out,” said Michael Webber, an energy expertContinue Reading

As part of Illinois’ state program to increase renewable energy capacity, Vistra Energy’s Joppa power plant in Massac County will receive $40.7 million to convert the plant into a solar energy, battery storage hybrid facility, reports WSIL. The project will breathe new life into the local economy, as the plant was alreadyContinue Reading

Investment in clean energy has been on a steep upward path for years. Now, oil and gas companies are becoming some of the largest new investors in clean energy projects, reports the Fort-Worth Star Telegram. Koch Industries, a long-time oil and gas supporter, has invested nearly $1.7 billion in advanced energyContinue Reading

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a solar cell capable of generating electricity at night by using a thermoelectric generator that pulls electricity from the small difference in temperature between the ambient air and the solar cell itself, reports NPR.  “Our approach can provide nighttime standby lighting and power in off-grid and mini-gridContinue Reading

Despite being home to the largest inland coal refinery in the country, Indiana is welcoming what will be the nation’s largest solar farm to date, highlighting the state’s swiftly changing energy portfolio, reports Grist.   Local communities are welcoming a much-needed economic boost. The project is expected to bring $1.5 billion inContinue Reading

Entergy, a large electric utility and energy production company operating across the Southeast and Texas, recently announced that it will replace some aging gas plants in Mississippi with 1000MW of clean energy over the next five years.  “The EDGE plan will provide major benefits to the customers and communities we serve,” saidContinue Reading