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US 2024 elections: The American offshore wind push is accelerated

US 2024 elections: The American offshore wind push is accelerated

Block Island Wind Farm, the first commercially installed offshore wind farm in the US. Photo credit: Ionna22 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 – via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen At the turn of the year there was significant concern and worry that the US offshore wind industry could collapse before it had started. But since then, market conditions have improved, […]

Viewpoint: The Pentagon’s green makeover

Viewpoint: The Pentagon’s green makeover

By Jeremy Williams President Jimmy Carter famously put solar panels on the White House, only for Ronald Reagan to take them off again in a deliberate rejection of clean energy. Obama put them back, and now under President Biden, a host of other US federal buildings are getting a green refurb. Among them is the Pentagon, the beating heart of […]

Ahead of the November election, the US awards $6bn to CO2 reduction projects in key battleground states

Ahead of the November election, the US awards $6bn to CO2 reduction projects in key battleground states

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm delivers a keynote address. Photo credit: Department of Energy. By Anders Lorenzen In a bid to shore up its climate agenda ahead of the November US election, the Biden Administration has unveiled $6 billion worth of funding for carbon reduction projects. The US Department of Energy announced funding that would subsidise 33 industrial projects in 20 […]

The US government sets up a fund to encourage rural clean energy generation

The US government sets up a fund to encourage rural clean energy generation

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton. Photo credit: Reuters / Leah Millis. By Anders Lorenzen The Biden Administration has set up an $11 billion grant to encourage rural clean energy projects. Rural energy companies, co-operatives as well as other providers of energy, will soon be able to apply […]

President Biden accused of ignoring the climate crisis, as he approves an oil and gas project in the Arctic

President Biden accused of ignoring the climate crisis, as he approves an oil and gas project in the Arctic

An oil drilling rig in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Photo credit: Reuters / Lucas Jackson. By Anders Lorenzen On Monday, US president Joe Biden approved the controversial $7 billion oil and gas drilling Willow project in the Alaskan Arctic. The US government said the approval was a scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips’ original proposal.  But this is unlikely to please climate advocates […]