The Fullerton City Council voted against a plan to use 100% renewable energy

The Fullerton City Council ended up voting against a resolution to make a 100 percent renewable energy plan the default for homeowners. After leaving Southern California Edison, the city of Fullerton went ahead to join the Orange County Power Authority, which is a Community Choice Energy program which allows local governments to manage energy procurement for the… Continue reading The Fullerton City Council voted against a plan to use 100% renewable energy

Thanks to a $35 million investment, solar energy is enhancing Kenya’s clean energy profile

The EAIF (Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund) will provide a $35 million loan to Kenya’s Kesses solar power project. The loan will be provided over a 15-year period by the EAIF, which is a portion of the PIDG (Private Infrastructure Development Fund Group). The Kesses solar power plant will be erected near Eldoret in Kenya’s Rift… Continue reading Thanks to a $35 million investment, solar energy is enhancing Kenya’s clean energy profile

Australia’s coal and gas power industries are declining as the country embraces renewable energy

Renewable energy is edging fossil fuels out of Australia’s power mix, with renewables accounting for a record-high proportion of average energy production in the final 3 months of 2021, putting coal-fired power plants’ profitability in jeopardy. Large-scale solar and wind farms, along with an ongoing surge in the adoption of rooftop solar panels, have fundamentally… Continue reading Australia’s coal and gas power industries are declining as the country embraces renewable energy

Norms for “satellite to satellite engagement,” are required according to a White House official

The Biden administration issued a wide space policy document in December, acknowledging growing military dangers in space and urging a rules-based global order. With such concerns in mind, Audrey Schaffer, who is the director in charge of the space policy at the National Security Council, stated on January 26 that the administration has to start addressing more specific… Continue reading Norms for “satellite to satellite engagement,” are required according to a White House official

NASA will keep purchasing Earth-observation datasets

NASA plans to keep buying data from commercial Earth-observation satellites. Kevin Murphy, chief science data officer in charge of NASA Earth Science Division, remarked at the American Meteorological Society yearly meeting on January 27 that “the Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition initiative is now a sustainable operation.” “With the data, we gather from NASA, our international allies, and… Continue reading NASA will keep purchasing Earth-observation datasets

Many people cannot afford electric cars, but retrofitting may be the solution

Environmental rules that effectively ban sales of cheap new ICE (internal combustion engines) in favor of costly electric cars may soon force Europeans on standard earnings out of their vehicles and onto the bus; however, help is on the way. Transition-One, which is a small start-up firm based in Orleans, France, is stepping in to save… Continue reading Many people cannot afford electric cars, but retrofitting may be the solution