MSU Awarded $6M Biofuel, Carbon Grant

Joanna Schroeder

Montana State University (MSU) has received a $6 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems. MSU will be working alongside the University of Wyoming and the University of South Dakota to address the sustainability profiles of biofuels and carbon capture technologies that would be introduced in …

advance biofuels, Carbon Dioxide, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Research, water

Pacific Ethanol to Install 5 MW Solar Energy System

Lizzy Schultz

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. has announced the purchase and installment plans for a new 5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Madera, California biorefinery that produces ethanol, wet distiller grains and corn oil. The solar plant will be located adjacent to the Pacific Ethanol industrial facility, which currently sits on 137 acres in Madera County, California. The 5 …

Ag group, Clean Energy, Ethanol, Facilities, Solar

40+ Groups Fighting Against Big Oil Subsidies

Joanna Schroeder

More than 40 groups have come together to call for an end to Big Oil subsidies that have been in place for more than 100 years. In an open letter to Congress from a diverse range or organizations from veterans, to renewable energy to environmental, and more, the groups are challenging Congress to repeal the nearly $4 billion a year …

Audio, biofuels, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Oil

Manito Transit Greens Its Transportation

Joanna Schroeder

Manito Transit is now transporting goods throughout the Midwest with a greener footprint. The GROWMARK subsidiary transports fuels, fertilizers, crop protection products and more via tank trucks, and has just become a member of the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The SMARTWAY registrants work with the EPA and adopt tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use. …

Clean Energy, energy efficiency, Environment, GROWMARK, transportation

AUFC Releases Polluter Impunity Report

Joanna Schroeder

June 2, 2016 marked the second anniversary of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a historic piece of legislation that requires power plants to lower emissions and convert to renewable energy sources. As the CPP remains under fire, Americans United for Change (AUFC) has released a new report, “Polluter Impunity,” intended to expose behind the scenes coordination of opponents and details …

Americans United for Change, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity

5 Surprising Sources of Renewable Energy

Joanna Schroeder

*This is a special feature to DomesticFuel from Rebecca Paredes with Green Future. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Earth’s average temperature has risen by 1.5°F over the past century — and as long as we continue to burn fossil fuels, that number “is projected to rise another 0.5 to 8.6°F over the next hundred years.” Human activities have …

Clean Energy, Hydro, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

#MillionSolarStrong Campaign Launched

Joanna Schroeder

The.U.S. has become a #MillionSolarStrong. According to a new report from the George Washington Solar Institute the solar industry has installed more than a million solar projects and is on an accelerated path toward 2 million. In tandem with the report, the solar industry has launched a #MillionSolarStrong and recognizes rooftop and utility-scale reports alike. “The idea that we are …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Solar

US Wind Jobs Hit Record

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. wind industry continues to shatter records. In 2015, wind energy supported 88,000 jobs, an increase of 20 percent over 2014. The data was released as part of the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2015 from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The strong job growth coincided with wind energy hitting the number one spot as …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

2015 Sets Global Renewable Energy Record

Joanna Schroeder

According to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewable generation capacity increased by 152 GW of 8.3 percent during 2015. This marks the highest global growth ever. Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity existed globally. “Renewable energy deployment continues to surge in markets around …

biomass, Clean Energy, Geothermal, Hydro, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind