How solar could change the future of the American grid

How solar could change the future of the American grid

As the American power grid grapples with aging infrastructure, cybersecurity threats and a reliance on fossil fuels, solar offers homeowners a cheaper and cleaner option, according to supporters of a new California law the requires builders to install solar power systems on all new homes.

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Watchdog: Bankrupt coal mines pose too much of a risk to taxpayers

WASHINGTON - Congress should end a practice that puts the federal or state government at risk of paying for expensive coal mine cleanups when mining companies go bankrupt, according to a new finding by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. The GAO, an...

Federal legislation makes rebuilding power system nearly impossible

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will end its efforts to build emergency energy infrastructure in Puerto Rico by May 18. But because of a federal law that prohibits from updating infrastructure, the energy system that FEMA has built is still...

Shepherd Showcases Tip-To-Tail Tack with Sheep   MIDDLEBURG, VA - Shepherds like Franny Kransteiner of Gum Tree Farms have embraced a tip-to-tail, birth-to-death philosophy when it comes to their sheep, as more and more people have begun to search for more fulfilling lifestyles. Her...

There’s fish in them there hills: Raising salmon in W.V.

WASHINGTON - On the boarder of West Virginia and Maryland, roughly 75 miles from Washington, D.C., researchers are raising salmon from egg to harvest. Led by The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, the Spring Hill Salmon project is the first land-based salmon...

Hundreds of Mayors Protest Trump Killing Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON - While the Trump administration has made deregulation a priority, some of the anticipated public health consequences are stunning – and unpopular among many local politicians. Hundreds of mayors united this week, signing a letter opposing President Donald...

Trump’s Latest Climate Change Denial Provokes Response

WASHINGTON - The American Meterological Society took a novel approach this week, responding to President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine policies that combat climate change. Instead of waging another attack on Trump’s campaign to obliterate Obama-era regulations...

National Parks Fee Hikes Could Impact Your Next Trip

Entrance fees to some of the most popular national parks in the country are slated to more than triple this year, despite protest by former advisors to the Department of the Interior. The scheduled fee hikes come only two years after a substantial fee...

The Other Half of Interior Downsizing: Marine National Monuments The tall cliffs and lush valleys of Yosemite come to mind when thinking of a national park, but there’s a whole world of national parks that sits just below the surface of our waters. Just as Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante...

Devastated by Hurricane, St. Martin Looks to Rebuild By Late 2018

WASHINGTON – St. Martin, one of the Caribbean islands ravaged by a hurricane last month, aims to restore its economy by late 2018, according to the Dutch ambassador to the United States. “Everything I hear is that we’re going to lose this tourist season,” Ambassador...

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