To date, only three states (Hawaii, New Mexico, and California) and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation mandating a transition to 100% clean energy. But there’s been a surge in interest among state lawmakers this year to expand clean energy targets.

UPDATE: Washington has just passed a 100% clean…

Maryland’s General Assembly has passed the the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 (CEJA) with bipartisan support this month. If signed into law, it’ll make Maryland the latest state in the U.S. to expand renewable energy targets to 100% in 2019.

The bill would see the state expand solar and offshore wind.

CEJA passed the state House 95–40, and passed the…

A look at how Democrats are tackling what’s shaping up to be one of the biggest campaign issues of 2020.

Democrats have different ideas on how to tackle climate change. (Pixabay)

Climate change is poised to become a lead issue for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, despite an asymmetrical response between Democrats and Republicans.

I spoke with Corina McKendry, associate professor…

The controversial tax reform, touted by President Trump as a “tremendous” tax cut, could set the US’s clean energy efforts back years, if key provisions within the Senate and House tax reform bills make it into the final legislation.

Tax reform is the latest in a series of Trump-led agendas…

The net neutrality debate is built on falsehoods.

While there are plenty of reasons for consumers to worry about how Internet service providers will monetize their networks without enforceable net neutrality rules in place, there’s another side to this debate that’s been largely missing. ISPs have a lot more to…

Chicago-based Karam Foundation has a succinct motto: help people help themselves. The organization, founded in 2007 by Syrian-American Lina Sergie Attar, is focused on helping Syrian refugees through education, smart aid and sustainable development initiatives that support small businesses run by Syrians.

I spoke with Roya Naderi, director of communications…

The next 10 years will be “critical” for the planet to take necessary steps to mitigate climate change, according to researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). …

A drone image of thawing permafrost peat plateaus in northern Norway. Credit: Sebastian Westermann

Climate change is rapidly thawing out the world’s permafrost regions, and that could lead to significant stores of carbon being released into the atmosphere. …

An artist rendition of Gliese 1132b. Credit: Dana Berry/NASA

The universe may have just gotten a little less lonely. After further study revealed the Trappist system’s seven Earth-like planets as less likely to host life than initially thought, alien enthusiasts now have another planet to pin their hopes on: Gliese (GJ) 1132b.

If the name GJ 1132b sounds familiar…

Aerial view of a group of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) migrating through Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada, one of the seven Last Ice Area sites. © naturepl.com / Doug Allan / WWF

WWF is desperately trying to save the ominously named “Last Ice Area” — a region of the Arctic Sea that is most likely to survive the longest in the face of global warming — in hopes of creating havens for the Arctic species that are rapidly losing habitat due to…

Kendra Chamberlain

journalist: telecom, renewable energy, smart grids & smart cities; climate change & environment; space industry & commercialization @ The Enterprise Orbit

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