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Climate Victory: Texas Solar Power Growing so Rapidly, it is Reducing demand for Fossil Gas

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The far right Texas legislature, dominated by Republicans in the back pocket of the fossil fuel industry, has done what it could to promote fossil gas as a power source for electricity generation. Just last summer, it passed a bill that offered companies bonuses for connecting new gas plants to […]

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First US Offshore Wind Farm goes Live off Long Island in Omen of a Green Future, Cheaper Electricity

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – This past week, the United States joined the rest of the advanced industrial countries in the world in having at least one functioning large offshore wind farm. Governor Kathy Hochul and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, among others, flipped a large electrical switch to signal that all 12 of […]

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In First, Rich Nations Cut CO2 4.5% in ’23 but still Grew, as Coal fell to 1900 Levels

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The International Energy Agency issued a report this month that contains a kernel of significant hope for halting the poisoning of the earth by carbon dioxide emissions. The IEA found that emissions from the advanced economies actually fell in 2023, although global emissions increased slightly, by 1.1%. The report says, […]