The White House Briefing Room, March 15, 2022
Yesterday, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened the tenth meeting of the National Climate Task Force with Cabinet members and senior leadership from across the Biden-Harris Administration. The Task Force focused on how agencies can continue supporting the President’s commitment to addressing Putin’s Price Hike from his unprovoked war against Ukraine, minimizing pain at the pump here at home, continue rapidly deploying clean energy, and keep reducing emissions that cause climate change. Continue reading here.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Bill Introduced In Congress Aims To Bolster Weatherization Funding, American Public Power Association. The Weatherization Assistance Program Improvements Act, introduced by senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jack Reed (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Chris Coons (D-DE), aims to help low-income households that are unable to receive weatherization services because their homes are in need of significant repairs by authorizing a Weatherization Readiness Fund.
- Construction of US’ biggest-ever solar farm to start ‘next quarter’: developer Primergy, Recharge. NV Energy, Nevada’s largest electric utility, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, will buy the project’s electric power over 25 years. Last week, Primergy selected Kiewit Power Constructors as Gemini’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner and IHI Terrasun as the battery ESS integrator.
- Canadian Solar Starts Mass Production of New Rooftop Module with Power Output Reaching 420 W, Canadian Solar News Release, PR Newswire
Canadian Solar provides various types of bifacial and mono-facial solar modules with power output in the range of 400~670W to global customers.
- $100-million solar farm could be coming to Lapeer County, MLive.com
[The project applicant], Orion Renewable Energy Group, produced a promotional video interviewing local farmers about their thoughts on the solar project. “We need solar to quit burning fossil fuels,” farmer Lindsey Walton said. “It is just another form of farming. Instead of producing corn or beans, we are producing power.”
- How rising gas prices accelerate the need for renewable energy, CU Boulder Today
Over the longer term, the current energy crisis is likely to accelerate the transition to cleaner, non-fossil sources as countries look to insulate themselves from price spikes while focusing on sustainability. — Jeffrey Logan, the associate director of policy and analysis at CU Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, [who] has nearly 30 years of experience in energy policy analysis, low-carbon market development, energy security and strategic planning.
- Could the Keystone XL pipeline help lower U.S. gas prices?, CBS News
In the long run, the best way to protect Americans from spiking oil prices is to accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy . . .
NEBRASKA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY
Source: Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Clean Power Nebraska Fact Sheet, American Clean Power Association