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Renewable Energy

For their senior design project, civil engineering students at Montana Technological University are combining concrete with waste products in an effort to develop a mixture that would reduce concrete's carbon footprint.
Ferries and other heavy equipment in Alabama, California and other locations are making the switch to electric power, as the maritime industry looks for ways to break away from fossil fuel propulsion.
Electric bus makers and other technology providers say they are ready to help school districts with grant applications and other planning details to ensure the fast and easy transition to e-buses.
Several companies are announcing new operations related to electric car battery recycling and manufacturing, taking a lead in a nascent industry for the U.S.
The new garbage collector, which costs around $600,000, has a 290 kWh total battery capacity that allows it to hold a charge for about eight hours. The new collector is expected to save around $20,000 in annual fuel costs.
The Port Westward Industrial Park in Columbia County has been at the center of a controversial renewable fuel project that faces scrutiny from communities who say they will be left to pick up the pieces of a failed operation.
According to data from the nonprofit Generation 180, more than half the nation's K-12 solar capacity is in California and New Jersey, which have 2,819 and 662 schools with solar panels, respectively.
New electric loads — like those brought about by electric vehicles and heat pumps — will likely force upgrades to home electric systems and building codes, experts say. The real challenge will be making changes consistently.
A new report by CALSTART shows strong growth in electric buses in 2022. That unprecedented growth is driven, in part, by robust state and federal incentives, policy pressures and cost savings.
Cohoes, N.Y., is placing a floating solar electric array atop a 10-acre city reservoir to generate all of the electric needs for municipal operations, with power to spare. The project could serve as a model for other cities.