Largest solar power plant in US secures $1.3 billion in financing

This week, Primergy Solar , a subsidiary of investment manager Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners , announced that it has secured financing for its long-planned 690-megawatt (AC) Gemini solar-plus-storage project. Located in southern Nevada, the project is set to be the largest continuous solar installation in the…

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Why are Florida manatees showing up in Cuba and Mexico?

Throughout the winter and spring of 2007, there were several curious sightings of a manatee and her calf in a power plant intake canal in the Cuban town of Santa Cruz del Norte, approximately 33 miles (54 kilometers) east of Havana. Manatees in Cuba aren’t known to frequent power plant canals. That kind of behavior […]

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Chart: Renewable energy beat out nuclear in the US in 2021

Canary Media’s chart of the week translates crucial data about the clean energy transition into a visual format. Canary thanks Natural Power for its support of this feature. Renewable energy sources generated more power for the U.S. grid than nuclear in 2021 — for the first time ever. Renewables — including wind,…

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‘Enough is enough’: California subpoenas ExxonMobil over plastic pollution

People protest against ExxonMobil in Melbourne, Australia.California Attorney General Rob Bonta has announced that his department will be undertaking a first-of-its-kind investigation to determine the role that the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries have played in the escalating global plastics crisis. The California Department of Justice is narrowing down on one company in particular: ExxonMobil, a corporation that’s previously been pegged […]

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Scaling Palauan tradition to regional fisheries: Q&A with Noah Idechong

Fishermen in a small boat at sea in Koror, Palau.There’s no one way to describe Noah Idechong. Born in the small Pacific island country of Palau, Idechong has donned different hats over the past 40 years. He’s been a government official, an activist, a politician, a legislator, and the founder of a domestic conservation NGO. Currently, he’s the executive director for Micronesia and Polynesia […]

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