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Renewables, Nuclear Neck And Neck For Electric Generation In First Half Of 2019

Photo © iStockphoto.com/DrAfter123 Renewable energy sources – biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind – accounted for more than one-fifth (20.1%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first six months of 2019, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of newly released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A year earlier, renewables’ share was 19.9%. The latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through June 30) reveals that solar and wind both showed continued growth. Solar, including small-scale solar photovoltaic systems, increased by 10.5% compared to the first half of 2018 and accounted for 2.7% of the nation’s total net generation

Converting to Geothermal Energy

Temporary bans on new natural gas connections have prompted some New York homeowners to turn to geothermal systems. Workers from Dandelion Energy work on a trench for geothermal loops at the home of Robert A. Culp and Vivian Linares in Garrison, NY. Credit Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Thanks to temporary bans on new natural gas hookups in parts of New York, the market for single-family geothermal energy systems, which use underground pipes to harness the earth’s energy for heating and cooling buildings, is finally starting to make some inroads. Geothermal energy systems use a network of underground pipes, commonly referred to as ground loops, which circulate water and propylene glycol, a

Here's The First American Airport Powered Entirely By Solar Energy

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport CHATTANOOGA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT Chattanooga's been having quite a cultural moment recently, what with dozens of new restaurants and bars popping up across town. Last September, The Edwin Hotel, a member of The Autograph Collection, opened with much fanfare, joining The Dwell and The Moxy Chattanooga Downtown in The Scenic City's growing boutique hotel scene. Now, Tennessee's fourth-largest city is once again turning heads by claiming a first in the sustainability sector. Earlier this month, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport announced that it had hit a much-anticipated milestone in becoming the first airfield in the United States powered by 100% solar ener

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