U.S. Production of Solar PV Panels Get a Booster Shot

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 1/26/2023 The recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is helping to expand the production of photovoltaic (PV) panels in the U.S. and ease the tariff-related tensions regarding the growth of solar electric energy worldwide. The South Korean PV manufacturer Qcells has announced a $2.5 billion expansion of their facility in Georgia … Read more

“Cutting methane emissions is the fastest opportunity we have to immediately slow the rate of global warming, even as we decarbonize our energy systems.”

Originally posted on edf.org, methane experts stated “Cutting methane emissions is the fastest opportunity we have to immediately slow the rate of global warming, even as we decarbonize our energy systems. It’s an opportunity we can’t afford to miss.” Read more here: Methane: A crucial opportunity in the climate fight – Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org)

Nature-Based Solutions Series: Fighting Climate Change and Feeding the Planet

Lucy Neiman, Zondits guest, 1/18/2023 Zondits and many other outlets have focused primarily on the transition to clean energy as the central path for addressing the challenges faced. Yet there is clear evidence that the transition away from fossil fuels alone cannot meet even the most conservative global climate goals that have been set. There … Read more

Nature-Based Solutions Series: A Roadmap for Broadening Climate Action

Lucy Neiman, Zondits guest, 1/11/2023 Zondits and many other outlets have focused primarily on the transition to clean energy as the central path for addressing the challenges faced. Yet there is clear evidence that the transition away from fossil fuels alone cannot meet even the most conservative global climate goals that have been set. There … Read more

“It is a profound breakthrough that brings an enticing promise that we could produce a nonpolluting, basically limitless source of energy.”

Originally posted in The Washington Post, Bay Area Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who fought multiple efforts to defund the National Ignition Facility, was quoted saying: “To see they have achieved ignition is fabulous. It is a profound breakthrough that brings an enticing promise that we could produce a nonpolluting, basically limitless source of energy.” Read more here: … Read more

“One of the most impressive scientific feats of the 21st century… will go down in the history books.”

Originally posted in AP News, Jennifer Granholm U.S. Energy Secretary was talking about Fusion ignition as: “one of the most impressive scientific feats of the 21st century,″ and that it “will go down in the history books.” Appearing with Granholm, White House science adviser Arati Prabhakar called the fusion ignition achieved Dec. 5 “a tremendous … Read more

The Role of Gas Utilities in an Electrified Nation

Matt Montalbano, Zondits guest, 12/28/2022 Climate action plans (CAPs) have been released or are in the process of being developed by 33 states with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The amount of GHG emission reductions and the timeline to achieve them varies by state, but states share many of the same strategies … Read more

DOE’s EV Impact Tool Calculates Net Emissions Impacts for Each State

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 12/22/2022 If you have been researching EVs, you have likely seen numerous articles, including some on Zondits, covering the national and global emissions impacts of replacing gasoline-powered cars with EVs. That’s useful information for sure. But we know that the impact is partly driven by the electrical generation mix in the … Read more

Ask the Expert: What Good Are Heat Pumps?

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 12/20/2022 Zondits spoke with Mark D’Antonio, Senior Principal Consultant at DNV, who is part of a team that is developing efficient clean technology approaches to decarbonizing the built environment. I live in a multifamily complex and the comfort level is not very good in the winter. I have heard that there … Read more