Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy: What’s the Difference?

You’re probably familiar with the terms clean energy, green energy, and renewable energy from the news. You may even think that they mean roughly the same thing. I’m sorry to say that’s not the case. (It’s ok, you’re not alone in that.) It turns out that each of the three terms differ from one another […]

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The Economic Benefits of Solar Power

Fossil fuels (especially coal and natural gas) are still the largest source of energy in the United States. Together, they accounted for 59% of the total electricity generation in the country in 2020. The air pollution fossil fuels cause every year is aggravating climate change and endangering the health of millions of people. In 2018, […]

Enviva Continues to Destroy Natural Forests

In February, I threw on my rain jacket, grabbed our drone, and headed out in to the field with reporters from EenVandaag, a current affairs television program in the Netherlands with a daily broadcast watched by more than 1.5 million viewers. This was to be a journey that was similar to many that I have […]

Let’s redefine “Business as Usual”

You, like me, probably keep asking yourself,  “When will things return to normal?” Sitting within my home office– which means rotating between working in my bed, on the floor of my bedroom, and trying to balance my external webcam on the top of my computer for an increasing number of video calls– I’ve been experiencing […]

Statement: Cooper Administration Criticizes Biomass but Continues to Greenlight Industry Expansion

Days after Governor Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality released the Clean Energy Plan delivering harsh criticism of the wood pellet biomass industry, NC DEQ issued permits for Enviva, the world’s largest pellet producer, to massively expand its Sampson County facility   Last week, Governor Cooper accepted his NC Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Clean Energy […]