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Clean Energy

Who Created the Renewable Energy Miracle?

Posted: 08.18.2021 no comments

 

by Paul Krugman (originally published in the New York Times)   As terrible as many things in the world are, climate is unique in posing an existential threat to civilization. And it’s horrifying that so many political figures are dead set against any serious action to address that threat.   Despite that, there’s still a chance that […]

 

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Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan

Posted: 07.02.2020 no comments

 

In this report, the majority staff for the select Committee lays out a framework for comprehensive congressional action to satisfy the scientific imperative to reduce carbon pollution as quickly and aggressively as possible, make communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and build a durable and equitable clean energy economy.     The […]

 

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Sweden Closes Last Coal-Fired Power Plant Two Years Ahead of Schedule

Posted: 04.29.2020 no comments

 

Sweden becomes the third European country to exit coal completely after Belgium closed its last coal power station in 2016, and Austria ended its final coal-fired energy operations earlier this month.   The plant at Värtaverket, in Hjorthagen in eastern Stockholm is owned by Stockholm Exergi, a company part owned by the City of Stockholm and which […]

 

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A Drop of Water Lights Up 100 LED Bulbs

Posted: 02.26.2020 no comments

 

A research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a new form of droplet-based electricity generator (DEG). It features a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency, and its instantaneous power density is increased by thousands of times compared to its counterparts without FET-like structure. This […]

 

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Portuguese Oil Firm Becomes Major Solar Player

Posted: 02.05.2020 no comments

 

Portuguese oil company Galp Energia will become one of the biggest players in Europe’s booming Spanish solar market after closing a €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) deal for the solar assets of Spanish construction firm ACS.      The deal includes 900 megawatts of operational assets and a pipeline expected to yield a further 2 gigawatts […]

 

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UK City Declares Climate Emergency

Posted: 04.01.2019 no comments

 

Plymouth City Council declared a “climate emergency” and brought forward its deadline to become carbon neutral by 20 years — from 2050 to 2030. That means emergency plans will now be created to put back to the council within six months. Inevitably that will then be put to the government in a request for funding.   […]

 

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GM Buys Michigan Wind Power

Posted: 03.06.2019 no comments

 

General Motors will buy wind power to green its facilities in Michigan, joining rival Ford in bringing renewables to the US auto industry. GM will source 300GWh of wind from Michigan utility DTE, under the latter’s MIGreenPower scheme designed to give corporations a mechanism to procure renewable power to set against their own consumption.    Read […]

 

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BP: Renewables Largest Source of Power by 2040

Posted: 02.22.2019 no comments

 

Renewable energy will continue to be the fastest-growing source of energy in the world, penetrating the energy system “more quickly than any fuel in history” to become the largest source of power by 2040, oil and gas supermajor BP said in its annual BP Energy Outlook.   Read the entire article at Oil Price.    Renewables […]

 

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Cities Experiment with “Climate Positive” Design

Posted: 12.13.2018 no comments

 

Advocates say we could design city buildings and neighborhoods that cancel out more carbon than they emit, with the right policies and mindset. Cities are crucial to fighting climate change. They occupy only two percent of global land area but have an enormous climate impact, consuming more than two-thirds of global energy and accounting for 70 […]

 

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US Military is Proving No Need for Coal Grid Security

Posted: 12.05.2018 no comments

 

Over the last two years, President Donald Trump has made every effort to rescue America’s ailing coal industry, opening public lands to mining, weakening limits on pollution and potentially eliminating protections for miners. It hasn’t worked. Utilities continue to shutter coal-fired power plants, and mining firms continue to shed workers.   Read the entire article […]

 

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