$12 Million Says Ocean Power Can Compete In The Big Leagues With Wind, Solar

$12 Million Says Ocean Power Can Compete In The Big Leagues With Wind, Solar

The power of the ocean provides a new means of renewable energy generation.  The vast openness of the ocean allows for plenty of room for renewable energy generation.  But can it compete with wind and solar energy? Wind and solar power are the heavy hitters of the global clean energy revolution, but the US Energy Department is still focusing an eyeball on ocean power and things just got a little more interesting. Despite the threat…

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How EPA Data Keeps Citizens Safe

How EPA Data Keeps Citizens Safe

The Trump administration is trying to kill the EPA.  Concerned citizens are saving the EPA data to preserve what our tax dollars have accumulated. Originally published on The Climate Reality Project. You might have heard about “data rescue” events happening around the country over the last several weeks. Librarians, data scientists, archivists, coders, and other volunteers are coming together to download and archive federal datasets. But why? To understand why thousands of people are doing…

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Silicon Energy Storage Technology Scales Up for Commercial Production

Silicon Energy Storage Technology Scales Up for Commercial Production

Energy storage is an important factor when it comes to renewable energy sources.  With solar energy, power is produced only while the sun is up and the solar panels are absorbing the rays.  This energy needs a place to be stored for night time use. One of the most abundant elements on earth is being used to create an energy storage system that can heat homes as well as store electricity. South Australian company 1414…

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US Clean Energy Jobs Surpass Fossil Fuel Jobs By 5 To 1

US Clean Energy Jobs Surpass Fossil Fuel Jobs By 5 To 1

The smart thing for the USA to do is to continue on the path of renewable energy.  Trump says he is going to create jobs but he fills his cabinet with billionaires and oil CEO’s.  Renewable energy creates far more jobs than fossil fuel related jobs.  With Trump in office oil will be the way of the land. Originally published on NRDC. By Lara Ettenson, Director, California Energy Efficiency Policy, Energy & Transportation program The…

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6 States Leading The Way In Clean Energy & Climate Legislation

6 States Leading The Way In Clean Energy & Climate Legislation

With uncertainty in Washington over if climate change even exists, the United States is going to need these 6 states to continue there push in renewable energy. Originally published on The Climate Reality Project. Let’s face it. Going forward, the United States’ role in fighting the climate crisis on the international stage is uncertain. However, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, because states around the country are already leading the way in clean…

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2016 Officially Declared Hottest Year In 137 Years Of Recordkeeping

2016 Officially Declared Hottest Year In 137 Years Of Recordkeeping

It is amazing to me that all the data on climate change is saying the same thing.  But Trump and his climate change denying cabinet have us on the highway to hell. Originally published on Climate Central. By Andrea Thompson 2016 was the hottest year in 137 years of record keeping and the third year in a row to take the number one slot, a mark of how much the world has warmed over the…

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“Peak Solar” in California? Not Even Close.

“Peak Solar” in California? Not Even Close.

California is beautiful, has plenty of sun, and has very progressive energy policies.  But is California at it’s peak solar capacity?  Not even close! Some solar detractors are pointing to the 2016 dip in California solar installations as the beginning of the end of the solar boom. Others see it for what it is; a sign of a maturing industry settling into a sustainable growth rate. On January 1st of this year, breitbart.com pronounced “Peak…

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Renewables Now Cheapest, But How To Enable Faster Renewable Energy Growth

Renewables Now Cheapest, But How To Enable Faster Renewable Energy Growth

Renewable energy sources are now cheap. How Cheap? The Cheapest!  But how do we encourage faster renewable energy growth. Renewable energy is now the cheapest option, on average, for new electricity capacity around the world — in developed countries like the US as well as developing countries like India, China, Nigeria, and Mexico. As I noted the other day, we need to keep channeling this message to the broader public, and especially decision-makers, but there…

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Trump’s Lack Of Actual Policy Threatens US Energy Future

Trump’s Lack Of Actual Policy Threatens US Energy Future

Clean energy sources are getting cheap, the energy is renewable, and our suffering planet needs help.  The USA was on the path to a cleaner energy future but know Trump and Oil CEO’s are running the Country. Originally published at ilsr.org. This post was originally published by ILSR Research Associate Karlee Weinmann. The U.S. energy economy faces unprecedented pressure to integrate clean and renewable fuel sources like wind and solar, but after a distracting 2016…

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Clean Energy Is Cheap. Time To Make The Switch

Clean Energy Is Cheap. Time To Make The Switch

Renewable energy is Cheap. It is time for us to stand up and scream louder then the Fossil Fuel Lobbyists in Washington.  The key is finding new ways to spread the message. At IRENA’s 7th General Assembly this past weekend, you’d have to be completely in your own reality (no, a certain president-elect wasn’t in the house) in order to miss the point. It probably got annoying to some degree. But that’s a good sign…

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