Renewable Energy

Biomass Energy May Accelerate Global Warming

Biomass Energy May Accelerate Global Warming

Southern Environmental Law Center A new study of southeastern forests in the U.S. finds that in the long run, burning wood instead of fossil fuels to make electricity can reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but not soon enough to prevent worsening the conditions leading to global climate change.    The study also shows that […]

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    The Oberlin Project

    The Oberlin Project

    Despite the demise of federal climate change legislation, cities across the nation continue efforts started under the 2009 federal stimulus act to revitalize their communities and make them sustainable. One of the most inspiring examples is right here in Ohio. The Oberlin Project is a collaboration among the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, the city’s […]

    The City of Euclid Goes Green

    The City of Euclid Goes Green

    City of Euclid The City of Euclid and Euclid Public Library partnered to install photovoltaic solar panels on their rooftops in one of the largest joint public projects in Ohio. The city and the library worked with Ohio Cooperative Solar (OCS), an employee-owned energy cooperative, by leasing their rooftops to OCS for the installation of […]

    Renewable Energy Zealots Must Understand ‘Net Energy’

    Renewable Energy Zealots Must Understand ‘Net Energy’

    EarthWISE—Megan Quinn Bachman Was I surprised that last issue’s column, Can Renewables Outshine Fossil Fuels?, elicited a strong reaction, with written responses of support and derision? Not at all. It’s an issue that continues to divide the environmental community, and one which keeps us from moving forward as quickly as possible to conserve resources and […]