renewables

PART I: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

PART I: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Lester Brown The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by […]

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    When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine

    When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine

    Harvey Wasserman Renewable “green” energy will be the biggest industry in the history of humankind. Jay Warmke’s When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine is a great way to learn all about it. Jay is blessed with an off-beat sense of humor and a wonderful way of narrating truly earth-shattering history with aplomb and a […]

    Greenpeace Report Shows a Cheaper, Cleaner Pathway for Duke Energy

    Greenpeace Report Shows a Cheaper, Cleaner Pathway for Duke Energy

    Greenpeace USA Today Greenpeace released Charting the Correction Course: A Clean Energy Pathway for Duke Energy. Using modeling performed by Ventyx, an energy consultancy, the report details how Duke Energy can save their customers $108 billion over 20 years by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. “Jim Rogers claims that Duke is a green […]

    Long Island Town Builds Unparalleled Energy Park

    Long Island Town Builds Unparalleled Energy Park

    Kyle Rabin The Town of Hempstead’s energy park. Question: What do you get when you cross a majestic 100-kilowatt (kW) wind turbine with a hydrogen fueling station, a solar house, a pair of solar trackers (high-tech solar electric panels that follow the sun’s daily path across the sky), a 60-kW solar field, a solar-powered carport […]

    Cincinnati Dumps Duke Energy

    Cincinnati Dumps Duke Energy

    Phil Radford and Sandy Buchanan Today, Duke Energy found out that more than 50,000 commercial and residential electricity users in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio are dumping Duke and shifting to 100 percent clean energy. Cincinnati is a trendsetter: it is the first city in Ohio, and the first of its size in the nation, […]

    Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

    Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

    Civil Society Institute The common wisdom is wrong—There is no political “fault line” that divides Americans along party lines when it comes to clean energy issues and solutions. Majorities of Republicans, Independents and Democrats agree that the U.S. should move away from its reliance on dirty energy sources that foul the air and water and […]

    The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

    The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

    Center for American Progress By Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon The U.S. Department of Commerce early next week will issue a preliminary verdict on a trade petition filed by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. That petition alleges that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells and modules by providing cash grants, tax rebates, […]

    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 […]