renewables

PART II: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

PART II: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Lester Brown Photo courtesy of Shutterstock In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, […]

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    Coalition Slams Duke Energy for Funding Voter Suppression Laws and Dirty Energy Policies

    Coalition Slams Duke Energy for Funding Voter Suppression Laws and Dirty Energy Policies

    Energy Action Coalition A coalition of environmental, democratic reform and civil rights groups released an open letter to Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers today, calling on him to stop funding voter suppression by dropping the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) before the Democratic National Conference. The groups signing today’s letter and launching public petitions include: […]

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Energy Action Coalition More than 50 youth vote activists with the Energy Action Coalition rallied outside of the Obama for America campaign headquarters in Chicago yesterday, calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to take action to address climate change and support clean energy. The rally coincided with the release of Mitt Romney’s energy plan, […]

    How Crowdsourcing Can Provide Renewable Electricity to People in Need

    How Crowdsourcing Can Provide Renewable Electricity to People in Need

    Crisis Mappers By Aaron LeMieux CrisisMappers.net co-founder Jen Ziemke introducing the nPower® PEG to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in Uganda. When a crisis hits, people instinctively reach for their mobile phone. What if crowdsourced clean energy could keep that phone charged? Now it can by giving individuals in need the ability to produce electricity from their […]

    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, […]