US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:00:23 +0000

“Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019.” Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%

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A Guide To Disaster Preparedness — Part Two

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2020 04:19:56 +0000

Due to climate change, 100-year, 500-year, and even 1000-year weather events are happening with alarming regularity. Unfortunately, we are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC (2.7° F to 3.6° F) temperature rise

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Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

Credit to Author: Mark Z. Jacobson| Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:45:57 +0000

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward. The core of the problem is the belief by some leaders that solving global warming will be expensive and drain the economy of their country. However, new research indicates that this belief is incorrect

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This Startup Wants To Put Geothermal Panels In Underground Garages & Tunnels

Credit to Author: Chanan Bos| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:30:53 +0000

Right now when you think of panels collecting energy, you would probably think of solar panels or those black panels that heat water, but if you already filled your roof with solar panels, what do you do next? This is one of the most ingenious startups I have seen in a while, a reminder that out of the box thinking can lead to completely new solutions to problems that don’t require millions of dollars in R&

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Cleantech at the Urban Future Lab — Cleantech Talk with Pat Sapinsley

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:50:48 +0000

In this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at the Urban Future Lab / ACRE at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, to talk about her work

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US Non-Hydro Renewables Grow 6.2%, Provide 11.4% Of US Electricity

Credit to Author: Joshua S Hill| Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 17:55:16 +0000

A new analysis of recently released data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) by the SUN DAY Campaign has highlighted the fact that renewable energy sources accounted for 18.49% of US electrical generation during the first eight months of 2019 — up from 17.95% a year earlier. 

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The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 02:12:31 +0000

The following are the climate change solutions or approaches that I see from my investigations and discussions as gaining consensus and consilience on their viabiilty. It’s not the how, but the what

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Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan: Excellent On Electrification, But Concerningly Authoritarian & Populist – #Election2020

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:36:05 +0000

Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change

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