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One of the world’s largest economic powerhouses has reportedly struck a deal with the European Union to cut greenhouses gases. According to Reuters, the European Commission has announced that China will partner with the EU to develop initiatives like Chinese emissions trading schemes. China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. The EU and [...]
Scientific facts about climate change are consistently misrepresented by two of the most popular media outlets in the U.S., according to a scientist advocacy group. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has released a new report. Researchers analyzed how climate science was presented in two of News Corp’s biggest flagship properties, Fox News Channel and [...]
EVs will soon be able to be powered not only by sunlight but also with moonlight thanks to German architect Andre Broessel whose new spherical glass solar energy generator, the ß.torics, will allow electric cars to recharge using moonlight. According to a story published on the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) web site, the sun-tracking glass [...]
Feeding the globe’s insatiable energy appetite is a highly dangerous business. And, unfortunately, events like the BP oil spill are not once-in-a-generation freak accidents. Here, we take a look at the biggest energy-related accidents in 2011. Note: I’ve ranked the disasters in terms of importance. If you disagree with my rankings, or have other events [...]
Image by Smith We all like to know we’re doing our bit to help the environment, but what about the big stars on this planet? We might not be able to make a huge difference ourselves but surely, with all that money they can really make a difference? Here are top three celebrities who, in [...]
Sign this petition to tell Congress that we need to expedite the growth of renewable energy in the US. We need to see Congress act to pass legislation that will help us transition to a cleaner, renewable energy future. Signing this petition sends an email to US Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chair of the Senate [...]
Late last week the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the newest part of its SunShot Initiative, Race to the Rooftop, a $10 million cash reward for teams to reduce the non-hardware costs of small solar. Under the competition the first three teams that can reduce non-hardware costs of solar to $1 per watt for [...]
Encouraged by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, it looks like the European Union (EU) is holding a dialogue aimed at resolving its solar trade dispute with China. The EU is threatening to impose tariffs on Chinese panel imports, echoing action taken by the US earlier this year. It moved to launch a formal investigation in early [...]
India’s major urban centers of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai popularly known as metro cities are not adequately covered by transport links. The increasing costs of airplane fares and bankruptcy of a major airline has further aggravated the transport situation. Note these cities which are strategically located in 4 different parts of the country are [...]
As an organization concerned deeply about climate change, we often heavily criticize the “all of the above” approach to energy development. If we’re truly going to address the problem and lower greenhouse gas emissions, a primary focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation need to be our number one priority. Digging a deeper carbon [...]
The world’s nuclear industry is still reeling from Japan’s Fukushima accident 18 months ago. With a tarnished reputation and world politicians promising voters they’ll pull out of nuclear energy altogether, the industry is on a PR blitz to save its image. According to Reuters, senior executives say the nuclear industry must redefine itself to regain [...]
Millions and millions of Americans are shopping in solar-powered stores and buying products made in solar-supported factories and don’t even know it. This is as “all-American” as it gets when the most iconic mainstream American companies are going solar in a very big way! This corporate shift is not a mandate, these companies’ products aren’t [...]
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