Denmark’s Samso Island is a sort of paradise for renewable energy enthusiasts. The residents have created, in just over a decade, a 100 percent carbon neutral, self-sufficient community.The local Samso Energy Academy is an example for other areas around the globe who might want to create an economic environment that is good for the ecological environment. … Continue Reading
Greece, perhaps more than any other country in the EU, has been the worst hit in the Euro-zone crisis. However, the Greek Prime Minister has declared that renewable energy investments will prove to be crucial to the country’s recovery. … Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada today pledged to develop “continental energy, including electricity generation and interconnection” across national borders and welcomed “increasing North American energy trade.” … Continue Reading
In 2004, President George Bush was overwhelmingly re-elected mainly due to his efforts in the Iraq War and for his “stated” pursuit of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. We all now know of those results and there affects on our nation’s economy.
Fast forward to the 2012 re-election campaign of President Obama and the election hopeful Mitt Romney, for the GOP. As former President Bush in 2008 ‘hung his hat’ on one premise, the Iraq War, so too should President Obama hang his on one premise – Clean and Renewable Energy.
Whether you like President Obama and his policies or not, we should all consider that he has relatively “cleaned-up” what Bush started. He’s ended Iraq (more or less), he’s winding down Afghanistan (hopefully more than less), Bin Laden and many of his cohorts are dead, and while ever so slowly, he has turned around the terrible economy with which he was left with to start.
But with all of this aside, the biggest decision for all Americans to make in the voting booth, as far as we should all be concerned regardless of everything else is President Obama’s position on Clean and Renewable Energy versus that of the GOP’s Oil and Gas. Everything else, jobs, the debt, military actions, race and religion, etc., will eventually take care of itself.
The main question for all Americans should be: Do I want a future renewable clean green energy economy or: Do I want an economy from past generations based on Oil and Gas… And as such, which Presidential candidate coming this November supports my vision of the future for energy…
Ambitious plans to capitalise on renewable opportunities in Ireland appear to have stalled and it remains to be seen if the Government can get things back on track, writes JOHN REYNOLDS
THE GOVERNMENT’S jobs action plan talks of building upon our Emerald Isle image and capitalising on opportunities, particularly in renewable energy, to “green” the economy. But has the dream faded? … Continue Reading
by Mindy Lubber, reposted from Forbes
When eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, built its first-ever data center in South Jordan, Utah, it wanted to not only design and build the site to LEED Gold standards, it wanted to use clean energy to power much of the sprawling facility. This wasn’t simply part of eBay’s company-wide commitment to sustainable operations, it was a bottom-line business decision: sourcing renewable energy would stabilize and reduce long-term energy costs and minimize environmental impacts in a state that gets 94 percent of its electricity from coal. … Continue Reading
The Washington Post reported this evening that the Obama administration plans to propose the first nationwide standard to reduce carbon dioxide pollution from new power plants:
“The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of new conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.” … Continue Reading
An energy policy for the United States has become like the weather: everyone talks about it, but no one ever does anything about it. This lack of consistent direction has created volatile, and recently, sharply negative returns to investors in the Alternative Energy space. With a lot of hot air being generated in the months …
Despite the availability of clean and sustainable energy sources like solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass, many states depend on outdated and dirty energy sources. Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee are among the most in need of an energy portfolio diversification. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has identified solutions for these and other …
Demand for solar PV energy in the U.S. continues to gain considerable traction. During 2011, installed PV capacity reached the 2 GW level, with 880 MW allocated to the commercial sector and 760 MW to the utility segment. However, this growth has not been realized without certain challenges. Indeed, often years of negotiation take place …
When somebody mentions renewable energy, most of us think primarily of methods we can use for home production, namely wind turbines and solar panels. However, there are a number of alternative energy sources still waiting to break through into the public conscience. Airborne forms of wind power are arguably some of the most exciting amongst …
Sustainable Energy and Renewable Energy are terms that are thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly do they mean, and how many countries are taking them seriously? The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2008, 10% of the world’s energy consumption was from renewable energy sources. EIA forecasts that by 2035, consumption …
On August 31, SACE and the Sierra Club hosted the “Wind Works: For Jobs, for Georgians” rally on Tybee Island. The Tybee Pier and Pavilion, where the rally was held, proved to be a great spot for the event. We were able to reach out to about 300 people – substantially from the coastal community – …
Since 2006 Bonded Logic, an Arizona-based cotton fiber insulation manufacturer, and Cotton Incorporated, an association of cotton manufacturers, growers and retailers, have teamed up to change the final resting place for approximately 200 tons of unwanted denim from the landfill to new homes in the United States, in the form of denim insulation. The “Cotton. …
A new study of renewable energy’s technical potential finds that every state in the nation has the space and resource to generate clean energy. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced the study, U.S. RE Technical Potential, which looks at available renewable resources in each state. It establishes an upper-boundary estimate of …