El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, is now billing itself as the world's first energy self-sufficient island that has never been hooked up to a power grid. >>View Article
September 26 -- Let's set aside the nonsense that climate change is not "proven." If proof constitutes a nose on a face, we have proof.
"Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth's surface than any preceding decade since 1850," Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told this week's special U.N. climate summit in New York City. The summit attracted more than 120 heads of state. >>View Article
September 26 -- It was like she was performing a winning monologue in a play—impassioned, dynamic, loud and impossible to tune out. Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan now at UC Berkeley “brought down the house” as the keynote speaker at REFF West, ACORE’s annual conference that brings together some of the most important players in the renewable energy finance and development arenas, which was held last week in San Francisco. >>View Article
September 26 -- Tucker Eskew is no stranger to thankless tasks. Eskew was the Republican operative who, in 2008, had the honor of tutoring Sarah Palin on being a vice-presidential candidate. Now, he’s ready to take the heat from fellow Republicans for tackling climate change and championing green energy. Eskew and a crew of fellow conservative green activists brought their mission to Austin yesterday for a lightly attended event. Billed as “a fresh conservative take on energy policy,” the summit attracted about 60 people to the Paramount Theater downtown.
“Remember the saying ‘I was country before country was cool’?” Eskew said. “Some Republicans picked that up and said ‘I was conservative before conservative was cool.’ Maybe one day, we’ll look back on this event and realize we were clean energy conservatives before it was cool.” >>View Article
September 26 -- Kauai Island Utility Cooperative flipped the switch Thursday on its $40 million, 12-megawatt solar farm on the island’s South Shore, the largest of its kind in the state. >>View Article
September 26 -- The future of solar energy is getting brighter. So says a trio of new studies that note substantial declines in the price of both rooftop and utility-scale solar energy in the U.S. >>View Article
Hundreds turned out Tuesday afternoon to hear Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials join with the chief executive officer of SolarCity Corp. to lay out plans for what they say will be the biggest solar manufacturing facility in the Western Hemisphere. >>View Article
The reality is that shale gas probably won't have much effect on climate change either way, according to a new study published Wednesday. "If you increase the use of gas, that will actually delay the deployment of renewable energy," said Christine Shearer of the University of California, Irvine, one of the authors of the study. >>View Article
Hoosiers are using significantly more energy from renewable sources – including biofuels and wind – than they were just 10 years ago, a Purdue University expert told lawmakers Tuesday. >>View Article
Now they are back with a more ambitious plan, to be announced on Thursday, to fly an even more advanced solar airplane around the world early next year, beginning and ending in oil-rich Abu Dhabi. >>View Article
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