Renewable Energy

Business Leads the Way In Climate Change Action

When government falters, business can lead on climate change action

Where government fails, business can lead. That axiom has never been truer than it is now under President Trump. Trump announced on June 1, 2017, that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate treaty. Businesses began signing the We Are Still In declaration in June 2017, along with mayors and governors. The coalition now has over 2,700 representatives from businesses and governments in …

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Clean Energy Microgrid Installed at Wisconsin Nature Preserve

clean energy microgrid

Electrical systems design and engineering construction specialist Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric have built what’s billed as a “state of the art”, clean energy microgrid at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, Wisconsin. It stands to reason that an organization responsible for environmental stewardship of a nature preserve wants to minimize its carbon and overall environmental footprint. It appears that’s exactly what Faith …

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Investing $1 Trillion a Year In Clean Energy is Achievable

Clean energy is the future – if the future we want is one where average global temperature rise does not exceed two degrees Celsius. That’s the level experts say we need to stay within to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Investing an additional $1 trillion in clean energy annually until 2050 is achievable, a new Ceres report finds. That’s the investment needed …

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California Is the First State To Require Solar On New Houses

The California Energy Commission recently adopted building standards requiring solar photovoltaic systems on new homes starting in 2020. The new standards, the first in the nation to require solar, are expected to increase the cost of a new home by $9,500, which is around half the cost of installing solar PV systems on existing homes. But they will reduce energy in new homes by …

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Can Solar Energy Improve Water Quality?

Solar energy is everywhere. Solar-powered sunglasses can be used to charge your cell phone, you can get solar powered book bags, lights on roads are solar powered, and even showers now can get their power from the sun. The rise in both the portability and the availability of solar has helped the price to drop pretty sharply. The price drop makes solar available to …

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