Tag Archives: renewable energy production

Reaction to President Obama’s Historic Georgetown University Speech

A group inspired by Obama's climate speech

Despite what some detractors may say, the speech delivered by President Obama at Georgetown University will reverberate across America and around the world.  June 25th, 2013 will be remembered as the day America committed itself to act domestically and lead globally on climate change. It is not overstating the case to say the President’s speech signals an end to the debate on climate change …

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Head Start Towards 2020: California Reduces CO2 Emissions for Third Year in a Row

Comparison of California carbon emissions by sector from 2008-2011

California’s CO2 emissions fell in 2011 for the third straight year, putting the state in a good position for meeting its target of reducing carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, according to the California Air Resources Board (CARP) and as mandated by California AB32 (the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006). Since businesses began reporting data in 2008, emissions have steadily declined from 133,4 million …

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The US Military’s Investment in Sustainability

The US military leads in its efforts of sustainability and adoption of renewable energy

In an effort to enhance American security and address climate change, the U.S. military is diminishing its footprint. The military is producing cleaner power, reducing energy consumption, managing water and minimizing waste. Their efforts encompass vast numbers of vehicles, ships, planes, buildings, lands, and other facilities. A major impetus for these efforts is Executive Order 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance,” …

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Power Generation from Renewables Surpasses Nuclear

Renewable electrical generation surpasses nuclear power generation

The latest issue of theMonthly Energy Review published by the US Energy Information Administration, electric power generation from renewable sources has surpassed production from nuclear sources, and is now “closing in on oil,” says Ken Bossong Executive Director of the Sun Day Campaign In the first quarter of 2011 renewable energy sources accounted for 11.73 percent of US domestic energy production. Renewable sources include solar, …

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Latest EIA Report Shows Renewable Energy Production Continues Growth in 2010, Equals Nuclear Energy Output

Wind energy hits record peak in California

The latest Monthly Energy Review released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week shows both nuclear and renewable energy sources provided roughly 11 percent each of primary energy production for the first nine months of 2010 – the latest period for which data is available. The EIA report states that renewable energy sources, including biomass/biofuels, solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal contributed 10.9 …

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Growth in U.S. Renewable Energy Production Remains Strong

Renewable sources now provide 10.5  Percent of  US energy production and 10.2 percent of net grid-connected electrical generation – According to figures released in the latest issue of the Monthly Energy Review from the US Energy Information Administration renewable energy sources  – biofuel, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, and hydro) – supplied 10.51 percent of all domestic energy production during the first nine months of …

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