Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Enviro News Wrap: Rick Perry’s Climate Ignorance; the Price of Oil and Renewable Energy; What Apple Could Do with All That Cash, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: In the Republican primaries Rick Perry stands out as the most anti-environmental candidate as he steps into the race late. The price of oil is key to the expansion of renewable energy while oil’s price volatility destabilizes the global market and the daily lives of Americans. Let’s get ourselves off of this …

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Intersolar North America: Solar Is Ready to Launch

Solar energy is ready to launch and become a mainstream source of energy for the world

I’ve spent the last two days at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco, speaking with key people within the industry, from solar panel producers, to developers of testing and control software for solar cell manufacturers, inverter makers, solar system designers, silver paste materials manufactures and more. It was a great opportunity to get an overview of current state of the solar industry. …

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Solar Power: The Path to Parity

The Path to Parity Solar panel technology has changed little since it’s inception in 1894. Certain refinements have increased output and produced higher efficiencies, while the technology surrounding battery technology has improved our ability to store the energy collected. What has really changed is the cost per watt in comparison to the cost of competitive renewable and non-renewable energies. And now, with so many …

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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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Renewable Energy Could Supply Most of World’s Energy Demand by 2050 – Special IPCC Report

Renewable energy could supply most of the world's power by 2050, new IPCC report says

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation earlier this week in Abu Dhabi. Given proper policy changes and incentives from world governments, the report says, nearly 80 percent of global energy demand could be met by renewable energy sources by 2050. The report 77 percent is the high-end, optimistic projection. On the low …

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Life Beyond a Green Royal Wedding: Coming to Grips With Energy and Climate Issues

The Royals may have greened-up their wedding, but serious challenges remain beyond any storybook wedding

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The biggest news for the environment this week might just be that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took pains to add a couple of green touches to this morning’s Royal Wedding. The flowers were seasonal, the food locally grown, and the emissions offset. At Care2, Laura Bailey …

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Wind Energy Production Hits New Record in California Last Week

Wind energy hits record peak in California

The California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO), the state’s grid operator, announced last Friday (Earth Day) that the state hit a record level of peak wind energy output last week of 2,432 megawatts, outpacing last year’s record of 1,915 MW. Peak refers to the amount of energy generation is available while demand is highest. Last week’s record peak comprised 5 percent of total demand. The …

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