Tag Archives: sustainable energy

100 Percent Renewable Energy is Within Reach

The world can run on 100 percent renewable energy, sooner and cheaper than most think

There are no technological or economic reasons why we cannot completely replace fossil fuels with renewable sources of energy. In addition to curbing climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy also improves human health. Minimizing climate impacts and reducing health costs would generate trillions of dollars of cumulative savings. The idea that the world can be powered entirely by renewable energy is not …

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Renewable Energy Outpaces All Other Sources for Electrical Generation Growth in 2014

The dawn of the age of renewable energy

Non-Hydro Renewables Grew 11 Percent in 2014 – The latest Electric Power Monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through the end of 2014, shows renewable energy leading the pack for net electrical generation growth last year, up 10.9 percent compared to 2013. Solar power’s contribution to net generation more than doubled, up 102.8 percent. Wind generation grew by 8.3 percent, biomass …

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The Growing Power of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

Being on the right side of history: divest from fossil fuels

Fossil fuel companies will never voluntarily walk away from dirty energy, so it is up to us to walk away from them. It is futile to try to encourage fossil fuel companies to stop sucking at the teat of their carbon rich cash cow. We must function under the premise that they will continue to use their vast wealth and influence to put their …

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Wind Energy Primary Source of New U.S. Generating Capacity in October

Wind energy provides more the two-thirds new generating capacity in the US for October 2014

More than two-thirds of new U.S. generating capacity in October 2014 is from wind energy With the latest release of the Energy Infrastructure Update report by the Federal Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, wind energy emerged the leader in new U.S.  electrical generating capacity for October. Five new wind farms in Colorado, Kansas. Michigan, Nebraska and Texas came online last month, bringing 574 megawatts (MW) of new generating …

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Divestment from Fossil Fuels is Our Only Hope

Fossil fuel divestment is our one chance to save a better world for our children

Fossil fuel divestment is one of the fastest growing movements on Earth and it continues to gain momentum. Since the divestment movement was launched three years ago, more than 650 individuals and 180 institutions, including 50 new foundations, which hold over $50 billion in total assets, have pledged to divest from fossil fuels. Whether in the form of mutual funds, stocks, hedge funds or …

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Renewable Energy Provides 56 Percent of New Electrical Generation Capacity in First Half of 2014

Renewable energy provides 56 percent of all new generating capacity in the United States in the first half of 2014

Renewable energy on the march Keeping with the steady growth and adoption of renewable energy, the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects states that wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower accounts for 55.7 percent of newly installed generating capacity in the U.S. for the first half of 2014. Of the total 3,529 megawatts (MW) installed, 1,965 …

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