Tag Archives: sustainable energy

Renewables can Power the World

Renewable can power the world: Gemasolar is a baseload solar thermal plant, using molten salt storage to run 24 hours per day.

We already see strong evidence to support the contention that renewable energy can supply the world’s power needs. As explained in Worldwatch Institute, State of the World 2013, we need to move beyond fossil fuels before its too late. “Renewable technologies broke all growth records in recent years,” said Alexander Ochs, Director of Worldwatch’s Climate and Energy program, and contributing author of State of …

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Cleaner Power from Innovation: Creative Approaches to Renewable Energy

Renewable energy innovation is the key to a sustainable new energy economy

Innovation is the key to the future and central to the expansion of renewable sources of energy. There are a number of innovations that could radically transform the clean energy equation. Although renewable energy is growing exponentially around the world these sources of power have a number of shortcoming that make it difficult to scale-up so that they can replace dirty energy sources like …

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Rising Temperature, Sea Level On Track to Wipe Out Major World Cities Former Shell Exec Tells UN

Global community risks catastrophic sea level rise if current fossil fuel and c02 emissions stay on track

The global community of nations is headed for catastrophes on an unprecedented scope and scale if fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions continue on trend, according to the latest scientific evidence and research. Global average temperature is on a path toward a warming of 4 degrees Celsius, which could result in sea level rises of 70 meters (230 feet), wiping out major cities, including London, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo.

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New Materials Promise to Dramatically Drop Photovoltaic Prices

What si the single most significant barrier to widespread use of alternative energy?  Is it the right wing climate change skeptics?  No.  It’s economics.  If there is not money to be made at the same scale as in the fossil fuel industry, and if renewable, clean energy does not become cheaper than fossil fuels, alternative energy doesn’t stand a chance in the free market. …

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EarthTalk: Clean Energy Victory Bonds

Clean Energy Victory Bonds support clean energy development. Solar panels mean jobs and clean energy.

Dear EarthTalk: What are “Clean Energy Victory Bonds?”  — Max Blanchard, Wilmington, DE EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Green America, a non-profit membership organization that promotes ethical consumerism, created the “Clean Energy Victory Bonds” concept as a way to give everyday Americans the opportunity to invest in clean energy and related …

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The Water-Energy Nexus in a Climate-Changed World

Managing the water-energy nexus in a climate change world

Editor’s note: This post is a finalist in Masdar’s Engage blogging contest as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Special thanks to Tim Hurst and Nick Aster.  The water-energy nexus – the fundamental connection between water and energy – may not seem an overly complex concept to initially grasp – and yet its implications are not fully understood in our industrial, resource-strained, climate-changed world. The fact is, climate is the …

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