Smart money is on renewable energy

The smart money is on renewable energy
Tim McDonnell, grist.org

Fossil fuel cheerleaders take note: Renewable energy ain’t going nowhere — and it may prove to be the better bet in the long run.By 2030, renewables will account for 70 percent of new power supply worldwide, according to projections released Monda…

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For the price of the Iraq war we could have built a renewable energy system

For the price of the Iraq War, the U.S. could have gotten halfway to a renewable power system
David Roberts, grist.org

Discussions of how to respond to climate change often involve Very Large Numbers — the needed investments to transition to a fully renewable energy system are in the hundreds of billions. The brain sort of shuts down when it encounters numbers lik…

Apple is moving into the wind energy business

Apple is moving into the wind energy business
By Sarah Miller, grist.org

If you are sick of Apple rul­ing at every­thing, you can stop read­ing now. But if you’d like to hear about how they’re work­ing to har­ness one of nature’s clean­est, most plen­ti­ful resources, con­tin­ue. Because Apple is now branch­ing out fro…

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Can the U.S. Create Its Own German-Style Energy Revolution?

BioNova: Biobased pools and water purification systems

By Osha Gray Davidson, bloomberg.com

InsideClimateNews.org (Phoenix, Ari­zona) — From a block away, the house was hard­ly vis­i­ble, hid­den by a dense stand of native mesquite and palo verde trees and tall clumps of prick­ly pear cac­tus. Close up, you could see the con­crete block…

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Can the U.S. Create Its Own German-Style Energy Revolution?

Fenix ReadySet: Energy storage, redesigned

Fenix ReadySet | Popular Science
popsci.com

Energy storage, redesigned.

The ReadySet portable base sta­tion can draw and store ener­gy from a num­ber of sources: A 15-watt solar panel charges its bat­tery in seven hours. Next year, Fenix will release a kinet­ic gen­er­a­tor, which can hel…

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Cleantech Experts On Romney’s Energy Plan

Wal Mart
Wal Mart (Photo credit: toweliedell)

Cleantech Experts On Romney’s Energy Plan: ‘A Political Document Not Worth Serious Analysis’


By Climate Guest Blogger on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm, thinkprogress.org

by Wal­ter Frick, via BostIn­no

The cen­tral ener­gy chal­lenge we face as a nation and a plan­et is the tran­si­tion away from fos­sil fuels, which con­tribute to cli­mate change, to clean sources of ener­gy. The most impor­tant debates …

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An energy model for Boston from European cities

Germany definitely has the right idea: convert ugly old buildings to biofuel factories and kick start the green economy. But we’re still in the mode of “drill baby drill.”

An energy model for Boston – Boston.com.

BU Executive Leadership Center: Leading Clean Energy Ventures

English: Citizens for Clean Energy Logo
English: Citizens for Clean Energy Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nice new center that will work to build clean energy ventures.

Executive Leadership Center: Leading Clean Energy Ventures.

The Green Revolution: Turning fitness clubs into donut powered energy plants

Bikes! The Green Revolution
Bikes! The Green Revolution (Photo credit: W.D. Vanlue)

Nice idea: turn all those gym rats into power plants!

The Green Revolution – Where Fitness Meets Clean, Renewable Energy.

Obama State Of The Union Speech 2011 Highlights Roles of IT, Biotech, Cleantech and Education in Recovery and Competitive Advantage

President Barack Obama signs legislation in th...
President Barack Obama signs legislation in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The recent address by Obama was both very well delivered and full of important content on the strategic direction our country needs to take. The President highlighted the importance of expanding our investments in clean technology, biotechnology, IT and education, while trimming inefficiencies in other areas of the economy with unclear outcomes such as the military. If you have not listened to this speech, I highly recommend it.

Obama State Of The Union Speech 2011: FULL TEXT & VIDEO.

NESEA – We Connect Sustainability Professionals to Ideas and Each Other.

The solar radiation spectrum for direct light ...
The solar radiation spectrum for direct light at both the top of the Earth’s atmosphere and at sea level (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NESEA – We Connect Sustainability Professionals to Ideas and Each Other..