Climate change has many components — rising sea levels, alterations in rainfall patterns, and an increase in severe storm activity, among others. Communities around the world are faced with the need to plan for climate change but don’t have the information available to do so effectively. Two such communities are Sonoma, California, and Caldas, Colombia. […]
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Politico reports that Donald Trump is considering Forrest Lucas, an oil and gas executive to head the Interior Department. If so, America can kiss its national parks and public lands goodbye.
Joe O’Connor and 4 other SolarCity engineers have installed 3 solar powered micro grids at ranger stations in Verunga National Park so rangers can better protect the animals and flora inside the park from poachers.
America’s first offshore wind farm is scheduled to being operations in November. Will it be the first of many such offshore facilities?
This month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals became the first to sanction the “social cost of carbon” concept that is the foundation of most federal carbon emissions standards.
Originally published on Gas2. Donald Trump laid out his environmental policies in a speech last week in Bismark, North Dakota. As usual, The Donald spoke in broad generalities without giving specifics. He told his audience he would roll back President Obama’s climate change regulations, build the Keystone XL pipeline, and “cancel” the landmark Paris climate agreement. […]
WindAid Institute missed its Kickstarter goal, but you can still help them bring renewable energy to local residents in rural Peru. See the link at the end of this story.
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Originally published on Gas2. Climate change was on the agenda in a state court in Washington last week. On April 29, a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of 7 young plaintiffs. He ordered the state’s Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016. He also ordered the agency to […]
Leonardo DiCaprio used the podium at the Oscars to make a powerful call for an end to the “politics of greed” when it comes to taking action on climate change.
Putting a price on carbon is the only way to make sure that fossil fuels stay in the ground and do not add to the total carbon in the atmoshpere.
Climeworks system harvests carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It can be used to grow hydroponic plants, make carbonated beverages, or as a feed stock for carbon neutral fuel.
Tetra Pak is a leader in sustainable, recyclable food packaging. It does business in 170 countries around the world. It’s motto is “Protecting What’s Good.”
Originally published on GAS2. A new study by Eric Cahill for the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis says the biggest reason that EV sales aren’t higher is that conventional car dealers don’t want to sell them. Margins on the cars are razor thin, so there is little direct profit to […]
A new development in Cupertino, CA will be LEED Platinum certified thanks to the world’s largest green roof, a 30 acre park with walking and biking trails.
Solar power windows that can generate electricity from sunshine will soon be available from two companies. The cost more but pay for themselves in 1 year.
LucidEnergy, a Portland, Oregon-based startup that launched in 2007, has devised a system to get hydroelectric power from city water supply pipes. A pilot project in Riverside, California is in operation and now a full scale project is beginning with the city of Portland, Oregon. Gregg Semler, president and CEO of LucidEnergy, said his team […]
he market for energy efficient windows is growing almost 20% a year. Electronically switchable windows cut heating and cooling cost by up to 20% a year.
Opponents of the Clean Power Plan say it will drive the cost of electricity through the roof, even though studies show it will actually lower utility bills.
Researchers in Texas and Germany have created a nanoscale desalinization chip that can go anywhere and make fresh water from just 3 volts of electricity.