Climate Change Archives - Page 4 of 54 | PlanetSave

Climate Change

string(16) "climate-change-2" Loading...

NREL: Solar Cell Defects Might Improve Solar Cells

Originally published on CleanTechnica The time-honored adage that we sometimes learn best by the mistakes we’ve made is now being applied by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in their study of defects in solar cell defects, stating the results may lead to improved performance. The study reports about certain defects in silicon solar cells […]

January 21st

Evovelo Head-Turner: Solar-Electric mö

Originally published on CleanTechnica For a new and invigorating green drive, look no further than the mö, a pedal-powered solar-electric tricycle ride from Evovelo, based in Spain. Evolo, a startup, has put the finishing touches on its prototype mö and now it is looking for beta-testers. Classified as a velomobile, this ride is similar to the pedal/electric Elf. […]

January 18th

2015 Renewable Electricity Totals More Than Half Of 14.4 GW Of New Electricity Capacity Completed

Originally published on CleanTechnica According to Utility Dive, 2015 renewable electricity accounted for 61% of 2015 electricity capacity additions in 2015 across the United States, while natural gas contributed 35% of the total. This is encouraging news for clean energy proponents addressing escalating challenges from climate change. In short, here are the Utility Dive highlights: While electricity capacity […]

January 15th

Clinton & Others Challenge Nevada PUC Solar Policy Changes

Originally published on CleanTechnica Nevada’s December PUC decision to cut net metering rates and increase the residential PV owner rate payable to the state utility, NV Energy, has brought reaction from many, including Democratic presidential challenger Hillary Clinton. According to pv-magazine, she joins an outspoken group concerned with the fight to save solar in the state […]

January 14th

Solar Plants: UK’s Lightsource Connects 100 MW Of Solar In December

Originally published on CleanTechnica Lightsource Renewable Energy has announced the connection of 23 new sites in December, totaling more than 100MW of new capacity. This is a solid performance for expanding the renewable energy infrastructure. Of the 23 solar farms, 14 were connected via the feed-in tariff (FIT), which is due to be drastically scaled back […]

January 13th

Public/Private Program Seeks Entrepreneurs To Achieve Sustainable Economy Solutions

Originally published on CleanTechnica Now more than ever before, business leaders across many industries are calling for national governments to implement policies such as a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program that would reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere. Increasingly, global businesses, across a wide array of sectors, have invested in renewable […]

January 5th

FLoW Competition: Environmental Entrepreneurialism At Its Best

Originally published on CleanTechnica Student teams of environmental entrepreneurs are being sought for this year’s FLoW competition. Why? $100,000 in prize money is available to winners, plus our planet and its population need as much in the way of sustainable innovations as possible. The FLoW Basics Here’s what you need to know for starters. FLoW (first look […]

December 30th

Cooking Data To Hate On Plants

Originally published on Chomping Climate Change. Walking by fruits, vegetables, or other plant material growing in sunshine, the fragrance is often exhilarating.  That’s in part because plant material in sunshine creates oxygen, at the same time as it absorbs greenhouse gas from our atmosphere. But walking by livestock, the opposite happens, either in daylight or nighttime;  there’s normally an unpleasant […]

December 21st

Modified Net Metering To Take Place In Mississippi

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Mississippi will become the 46th state to implement net metering for owners generating renewable electricity with solar panels or wind. However, the new policy comes with rate limitations that favor utilities. Briefly, net metering is the process by which individual utility customers who use solar panels or other renewable energy generators […]

December 12th

You Won’t Believe What I Found in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Regarding Climate Change – I Sure Was Surprised! (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Originally published on CleanTechnica, written by John Perlin. I must warn you. The material I am about to describe would be forbidden by today’s Congress. Here’s how I came upon it. I traveled not far from home, to Simi Valley, to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to research solar policy in the 1980s for […]

December 9th

Google Will Be First Duke Energy Customer To Buy Solar Electricity

Originally published on CleanTechnica Google has announced it will purchase renewable electricity from a 61 MW Duke Energy solar project that is under construction in North Carolina. The buy is meant to address some of the Google data center’s clean electricity demands. According to a press statement, Google will benefit from Duke Energy Carolinas’ Green […]

December 7th

Renault-Nissan Video On Record-Breaking EV Shuttles For COP21

Originally published on EV Obsession. In Paris, Renault-Nissan Alliance is providing official transport for the United Nation’s COP21. It is the largest fleet of electric vehicles for an international conference, with 200 EVs to transport delegates. 200 pure electric cars quietly, silently transporting people emissions-free to the annual summit that runs from November 30 to December 11. Now, […]

December 6th

Gas Pumps In North Vancouver To Warn Pumpers About Climate Change

Originally published on EV Obsession. The Canadian city of North Vancouver (in British Columbia) will soon be home to gas pumps featuring climate change warning stickers, following the passing of a law there by the city council, according to recent reports. While the designs for the warning stickers are yet to finalized, the idea is that […]

December 3rd

Fossil Fuel Companies Risk Wasting $2 Trillion In Next Decade

Fossil fuel companies are at risk of wasting up to $2.2 trillion in the next decade by pursuing projects that could be uneconomic. Specifically, the trillions of dollars are at risk, and subsequent lower investor returns are feasible, if fossil fuel companies pursue fossil fuel projects that are uneconomic “in the face of a perfect […]

December 2nd

Stanford Designs Underwater Solar Cells That Convert Greenhouse Gases Into Fuel

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Imagine a process where underwater solar cells could one day play a key role in fighting climate change. Stanford engineers did just that. They have provided design principles to build energy efficient, corrosion-protected solar cells. The impacts of this research are far-reaching for the solar industry and the battle against climate […]

December 1st

Our Forests & Our Civilization: Interview Series with John Perlin – Part II – Forests Change the World

Welcome to Part II of our interview series with John Perlin, author of “A Forest Journey: the Story of Wood and Civilization,” an important book that has now come out in its third edition. Our topic? Our forests and our civilization. Perlin details the place of forests and wood in our civilization’s evolution. In case you haven’t read […]

November 30th

Remaking Old Coal Plant Into Energy Storage Facility

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Four companies have taken on the challenge of repurposing an old coal plant into a 2MW battery-based energy storage facility for grid support (the storage capacity of the unit has not been indicated). Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the US, has reincarnated its retired coal-powered operation, the W.C. Beckjord […]

November 24th

Our Forests & Our Civilization: Interview Series With John Perlin – Part I

Some of you may know John Perlin, author of “Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year History of Solar Energy.”  A physics professor at University of California Santa Barbara, Mr. Perlin’s expertise in renewable solar energy and photovoltaics was fundamental in writing CleanTechnica’s miniseries on the evolution of photovoltaics. Perlin has written about more than solar. His book, […]

November 11th

Lower Austria Claims 100% Renewable Electricity

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Lower Austria, the largest of Austria’s nine states, has announced it now generates 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. Located on the Danube River, Europe’s second largest river,  has considerably aided this claim, as some 63% of the region’s electricity generation comes from hydroelectric mechanisms that are located on the river. Lower […]

November 11th

West Oakland Takes on King Coal

Originally published on EdenKeeper The historic neighborhood of West Oakland, California is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s last bastions of true grit. Local residents have battled unemployment, poverty, and crime. It was here almost 50 years ago that Huey Newton and Bobby Seale drafted the Black Panther Ten Point Program to declare the rights of the […]

November 10th

Regenerative Farming is the Key to a Healthier Planet

What if farmers could get paid for growing food AND building a healthier climate? This is practical– and potentially huge– for the health of farms, people, and the planet. Regenerative farming methods can help us sink excess carbon, improve the health of food, and produce an increase in crop output. Most of the farms around […]

October 30th

14 US Mayors Sign Proclamation to Reduce Climate Risks

14 US mayors made a historic commitment last week to take action to reduce climate risks and protect the future of their communities. The Midwestern mayors, from St. Louis to St. Paul, Dubuque, and others, signed the The Path to Positive Proclamation to pledge their leadership, prepare for climate change, and promote solutions that advance […]

September 21st

Alaska GLACIER Conferees Explore Arctic Climate Issues

Reprinted from our sister publication, CleanTechnica. Not upstaging, but as an important adjunct to the UN’s ADP negotiations that started today in Bonn, Germany, the one-day Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience took place in Anchorage, Alaska. Otherwise known as the GLACIER summit, the talks proceeded on two parallel […]

September 1st

Seneca Lake Defenders Find Inspiration in Pope Francis

Originally published on EdenKeeper In just two months, Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” has inspired a lot of good for the environment. Large religious groups divested their holdings from fossil fuel companies. Rabbis came together to promote wind power. Organizations as large as the Girl Scouts, and as small […]

August 20th

How to Survive Climate Change the Best Possible Way

Originally published on EdenKeeper What do a government scientist, reverend, fisherman, and farmer all have in common? As Pope Francis wrote in his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be,” they all share a common home. And, as floods, droughts, heat waves, and storms hurt their home with increasing frequency and severity, they all share a common desire to […]

July 28th

Solstice Refrigerant Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Global regulators are increasingly moving to phase out refrigerants that lead to global warming. On July 2, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced landmark regulations that will phase out the use of many of the world’s most potent hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), such as R-404A, in a variety of applications. The new regulation, effective summer […]

July 20th

Girl Scouts Meet With Pope Francis

Originally published on On the day of the Epiphany in 1965, twenty-one Girl Guide associations established the International Catholic Conference of Guiding (ICCG). It was a time of radical change around the world — from the Vietnam War, to civil rights movements, to a growing environmental awareness — there was a sense that things were shifting. […]

July 1st