I went back to see for myself. Had the solar lights I brought with me in 2014 made a difference? Well, not many of the lights were still operational, but something else was on the way. Energy Poverty In the year 1981 I found myself living with my mother and sister in the small village […]
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In 2014 I traveled to Africa to visit the rural primary school I had attended 33 years earlier. I carried with me 200 solar lights from SolarAid, an international organisation, founded in 2006. Energy Poverty In the year 1981 I found myself living with my mother and sister in the small village of Mapanza, Zambia.
Danish power company and offshore wind giant Ørsted announced Tuesday that it would consolidate two of its business units, Customer Solutions and Bioenergy, in the wake of various decisions which have reduced the two businesses in size. The new business unit, Markets & Bioenergy, is the result of several decisions made by the company in
The International Solar Alliance has asked companies in member countries to submit proposals to offer solar power project management solutions. The global body issued this invitation after it received a proposal for the same from India’s largest power generation company.
Have you finally joined the movement to get out of your car, and made the choice to bike to the office each morning? Before you start to pedal to work, you ought to know a few essential things that will help you to travel safely, efficiently, and in an environmentally friendly manner.
Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Arjun Krishnaswami The cost of energy storage is plummeting as performance is improving, and Congress is moving to help storage technologies continue to advance. Spurring innovation is far from all we need to do to address the climate crisis facing us, but it’s a necessary component and a
First Round of 15 Winners of Reinventing Cities Competition Announced, Creating New Beacons of Sustainable Design & Construction
The winning projects of a global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects were announced in Oslo and sent to us by C40 CITIES. Have a look.
Businesses, which consume a whopping 56% of the UK’s energy, are leading the way by going green using onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro and bio energy to meet their electricity needs.
First of all, don’t get me wrong, I love electric cars. In a world where cars is something we want, need, and enjoy, the electric kind seems the lesser kind of evil… So, the Tesla Model Y will be revealed today, and undoubtedly this is going to make a huge dent in the fossil fuel
Why Do Republicans Now Hate On Christian Morals, National Security, Democracy, The US Constitution, The Rule Of Law, The FBI, The CIA, Honesty, & The US Deficit?
It’s honestly astounding. Take just about anything that was at the top of the ideological list for Republicans 5–10 years ago, and it is now trampled on by the Republican president and Congresspeople. It’s astounding. It’s a masterful course in propaganda, gaslighting, and essentially brainwashing. The thing I keep coming to is: What the heck
Donald Trump rose to political prominence by pushing a fake story that President Obama wasn’t born in the USA. He rose up in the public consciousness via a fake “reality TV” show that was produced to make him look like a much more competent and successful businessman than he’s ever been. His career, it has
Nasty Gas Smells In Long Beach Launch AQMD Long-Term Investigation — We’re There, And It’s About Time!
We’ve complained about nauseous smells in Long Beach coming from the harbor, the cement factories, and the dreaded petroleum refineries for some time. After years of complaints, AQMD is investigating the recurring stench.
If Vladimir Putin ran the United States, what would he want? He’d want the US to pull out of NATO. Donald Trump has pushed for that. He’d want sanctions lifted from Russian oligarchs. The Trump administration just lifted them on a company of an oligarch tied to Paul Manafort — he “no longer runs the
Ørsted Cancels Divestment Of Power Distribution & Residential Customer Businesses Under Government Pressure A day after Danish energy company Ørsted announced that the Danish Ministry of Finance had raised concerns with the company’s plans to divest its Danish power distribution and residential customer businesses, the company has announced that it has discontinued the structured divestment
Concerned over the lackluster pace of capacity addition in the solar power sector, the Indian government has made amendments to the auction and project implementation timelines. The recent amendments to the policies would result in much quicker implementation of large-scale solar power projects, giving hope to the government that the 2022 target of 100 gigawatts
Iceland is home to some of the most spectacular fjords and natural energy resources in the world. The country has been a leader in renewable energy for decades. Landsvirkjun is entrusted in exploiting these natural resources in a sustainable, responsible, and efficient way and is now offering that energy to Etix for its data centers.
https://twitter.com/ThingsWork/status/1076186680556769283 Following yesterday’s post about 11 top political tweets of the day, here’s one on 15 top political tweets since that article. Again, each tweet is followed by a two-liner. You misspelled USA. https://t.co/lcSt5oHfdB — Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) December 21, 2018 Tweet of the day. #NailedIt Mexico Agrees to Pay for Trump’s Psychiatric Care https://t.co/u8Gu4t0Z1b
Twitter is a bit annoying — too many trolls and discussions are too shallow. But it is hella fun for political one-liners. Below are perhaps my 11 favorite political tweets of the past day, each of which are followed by in-depth explanatory two-liners. 😉 Trump's former secretary of state says he's a "moron." Trump's former
Faced with environmental deterioration and depletion of resources, as well as community pressure, cities and nations around the world are filling their skylines with green buildings — structures made with sustainable materials and focused on energy conservation. From Chicago to Tel Aviv and everywhere in between, these buildings represent more than just a new way
Coffee-drinkers rejoice! Coffee giant Nespresso has this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anglo-Australian metals and mining megalith Rio Tinto to use the world’s first responsibly-sourced aluminum for its coffee pods.
Recently I have pondered on the way some people seem to have forgotten the importance of objective facts. Instead of basing policies on scientific consensus on objective facts needed to counteract imminent threats, our politicians waste time discussing whether these facts are actual facts. It’s like discussing whether the sun will set tonight, when it
Okay, I am going to go out on a limb here, but I will make a prediction: If the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, Donald Trump will not be president when the new House is sworn in. The famous op-ed piece that appeared anonymously in The New York
There is something completely bonkers about this kind of information. It’s like, well, we humans extract this harmful product from the ground, but we celebrate that we do it in the least possible harmful way. Using the product means certain doom for the only planet we got, but Denmark can extract this product in such
A “cobalt drought” didn’t seem like a factor in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing just a few years ago. After all, as recently as 2013, the Union of Concerned Scientists felt the need to educate the public about what a good fit EVs would be for up to 42% of US households. Back then, EVs were
With the growing threat of climate change and increasing awareness of social responsibility, ‘going green’ has become a new way of life, but what does this mean for the trading and investment industries?
By George Harvey Zachary Shahans’s CleanTechnica articles, “How Russian Attacks On Democracy & The USA Relate To Cleantech,” and “Where Does US Democracy Go From Here?” moved me to examine American Putin and the Alt-Right, the heirs of the old Soviet system and the American right-wing. Together, they are undermining American politics to a dangerous
Today August 1, 2018, is Earth Overshoot Day which marks the date when all of humanity have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. An article on World Wide Fund For Nature’s (WWF) Danish site makes it clear that Denmark is no leader when it comes to protecting the
It’s been obvious for years, but let’s just make it explicit. Donald Trump bashes, lies about, and demonizes anyone who could tell you about his crimes, lies, and immoral behavior. Why does Trump attack the media so much? Because the media investigates people like him to uncover the truth and to uncover corruption. Why does
Donald Trump Echoes Stalin, Holds Secret Meeting With Putin That Has “No Apparent Purpose” In Midst Of Investigation About Potential Putin–Trump Conspiracy To Cheat US Democracy
How anti-democratic, insane, and stupid do you have to be to be a Donald Trump (aka Don the Con) supporter? What has he done for the US public? Nothing. What has he done for the middle class? Nothing. What has he done for hard-working Americans? Nothing. Meanwhile, what has he done for himself? Well, he
One of the key lessons I learned while getting my first degree in sociology is a simple one, but it’s also a profound one that is too often glossed over. The lesson is that democracy is fundamentally built on two pillars: 1) widespread availability of accurate, nearly complete information; and 2) a citizenry that engages
July 11, was World Population Day as defined by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on July 11, 1987. Family planning is a human right The current United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has a theme
You will have to forgive me for the corny pun, I but find myself especially pumped as I write this story. I have always wanted to go see Loch Ness, and now I have even more reason. On a side note, I intend to buy a green bond to offset the carbon emissions of this
Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla has confirmed on its website that it has officially delivered its 200,000th vehicle. The confirmation came as Tesla updated its website listing out the incentives for its vehicles, but other reporters — constantly eager for info on this topic — collected the news as well, such as our own
The 2018 New Energy Outlook from BNEF predicts a surge in battery storage in coming years, leading to half of all electricity coming from renewable sources by mid-century.
As soon as I go home, I lock the door. Eventually, I close the blinds and curtains. I also lock the doors of my vehicles and fences. I keep my wallet to myself and no one really knows how much is in my credit union account. But when it comes to social media, Baby, I’ll
There are only three things certain in this world: death, taxes, and that solar is unstoppable. The IRS has effectively extended solar subsidies by up to four years. Previously, to qualify for the full 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) solar projects had to be COMPLETED before January 1, 2020. Now, they only have to BEGIN
Since 2009, Canada has invested more than $200 billion into extracting oil from the Alberta tar sands. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his country had agreed to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion. It will cost Canadian taxpayers at least that much or more to complete
Making small changes around the house can add up to a BIG difference in your energy use. This helpful infographic explains in detail how you can make little shifts at the house to improve your energy efficiency.
The Bloomberg Model 3 production tracker has been updated as of June 3. How many of the cars is Tesla making each week now? Come inside to find out.
Social media is filled with claims that wind turbines consume more energy than they produce. Don’t fall for lies spread by fossil fuel companies.
6 states are considering laws that would make it a felony to even think about protesting against a proposed pipeline. That’s no coincidence.
The California PUC has approved a massive new plan that will see almost $400 million invested in electrifying transportation in the state, especially for medium and heavy duty trucks.
There’s been wide variation for years now in how political pundits and commentators interpret Donald Trump’s statements and actions. Is he confused? Is he stupid? Is he just trolling progressives? Is he using hyperbole and other rhetoric just to entertain his base? Of course, many supporters claimed he would become presidential after the nasty campaign
You may remember Billy Bush — he’s that Bush who went into entertainment instead of politics but still almost had a dramatic effect on US politics. He’s the guy who was chatting with Donald Trump in the leaked “Access Hollywood” recording while Trump bragged about sexual assault. Interestingly, he was on an episode of “Real
By Nuno Cordeiro Over the past years the world economy has enjoyed one of the largest expansions in its history. I think, unfortunately, that is coming to an end. If you have money in the stock market, you should consider other options. I’m not telling you to sell everything: I’m keeping a small amount of
The State of Washington has directed three local utilities to include the social cost of burning coal into their calculations when planning for the future.
The European Union has this week formally adopted Member States’ annual greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2021 to 2030 which, though they differ by country, will deliver a 30% reduction in EU emissions on 2005 levels across a wide variety of industries.