Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

Green (Living) Review

Germany has hit a new clean energy milestone : So far this year, the country has gotten more electricity from renewables than from any other single source, 27.7 Germany green living renewable energy

How can nuclear power be seen as 'clean' energy?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How can nuclear energy ever be seen as 'clean' energy, even remotely, when we have no way of dealing with the spent fuel other than store it up for some future generation to worry about? At the same time while the renewable energy industry is being told that it has to stand on its own two feet – leading to substantial cuts in government funding – when the nuclear industry has been subsidized for the past fifty years, and is still being subsidized.

Shell CEO urges switch to clean energy as plans hefty renewable spending

Green (Living) Review

The oil and gas industry risks losing public support if progress is not made in the transition to cleaner energy, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said on Thursday.

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Wind’s Big Footprint: Clean Energy Still Needs Safeguards for Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wind turbines are a vital part of a clean energy future, but we can we site them in a way that minimizes impacts to birds, bats and natural habitats? Energy Birds Climate Development Economics Grasslands

Event: Voters Forum on Climate Change and Clean Energy

Sightline Daily

Interested in local candidates’ positions on clean energy? Tomorrow , join Sightline’s senior communications strategist, Anna Fahey, to discuss how clean energy and climate change figure into local elections in Thurston County, Washington.

Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access For All

Sierra Club Compass

Today, the Sierra Club is releasing a new report –-  Clean Energy Services For All (CES4All)  -- showing that off-grid clean energy is the right tool for the energy access job. It’s time for clean energy access for all.

New Hampshire: Clean Energy is One of Our Primary Concerns

Conservancy Talk

While attention is fixed on the New Hampshire primary, Granite Staters of all political stripes support a clean energy future. But they’re also asking about energy and climate. In New Hampshire, support for clean energy and action on climate change is strong and bipartisan.

TiEcon Takes On Clean Energy For All

Sierra Club Compass

With interests in technology, innovation, and enterprise, a focus on supporting clean energy entrepreneurs and endeavors is a natural fit for these progressive leaders. New solar panels being constructed. Photo courtesy of Vrinda Manglik.

Huge Clean Energy Boost for Eastern Kentucky

Sierra Club Compass

After plans moved forward to retire the coal-fired generators at the Big Sandy Power Plant outside Louisa, Kentucky, the question remained, what does it mean for the energy future of eastern Kentucky? Coal Consequences Energy Solutions

Jordan and Masdar Ink Clean Energy Deal

Green Prophet

There’s a lot of mingling afoot at conventions, and news of resulting hook-ups (including those we made there) at last week’s Abu Dhabi World Future Energy Summit are starting to hit the press.

Long Island Turns to Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

Long Island, New York may soon become clean-energy central thanks to a recent decision by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to approve a 100-megawatt solar feed-in-tariff, which will triple solar generation through the Long Island Clean Solar Initiative program. "The

The Latest Great Clean Energy News - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California » The Latest Great Clean Energy News. wind energy industry installed a record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity in 2012, which brings the total wind power in the U.S. Compass.

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part II » Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy. Responsible trade can help countries develop sustainably, foster a healthy environment, and expand the use of clean energy. Energy Solutions. Energy Outlook.

College students continue to lead the way on clean energy

Sierra Club Compass

All this good clean energy news lately, and I haven't talked about the recent college victories! First, at UNC, The Board of Trustees passed a resolution to target clean energy investments in the school's $2.2 Coal Coal-Director Energy Solutions Health


Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Whilst the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) applauds the Government’s commitment to combat climate change and to ensure energy security, the Institution believes that Britain can meet its targets without building new nuclear power stations. An evolving energy mix is required, with an increasing proportion of low-carbon and renewable fuels and methods of generation.

Clean Energy Activists Fight Back in Louisiana

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this year, the Louisiana Public Service Commission abandoned new energy efficiency rules in a bid to roll back progress on clean energy and efficiency. "The plan seriously lacked energy efficiency and renewables as part of the city's long-term energy portfolio.

Our clean energy potential is in the air

Sierra Club Compass

Over the decades we’ve made progress towards cleaning up the nation''s dirtiest, smoggiest air basin, but fossil fuels and air pollution still place a heavy burden on families across the region. The SCAQMD must develop a plan that cleans our air and protects public health.

Clean Energy Summit Highlights Nevada's Energy Shift

Sierra Club Compass

One year ago at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada, Senator Harry Reid joined the Moapa Band of Paiutes in calling for the retirement of the Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant. Now the focus is on solar energy's massive potential. What a difference a year makes.

Clean Energy Agents programme - a free 2-month online course

The Green Changemakers

Apply now for the Clean Energy Agents programme, a free 2-month online course to start the clean energy revolution in your school or university! Education Energy

Racing to the Top of the Clean Energy Leaderboard

Sierra Club Compass

  This bill, titled the "Clean Energy Race to the Top" Act , would establish a $5 billion competitive grant program for states and local governments that enact policies to move the clean energy economy forward.

New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from.

Sierra Club Compass

Obamas Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline » New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from President Obama. Today, the Sierra Club is launching a new campaign that lays out a clear roadmap for President Obama to take action on climate disruption and clean energy. The Obama Climate and Clean Energy Legacy brings together the Sierra Club’s 2.1 a leader in clean energy. Energy Solutions. The Cost of Energy.

David Keeps Winning: Game-Changing Month for Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

That's the word I've been repeating over and over this month, as news has rolled in of one clean energy victory after another.

Green Future: Google Invests $1 Billion in Clean Energy

Environmental News Network

The Internet juggernaut Google has recently invested $1 billion in green, clean, reusable energy. Read on to learn more about Google’s latest venture in renewable energy, why it did it, and what exactly it’s doing with this environmental technology. Google’s Clean Energy.

How Thousands of Mexican Workers are Being Employed to Turn Worthless Weeds into Clean Energy.

Elephant Journal

This company produces clean energy to replace diesel fuel, employing farmers who no longer have to risk their lives crossing the.

2013: A Landmark Year For Clean Energy; Twilight for Coal

Sierra Club Compass

As you reflect on your year, remember 2013 as a momentous year for clean energy. Installation of renewable energy capacity outpaced coal, oil, and nuclear growth combined. And over 200,000 people submitted comments to curb coal pollution and invest in clean energy.

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The Art of Clean Energy War

Sierra Club Compass

A war is shaping up that pits an entrenched, aging, and uncompetitive fossil fuel industry against a young, innovative and increasingly competitive set of renewable energy technologies. Currently 411 million people have access to a mobile phone network but lack access to energy.

Time for Congress to Act and Save Clean Energy Jobs

Sierra Club Compass

The Senate Finance Committee is voting today on legislation that includes an extension of critical clean energy tax incentives, namely the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for renewable energy, as well as key energy efficiency tax credits.

Secret documents expose new ALEC scheme to kill clean energy

Green Blog

The People’s World has obtained internal documents produced by the right wing American Legislative Exchange Council outlining a new ALEC plan to kill clean energy programs across the nation. energy companies and hundreds of state lawmakers from one end of the country to the other.

R&D for a Future Powered by Clean Energy

Nature Conservancy - Science

It sounds like something straight out of Tony Stark’s fictional lab, but fortunately for the future of grid-scale energy storage, it’s very real. NanoTech for Clean Water. Adventures in Alternative Energy: Giant Clam Edition. Tungsten trisulfide.

100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to.

Sierra Club Compass

Cars and Refrigerators Can Work Together » 100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to Coast Events. I'd like to highlight some of the awesome events that have taken place so far in our 100 Days of Action for Climate and Clean Energy.

Join Climate Ride California & Support Clean Energy & Bicycle Advocacy

Green (Living) Review

Join Climate Ride California & Support Clean Energy & Bicycle Advocacy -- September 21-25, 2010 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate Ride, the United States' largest environmental charity bike ride and "climate conference on wheels," is coming to California! Don't miss this opportunity to ride for clean energy, the climate crisis, and pedal power!

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Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

NCLR Releases Study about Bright Future for Latinos in the Green Jobs Sector » Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way. Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended): #1- Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012. #2-

Off-Grid Clean Energy Demands Social Bankability

Sierra Club Compass

A while back I wrote about the need for social bankability based on the casual observation that our financial and energy systems are broken. Now a new class of entrepreneurs are demanding the World Bank step up and do the same for off grid clean energy access.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Conservancy Talk

While it’s crucial that we continue to seek out other energy options, hydropower is a critical part of the solution to climate change and the transition to renewable energy. Or put another way—more clean energy, a safer river and more fish.

Montana and Minnesota: Coal vs. Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

Seeing those successes city-by-city and state-by-state is inspiring, but it also is a frequent example of how different two places can be when it comes to clean energy and coal, whether they're right next door, or a state or two away.

Clean Energy Fair Gets Southern California Community Pumped Up

Sierra Club Compass

Led by the Sierra Club and Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) , the event focused on ways clean-energy leaders can reach residents and families and motivate communities to jump on the clean-energy trend, save on energy bills, and support energy that also benefits community health.

Georgia Advocates Help Push State Commitment to Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

Georgia has taken a huge step toward planting the seeds needed to grow a clean-energy economy. This addition means that Georgia will have 1 gigawatt of clean wind and solar energy online by 2017. " Clean-energy advocates are excited for the future of the state. "Before

CEBC Maps 150 Clean Energy Projects in North Africa and the Middle East

Green Prophet

If knowledge generates power, then the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) based in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City intends to make the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) invincible with a new map of every known renewable energy plant in the region.

Bringing clean energy to poor communities in Africa

Sierra Club Compass

SunFunder is a crowdsourcing solar energy initiative that links donors--like you--to solar businesses--like SunnyMoney --in an effort to offer affordable solar energy to the 1.3 Energy Solutions International Africa is beginning to see a new light. A solar-powered light that is.

Canadian Clean Energy Initiative Under Attack - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Military Plans Huge Solar Undertaking » Canadian Clean Energy Initiative Under Attack. To combat the climate crisis and transition to a clean energy economy, we must start producing and manufacturing goods—including renewable energy—locally.  Compass.