Majority of Americans say we should do whatever it takes to protect the environment

Green Blog

A new survey titled “ Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology &# (pdf) from the Pew Resarch Center shows that public support for the environment and alternative energy sources is strong on both sides of the political scale in America. When it comes to the question about energy priorities for America there is a strong consensus. “Staunch Conservatives and Libertarians are the only groups in which majorities say the U.S.

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Energy By the Numbers: What Energy Numbers Say About How To Go Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Energy By the Numbers: What Energy Numbers Say About How To Go Green by greenwise on December 16, 2010 Green living ideas are important in showing people how to conserve energy and turn that conservation into meaningful energy savings. That would be worth about $600 million in annual energy costs.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Energy By the Numbers: What Energy Numbers Say About How To Go Green by greenwise on December 16, 2010 Green living ideas are important in showing people how to conserve energy and turn that conservation into meaningful energy savings. That would be worth about $600 million in annual energy costs.

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Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

The Green Changemakers

Conserving water not only helps to preserve this irreplaceable natural resource, but also helps reduce the strain on urban wastewater management systems, saving money and energy. There are many, easy ways to conserve our water resources into the future. Bottled water may be a healthy and increasingly common alternative to soft drinks, but the plastic bottle has a hidden dark side: energy consumption, waste disposal, and other environmental concerns.

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Welcome to the world of Solarpunk

Green Prophet

As a result, Israel experienced a 40% reduction in nitrogen dioxide concentrations, a reactive gas emitted by the burning of fuel, during March 2020 compared to prior March emissions. Israeli companies have also turned their efforts to the sea for gathering renewable energy.

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Costa Rica is now running on 100 percent renewable energy

Green Blog

Costa Rica has been getting all of its electricity from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the year. The country hasn’t had to use any fossil fuels so far in 2015, much thanks to heavy rain that has kept the country’s hydroelectric power plants working at full capacity without any interruptions. Our attitude is not progressive, it is conservative. Approximately 94 percent of Costa Rica’s energy comes from renewable energy sources.

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

Green Home Blog

Case in point, thanks to Francesca Rheannon of CSR Wire, Republicans like presidential hopeful Mitt Romney still think that anthropogenic climate change is debatable, even though reputable scientists from NASA’s James Hansen to Michael Levi, a senior fellow for energy and environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, agree it is the result of modern human lifestyles. China has become a world leader in low-carbon and renewable energy sources.

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Tax Breaks for Energy Efficient Homes

Environmental News Network

In a bid to address climate change, promoting sustainability efforts and replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources are viewed as the key solution. To this end, among the actions undertaken across the world is the implementation of credits for renewable energy projects. offer tax breaks for home improvements that make homes more energy efficient. Residential energy tax credits. Encouraging energy efficient investments.

Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.

Nature Conservancy - Science

According to a new paper out today in PLOS ONE , energy sprawl – the development of new land area required for energy production – is, and will likely continue to be, the largest driver of land use change in the United States for the foreseeable future. Most people recognize that air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions are a significant problem associated with energy development. A Different Perspective to Understand How Energy Impacts Biodiversity.

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Adapting To Global Warming | Living Green and Saving Energy

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Adapting To Global Warming by greenwise on March 23, 2011 Global warming will occur regardless of what we do to try to stop it. Even as we develop renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, some adaptation to the effects of an almost certainly inevitable warming must take place.

Adapting To Global Warming

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Adapting To Global Warming by greenwise on March 23, 2011 Global warming will occur regardless of what we do to try to stop it. Even as we develop renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, some adaptation to the effects of an almost certainly inevitable warming must take place.

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The Benefits of Owning an Electric Car

Environmental News Network

The electricity used to charge the car does use fossil fuels, which produces some pollution. So if you drive 12,000 miles per year, you’ll spend $1400 on fuel that year. And they also don’t require oil changes, fuel filters, or emissions testing. If your community has options for renewable energy sources, you can further lower your impact on the environment. By: Guest Contributor, Hailey Robinson.

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IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

Green Blog

To accomplish this, the world needs to urgently switch to clean and renewable energy. Clean energy sources will need to triple and completely dominate world energy by 2050, the IPCC report concludes. Increasing carbon emissions are largely due to an increasing demand for energy and a rising coal use in countries such as China. We need to end the current dominance of coal, oil and gas and replace them with cleaner and more renewable energy sources.

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Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Green (Living) Review

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) also brought their expertise to the project. The International Energy Agency’s chief economist, Fatih Birol, said: “The issue is to convince the world that the future is as important as the present. Yet the three pillars are the common platform for building the deep decarbonization of energy systems in every country.

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Hydroelectricity: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages?

Greentumble

Hydropower, the creation of mechanical energy. through the transfer of kinetic energy created by the flow of water, is currently the only large-scale renewable alternative to traditional electricity sources, such as fossil fuels [1]. The creation and expansion of sustainable, cost-effective, and renewable energy sources is key, as development cannot be enabled without energy [2]. Renewable. The future of energy.

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Nuclear Plant Closures in Germany Could Signal a Nuclear Energy Exit

Eco Friendly Daily

On Thursday, it appears that Chancellor Angela Merkel put another nail in the German nuclear coffin by announcing that she aimed to accelerate Germany’s move away from nuclear energy after the crisis in Japan. Amidst raucous noises in parliament, the German Chancellor said that nuclear technology remained a transitional source of affordable power while renewable energy sources were developed further.

How Germany is preparing to get to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

Green (Living) Review

Since 2000, Germany has converted 25 percent of its power grid to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and biomass. The architects of the clean energy movement, of the Energiewende, which translates to “energy change” of “energy transformation,” estimate that from 80 percent to 100 percent of Germany’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2050.

Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Ranging from onshore wind energy to “alternative cement,” these solutions—in combination with existing strategies and pushed hard by governments, businesses and individuals—could not only stop the growth in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases but also reduce them. These include strategies like energy efficiency to nuclear power to biofuels. As many experts have pointed out, renewable energy sources are a big part of the solution put forth in “Drawdown.”

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David Cameron calls on the British public to accept fracking for the good of the country

Green Blog

I want all parts of our nation to share in the benefits: north or south, Conservative or Labour. Besides cheaper gas and energy bills for the British people, Cameron also promises that fracking will bring money to local neighborhoods and create new jobs in a struggling economy. The Prime Minister’s claim that UK shale gas will reduce energy prices doesn’t stack,” Greenpeace Energy Campaigner Leila Deen said in a response Cameron’s pro-fracking comments.

Solar Energy Pros and Cons – The Ultimate Guide

Greentumble

source of renewable energy on our planet, and it’s no secret that recent technological innovations have made solar power affordable to more and more people [1]. In fact, 2017 was a year of a solar power boom, when a total solar capacity installed globally reached to 400 gigawatts (GW), generating about two percent of the world’s energy [2]. Solar power has even become the fastest growing energy generation source. PROS OF SOLAR ENERGY.

COP18: We Must Reform Fracking to Limit Environmental Impact.

Sierra Club Compass

He explains that the group has moved from an environmental group aimed at protecting wild spaces to one focused on pollution and now climate change and fossil fuels. Dougherty says that the Sierra Club want to see a focus placed on the conservation of energy and energy efficiency and then on renewable energy sources like wind and solar. moves from coal to renewables. Dirty Fuels. Energy Solutions. The Cost of Energy.

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable energy future My presentation for the ERM Alumni Conference on Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, 6-10.10.2008 Abstract: The world of fossil fuel – based economy is eventually coming into crisis as these fuels go exhausted. Introduction Every living-thing needs energy to maintain their lives on Earth. Everything needs energy to do their works. Wind energy is growing fast.

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook

The Green Changemakers

The newly released Greenpeace report, Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook , details how the United States can cut greenhouse gas emissions to the levels we must reach in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming and simultaneously build a sustainable economy. The Energy [R]evolution U.S. can use energy more efficiently and increase renewable energy generating capacity to cut current C02 emissions levels some 23% by 2020 and 85% by 2050.

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Green Growth Leaders

The Green Changemakers

Please see the case catalogue Press releases from Take Lead 2011 can be viewed here Policy recommendations Governments, Markets, And Green Growth: Energy systems transformation for sustainable prosperity. Brussels, September 30, 2010 Harnessing Green Growth – Creating Green Jobs; Report from G20 Business Summit Working Group, Seoul 2010 G20 Business Summit Joint Statement, Seoul 2010 Green jobs Green Jobs and The Clean Energy Economy.

Future Policies for Cities - Towards Regenerative Urbanism

The Green Changemakers

Some 80 per cent of the world’s energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions is attributed to cities. Strategies must therefore be devised in urban areas for climate change mitigation and adaptation which include the transition to renewable energy. This section of the Future Policy website is intended to help policy makers, city planners and administartors, and other users to minimise urban climate impacts and to maximise the use of renewable energy in cities.

Sustainability is destroying the Earth

The Green Changemakers

The strategies include reducing electricity consumption, reducing water use, a green economy, recycling, sustainable building, renewables and energy efficiency. Electricity We’re told to reduce our consumption of electricity, or obtain it from alternative sources. No amount of reduction or so-called renewable energy sources will change this. Fossil fuels needed to keep all these processes going. Water conservation Shorter showers.

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Business, Resilience and Transition

The Green Changemakers

In many ways business is already ahead of the rest of us in terms of some of the thinking approaches that are required for energy descent. A post-peak world will depend on detailed observation and good design rather than energy-intensive solutions. This principle challenges the idea that you only take your information from accredited sources and from sources within the industry itself, ie. It also emphasises a shift towards renewable resources.

8 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

The Green Changemakers

Recycling, reducing your consumption of goods, composting, using sustainable energy sources and taking public transportation are just a few of the actions you can take to, literally, make every day Earth Day. Energy Vampires In households across the U.S., phantom energy (energy used when items are plugged in but not in use) not only adds an additional 87 billion pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, but also costs homeowners $5.8

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Building a Green Economy

The Green Changemakers

The United Nations Environment Programme has recently called for a transformation of the global economy so that it works for the broad majority of humankind, within boundaries set by the planet's rate of resource renewal and waste-absorption capacity. A Global Green Deal would have several strategic objectives: Transition to a renewable energy economy. Fossil fuel subsidies - These are estimated at $150-$250 billion each year.

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Excrement to energy: Human waste to produce clean power!

EcoFriend

Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Excrement to energy: Human waste to produce clean power! Why Now It is never too late to explore more green energy options and while there will be still people around asking this question of ‘why now?’ Producing energy from human waste Modern lifestyle and growing population, along with ever growing food needs mean that human waste is becoming a major biohazard across the planet.

State of the world 2008

The Green Changemakers

Improved energy productivity, deployment of renewable energy technologies, and enlightened government energy policies are key to achieving this goal. Market mechanisms (such as payment for ecosystem services), when linked to conservation goals, can protect natural capital while providing regulated access to important economic resources. 43) particularly poised to make significant improvements in energy efficiency and waste reduction?

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Sustainability Toolkit: Environmental Models

The Green Changemakers

[link] Image credit: Geos Net Zero Energy Neighborhood, Arvada, Colorado David Kahn Studio, Eldorado Springs, and Michael Tavel Architects, Denver, Colorado Tools are needed to put sustainable design theory into practice. Regional planners are increasingly tasked with developing sustainable approaches to population growth, land and water use, energy production, transportation infrastructure, and pollution control. Cases in Water Conservation (U.S. Energy Star (U.S.

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To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

Carbon Dividend checks will be the new Social Security: a pocketbook advantage that gives middle class Americans a stake in fixing climate change and getting off fossil fuels. Americans need the new presidential administration to help them understand the grave ramifications of environmental degradation and profligate energy use. Implement Presidential Climate Action Project - several hundred experts show how climate protection unleashes the new energy economy: e.g

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Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple

Green Prophet

Their teachings, their design studio Studied Impact , and their public initiatives such as the internationally-acclaimed Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) have coincided with a thrust to incorporate more renewable energy sources into the region’s portfolio. You put a lot of emphasis on the notion that renewable energy can be beautiful. A similar trend will happen with energy generation equipment as it becomes more integrated into our daily lives.

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