The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

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In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. The total capacity for the world’s wind farms, now generating power in about 80 countries, is near 240,000 megawatts. Wind is abundant, carbon-free and nondepletable. Wind is also locally available, scales up easily, and can be brought online quickly. Wind is also abundant.

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

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The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced with an economy powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

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Environmental Coalition Calls on Presidents Obama and Hu to Declare Global Climate Emergency

Green (Living) Review

It is with a deepening sense of dread over the fate of future generations that we call on you to acknowledge the severity of the global climate emergency by placing climate stabilization at the top of your policy agendas. Sincerely, Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute Rev.

Permaculture: a new Christmas tradition for my family

Green Living Ideas

This year, we felt compelled…with all the news about groundwater contamination from fracking , increased pressure for offshore drilling , the potential end of wind energy tax credits , Solyndra going out of business , Canadian Tar Sand development , and the evergrowing piles of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , it would have been easy to reflect on a year in which we seem to be taking 2 steps forward and 2 steps back in terms of global sustainability.

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. Energy conservation brings many benefits.