Are High Gas Prices Actually Good For Us?

Living Green & Saving Energy

reduce fossil fuels. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels high gas priceshigh gas prices good for us? Lynn Mucken has written a piece trying to tell us that $5 per gallon gas prices are actually a good thing.

Cost Of Solar Drops Two-Thirds Since 2008; May Be Competitive With Fossil Fuels By 2016

Eco Friendly Daily

Originally when solar panels came to the marketplace they were expensive and significantly more than typical fossil fuel alternatives. While solar energy still remains more expensive than fossil fuels, their prices have dropped notably in the last few years. According to those in the industry, regardless of government incentives solar energy will likely compete closely will fossil fuels by 2016.

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Israel Takes Messianic Stance on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference

Green Prophet

billion ($365 million) for a decade of research and development, from jet fuel alternatives to oil-replacing technologies of all shapes and sizes. Israel is now home to over 100 alternative energy start-up companies and another 100 university-based research groups. Business & Politics Energy alternative energy clean energy fossil fuels politics Rio+20 solar power United Nations

Homegrown Energy; Biofuels in the Deserts

Celsias

Biofuels are combustible materials derived directly or indirectly from biomass – in this case, plants or algae – and they offer a renewable fuel alternative to fossil fuel burning. On the surface, the southwestern United States may not seem a likely choice for growing biofuels, since this part of the country is dry and has soils with low fertility.

Masdar Wind Project May Blow Back Into Egypt

Green Prophet

As part of a long-term strategy to advance alternative energy, Masdar had sought investment opportunities in the Egyptian windfarm industry, and in February 2010, they finalized plans to build a 200-megawatt wind farm on the Red Sea coastline. Egypt’s renewables target was announced in 2008 with a goal of sourcing 20% of its electricity from fossil-fuel alternatives by 2020.

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Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

With free water and electricity, and the world’s largest carbon footprint, is Qatar’s new stance on solar a bona fide shift towards fossil fuel alternatives or are they simply catching the latest fashion? Oil extracted from the desert country’s rich sands isn’t included in the country’s consumption figures (unless it’s burned in-state), but even with that qualification, Qatar is one of the top users of fossil fuels.

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Largest solar powered plant by OLN starts operation in Indonesia

EcoFriend

Ishan Sidhu: It is not the first time when PLN has taken an innovative step in developing renewable energy in order to increase the electrification number ratio as well as to reduce the need of fossil fuels. On a daily average about 800 liters of fuel usage will be reduced by PLN due to the operating of this PLTS.

Natural Gas is No Climate Solution - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

There is no more denying that burning dirty fossil fuels like natural gas is to blame for our superstorms, droughts, and wildfires. Yet energy companies are still denying it and continuing to manipulate our government leaders into thinking we have time to reverse the damage that is already done, just by switching to another fossil fuel such as natural gas. Natural gas is not a bridge fuel—it is a gangplank. View an alternate. Dirty Fuels. Compass.

Study: Shale Gas Detrimental To Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite the growth of the renewable energy field, fossil fuel dependence continues to grow worldwide. Due to this, many are attempting to find new types of energy which could serve as a conventional fuel but with lower emissions. However, a new study performed by scientists in the United States to be released in the journal Climatic Change, has determined that shale gas would have a greater impact on climate change than current conventional fuels.

Researchers Say H20-Intensive Technology is Impossible for Desert Solar!

Green Prophet

The ambitious plan to develop solar and wind energy in North Africa’s deserts could replace harmful fossil fuel alternatives, but researchers are quick to dismiss the notion that renewable energy projects are completely innocent. Some of that is being taken from the Nile River, but much of it is being drawn from fossil aquifers that will never be recovered.

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Fixing the Climate: A Radical Solution Explained In a New Book

Eco Friendly Daily

The ‘Why’ has given way to the ‘How’ Wallace Broecker maintains that humankind will never be able to give up on fossil fuels. Alternative forms of energy are falling way short of the massive demand. Wind energy is not sufficient…hydrogen fuels would require massive investments in technology and infrastructure…solar energy is still expensive on a larger scale.

Some Oil Companies are More Eco Friendly: Who’s Fuelling Your Summer Drives?

Eco Chic

While I’m 100% behind the idea of getting rid of personal cars altogether, like those happy biking Germans , or of running ALL cars on non-fossil fuel alternatives by 2030 (as Sweden built into their recent energy and climate bill), the thing is, these initiatives will take time. (In

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