Planet of the Humans: there is also earth-friendly, local mining

Green Prophet

Planet of the Humans, Michael Moore, director. Michael Moore’s explosive documentary, Planet of the Humans, full documentary can be seen below, shows how the renewable energy business can never be sustainable. Lithium ion batteries in electric cars for instance are so energy intensive and have travelled thousands of miles before the owner drives it one, and the reason is because of where we source raw materials.

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Where Does Your Wind Energy Come From and Is It Really ‘Green’?

Conservancy Talk

Renewable energy is an important part of our energy future. Fortunately, technology has improved and costs have dropped making wind and solar an increasingly viable option. Due to the increasing demand for wind energy at the state level, much of this electricity is now being exported sometimes hundreds of miles from wind-rich states to wind-poor states. Depending upon where you live, you may be utilizing wind energy generated out-of-state.

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Sierra & Tierra: A Gale of Wind Energy Good News

Sierra Club Compass

By Javier Sierra A gale of good news is hitting both the wind industry and the future of the planet. Spain became the first country ever to get more energy from wind than any other source during a complete year in 2013, with a 21.1-percent share at 55 gigawatts (GW). According to Spain’s Wind Energy Association, at the end of 2013, this clean energy was able to bring the price of electricity from $150 per megawatt (MW)/hour down to $7 per MV/hour.

Investing in green bonds with RE Royalties and Peter Leighton

Green Prophet

The year 2020 onwards will be the decade of action for renewable energy. Renewable energy is something we all want. Green Prophet: A wind energy farm in British Columbia. We believe that we deliver on the trifecta of growth and yield while helping the planet.

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With Wind Energy At Its Back

Eco Friendly Daily

Last March, the airport announced its most ambitious project yet: a $216,514 wind energy program that would allegedly offset more than 14 million pounds of carbon dioxide. But Delaware’s News Journal found that this wind energy program – like many of those currently available for offset initiatives – is misleading. It turns out that wind energy credits bought from Perco do not directly correspond to an actual measure of electricity.

Study: Wind Energy To Prevent 34 Billion Tons Of Carbon Emissions By 2030

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind energy has become a clear component of the future of the renewable energy sector. Wind energy grows yearly and globally, with more developing nations joining the field as well. China recently became the world’s top wind energy producer alongside the world’s top manufacturer of wind turbines. The growth in China in the developing world is a intricate part of the recent Global Wind Energy Outlook 2010.

Saudi Arabia building world’s largest green hydrogen plant at Neom

Green Prophet

It will be powered by 4 gigawatts of wind and solar power and the $5 billion USD project will be jointly owned by Air Products, Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Neom, a new mega-city planned near Saudi Arabia’s borders with Egypt and Jordan. See Planet of the Humans, Michael Moore.

Save the Planet in 3 Simple Steps: A Common-Sense Mom’s Guide to Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

This stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. It’s becoming mainstream, and it needs to be.

Energy UN group: we need 31% more renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

If you don’t want to read the whole article, here is the sum up: We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe by 2030. It will cost $750 billion USD – but this can be investment stimulus people, and wind and solar can get us there. It’s easy.

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A Helpful Guide to Renewable Energy and Small Business

Green Prophet

There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. However, small businesses can take advantage of renewable energy in a variety of ways too. Choose a Greener Energy Company You don’t have to put solar panels on your roof or buy a share of a windfarm to receive renewable energy.

Sustainable technology trends in sun, wind and air

Green Prophet

Everything we build, adapt and refine, generally has the express purpose of making our lives on this planet easier. Web hosting companies such as 1&1 made known their own green efforts , demonstrating how their data centers are some of the most energy efficient worldwide, preventing upwards of 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere every year. Bladeless wind turb ines. Wind turbines have been a staple of renewable energy for a while.

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When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their.

Sierra Club Compass

The American Wind Energy Association released an analysis on Wednesday , detailing how the wind industry could phase out reliance on federal tax credits over a six-year time period. In contrast to the wind industry's bold move, there is no end in sight for the fossil fuel subsidies that polluting industries have enjoyed for almost 100 years.   -- Dave Hamilton, Beyond Coal Director for Clean Energy. Energy Solutions. The Cost of Energy.

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. Clean energy and clean air lovers hooted and hollered yesterday when the American Wind Energy Association announced some outstanding 2012 wind power statistics - namely this one: Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012. Energy Solutions. The Cost of Energy. The Energy Blog: Energy Revolution.

How Much Will That Chocolate Cost The Planet?

Eco Friendly Daily

However, when you buy that chocolate bar, have you thought about how much that chocolate bar is costing the planet? On top of that, the packaging factory is powered by 100 percent wind energy. There is no denying that we love chocolate. It tastes great, it is a great way to improve a day and it is relatively cheap.

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

Green Blog

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

Green Blog

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.

Focus Earth Special Episode: Six People Saving Our Planet

The Green Changemakers

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff hosts Planet Green's Focus Earth featuring green news and events. In this special hour-long edition of Focus Earth , the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning anchor takes you across the globe to meet six courageous heroes fighting on the frontlines for our planet's environmental survival. You'll meet them, and, at the end, find out which of these inspirational people has the most powerful impact of all on our planet.

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Global Wind Day

Wind Power Ninja

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is declaring June 15th as “Global Wind Day” to help in the promotion of wind energy all around the planet. The American Wind Energy Association calling for a national renewable electricity standard and arranging Wind Day tweets. “In Government / Industry global wind day

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Upcoming: Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition in October

Sierra Club Compass

Wind energy? We're big fans - and we're excited to be sponsoring the American Wind Energy Association's upcoming Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition this October in Providence, Rhode Island. Wind power is the fastest-growing source of power on the planet. alone, there are more than 50 gigawatts of installed wind capacity - enough to provide electricity to 13 million American homes.

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Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?


A major contributor to anthropogenic climate change, which our planet is experiencing right now, is the large concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses that are being continuously released into the atmosphere from the transportation, commercial, residential, and industrial sectors.

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Find the wind in Iran with these handy energy maps

Green Prophet

But the country has resources for wind energy, the international renewable energy organization IRENA has announced. The NGO which is headquartered in Abu Dhabi has just released wind maps which show where Iranian winds blow. Wind maps can help potential energy projects get off the ground. The maps explore different regions and their average wind velocity, elevation and closeness to populations and population density.

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How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel. The demand for energy in today’s world is rising, specifically electricity, as there are now around 1.1 billion people on the planet who have little or no access to it. Having access to energy is key for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty prevention, and ensuring everyone has access is an ongoing challenge for global advancement. Energy

Twenty-five Percent of Denmark is Powered Exclusively by Wind

The Alien Next Door

"Denmark is no stranger to green energy, but this latest news is something special. megawatt offshore wind turbine up and running, Denmark has just stepped over the one gigawatt wind energy threshold. That''s almost enough power to send a Delorean back in time, and it also just happens to be a full 25 percent of Denmark''s entire energy needs. In the words of Itzhak Stern, "This is an absolute good" for the planet.

How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use.

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10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


But since then, we have crossed the threshold of the sustainable resource management, and began using more resources than one planet Earth can possibly provide. planet Earths available to sustain our needs. This means that we all are living with the growing ecological debt to our planet. “We We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no ‘plan B’ because there is no ‘planet B.’”. Solar energy.

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Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?


This would enable them to access some of the benefits (like governmental subsidies) allocated to the expansion of renewable energy. The idea stems from the extremely low greenhouse gas emissions released during the process of energy generation. How is nuclear energy produced?

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10 Future Green Job Opportunities

Green Home Blog

Job growth in these sectors is predicted to increase as more demand along the lines of such innovation as solar, wind, battery power and more continue to rise. known as Profit, People and Planet. Wind Energy Developer. 10 Future Green Job Opportunities.

150 Plants Retired: Another Major Milestone Hit in Moving Beyond Coal

Sierra Club Compass

That campaign included a relentless effort to focus on the pollution from this massive plant, and to push hard for wind, solar, and energy efficiency to replace it. As Somerset resident Camilo Viveiros put it: "Pollution from this plant put kids'' health at risk at more than 80 schools and day care centers across both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, but at the same time, our states are becoming the hub of the quickly growing offshore wind industry.

Research at RMIT University proposes a method to harness high altitude wind power


B.Sameer Kumar: While alternate energy is taking off at a pretty brisk pace, solar energy is far ahead of the other popular renewable energy source; wind. There are several reasons for this growing gap between the two alternate energy sources. Wind energy is viewed as a burden by many since it is highly unreliable in most parts of the globe and those living in big cities and gated communities feel that a wind turbine is an eye-soar and a constant noise source.

Modern Technology is Helping to Usher in a Greener Tomorrow

Green Prophet

Improving Renewable Energy. Ever since the global realization of the fact that coal and petroleum are finite sources of energy, there has been multiple ongoing research projects dedicated to finding alternate sources of power for the future.

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Viking Wind Farm in Scotland to generate 370MW of clean power


B.Sameer Kumar: When it comes to tapping into alternate sources of energy, solar power has taken a giant leap forward, leaving behind the other forms of renewable energy in the last two decades. While the reasons for this are well known by now, as we move closer to the poles, wind energy proves to be a lot more viable option thanks o the geographic and atmospheric conditions on offer. Viking wind farm approved.

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

Conservancy Talk

The New York Magazine piece describes a planet that becomes the enemy of the human race by the end of the 21st century. 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.

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Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out--And Hoarded | Living 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 Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded by greenwise on February 9, 2011 Replacing incandescent lights with CFLs makes even more sense now. Starting next year incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in the USA, with much more energy efficient CFLs (compact florescent light bulbs) already widely available to replace them.

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Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded by greenwise on February 9, 2011 Replacing incandescent lights with CFLs makes even more sense now. Starting next year incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in the USA, with much more energy efficient CFLs (compact florescent light bulbs) already widely available to replace them.

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Personal Power: Wind Turbines at Home

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s a wind-powered whirlybird! Many of you may have seen wind farms or heard of wind power’s potential. All wind turbines vibrate, and they transmit this vibration to the structure on which they’re attached. All rooftops create turbulence that interferes with the wind turbine’s operation. Wind farms, however, have experienced much more success. China can double its current electricity generation from wind alone.

Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels


One of the driving factors in the industrial revolution was the introduction of coal energy. Coal provided a more efficient and dense energy source than burning wood. Since the industrial revolution coal has given way to oil and natural gas as two prominent energy sources.

What Are the Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?


accessible, making it a perfect source for generating energy—particularly when compared to fossil fuels, which need to be mined, extracted, and transported, leaving behind a trail of pollution and environmental degradation. For homeowners and commercial business owners, switching to solar energy provides a clean, affordable, and sustainable way to cover electricity requirements. Quick Navigation for Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy. Solar Energy

Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons


Without knowing, they had been utilizing the immense reservoir of our planet’s internal heat. Heat that is a great source of thermal energy. Geothermal energy is energy contained beneath Earth’s crust. A connection of the words ‘geo’ and ‘thermal’ simply refer to the origin of this energy, where ‘geo’ stands for earth and ‘thermal’ for heat. What is geothermal energy? Geothermal energy comes in the form of heat produced within the Earth. Energy

What is a carbon footprint?

Green (Living) Review

The mitigation of carbon footprints through the development of alternative projects, such as solar or wind energy or reforestation, represents one way of reducing a carbon footprint and is often known as Carbon offsetting.

DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More.

Sierra Club Compass

COP18: Dithering in Doha » DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More. Yesterday the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a major investment in offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf, and East Coast. These grants represent a major boost for the offshore wind industry and will help innovative, pioneering technologies become commercially viable. Offshore wind resources in the U.S. An offshore wind industry could support.

What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for.

Sierra Club Compass

Dont Frack Our "Promised Land" » What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for 2013 and Beyond. " That package contained a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for electricity generation from renewable energy sources that has helped specifically to sustain rapid growth of the wind energy industry over the past few years.  cents per kilowatt hour to wind producers for the first ten years of operation.

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Study: Wind Gusts Increasing Across Globe

Eco Friendly Daily

Studies in recent years have offered conflicting information when it comes to how climate change may be impacting wind across the globe. Some studies have reported that the winds in the Northern Hemisphere are weakening. However, a new study out of Australia has found that wind speeds have stayed approximately the same in the past two decades, however, gusts are increasing especially in the Southern Hemisphere. The results point to the world’s higher wind speeds increasing.

Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm

Green Prophet

As part of its target of going from its current 550MW of wind to a staggering 2,690MW by 2016 to reach 7,200MW by 2020, Egypt is putting bids out for yet more wind power. A tender for a 200 MW wind farm to be built on the Gulf of Suez, at a cost of $500 million was announced by Energy Minister Hassan Yunis. This would continue progress towards this ambitious goal to tap some of the best wind resources in the world. Gigawatts of Wind Power by 2016 ).