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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced he will head the Breakthrough Energy Ventures Fund, a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change. Joining him are some of the world’s most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, including John Doerr...
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pledged that half a billion solar panels will be installed by the end of her first term if she wins the Oval Office this fall. That number may seem daunting, but industry insiders say it’s well within the realm of possibility. Even if yo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Last year, global efforts on climate change focused on Paris, where representatives from 195 countries hammered out a landmark agreement to limit warming. This week, the diplomatic scrum shifts to San Francisco. Energy ministers from the world’s largest economies — including the United States, Chi...
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A new report shows 2.5 million Americans now work in the clean energy field—and that number is quickly growing. The clean energy revolution means we’re getting more renewable power from the wind and sun, doing more with less waste in our workplaces and homes, and building some of the best all-elect...
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Across the planet, economies have been either dependent on or addicted to fossil fuels for 150 years, but there appears to be global momentum towards better energy use and more sustainable approaches, according to a new study in Nature Energy journal. Catherine Mitchell, professor of energy policy ...
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“We need innovation that gives us energy that’s cheaper than today’s hydrocarbon energy, that has zero CO2 emissions, and that’s as reliable as today’s overall energy system. And when you put all those requirements together, we need an energy miracle,”Bill Gates recently told The Atla...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
In his first remarks on American soil, Pope Francis on Wednesday signaled the balance he might strike during his highly charged visit this week, telling President Obama and a huge crowd on the South Lawn of the White House that the U.S. must safeguard religious freedom while also stressing the “urge...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
By Mead Gruver, AP CHEYENNE — California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released M...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Co-located with the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit/ Islands Innovation Summit & Showcase/ Pacific Defense Energy Summit & Showcase  August 24-26, 2015 Honolulu Convention Center, Honolulu, HI  resiliencesummit.com   The event is the preeminent meeting place for internat...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Caleb Jones HONOLULU — High above this bustling city — in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live — there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki and t...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post A dispute between the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and one of its Colorado electric cooperatives has opened the way for more renewable energy in rural communities. At issue was whether the Delta-Montrose Electric Association could buy locally pro...
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By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post One of the most fertile grounds for solar panels in the U.S. looks to be big cities, where by the end of 2014 about 1,300 megawatts were installed — enough to power 250,000 homes. A study on urban solar by the Frontier Group and Environment America found while cities...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
BONN, GERMANY/WASHINGTON, DC (8 June 2015) — On June 7th and 8th, government leaders met at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany. On the topic of climate change, G7 leaders demonstrated their support for a goal to phase out greenhouse gas emissions over the course of this century and reached a se...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting. What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change? But just as ecologist Stephen Pacala and physicist Robert Socolow, both at Princeton University, came up with 15 so-called "wedges" for nations...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate. More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instruct...
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Posted by on in Solar
Creative entrepreneurs, futurists, community members, and businesses have found innovative ways to utilize the sun’s energy that could lead to huge increases in access to clean and green electricity. As we saw during the first #PutSolarOnIt day of action on June 21, public support for solar po...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
A team of UNSW students has broken a 26-year-old world speed record*, potentially establishing their Sunswift car as the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometers, on a single battery charge.   The world record was broken this afternoon by the team at a racetrack in...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming. Advocates of strong climate change policies have had an immense political challenge that goes far beyon...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Washington DC - The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100% renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to a major new report from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. Energy [R]evolution - A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook provides a blueprint for transform...
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