Want to know how your state is doing when it comes to clean energy mandates? Many states have set laudable goals for renewable energy. A surprising number haven’t. It begs the question why some states step up to the plate and others aren’t even concerned. And no, it doesn’t seem to be simply a matter of partisan politics.
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Now, 22 of the 36 ecovillage homes have solar systems. At least two of these homes are net-zero — meaning the systems generate as much energy as the homes use over the course of the year for heat, hot water, cooking, lighting and plug loads.
Every organization that has stepped up to criticize climate change policies has had a different answer for why our climate is warming and our seas are expanding. Canada-based Friends of Science admittedly has the simplest, most appealing answer: It’s the sun. But good luck in interpreting the data on their website. You’ll need a PhD to understand its proof to this elementary process.
“We have to look at both sides of the meter,” said Leslie Glustrom, pointing at a chart of Boulder’s carbon emissions that, despite tremendous work and city effort to reduce carbon emissions, showed marginal gains.
Right on the heels of his historic climate agreement with China, President Barack Obama announced a pledge of $3 billion to the United Nations’ thus far underfunded Green Climate Fund.
Cities are the driving force behind the global economy. What strategies can cities adopt to plan, build and maintain themselves as centers of innovation and economic growth?
China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world.
China is generally assumed to be No. 1 in global wind energy, but ever since 2008 the U.S. wind energy industry has delivered the most kilowatt hours.
The award of a competitive 10-year power supply contract with MG2 Tribal Energy’s Walnut Creek wind farm puts the GSA on track to meet 2020 renewable energy goals.
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While only 2 percent of our clothes are made domestically, Zady’s knit wool sweater was entirely designed and manufactured in the United States. And that’s not all that makes these sweaters sustainable.
Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fourth and final report on climate change. Said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, “Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act. Time is not on our side.”