Solar power prices expected to drop further this year

June 12, 2018 by  
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The price of solar energy could further fall this year, experts say. A Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) analysis published by PV Magazine predicted a 34 percent drop in the price of multicrystalline solar modules in China, an event expected to influence prices around the world. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said a price drop could open up “further space for more ambition to tackle climate change , which is crucial to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement .” The 2018 solar panel price decline could be about the same as the drop in module prices in 2016, and would be exceeded only by 2011’s 40 percent drop in prices, PV Magazine said. BNEF’s benchmark monocrystalline module price was $0.37 per watt for 2017’s fourth quarter, and could be just $0.24 per watt by 2018’s close. BNEF experts predict module prices will drop another 10 to 15 percent next year. Related: The cost of high-efficiency solar panels fell 37% in 2017 The price decline is a result of withdrawn support for China’s photovoltaic market. Since China is the biggest solar market in the world, the price fall could emanate. PV Magazine cited a BNEF note saying, “Oversupply is universal.” The note predicted a market panic initially, and developers could halt installation in the third quarter and wait for cheaper module prices and release of new quotas. India and developing countries around the world could benefit from the panel price decline, according to the UNFCCC. The UNFCCC praised the International Solar Alliance (ISA), started by India and France in 2015 to focus on investment in large-scale solar power in developing countries. UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said earlier this year, “Our globally agreed goals in the Paris Agreement and the Agenda for Sustainable Development cannot be achieved without your [ISA’s] effort to scale up solar power generation and support countries with great solar potential … This is our moment to deliver on the promise of a better future agreed in Paris.” + Bloomberg New Energy Finance Via PV Magazine and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Images via Depositphotos (1, 2)

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Artist David assembles found images and magazine clippings into intricate collages

April 9, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Artist David assembles found images and magazine clippings into intricate collages Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: collage , David Addey collages , david adey , David Adey collage , found image art , found image collage , found images , google search , lasercut , magazine , magazine clipping collage , mandala , Paper , pin , point loma nazarene university , san diego , scott white contemporary art

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Western Canada could lose up to 70 percent of its glaciers by 2100

April 9, 2015 by  
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If climate change continues on its current path, Western Canada will lose as much as 70 percent of its glaciers in the next 85 years. A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows thousands of glaciers in British Columbia and Alberta could lose 60 to 80 percent of their collective volume relative to 2005, depending on how much carbon dioxide is emitted between now and the end of this century. According to the CBC , many glaciers in the Canadian Rockies will completely disappear, with losses of ice area and volume exceeding 90 percent. The loss of glaciers is expected to affect everything from the ski industry to farming, fisheries, hydroelectric facilities and natural resource development. Via CBC Image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 70 percent of glaciers by 2100 , Canadian Rockies , carbon dioxide emissions , Climate Change , nature geoscience glaciers , western canada glaciers melting

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Uber’s breathalyzer kiosks call you a free ride home if you’re too drunk to drive

April 9, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. To say that Uber has been struggling a little in the public relations department over recent months could probably be considered an understatement . As the company seeks to address issues of poorly-vetted drivers, they’ve launched one campaign we can probably all get behind: offering Toronto’s drunk revelers a free ride home if they blow over the limit at an Uber Safe roadside kiosk. Read the rest of Uber’s breathalyzer kiosks call you a free ride home if you’re too drunk to drive Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: breathalyzer test , drunk driving , green transportation , rethink creative agency , ride share program , road safety , stacklab studio , toronto bars , toronto transit , toronto uber , uber safe , vehicle safety

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Hot off the press: the 1st magazine printed on Woody Harrelson’s straw based paper

November 25, 2013 by  
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It’s not a dead tree edition; Corporate Knights Magazine is the waste straw edition.

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Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages

March 13, 2013 by  
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COP18 Ends in Colossal Failure

December 7, 2012 by  
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The 18th Conference of the Parties or COP18 ends today in colossal failure. Not only have the negotiations failed to produce any meaningful emissions cuts , but ‘Hot Air’ permits that allow countries like Poland and Russia to maintain their heavy industries may even result in more emissions . Talks have stalled for a host of reasons, though most developing nations blame rich countries like the United States , Canada and Japan for refusing to sign an interim successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol that would bind them to emissions reductions. Finance continues to be a contentious issue. At the COP15 meetings in Copenhagen, rich nations agreed to building a $100 billion annual fund by 2020 that would help developing nations cope with the effects of escalating climate change. The EU has offered interim funding but the US has failed to commit, citing the global economic crisis as justification. The Loss and Damage mechanism would require rich nations responsible for the highest emissions to compensate the countries that are most vulnerable, but the BBC reports that nobody wants to agree to any terms because of admission of guilt such a move would imply. Meanwhile, Qatar has come under fire for its soft leadership. Instead of compelling other Arab countries to reach a meaningful agreement to slash emissions, the emirate agreed to build an Institute for Climate Studies. The president of the conference, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, told BBC News that he didn’t have luck creating a joint Arab position on the issue. “I want us to move together on climate change but I can’t get consensus on this.” Another UN climate meeting comes to a close without any substantial consensus as scientists issue increasingly grave warnings about the state of the earth. In short, COP18 was a colossal #FAIL. Via BBC News Lead image via Penny.Yi.Wang , flickr, Blacked out Lower Manhattan by Iwan Baan

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Newsweek Names America’s Greenest Companies

October 31, 2012 by  
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Last week, Newsweek teamed up with The Daily Beast to unveil the magazine’s fourth annual Green Rankings, recognizing America’s greenest companies. The rankings are based on comparative analysis of the 500 largest American companies, weighing…

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Rethinking The Food Label To "Inspire Food Literacy"

August 2, 2011 by  
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image credit News21 The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s News21 program and Good Magazine have shortlisted the three finalists in a competition to design a better food label. They “asked for designs that were informative, instructive and memorable.” Their first prize winner, Renee Walker, (with the wonderful website address

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ReadyMade Magazine Closes its Doors for Good

June 16, 2011 by  
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It’s a sad day for publishing as ReadyMade , one of our favorite shelter mags, has closed its doors for good. The trailblazing DIY magazine was shuttered today by parent company Meredith Corporation as part of a $10 million charge to cut costs.

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