INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser?

May 21, 2015 by  
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These days, the U.S. is importing significantly less oil and bolstering its energy independence, and part of the reason is that renewable energy use is increasing throughout the country. While some states are still heavily reliant on fossil fuels (Texas, we are looking at you), others are producing an incredible amount of energy from clean sources like wind (we’re looking at you… wait, Texas?).  This infographic reveals which states are leading the renewable revolution (and which could use a kick in the pants). Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , clean energy leaders , clean energy US , dirty energy , fossil fuel leaders , fossil fuels , fossil fuels US , infographic , oil dependence , oil independence , reader submission , renewable energy , states with clean energy , states with fossil fuels , using clean energy

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Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

May 12, 2015 by  
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Hawaii has more reasons than most to have a disdain for oil dependence—as a series of islands, climate change poses a very present threat—and, as a series of islands that’s dependent on oil, they have to import a lot of it. And that gets very expensive—with over 90 percent of Hawaii’s energy generated from imported oil, their electricity rates are about 175 percent of the national average. To remedy this, the state is looking to clean energy, and a bill passed last week by the legislature would see all of Hawaii’s power generated from renewable sources by 2045. Read the rest of Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean energy cost , clean energy initiative , fossil fuels hawaii , greenest states , hawaii renewable energy , hawaii solar , hawaii wind , oil dependence , renewable energy policy

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Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

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Hawaii has more reasons than most to have a disdain for oil dependence—as a series of islands, climate change poses a very present threat—and, as a series of islands that’s dependent on oil, they have to import a lot of it. And that gets very expensive—with over 90 percent of Hawaii’s energy generated from imported oil, their electricity rates are about 175 percent of the national average. To remedy this, the state is looking to clean energy, and a bill passed last week by the legislature would see all of Hawaii’s power generated from renewable sources by 2045. Read the rest of Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean energy cost , clean energy initiative , fossil fuels hawaii , greenest states , hawaii renewable energy , hawaii solar , hawaii wind , oil dependence , renewable energy policy

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Public garden project transforms a Milan square into an urban oasis

May 12, 2015 by  
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A4A Rivolta Savioni studio ’s urban garden solution popped up at Expo Gate Milano last month. Easily movable on reused bicycle wheels, the public garden—called ‘ Why not in the garden?’ —was rolled out into the city square. The mobile garden can bring a wall of flowers or rows of edible plants to nearly any outdoor area. Read the rest of Public garden project transforms a Milan square into an urban oasis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A4A Rivolta Savioni Studio , eco design , Expo Gate Milano , green design , modular garden , Salone del mobile , sustainable design , urban garden , Why not in the garden?

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Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

May 12, 2015 by  
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Just months after protecting 12.3 million acres of Alaskan wilderness from drilling, the Obama administration has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast. We reported last month that the request was pending review from the Interior Department and CNN reports that the a statement issued grants conditional approval to allow Shell to start drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Shell will be able to resume drilling as soon as it meets several environmental conditions, which include an assessment of the impact on endangered species, as well as a approval by state agencies. The agency said the drilling wouldn’t happen without “rigorous safety standards” and a long review process. Read the rest of Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska oil drilling , drilling off alaska coast approved , obama administration approves shell driilling off alaska , obama approves artic oil drilling

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