By 2031, Could Solar Be Main Source of Energy for Many Utilities?

October 25, 2011 by  
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The concept of backcasting , or imagining ourselves in a future we want to see and then identifying tte path that got us there, may sound like a wishy-washy motivational workshop activity. But it is a powerful way to identify not just what we want to achieve, but a strategic, step-by-step path for getting us there. (I’ve posted before on why environmentalists need strategy .) That’s why a Renewable Energy World report on a presentation by Julia Ha… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Thousands Ask Univ. of Michigan Stadium to Go Solar

October 3, 2011 by  
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From the Redskins’ huge solar installation to a solar-powered NASCAR track that mows its grass with sheep , major sporting venues can be an ideal location for solar power. From large expanses of rooftops and parking lots to their high energy needs to their visibility (symbolism and visibility are hugely important in the early days of the ongoing clean tech revolution). But it’s not just the pros that have an opportunity to pioneer… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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30 Million Asians Were Displaced by Environmental Disasters in 2010

September 22, 2011 by  
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Some stats on the number of people displaced by climate change and extreme weather in 2010. The Guardian reports figures from the Asian Development Bank: Last year more than 30 million people in Asia were displaced by environmental and weather-related disasters. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Earth Overshoot Day 2011 Is September 27 – By Mid-Century We’ll Need Two Full Planets For Us All

September 22, 2011 by  
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photo: Luis Markovic / CC BY Every year towards the end of summer the folks at the Global Footprint Network release their calculations on when Earth Overshoot Day will be for the year. In 2011, September 27th is the day when humanity as whole begins using more resources than the planet can perpetually regenerate a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How to Build a Rocket Stove Water Heater (Video)

September 22, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Ecofilms Australia If you like this ingenious low-work chicken tunnel garden system , then you’ll most likely dig this footage from the same folks of a DIY water heater using rocket stove principles. Burning scraps of wood and tree prunings efficiently, this low tech design provides on-demand hot water with low emissions using basic craftsmanship and reclaimed materials. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solar Sister and NextAid Showcase 5 Promising Technologies for Africa

September 22, 2011 by  
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Solar Sister showcased just some of the efforts taking place around the world. Here, the Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of Mauritania install solar panels in their villages. They received training in Rajasthan, India. Image: Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia via flickr Walking into the futuristic Yotel near Times Square with a robot in the lobby for a coat check, you wouldn’t expect to find a room full of some of the most promising, innovative technologies for sustainable development. But

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Charles Scott Howard: The Miner Who Took On Big Coal

September 15, 2011 by  
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Huffington Post has an excellent piece detailing the story of Charles Scott Howard, a miner who revealed just how unsafe mining practices are. “Howard was the only working miner to appear before officials that day. His testimony came in the form of a video he’d shot in his own mine, which was run by the Cumberland River Coal Company, a subsidiary of the second-largest coal producer in the U.S., Arch Coal. Before Howard aired his video in front of a packed room, his attorney, Tony Oppegard, noted repeatedly for the r… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Will Panel-By-Panel Monitoring Be the Google Analytics of Solar?

September 15, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Google From investing $280m in residential solar to providing massive financial support for a Mojave desert solar power plant , there’s been much excitement about Google’s forays into clean energy. After all, one of the most successful corporations in recent years has vast amounts of resources for taking solar mainstream. But, ultimately, it’s not just Google’s money that makes them such an e… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Greeks Pledge $1.4bn Toward Solar, Hope to Fight Economic Woes

September 15, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Michael Mahlberg , used under Creative Commons license. With young Greek’s abandoning Athens for simpler life in the country , and the nation’s debt woes causing major international turmoil, Greece is looking for light at the end of the rather dismal economic tunnel that it finds itself in. And some are hoping that light will be in the form of solar panel, as the country’s beleagured gov… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Odds Are Better For Winning The Lottery Than Being Poisoned By A Leaking Carbon Capture Project

September 13, 2011 by  
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Of all the potential problems with carbon capture and storage projects (financial viability, scaling them to the level necessary to actually capture enough our prodigious carbon emissions to make a difference, being just two), a new study says that leaking CO2 killing people isn’t one of them. Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that the risk of death from p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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