U.S. has potential to get 40 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar

April 8, 2016 by  
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The United States could get almost 40 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar power, according to a new government agency report. For the first time since 2008, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has compiled zip code level data to evaluate the cumulative photovoltaic potential of rooftops across the country , resulting in an estimated 1,118 gigawatts of clean energy. The report also sheds some light on which cities and states hold the most potential in terms of future solar power installations, which may or may not be a prediction of industry trends. Read the rest of U.S. has potential to get 40 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar

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The US could power itself with solar 100-times over

December 23, 2014 by  
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There’s a lot of debate about whether or not solar power could feasibly power the entire country. A new report by Environment America and a breakdown by Treehugger’s Micheal Graham Richard is putting the final nail in the naysayers coffin. According to the information, the United States could not only power itself on clean solar energy, but it could easily power itself one hundred times over in the not too distant future. Read the rest of The US could power itself with solar 100-times over Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment America , Environment America report , generating solar power , rooftop solar , rooftop solar panels , rooftop solar potential , solar capacity , solar panel capacity , Solar Power , solar power potential , Treehugger solar report , US 10 percent solar power , US entirely solar powered , US solar capacity , us solar power

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Did you know that 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations are made in one single Chinese village?

December 23, 2014 by  
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Ever wondered where plastic  Christmas decorations come from? Unfortunately they are not made by an army of elves at Santa’s workshop (I wonder their wages are?), but instead, according to an expose by The Guardian , most are produced inside the Chinese village of Yiwu, where 600 factories produce 60 percent of all of the world’s festive decorations. The factory workers in Yiwu put in long hours in less-than-ethical working conditions, often dealing with toxic chemicals that have the potential to cause lasting damage to their health. Read the rest of Did you know that 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations are made in one single Chinese village? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , chinese , Chinese Christmas factory , chinese factory workers , Chinese xmas ornaments , Christmas decorations , Christmas decorations China , Christmas Ornaments , decorations , factory , factory workers , festive decurations , ornaments , The Guardian , unethical factory , xmas decorations , xmas ornaments , yimu decorations , yiwu

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