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Posted by: AGelbert
« on: September 27, 2019, 05:58:40 pm »

 
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September 27, 2019 

SNIPPET:

High-level oil and gas executives have concluded that "the ship has sailed" on manipulating the public with climate denial, the Washington Post reports.

In a recording of a closed-door June meeting of the Independent Petroleum Association of America obtained by the Post, Mark Barron, a chief energy litigator at Baker Hostetler, told gathered executives that everyone under the age of 40 thinks climate change is "an existential crisis that we need to address...

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Posted by: AGelbert
« on: September 10, 2019, 01:10:21 pm »

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September 9th, 2019 by Zachary Shahan

Image courtesy: Tesla 🎋

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: September 06, 2019, 03:51:35 pm »

Friday September 6, 2019

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“Sharp falls in the cost of electricity from wind and solar over recent years have transformed the choice facing policy-makers,” said Jon Moore, Chief Executive of BloombergNEF, in a statement. “These technologies were always low-carbon and relatively quick to build. Now, in many countries around the world, either wind or solar is the cheapest option for electricity generation.

Global Renewable Energy Has Quadrupled Over the Past Decade

BRIAN BIENKOWSKI, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NEWS

Renewable energy capacity has quadrupled across the planet over the past decade, with solar power leading the way, according to a recent international report. While this growth prevented 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions last year, the report cautions that sustained renewable energy progression needs to continue for the planet to avoid the worst potential impacts of climate change.

Read the Article →


https://truthout.org/articles/global-renewable-energy-has-quadrupled-over-the-past-decade/
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: September 05, 2019, 03:48:21 pm »

Greta Thunberg crossed the Atlantic in the Malizia 2 Clean Energy powered yacht pictured below.

Greta Thunberg crossed the ocean on a carbon-free sailboat. Can we do it too?

To build a transatlantic ferry that's cheap, clean, and quick, we'll need to, well, build a better boat.

By Steve Fletcher/The Conversation

August 29, 2019

SNIPPET:

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Malizia 2 is fitted with solar panels and hydro generators making it one of the very few ships in the world allowing trips like this to be emission free.

Malizia 2 also has an onboard lab 👨‍🔬 to measure ocean surface CO2 and water temperature in cooperation with Max Planck institute. pic.twitter.com/XKCDgaRYZt

Full article:

https://www.popsci.com/greta-thunberg-emission-free-voyage/






Posted by: AGelbert
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:13:45 pm »

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Tesla 🌞 Providing Clean Energy To Places Around The World That Desperately Need It

September 4th, 2019 by Johnna Crider

SNIPPET:


Puerto Rico

Not only did Tesla provide disaster relief after Hurricane Maria devastated this beautiful US territory, but Tesla is working on 11,000 projects in Puerto Rico. Tesla’s solar energy efforts are continuing to play a huge role in Puerto Rico’s rebuilding of its energy infrastructure. After Hurricane Maria, 51,000 people were left without power.


Phys.org published an article that interviewed a few residents of Puerto Rico and how they were inspired by Tesla to install solar and batteries. An electronics technician told PhysOrg, “This can pull us out of the mess we’re in. There’s nothing wrong with having a vision of the future. It’s time to start making changes.”

In June of 2019, Utility Dive reported that Puerto Rico was introducing microgrids to prevent a repeat of Hurricane Maria.

Full article with stories and some video on Australia, Zimbabwe and American Samoa:

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/04/tesla-provides-clean-energy-to-places-around-the-world-that-desperately-need-it/


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: August 24, 2019, 09:30:03 pm »

 
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Posted by: AGelbert
« on: August 24, 2019, 07:20:29 pm »

BY Daniel Ross, Truthout

PUBLISHED August 24, 2019

Can We Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy in Time to Avert Climate Catastrophe?


DANIEL ROSS, TRUTHOUT

To prevent the worst climate scenarios, carbon emissions must be slashed to net zero by 2050, say experts. Reaching 100 percent renewable energy in just 30 years sounds like an unattainable goal for a culture headed in the opposite direction, but a road map already exists for becoming 100 percent reliant on energy generated by water, wind and sun -- if only we have the will.

Read the Article →
https://truthout.org/articles/can-we-reach-100-percent-renewable-energy-in-time-to-avert-climate-catastrophe/
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: August 21, 2019, 05:06:05 pm »

Green power: giving the people what they want


KARL-ERIK STROMSTA AUGUST 21, 2019

Sizing Up the Corporate Renewables Market

Just how big could corporate wind and solar procurement get? ??? A new analysis from WoodMac and the American Wind Energy Association tries to find out.

 
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/sizing-up-the-fluid-corporate-renewables-market#gs.xczs6d
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:30:24 pm »



A little girl from Chiapas was recognized by UNAM's Institute of Nuclear Sciences for her outstanding scientific achievement.

A veteran of science projects - she's been competing in science fairs since she was four - Xochitl set about putting her knowledge and ingenuity to work. Using only discarded materials like bottles, wood, and plastics, she crafted a heating device that runs on a free and readily available energy source: the sun.

Her device not only functions to provide hot water to low-income families in her community, it also saves 🌲 trees!




Posted by: Surly1
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:06:33 pm »

8-year-old Mexican Girl Wins Nuclear Sciences Prize For Her Invention
A little girl from Chiapas was recognized by UNAM's Institute of Nuclear Sciences for her outstanding scientific achievement.


By O. DELGADO640946 views
8-year-old Mexican Girl Wins Nuclear Sciences Prize For Her Invention

At just 8 years old, Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz has invented a device to help low-income families.

The little girl from Chiapas was recognized by UNAM's Institute of Nuclear Sciences for her outstanding scientific achievement.

In Xóchitl's community in Chiapas, Mexico, resources are scarce. "People don't have the money to buy heaters, so they chop down trees to get firewood [to heat the water]," she says.

The 3rd grader took it upon herself to do something about it. 

A veteran of science projects - she's been competing in science fairs since she was four - Xochitl set about putting her knowledge and ingenuity to work. Using only discarded materials like bottles, wood, and plastics, she crafted a heating device that runs on a free and readily available energy source: the sun.

Her device not only functions to provide hot water to low-income families in her community, it also saves trees! 

Xóchitl's family helped her set up the device on their roof and have been using it to heat water to bathe. Xóchitl says she always bathes quickly though, "so [the hot water] will last for my little brother."

The young inventor was recently recognized by the Nuclear Sciences Institute at Mexico's Autonomous University for her solar-powered water-heating device, which has the potential to improve lives and the environment not only in rural Mexican communities, but in countries around the world.

If this is what Xóchitl is doing at eight, we can only imagine what the future holds.

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: August 16, 2019, 08:02:38 pm »

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Posted by: AGelbert
« on: July 25, 2019, 06:02:39 pm »

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:02:03 pm »

July 17, 2019

SNIPPET:

All five members of the Public Service Commission--who are all Republicans--approved a final three-year plan for Georgia Power Tuesday that almost doubles the utility's solar capacity , adding enough solar power to power 200,000 homes. The PSC also approved plans to close five coal plants in the state. 👍

Read more: 

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:33:06 pm »

How Quickly Would Julian Castro Transition the US to 100% Renewables?

July 15, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, we ask Democratic Presidential candidate Julian Castro about his plan to transition off of fossil fuels and take on the oil and gas industry


https://therealnews.com/stories/how-quickly-would-julian-castro-transition-the-us-to-100-renewables
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: July 02, 2019, 05:04:49 pm »


Hat tip to MacNordic 👍 for showing me the following graphic:
   
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MacNordic
As to the EIA forecasts- found the following slide in the NextEra investor presentation - enjoy!


https://disqus.com/home/discussion/im-cleantechnica/los_angeles_8minute_solar_announce_25_year_ppa_at_under_2_cents_per_kwh/#comment-4523221776


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:11:35 pm »



June 20, 2019

Bloomberg predicts wind and solar will power half the world and bag $9 trillion investment

Wind or solar now represent the least expensive option for adding new power generation capacity in approximately two-thirds of the world. And further falls in technology will see the two leading forms of renewable energy powering nearly half of the global grid by 2050 and attracting $9.5 trillion in new investment between now and then.

Read more:

https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2019/06/bloomberg-predicts-wind-and-solar-will-power-half-the-world-and-bag-9-trillion-investment.html
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: June 26, 2019, 04:36:00 pm »


Despite all the progress, we’re still struggling to hit the climate emergency brake.
By David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com  Updated Jun 26, 2019, 9:42am EDT 


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: June 26, 2019, 04:23:34 pm »



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“This is going to change the way every New Yorker lives,” said state Senator Todd Kaminsky, a sponsor of the climate bill New York passed last week. “We are going to be deriving our power from clean energy sources, running our cars on renewable energy and going to work in buildings that do not emit carbon.”

June 26, 2019

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: June 26, 2019, 03:51:25 pm »



June 26, 2019


Did you know that India is home to 22 of the world’s top 30 polluted cities, and four in 10 children in India's capital city of New Dehli suffer from a respiratory illness? Transportation is a major cause of air pollution, and RMI is helping India shift to a shared, clean, affordable, and connected transportation system. The program is designed to reduce India’s energy demand by 64% and CO2 emissions by 37% by 2030. We have partnered with the Indian government since 2017 to conduct workshops and public analysis on the country’s path toward new mobility—while also working with subnational actors and cities to test on-the-ground solutions. Most recently, RMI worked with NITI Aayog (the Indian government think tank) to analyze the recently released FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) policy and make recommendations to the government and industry for continued actions moving forward.

If FAME II and other measures are successful:


Learn more:


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: June 26, 2019, 03:18:15 pm »

Puerto Rico is targeting 100% renewable energy. The Trump 🦀 administration 🦕🦖 has other ideas.

The island is undertaking one of the most aggressive turns toward clean energy in the United States.

By Umair Irfan  Apr 17, 2019, 2:20pm EDT

SNIPPET:

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has placed a definitive bet on wind, water, and sunshine. Last week, he signed a bill, the Public Energy Policy Law of Puerto Rico, to power the island solely by renewable energy by 2050 👍. Along the way, the island must draw 40 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2025 and give up coal by 2028.

Full article:

https://www.vox.com/2019/4/17/18306417/puerto-rico-renewable-energy-natural-gas
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:28:48 pm »




Clean Energy Becomes Dominant Power Source in U.K.

June 21, 2019 by Bloomberg

SNIPPET:

By Jeremy Hodges (Bloomberg) –The U.K. will generate more energy from low-carbon sources than from fossil fuels this year for the first time since the Industrial Revolution.

Wind 👍, solar 👍, hydro 👍 and nuclear plants provided 48% of the nation’s electricity in the first five months of 2019, according to the U.K. network operator National Grid Plc. Coal, which made up more than 30% of the mix a decade ago, fed just 2.5% at the end of May.

Full article:

https://gcaptain.com/clean-energy-becomes-dominant-power-source-in-u-k/
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: June 19, 2019, 03:52:03 pm »



BRIEFING

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

Open Field Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Park

SNIPPET:

Germany has to get rid of the 10 megawatt (MW) limit for open field solar photovoltaic (PV) parks, a 15 GW limit for offshore wind by 2030 and the 52 GW limit for PV installations not supported by the EEG, said BDEW head Stefan Kapferer.

Full article:





SNIPPET:

Siemens plans to cut 2,700 jobs at its gas and power business over the course of several years in addition to the 10,400 it is already shedding in its core units, news agency Reuters reports. Siemens said last month it was spinning off its gas and power business, which has acted as a drag on the firm’s performance as the rise of renewable power hits demand for gas turbines. 

Full article:

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: May 02, 2019, 06:20:24 pm »

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:15:35 pm »

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“The road to emissions-free transportation is going to be driven with battery-electric ⚡ vehicles. I believe the future is ⚡ electric,” said Roger Nielsen, CEO of Daimler Trucks.

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May 1, 2019

 
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: May 01, 2019, 05:50:38 pm »

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Posted by: AGelbert
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:33:25 pm »

EcoWatch

GREEN NEW DEAL

By Olivia Rosane Apr. 29, 2019 06:34AM EST


 
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:19:35 pm »

April 22nd, 2019 by John Farrell

Originally published at ilsr.org.


Host John Farrell talks with Marcel Castro Sitiriche, co-director of CoHemis at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, about the challenges Puerto Rico faces in building a clean and resilient energy system. They also discuss:

The impact of hurricane Maria and why it took nearly a year to restore power to some residents of the island after the storm.

Using the framework of customer hours of lost electricity service to calculate the impact of hurricane Maria and compare it to other storms.

How solar and storage can be instrumental in making Puerto Rico’s energy system more resilient.

The impact of Puerto Rico’s colonial past on its present effort to build an energy system for everyone.

Clean energy legislation in Puerto Rico and near term opportunities to create a more distributed energy system.



 
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: April 20, 2019, 02:06:42 pm »

 

April 19th, 2019 by Zachary Shahan

This Is How It’s Gonna Go Down (With Tesla)

SNIPPET:

To have a little fun and to have something to check on later to see how crazy I am, I decided to come up with a forecast on some major Tesla milestones. I have a feeling this is not a smart thing to do, but I’m going to do it anyway. Here’s my wild ass guess at how it’s gonna go down with Tesla:

In 2018, Tesla Model 3 becomes one of the 5 best selling cars in the USA in the second half of the year and the 11th best selling car for the full year. (Easy one.)

In second half of 2018, Tesla Model 3 becomes best selling vehicle in California. (Another easy one.)

In 2019, Tesla Model 3 becomes best selling luxury vehicle (all classes) in USA. (Okay, the last “easy” one.)

In 2019, Tesla Model 3 becomes best selling vehicle in Norway.

In 2019, Tesla Model 3 is again one of the 15 best selling cars in the USA, and the best selling luxury car.

In 2020, Tesla Model 3 reaches 500,000 sales in a year.

In 2020, Tesla Model 3 is one of the 5 best selling cars in the USA.

In 2021, Tesla Model Y is one of the 10 best selling vehicles in USA and Model is again one of the 10 best selling vehicles.

In 2022, Tesla reaches 1 million vehicle sales in a year. (This is slightly behind Elon Musk’s forecast of 1.1 million sales in 2021.)

In 2024, Tesla Model 3 and Model Y are two of the world’s 15 best selling vehicles.

In 2025, Tesla is one of the world’s 5 best selling automakers.

What are your thoughts? Where do you think I’m crazy? Where do you think I’m spot on? 🧐

Note: Some of these forecasts could get screwed up if certain Chinese automakers blow up in size and their hottest models take control of global sales charts.

Full article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/19/this-is-how-its-gonna-go-down-with-tesla-maybe/

Agelbert COMMENT: 👍🍀I would add a slight modification to the events of 2021😀.

In 2021, Tesla Model Y is one of the 10 THE best selling vehicle in the USA due to the Electric Vehicle for Internal Combustion Engine Polluting Clunker Legislation passed by the Democratic Party controlled Senate and House of Representatives.

One month after being inaugurated, President Sanders signed this portion of extensive Green New Deal Legislation working its way through Congress to get the USA off of biosphere degrading hydrocarbon fuels.

A consortium of you know who (i.e. 🐉🦕🦖) corporations hired former Attorney General Barr 😈 to challenge this Legislation on the basis that it undermined National Security (i.e. 🐉🦕🦖) and was Super UnConstitutional. Barr stated that, "This energy sector (i.e. 🐉🦕🦖) and economy (i.e.💵🎩👹🍌) destroying Socialist/Communist evil gross attack on the freedom of all red blooded Americans (i.e.💵🐉🦕🦖🎩) will be overturned by the Supreme Court".

December 2021: Four Supreme Court Justices, all of whom were named by Republican Presidents, abruptly resigned within days of President Sanders signing into Law the recent Legislation authorizing a new total of 15 Justices for the Supreme Court.

December 25, 2021 🎄: According to Vice President Elizabeth Warren, the names of some of those being considered for the Supreme Court are Jay Inslee, Bill McKibben, Jill Stein and James Hansen.

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