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Record-breaking flight shows the power of solar energy

July 5, 2015

Record-breaking flight shows the power of solar energy

A record-breaking flight using electricity produced from the sun is showcasing what is possible using clean technology. The accomplishment marks the latest leg of a round-the-world mission by two Swiss explorers to promote the promise of clean technology. Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi on March 9 on the first stage of a 35,000 km journey. The... 


Going green can be tough, consumers find

July 5, 2015

Going green can be tough, consumers find

Like many Americans, Tina Brunetti worries about climate change and wanted to spend her household’s energy budget on a power supplier more mindful of the environment. But the Chadds Ford pharmacist said she was overwhelmed with conflicting information from electricity suppliers that promised “green” alternatives, including some... 


Day of action for renewable energy

July 5, 2015

Day of action for renewable energy

A National Day of Action Saturday as activists attempt to push the use of renewable energy. Saturday’s concert at the Legislature grounds was partially powered by solar and bicycle energy, as a way to demonstrate the use of energy other than fossil fuel. “It’s really just to demonstrate the need to move, the need to invest in renewables, the need... 


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Investments in green energy quite timely

July 4, 2015

Investments in green energy quite timely

Investment is the father and mother of business. Without it, it’s impossible to birth any business venture. It is therefore critical for investments into renewable energy to increase drastically if this clean energy is to take root and power the country forward. When President Kenyatta launched construction of the Lake Turkana Wind Farm last week,... 


Why your patio is making the heatwave even hotter

July 4, 2015

Why your patio is making the heatwave even hotter

“It’s always true the city is likely to be a degree or two warmer than the countryside outside, but you exacerbate that significantly if you don’t have parks and grass verges and gardens and the like.” The UK has lost seven per cent of its urban green space since 2001, with two-thirds of that caused by garden lawns and verges being paved... 


Government must explain removal of support for onshore wind, advisers say

July 1, 2015

Government must explain removal of support for onshore wind, advisers say

The government must explain how its withdrawal of support from onshore windfarms will affect the cost of meeting greenhouse gas emissions targets, and urgently set out plans for alternative electricity generation, its statutory advisors on climate change have said. One of the first policy announcements from the incoming Conservative government was that... 


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Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy

July 5, 2015

Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy

Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Saturday afternoon, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. The Jobs, Justice and The Climate concert was held to encourage investment in renewable energy. “It’s really about pushing the federal and provincial governments... 


Talking about jobs isn’t the only way to lure voters into the climate movement

July 3, 2015

Talking about jobs isn’t the only way to lure voters into the climate movement

In a recent USA Today op-ed calling for a shift to clean energy, Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley starts off by talking about “the moral imperative of addressing climate change.” Then, a little further down, he writes, “Clean energy represents the biggest business and job creation opportunity we’ve seen in a hundred years,”... 


Georgia Number 1 in Green Energy Jobs!

July 2, 2015

Georgia Number 1 in Green Energy Jobs!

As measured by job announcements in the first quarter of the year, and it is all thanks to solar. AtlantaBizChron has this to say: In Georgia, solar installation projects helped make it the No. 1 state for clean energy job announcements in Q1. Five projects, which will cumulatively produce 382 megawatts of power... 


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Endangered salmon face insurmountable journey back to Idaho’s Salmon River

July 5, 2015

Endangered salmon face insurmountable journey back to Idaho’s Salmon River

Local News Idaho history: Vigilante law and lynching continued for a generation  Read More →


Green movement must escape its ‘white, middle-class ghetto’, says Friends of …

July 5, 2015

Green movement must escape its ‘white, middle-class ghetto’, says Friends of …

In an exclusive interview with The Independent on Sunday on the second day of his new job, Craig Bennett took a swipe at the environmental establishment as he outlined his plans to reshape the debate. “The environment cannot be stuck in a white middle-class ghetto. It can’t even be stuck in the environment ghetto. We’ve got to make it relevant...