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Energy COOL: Turning gurgling into clean electricity

September 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are trulyEnergy COOL. The fifth annual DC Renewable Technology conference provided multiple opportunities [...]

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Tags: Energy · alternative energy · energy cool · renewable energy

Pres Obama Hits High Notes in State of Union

February 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments

After several years of essentially ignoring Climate Change in the State of the Union address, President Obama spoke forcefully about climate change and clean energy in the speech. While there are some significant problems embedded in the discussion, such as praise for natural gas, there is significant material worth cheering, supporting, and building on.
Amid [...]

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Tags: Energy · President Barack Obama · barack obama · climate change · renewable energy

100 / 100 / 100: Some hot renewable energy news …

October 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

100 … 100 percent.  Such a ’round’ and definitive figure provides the basis for a very clear, simple target to think about.
With all the delays toward action related to climate mitigation and the mounting impacts of climate disruption around the globe, the concept of 80 by 50 (80 percent reduction carbon emissions by 2050 — [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · electricity · renewable energy · solar · wind power

The power of niche: Solar displacing diesel for a nation’s electricity supply

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Writ large, around the world, liquid fuel (generally diesel) has a relatively small role in providing electricity and thus the “oil” and “electricity” domains have a minimal overlap. There are, however, exceptions that are notable generally in being “islands”. These islands can be temporal (power supply disruption leading to use of generators while the [...]

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Tags: Energy · renewable energy · solar

Bright Rays of Sunshine Hit DC: A preview of The Solar Decathlon

September 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

One of the nation’s most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is about to open in Washington, DC: the biennial Solar Decathlon.  For two weeks, 19 university teams from around the globe will compete across ten categories (thus, “decathlon”) that show the house works (can they get household chores and tasks done, like [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · alternative energy · architecture · renewable energy · solar · solar cooking · solar decathlon · sustainability

The real energy scandal: Is the media missing the energy fraud forest for the Solyndra scandal tree?”

September 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This guest post is from Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog. Original article.

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing yesterday on the ongoing and growing scandal in the wake of the bankruptcy of Solyndra Corporation.
Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after laying off over 1,000 workers, is facing a barrage [...]

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Tags: Energy · government energy policy · political symbols · politics · renewable energy · republican party

Creating Scandal: Phony Solyndra Solar Scandal

September 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This guest post originally appeared at Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture.  Dave Johnson is a Fellow with CAF.
Well here’s a surprise: conservatives and oil interests are pushing deceptive and destructive stories about President Obama and clean energy.  Imagine that! Their intent (as always) is to turn people [...]

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Tags: Energy · President Barack Obama · Right Wing Sound Machine (RWSM) · Solar Energy · department of energy · political symbols · politics · renewable energy · republican party · solar

Blindspots of the Green Energy Movement

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments

This guest post from Barath questions whether we should focus on providing alternative energy to meet today’s energy demands or whether the focus should be on downsizing demands to meet alternative energy’s capacities if are to “seamlessly transition to alternative energy”.  Truth be told, probably ‘both’ — especially with a focus on energy efficiency to [...]

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Tags: Energy · renewable energy

Nine Pitfalls of Alternative Energy

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments

This guest post from Barath reviews key pitfalls and hurdles to deployment of clean energy systems
As gas prices remain high and climate chaos becomes ever more apparent, people and institutions are right to argue ever more insistently for a shift to alternative energy sources that are likely to be available for the long haul and [...]

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Tags: Energy · guest post · renewable energy

White House Without Excuse For Missed Solar Deadline

June 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Facing growing and increasingly prominent calls to restore solar panels to the White House roof, roughly 30 years after Ronald Reagan pulled off the panels President Jimmy Carter put up, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu made an exciting announcement at Green Gov last October:
As we move toward a clean energy economy, the White House will lead [...]

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Tags: Energy · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · Solar Energy · political symbols · renewable energy · solar