Aspen, CO - Third US City to Go 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Amy Guinan

Sep 11, 2015 1:18:30 PM

US Cities Making the Leap to 100% Renewables

Aspen, CO is now one of three U.S. cities able to run on 100 percent renewable energy.  The first two U.S. cities to reach the goal were Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas.

The shift to energy that is generated from natural resources — including wind power, solar power, hydro power, geothermal heat, and landfill gas — follows a “decade-plus” city goal, said city Utilities and Environmental Initiatives Director David Hornbacher.

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Solar Industry Denied Subisidies that the Fossil Fuel Industry Enjoys

Posted by Amy Guinan

Jul 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM

An Unfair Game

An interesting thing is happening in the energy subsidy game. Oil and gas have long standing subsidies dating back to the 1800's. while renewable energy companies, new to the scene, do not receive such ingrained subsidies. Time for everyone to be playing by the same rule book.

Fossil Fuels Subsidies Written into the Tax Code

As part of the tax code, the fossil fuel industry gets significant tax advantages including land rental prices that are significantly undervalued.  In the last 30 years, the treasury has lost nearly $30 billion in revenue by undervaluing public lands in Wyoming and Montana where Powder River coal is mined.  

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Business Leaders Advocating for Net Zero Emissions

Posted by Amy Guinan

May 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Private Sector Leading the Climate Charge

A group of high-profile CEOs, including Virgin founder Richard Branson, Unilever chief Paul Polman,and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, appealed world leaders meeting at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December to agree to bring the balance of greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century.

Net zero emissions would be achieved through replacing fossil fuels with clean energy sources and ensuring that any remaining emissions are balanced out by carbon-saving projects such as tree-planting and carbon capture and storage,

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Solar is Booming!

Posted by Amy Guinan

May 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Solar Sees Significant Growth Over Last 10 years

The growth in the solar sector is unprecedented:  solar prices are dropping as technologies improve, and across the country, solar installations are booming.

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Costa Rica: Leading the World in Renewable Energy

Posted by Amy Guinan

May 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Costa Rica Ran on 100% Renewable Energy

Is it currently possible to power an entire country on solely renewable energy?

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Tesla: Clearing the Hurdle of Renewable Energy Storage

Posted by Amy Guinan

May 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Tesla introducing renewable energy storage solution

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How does a Microgrid Support Renewable Energy?

Posted by Amy Guinan

May 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

What is a microgrid?

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Renewable Energy Development Outpacing Fossil Fuels

Posted by Amy Guinan

Apr 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Renewable Energy Tipping Point

According to an analysis presented this April at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Annual Summit in New York, the race for renewable energy has passed a turning point: The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined.

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Interstate Renewable Energy Council: Training, Leading, Advocating

Posted by Amy Guinan

Mar 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is a 501c3 organization that emphasizes expanding consumer access to clean energy, training a national workforce in clean energy installation, and advancing industry-wide best practices.  Founded in 1982,  IREC is recognized as a national thought leader in furthering renewable energy reach. 

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A Change of Climate? at the 2015 World Economic Forum

Posted by Amy Guinan

Feb 11, 2015 7:30:00 AM

At the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, the overarching topic of "resource scarcity and the environment (specifically the future of fossil fuels and fighting climate change denial)" was recognized as one of the top global challenges. 

Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2010, drew four primary conclusions on climate change and energy from the disucssions circulating at the forum.

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