54 hours without coal in Industrial Revolution home
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54 hours without coal in Industrial Revolution home

It's really about recognizing that change is possible. That your history doesn't necessarily denote your future. And that even if you are the oldest, dirtiest, smelliest person in the room - a little bit of soap and water can clean you up. Great Britain, because of its long history of coal use, has put more CO2 into the atmosphere per person than any other country. Of course, the electricity that comes from the coal is part of the broader advancements on humanity that has saved billions of lives - so let's not get too down on the brown and black…
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The ‘incrementally evolving’ utility
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The ‘incrementally evolving’ utility

Two electricity utilities are in different places than they were a year or two ago - all because of renewables. Two stories I wrote for pv magazine this week - the first, Another gas plant spurned as renewable energy takes over in California, and the second Rocky Mountain Power's incremental evolution. The second story is more interesting than the first in my opinion - but the first is a hard reality of what's happening all over the nation. (more…)
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No more offshore oil or gas in New Zealand
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No more offshore oil or gas in New Zealand

What have we done to deserve these fine people? Base truth - much oil and gas won't be needed, we'll literally have this flammable stuff forever floating beneath our planet's surface. And if you're a country who has figured out how to feed, clothe and educate your people without further oil money - we thank you Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern for limiting your financial well being for the rest of us. (more…)
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources

Every time you flick a light switch, you send money to Texas, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t it be better to keep that money local? That's the question Sylvia Broude asked. Broude, the executive director of Toxics Action Center, was in town Wednesday, taking part in a statewide push to convince legislators to make it easier for individuals and companies to invest in renewable energy. The press conference in Fall River — held in Kennedy Park to allow a good view of the coal piles at the Brayton Point Power Station — was one of six held around the state in…
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Obama says fossil fuel industry restricting customer choice
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Obama says fossil fuel industry restricting customer choice

Excerpted from Associated Press Story by Nancy Benac  Earlier Monday, Obama spoke at a green energy conference where he accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. "That's not the American way," Obama said. "This is about the past versus the future. America believes in the future." The president also questioned the ideological consistency of those who champion free-market solutions - except when the free market is pointing to the wisdom of renewable energy. He singled out…
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