Australia building huge solar farm to power Singapore

https://www.ecowatch.com/australia-worlds-largest-solar-farm-singapore-2639199712.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 Australia to Build the World’s Largest Solar Farm to Power Singapore Jordan Davidson Jul. 15, 2019 02:20PM EST Energy Photon-Photos / iStock / Getty Images Plus The desert of Australia's Northern Territory has the iconic Ayers Rock, but not much else. Soon, it may be known as home to the world's largest solar farm, … Continue reading Australia building huge solar farm to power Singapore

The one thing more valuable than oil — fresh, drinkable water

This article talks about the competing interests to fresh water in West Texas, but this is only one example where private ownership of water is resulting in long-term disaster. Much of the water in drought-stricken areas is contained in aquifers that, once drained, will not refill. Moreover, the water in those aquifers is sweet and … Continue reading The one thing more valuable than oil — fresh, drinkable water

Another straightforward thing to do about the climate crisis — public energy research

One of the areas not yet receiving enough attention in combating the climate crisis is basic research and development to improve the industries that currently use a great deal of fossil fuels such as concrete- and steel-making, the production of plastic, and even making easier the adoption of electric transportation. We need to take steps … Continue reading Another straightforward thing to do about the climate crisis — public energy research

Plastic isn’t just a garbage problem — it’s also a production issue

With all the articles about plastic trash and not using straws, balloons, or plastic in general, very little is appearing in public media about the problems associated with producing plastic in the first place. After all, plastic are made from fossil fuel which adds to the demand for continuing fossil fuel production all of its … Continue reading Plastic isn’t just a garbage problem — it’s also a production issue

TN airport runs entirely on solar energy

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/chattanooga-become-first-us-airport-to-run-entirely-on-solar E360 DIGEST JUNE 20, 2019 Chattanooga Becomes First U.S. Airport to Run Entirely On Solar A newly completed 2.64-MW solar array at the Chattanooga Airport produces enough green electricity to cover all of the airport's energy needs.CHATTANOOGA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT Tennessee’s Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has become the first airport in the United States to run … Continue reading TN airport runs entirely on solar energy

Renewables becoming economically competitive with fossil fuel-based energy

https://thinkprogress.org/renewables-now-cheaper-than-new-coal-or-gas-across-two-thirds-of-the-world-c4980412cb53/ Renewables are winning the economics battle against new coal and gas, stunning study shows By 2030, wind and solar will "undercut existing coal and gas almost everywhere." JOE ROMMJUN 18, 2019, 1:47 PM SOLAR PANELS AND WIND TURBINES IN PALM SPRINGS. MARCH 2015. (CREDIT: GETTY) A new study reveals just how stunningly rapid the … Continue reading Renewables becoming economically competitive with fossil fuel-based energy

Renewable energy capacity now exceeds coal capacity in US

This is wonderful news but the 21.56 percent of US generating capacity attributable to renewable energy still pales next the 44% produced by natural gas. But the switch from fossil fuels to renewables is both feasible and easy to accelerate. We need to do this for the planet and for each other. https://e360.yale.edu/digest/renewable-energy-capacity-now-exceeds-coal-in-the-u-s E360 DIGEST … Continue reading Renewable energy capacity now exceeds coal capacity in US