Tags: solar energy

Which renewable?   'Mirror, mirror on the wall'

Category:Clean Energy
BiteAs renewable technologies jostle for position in the growing low carbon economy, commentators are asking 'Who is the fairest electricity generation technology of them all?' It's the wrong question.
We should tax what we burn, not what we earn

Bite"I have long supported a sharp reduction in payroll taxes, with the differences made up in CO2 taxes. We should tax what we burn, not what we earn." - Al Gore
Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

Bite“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Peter Fiekowsky, physicist, business owner, and volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby.
The 'Copernicus' of Global Warming

BiteJoseph Fourier (1768 — 1830), the 'Copernicus' of global warming.
King Coal dethroned.  Off with his head!

Category:Clean Energy
BiteThe world is in the grip of a rush to renewables. Dirty old King Coal can be excused for being tired and grumpy at times.
EV chargers: The future is here -- in Houston (again!)

Category:Clean Energy
BiteWhat could be more futuristic than when the world listened with baited breath as astronauts talked to NASA control in Houston? Well, the future has arrived again in Houston, with electric car charging stations proliferating throughout the city.
How are jets, transistors, computers, internet, GPS alike?

Category:Clean Energy
Bite"What do jet engines, computers, transistors, the internet, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) have in common? They all owe their existence to early stage investment by the U.S. government."
Energy democracy: Power in your hands.

Category:Clean Energy
BiteLittle House on the Prairie families were resourceful and self-reliant. Today's smart power grids and solar PV will democratise electricity and free us from behemoth energy utilities.
Nothing short of a revolution

BiteClimate solutions are not tweaks. They’re a revolution.
'Shine, Baby, Shine!' Not 'Drill, Baby, Drill'

Category:Clean Energy
Bite"I have nothing more to do with oil. I am producing my own energy -- solar energy," Larry Hagman (the actor who played oil baron J.R. Ewing on TV show Dallas) said in a television advertisement for SolarWorld, a Bonn, Germany-based solar system producer.
The best Christmas gift: Go solar!

Category:Clean Energy
Bite"This past month, I spent more beer & pistachios than I did on gas & electric. And I am not a big drinker. It’s amazing how much (solar) cuts down on your bills and how economical it is to install.” – Jim Stroup, St. Louis, Missouri area resident who recently installed solar panels on his house.
Keep using fossil fuels?  That 'gas tank' will soon be empty

BiteWe burn fossil fuels a million times faster than nature created them. Sooner or later, we will run out. — inspired by Dr. Richard Alley on his PBS special, "Earth: The Operator's Manual."
The Google business plan: fully invest in renewable & green energy

Category:Clean Energy
Bite“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick Needham, Google Director of Energy and Sustainability.
Walmart's goal: use 100% renewable energy by the year 2020

Category:Clean Energy
Bite"Our goal to be supplied 100% by renewable energy is the right goal and marrying up renewables with energy efficiency is especially powerful." — Wal Mart President & CEO Mike Duke
Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

Bite"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.
The best job creators: clean energy & energy efficiency companies

Category:Clean Energy
Bite‘Clean energy and energy efficiency companies are growing faster than any other sector. They are job creators. I cannot emphasize that strongly enough.’ – John Kerry, Secretary of State.