Renewables = 92.1% of new US electricity capacity so far in 2014

Renewables = 92.1% of new US electricity capacity so far in 2014

treehugger.com 18 Apr '14, 8pm

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update " report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office (FERC), 92.1% of new electricity generation capacity in the US in January through March of 2014 came from renewable energy sources. In an email sent to me by the SUN DAY Campaign, it was noted that the specific breakdown on the renewables side was as follows: "solar (584 MW), wind (427 MW), geothermal steam (30 MW), biomass (10 MW), and water (8 MW)." On the other side, there was no new coal, no new nuclear, and no new oil generation capacity added to the grid. 90 MW of natural gas was added as well as 1 MW of "other." I cr...

Obama delays Keystone decision - again

grist.org 18 Apr '14, 8pm
Obama delays Keystone decision - again

Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before: The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL...

Peel back the label to see which everyday products contain palm oil

worldwildlife.org 18 Apr '14, 7pm

Palm oil grows in the same area as tropical rainforests, and the uncontrolled clearing of land for conventional oil palm plantations has led ...

Solar Bridge in London Completed and Operational #solar #green

jetsongreen.com 18 Apr '14, 9pm
Solar Bridge in London Completed and Operational #solar #green

Turning Blackfriar’s Bridge into a solar bridge was also part of a larger refurbishment of the railway station, which was enlarged with sever...

Vanishing Pearls: How BP forced this community to the brink of extinction #climate #change

350.org 18 Apr '14, 7pm

Vanishing Pearls: How BP forced this community to the brink of extinction A film documenting the David and Goliath struggle between BP and th...

Energy

10 Charts that Reveal the Potential ROI for Solar Blogging

10 Charts that Reveal the Potential ROI for Solar Blogging

renewableenergyworld.com 18 Apr '14, 4pm

I know I write a lot about how solar companies can blog effectively, but I still see few companies truly embracing blogging. Perhaps that’s b...

Cosan: Brazillian Sweetheart: Filed under: Energy News

altenergystocks.com 18 Apr '14, 1pm

The first thing we think about Brazil in the context of alternative energy is sugar cane and ethanol. In the last growing season Brazil produ...

Ontario shuts down last coal-fired plant - #solar

solarindustrymag.com 17 Apr '14, 7pm

Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal as a source of electricity generation. The Thunder Bay Gen...

Transportation

Li-Sulfur Batteries with Metal-Organic Frameworks offer 800 km Range Researchers at the Pa

electric-vehiclenews.com 18 Apr '14, 8am
Li-Sulfur Batteries with Metal-Organic Frameworks offer 800 km Range Researchers at the Pa

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) added a kind of nanomaterial called a metal-organic framework, to the battery...

Fashion

There's a Fox at The @WhiteHouse - and it's Causing Hilarious Chaos

ecorazzi.com 18 Apr '14, 2pm
There's a Fox at The @WhiteHouse - and it's Causing Hilarious Chaos

While foxes are about as much of a threat as a squirrel, this one is causing some headaches. Not only did it rip through Michelle Obama’s Sou...

Watch out SolarCity, here comes NRG: "We’d love to give these guys a run for ...

greentechmedia.com 18 Apr '14, 4pm
Watch out SolarCity, here comes NRG: "We’d love to give these guys a run for their money."

When NRG Energy acquired the eighth-largest U.S. residential solar installer last month, it h...

EU Makes Bold Commitment to Sustainable #Fishing #EU #oceans

ecowatch.com 18 Apr '14, 4pm
EU Makes Bold Commitment to Sustainable #Fishing #EU #oceans

The European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) comes up for renewal every decade, but for...

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