Get Email Updates!

Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

July 11 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Renewable Energy Investment Dips 14% To $117.6 Billion In First Half” • Renewable energy investment dropped 14% to $117.6 billion in the first half of 2019, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF. The report said renewable energy investment in the world’s biggest market, China, fell 39% to $28.8 billion. [Greentech Lead]

[…]

July 10 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Sanders And Ocasio-Cortez Pressure Congress To Declare Climate Change A National Emergency” • Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont teamed up with Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon to unveil a new resolution that would declare climate change a national emergency. [CNN]

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CNN […]

July 9 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“MIT Aerogel Generates Passive Heat From Sunlight” • In below freezing weather on a rooftop at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the inside of a device created by researchers is at 220°C. There are no moving parts, compressors, or vacuum pumps involved, just sunlight and a special aerogel developed by their project team. [CleanTechnica] […]

July 8 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Thunberg = ‘Greatest Threat’ To Fossil Fuel Companies’ | Ocasio-Cortez = ‘Determined To Destroy the America We Know’” • What is it about these two young women, Greta Thunberg, who is 16 years old, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is 29, that squeezes expletives out of some of the world’s most important mouths? [CleanTechnica] […]

July 7 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Ford To Share Volkswagens’s MEB Electric Vehicle Platform” • A confidential source told Reuters that Ford and Volkswagen have an agreement in principal allowing the American automaker to share VW’s new MEB electric car platform. The arrangement is expected to be formalized at a Volkswagen board of directors meeting on July 11. [CleanTechnica] […]

July 6 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Blackjewel Withheld $1.2 Million From Payroll, Didn’t Put In 401(k)s” • Bankrupt coal mine operator Blackjewel LLC has withheld $1.2 million from employees’ paychecks without depositing the funds in the workers’ retirement accounts. The company suddenly shuttered two Wyoming mines on Monday, laying off nearly 600 workers. [WyoFile] (Since the beginning of May, […]

July 5 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Restoring Forests Could Capture Two-Thirds Of The Carbon Humans Have Added To The Atmosphere” • Restoring the world’s lost forests could remove two thirds of all the planet-warming carbon that is in the atmosphere because of human activity, according to a study from Swiss university ETH Zurich published in the journal Science. [CNN] […]

July 4 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“UK Power Sector Nears “Landmark” Renewable ‘Tipping Point’ Even As It Underestimates Solar” • The UK power sector is on track to reach a “landmark tipping point,” according to the country’s national grid operator. It is nearing the point where non-fossil fuel sources generate more electricity than traditional fossil fuel-powered generation. [CleanTechnica]

July 3 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Houston Ranks Number One In America In Renewable Energy Use” • The City of Houston, long associated with oil, sources a whopping 92% of its power from wind and solar energy. According to a February EPA report, that impressive percentage ranks it higher in renewable energy use than any other city government in […]

July 2 Green Energy News

Headline News:

“Women Are Bringing Solar Energy To Thousands Of Indian Villages” • In India’s desert state of Rajasthan, Frontier Markets employs women to sell lamps, stoves, TVs, and the solar power to run them through a program called Solar Sahelis. They are bringing renewable electricity to hundreds of millions of people who live off […]