I’ve written in the past about the fact that 100% of the world could be powered from clean, renewable energy. But to get to that 100% target, you need a lot of small 100% targets (i.e. 100% renewable energy for Scotland, for Tokelau, etc.). A report just out yesterday from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research finds that Minnesota could easily go 100% renewable. Not only that, though — it could use 100% local clean power from solar and wind energy. That’s exciting.
Share This: It was decided many moons ago that the countries of the world would work together to stop global warming and climate change, by reducing their carbon emissions, in sync. Well, if you haven’t heard, that hasn’t come about. However, the EU has done a tremendous job of reducing its emissions in various sectors. [...]
Share This: I cover solar energy news (and wind energy news) obsessively over on CleanTechnica. I think one of the coolest programs I’ve run across in the past couple years is a UK program to get solar power on more schools. It involves the communities around the schools and helps them to give back to [...]
Share This: I was recently contacted by some folks from a great campaign to get a lot more progressives elected to office around the U.S. The campaign is called 2,012 for 2012. It’s an exciting project and has been doing much better than originally planned. Here’s more: 2,012 for 2012 (Grassroots Movement to Get Good [...]
Share This: Last I wrote about Boston’s new bike-sharing program, Hubway, it was about how popular the service was. (Oh yeah, and I shared a test ride blog from someone at Boston University.) Well, the rockin’ and rollin’ on Hubway bicycles has continued. In four months, 140,000 rides were taken via Hubway. Even compared [...]
Not quite Scotland’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2025, but still a highly ambitious one (relative to other countries), Denmark’s newest renewable energy target proposals aim to have wind supplying it with half of its electricity by 2020, and renewable energy supplying it with ALL of its energy by 2050. And all of its power and heat would come from renewables by 2035.