Browsing the "energy" Tag

Energy Secretary Steven Chu will Not Deny Love Affair with Solar Panel

February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."

Enbridge Knew Tar Sands Pipeline was Damaged 5 Years Before Michigan Oil Spill

July 11th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Two years ago the worst onshore oil spill in United States history was caused in Michigan by a Canadian company named Enbridge. Over one million gallons of tar sands crude spewed out of a ruptured pipeline into the Kalamazoo River, and the attempted clean up has only just been completed, sort of. The NTSB has released a report analyzing the extreme negligence that led to this environmental disaster, and found that the company knew five years beforehand that this burst pipeline was sorely in need of repair, but did nothing to fix it

Gift of Light for Haiti – A Sustainable Emergency Relief Project (Video)

June 29th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

The tragedy of the 2010 Haiti earthquake continues to create severe life-threatening hardships for many people displaced by this massive disaster. Learn how one organization is helping women and children recover from the earthquake's devastating environmental and social impacts, and what you can do to make a difference

Martian Microbes, Wind Energy & the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Link Party

June 13th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Ecolocalizer is a member of an interconnected blog cooperative known as Important Media, a community of websites dedicated to news that matters. Each week we highlight a list of featured articles from different sites across our diverse network, including some compelling posts from Crafting a Green World, Eat Drink Better, sustainablog, Planetsave, CleanTechnica and Blue Living Ideas. Please take a moment to read some of this week’s headlines, and you might learn something new

Off the Grid Book is Off the Mark

April 28th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Periodically I am mailed books for review, such as Rachel Maddow's well researched recent bestseller, Drift, or the excellent Beaver Manifesto, which analyzes the vital role played by that keystone species. Awhile ago I received Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America by Nick Rosen in the post. I have lived off the grid in many different situations at various locations over the course of my life, and I really wanted to like this book

Nuclear Radiation Leaking from California’s San Onofre Reactor

February 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The San Onofre nuclear power plant was shut down again this week, due to another radiation leak in one of its reactor's steam generators. The amount of radioactive water that was released is said to be minimal, but specific details have not yet been released. Over 7 million people live within a hundred miles of the crumbling energy facility

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