- Market operator highlights need for homegrown on-demand clean power in South AustraliaRepower Port Augusta says the final Australian Electricity Market Operator report into South Australia’s statewide blackout in September highlights the need for solar thermal with storage to be built in Port Augusta. ... read more
- SREC II Strikes Back: Massachusetts DOER Announces Extension DetailsAfter months of regulatory uncertainty, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) finalized the MA SREC II extension details on Wednesday, March 22. This decision provides much-needed certainty to the #7 solar market in the ... read more
- EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Economic growth intertwined with environmentSource: World Resources Institute | 27 March 2017 This evening the Trump Administration briefed journalists on what will be included in an executive order President Trump will sign tomorrow which […] ... read more
- S.A. blackout underlines need for switch to new technologies, AEMO saysFinal report by AEMO into S.A. blackout underlines need for system overhaul, with market operator saying new, faster technologies like battery storage, demand management, wind and solar need to be adopted, rather than relying on ... read more
- S.A. blackout underlines need for smarter, quicker grid, says AEMOFinal report by AEMO into S.A. blackout underlines need for major system overhaul, with market operator saying new, faster technologies like battery storage, demand management, wind and solar need to be adopted. It says having ... read more
- Why first grid-connected solar PV didn’t destroy the gridThe first 3kW array had to pretend to be a coal-fired power station to get connected. But it didn’t destroy the grid, as the utilities feared. ... read more
- Why first grid-connected solar PV didn’t destroy the gridFirst 3kW array had to pretend to be a coal-fired power station to get connected. But it didn’t destroy the grid, as utilities feared. ... read more
- Introducing Biochar: Climate Change Solution or Greenwash Nightmare?After years of investigating biochar, which promoters have touted as a potential climate change fix, DeSmog is releasing its findings on the science, claims, and controversy surrounding this approach to sequestering carbon. Biochar is the product of plant ... read more
- Graph of the Day: Watch Australia’s biggest polluter power downAustralia is closing one of the world's dirtiest coal power plants. Witness Hazelwood's emissions disappear before your eyes. ... read more
- Big solar conference: What does 2GW of solar thermal look like?As more wind and solar is introduced into the grid, more storage will be needed. SolarReserve has plans for a facility of up to 2GW in Nevada. ... read more
- Tesla to begin taking orders for Solar Roof in AprilProduction of the luxury BIPV product will not begin until “mid-2017”, and a waiting list has appeared on the Tesla site. ... read more
- 2017 Australian Tech Accelerator LaunchedAustralia’s leading technology accelerator program opens for applications for the seventh year. ... read more
- ENERGY STAR is Good for BusinessEach year, U.S. businesses and consumers spend more than $400 billion on powering our buildings, with up to 30 percent of that energy and money wasted on inefficiency. In some cities, the poorest performing buildings ... read more
- Will Donald Trump Escalate the Devastating War and Hunger in Yemen?By Medea Benjamin Unless an urgent effort is made to find a political solution and get massive food aid into the country, almost 7 million people will face starvation. Related Entries March 27, ... read more
- OC Weekly Journalists Say Trump Supporters Attacked Them at Huntington Beach Rally (Video)Much of the news coverage claimed that anti-Trump supporters were the aggressors, but the alternative newspaper has a different story. Related Entries March 27, 2017 Urgent Request From Electronic Frontier Foundation to Save ... read more
- Aviation’s evolution: Fuel cells, 3D-printed planes and beyondCompanies such as Airbus, Boeing and easyJet rethink air travel's environmental impacts. ... read more
- Semih Poroy: Life under emergency ruleSemih Poroy left the Istanbul University Law School to devote himself to the world of cartoons. His first works appeared in Akbaba (The Condor), Turkey’s oldest humour magazine, in ... read more
- Costa Rican Town Fears That the Sea Will Steal Its Shiny New FaceCIENEGUITA, Costa Rica, Mar 28 (IPS) - Two years have gone by since the new government initiative which subsidises community works changed the face with which the coastal town of Cienaguita, on Costa Rica's Caribbean ... read more
- Australia Grid Operator: Wind Farm Protection Feature Triggered Statewide Blackout
- Belarus: Civic solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violenceWe, the undersigned members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), a coalition of human rights NGOs from Europe, the former Soviet Union region and North America, and other non-governmental organisations decry the ... read more
- Caribbean Faces Forecast for Prolonged DroughtBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 28 (IPS) - The Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) is warning countries in the region that the same abnormal climate conditions they have experienced over the last few years, which ... read more
- A future after oil and gas? Norway’s fossil-free energy start-upsPetrochemicals are still king in Norway, but the country has a growing renewables sectorØyvind Christian Rohn spent more than two decades in the oil and gas industry. But the 50-year-old from Skedsmo, near Oslo in ... read more
- Trump begins tearing up Obama’s years of progress on tackling climate changeFossil fuels to the fore as president signs orders to review clean power plan, lift ban on coal leases and discard expert thinking on true cost of carbon emissionsDonald Trump will launch a major assault ... read more
- Northern views too good to missThe B6305 Allendale road, Northumberland Colours and sights shift across the seasons, all seen from this one roadIt’s late morning and I’m driving from Allendale to Hexham along the straight road known as the Paise ... read more
- Barnaby Joyce plan to log old forest will ‘drive animals to extinction’, says expert‘Environmental vandalism’ proposal would put vulnerable species, including Leadbeater’s possum and Sooty owl, at risk of extinctionA proposal to release areas of protected Victorian old-growth forest for logging is “environmental vandalism crossed with bad economics” ... read more
- Trump Kingmakers Rebekah and Robert Mercer Attended Heartland Institute’s Climate Science Denial ConferenceStanding in front of a crowd of influential climate science deniers and conspiracy theorists, Myron Ebell was in a triumphant mood. “It’s the people who have worked persistently against global warming alarmism that made this election ... read more
- UN to Investigate Violations Against RohingyaUNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A top UN human rights group has decided to investigate human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.Read the full story, “UN to Investigate Violations Against Rohingya”, on globalissues.org ... read more
- Trump Just Released His Plan to Gut Obama’s Climate Policies. It’s Worse Than You Thought.President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives, targets Obama-era policies across ... read more
- ‘Sightings’ of extinct Tasmanian tiger prompt search in QueenslandEyewitness accounts of large, dog-like animals in state’s far north spur scientific hunt for thylacines, thought to have died out in 1936 “Plausible” possible sightings of a Tasmanian tiger in north Queensland have prompted scientists ... read more
- Windfarm settings triggered South Australian blackout, final energy report findsProtection mechanism in tornado-hit turbines caused drop in power that led to entire system being tripped, Aemo saysThe state-wide blackout in South Australia which prompted a national political storm over energy policy was caused by ... read more
- Top US coal boss Robert Murray: Trump ‘can’t bring mining jobs back’Source: Guardian - The founder and chief executive of Murray Energy supports Donald Trump’s move to roll back Obama’s clean power plan but cautions the president to go easy on talk of a jobs revival ... read more
- A building boom and climate change create an even hotter, drier PhoenixSource: LA Times - This sprawling metropolis morphed in a matter of decades from a scorching desert outpost into one of the largest cities in the nation. ... read more
- Poor farmers unlike rich – face uphill battle with Pakistans climate extremesSource: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Since his father died in 2011, Moeez Assadullah has been looking after his family’s farm alone. ... read more
- A new report summarizes how climate change is affecting the water cycle in GermanySource: Phys.org - Climate change not only involves rising temperatures – it also causes changes in the hydrological balance. ... read more
- Climate Change is a Security ThreatSource: Huffington Post - ... read more
- A future after oil and gas? Norway’s fossil-free energy start-upsSource: Guardian - Petrochemicals are still king in Norway, but the country has a growing renewables sector ... read more
- Total Of 25 US Cities Have Now Committed To 100% Renewables
- Coal Boss Robert Murray Disputes Trump Executive Order & Pruitt LiesBoth Trump and Pruitt are bold-faced liars and the person to prove it is Robert Murray. He is the owner of Murray Energy, the largest privately held coal company left in America since 50 others ... read more
- Brattleboro Town Meeting Expresses ConcernOne of the wonderful things we have in the Vermont is a real democracy, in which the voice of the people can be heard. The Representative Town Meeting of Brattleboro, Vermont voted on the following ... read more
- Utilities Changing Course To Support Electric Vehicle Integration With The GridThe link between electric vehicles and electric utilities is inseparable, and as more and more utilities realize how much they have to gain from increased electric vehicle adoption, many are rounding the corner and starting ... read more
- Volkswagen’s $2 Billion Settlement (For Diesel Emissions Cheating) Will See ~400 EV Fast-Charging Stations Built In USAAs part of its court settlements with with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Volkswagen will build around 400 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the US, according to reports ... read more
- German Environmental Group DUH Files Lawsuit Against Motor Authority KBAThe Volkswagen challenges for cheating have been mounting, as have challenges for other automakers found to be cheating the system with regard to diesel emissions and fuel economy claims. Now, another target for purposeful wrongdoing ... read more
- Wright Electric (Startup) Claims Commercial London–Paris Electric Aircraft Flights “In A Decade”A new electric aircraft startup by the name of Wright Electric (a lot of nostalgia amongst electric vehicle startups, huh?) has made the claim that it will begin offering all-electric commercial flight services from London ... read more
- Sierra Club Hits New Milestone — 25 Cities Now Committed To 100% Renewable Energy
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