President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

Proterra wins $3 million grant for California electric bus manufacturing line

Proterra Electric BusApril 17, 2015, chargedevs.com | “The California Energy Commission has awarded a $3 million grant to Proterra to fund the design, development and construction of a new electric bus manufacturing line. The project will also receive $5.4 million in private investment.”

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United Nations University Invents Machine to Recycle Plastics into Car Oil (Video)

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This is a great invention. Yes, I think we should find a different alternative to power than oil and gasoline but this, I think, is a decent small stepping stone. At least this will help with the plastic problem for the time being!
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Solar powered music studio

March 10, 2015, www.youtube.com | “‘Solar powered music studio’ is an episode in the series ‘Time For A Break’ with Turtuga Blanku.  All music was recorded and produced using only solar energy.”

Google invests $300 million in U.S. residential solar projects

February 26, 2015, www.yahoo.com | “SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it created a $750 million fund to finance about 25,000 residential solar projects, with Google Inc investing nearly half the funding.  The money will be used by SolarCity to put solar panels on homes. Homeowners then will pay a monthly fee to lease the panels from the company. The growth of such financing has made generating electric power from the sun an option for households who do not want to shell out the $20,000 to $30,000 upfront cost of a typical residential solar system.”

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“GOOD NEWS FOR THE EARTH…GO GOOGLE
(Reuters) – SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it created a $750 million fund to finance about 25,000 residential solar projects, with Google Inc investing nearly half the…”

India Starts Building World’s Largest Solar Plant, Overtaking U.S.

3066243656_802f986ba3_zFebruary 17, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “India is about to start construction on what will be the world’s largest solar plant. As part of a redoubled effort to ramp up renewable energy capacity to help meet the developing country’s fast-growing energy needs, the 750-megawatt solar plant in Madhya Pradesh will be inaugurated on August 15, 2016 — India’s Independence Day. The plant will be significantly larger than the world-leading solar farms in California, including the recently-commissioned Desert Sunlight Solar Farm.”

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 Good news !…..the building of it that is. The competition is unnecessary
The 750-megawatt project could bring power to some two-million households.
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Meet the First U.S. City to Run on 100% Renewable Electricity

Meet the First U.S. City to Run on 100% Renewable ElectricityFebruary 13, 2015, www.care2.com | “Burlington, Vermont is that state’s largest city, with a population of 42,000 people. It describes itself as “forward-thinking” which is what you’d expect from a city that once elected Senator Bernie Sanders as its mayor. So it’s no surprise that it recently became the first U.S. city of any decent size to run entirely on renewable electricity.”

 

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Burlington, Vermont recently became the first U.S. city of any decent size to run entirely on renewable electricity.
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  • Jeffreys RaynoldsLook at all the press they are getting – we could so do this on the peninsula!!!!”

Scotland Just Announced An Indefinite Ban On Fracking

shutterstock_217438459January 28, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “The Scottish government has announced that it will place a temporary ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, the Guardian reported Wednesday.”

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Yes! Go Scotland!
Just moments ago we got word that Fergus Ewing, Scottish minister for energy, stood before the Scottish Parliament and said “I’m announcing today a moratorium [open-ended ban] on the granting of planning consents for all unconventional oil and gas developments.”
There’s still work to do to turn this temporary ban into an outright ban, but for now this is brilliant news!

KenGen targets 560MW of more geothermal power

Energy and Petroleum Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge (left) and KenGen managing director Albert Mugo during the company’s AGM in Nairobi on December 16, 2014. PHOTO | SALATON NJAUDecember 16, 2014, www.businessdailyafrica.com | “Electricity generator KenGen has a target to inject another 560 megawatts of geothermal power to the national grid in the next four years, which could offer further reprieve for consumers in form of lower bills.”

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CLEAN GEOTHERMAL POWER IN KENYA
Kenya’s power output is expected to get a further boost with the addition of a further 70MW to the national grid, as part of the 280MW target placed by Kenya El
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