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Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer
Above Photo: Kite Power Systems (KPS). Source: KPS Power from kite would work more often than wind turbines Start-up received funding from Shell, Schlumberger, EON Power-generating kites backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Schlumberger Ltd. and EON SE will start tests in the U.K. this summer, with the aim of developing a technology that could eventually replace offshore wind turbines. Kite Power Systems, known as KPS, is working on a 17-meter ... Read more

G7 Leaders Blame US For Failure To Reach Climate Change Agreement

G7 Leaders Blame US For Failure To Reach Climate Change Agreement
Above Photo: Mr Trump has said he needs more to time to decide whether to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement Evan Vucci/AP ‘The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying.’ says German Chancellor Angela Merkel In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders have said in their final communique from a summit in Italy that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change with ... Read more

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives
Above Photo: From geo.coop Note : Include a “New Economy” TAG — that will ensure the article also goes on the ItsOurEconomy.US page as well as its Facebook page. Let me start by summarizing why I wanted to go to Cuba now. My learning objectives were the following: It seemed important to me to visit Cuba before it is overrun with American tourists and global businesses entering its economy. I wanted to understand the impact of years of the ... Read more

Exxon & Chevron Face Shareholder Challenges On Climate Change

<div>Exxon & Chevron Face Shareholder Challenges On Climate Change</div>
Above Photo: Screenshot from YouTube Arjuna Capital and As You Sow Keep Pressure on Oil Giants to Return More Capital to Investors and Produce Roadmap for Transitioning to Low Carbon Economy DALLAS, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – ExxonMobil and Chevron will host simultaneous annual meetings on Wednesday, May 31 in Dallas and Midland, TX respectively, and face shareholders who want the oil giants to start dealing with the realities of life in a ... Read more

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts
Above Photo: China leads the world in renewable energy jobs. In the U.S., solar and wind industry employment has skyrocketed in recent years, but now the Trump administration is trying to stop it. Credit: Kevin Grayer/Getty Note: Some of the renewable energy sources included in this article are controversial. For example, biomass which often involved growing plants for energy puts energy production in competition with food production at a ... Read more