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Could Global Tide Be Starting To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?

Could Global Tide Be Starting  To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?
From an oil chill in the financial world to the recent U.S.-China agreement on climate change, recent developments are raising a question that might once have been considered unthinkable: Could this be the beginning of a long, steady decline for the oil and coal industries? Alarm bells are ringing for the masters of the financial universe, too. The governor of the Bank of England, Canadian banker Mark Carney, warned repeatedly during 2014 ... Read more

Local Ownership Of Solar Creates Jobs, Builds Community Wealth

Local Ownership Of Solar Creates Jobs, Builds Community Wealth
Above: Workers with San Francisco-based Everybody Solar install a photovoltaic system. Photo by Everybody Solar / Flickr. Locally owned renewable energy projects create more economic benefits than absentee-owned projects, and they are less likely to encounter community opposition. By enacting policies to support local renewables, Farrell argues, states and counties stand to gain thousands of jobs and millions of dollars. Farrell’s report ... Read more

How Wall Street Really Is Failing The Planet

How Wall Street Really Is Failing The Planet
Investors are putting short-term rewards ahead of the long-term health of the planet. The International Energy Agency estimates that another $10.5 trillion will need to be invested in clean energy by 2030 to avoid raising the planet’s temperature by more than 2 degrees Celsius. If warming exceeds that level — or even if it falls short — it could have catastrophic, irreversible effects. Financing for fossil fuels snapped ... Read more

Monster wind farm planned in South Dakota

Monster wind farm planned in South Dakota
Scores of landowners in South Dakota are banding together in an attempt to build a one-gigawatt wind farm, which would be spread over thousands of acres of farmland. South Dakota is already a leader when it comes to harnessing wind energy. Nearly 500 large turbines spin over the state’s windswept landscapes, with a collective capacity of 784 megawatts of power. Read more

The Unrenewed Debate Over Renewable Energy: Little interest in safer, cleaner, even cheaper alternatives to nuclear power

By Miranda Spencer Extra! May 2011 When the March 11 earthquake and tsunami shut down cooling systems at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, U.S. government and nuclear industry spin control kicked in, asserting that a similar disaster couldn’t happen here, and that atomic power is here to stay. Corporate news outlets typically got caught up in this spin, relaying distorted and/or incomplete information about our energy options from a ... Read more