Nearly Half Of US Rooftop Solar Potential Is On Low-Income Housing, Finds NREL

April 19th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica A new study published this week by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US has found that nearly half of all the residential rooftop solar potential in the country is available atop low- to moderate-income households, representing a 320 gigawatt (GW) opportunity. The new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was …

These 5 Global Trends Are Positively Changing The World Right Now

April 18th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart on Clean Technica 5 Trends That Will Give You Faith In Humanity Reading, seeing, watching, or listening to what passes off as news these days can inevitably bring a sense of doom, uncertainty, and fear (FUD) that some politicians love to bathe in to justify their middlemen role and push whatever pet project they have for their business …

Costa Rica’s New President Vows ‘Emancipation’ From Dirty Transport

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the president-elect of Costa Rica, plans to continue the country’s extraordinary stewardship of the environment with a pledge to decarbonize its transportation sector. On Sunday, he promised that one day Costa Rica will “celebrate its emancipation from petrol and diesel in the transportation system, replacing them with clean energy,” Climate Change News quoted him saying. “That transformation would be the ‘abolition of the army’ …

How Scotland plans to meet its climate change targets

By JOCELYN TIMPERLEY on Carbon Brief, 2 Mar 2018 The Scottish government released its new climate plan this week, setting out how it plans to meet its emissions targets over the next 15 years. The plan includes measures to significantly cut emissions from transport, buildings and industry to help the government meet its target of a 66% cut on greenhouse gas emissions …

Abstracts of 30 Peer-Reviewed Published Journal Articles Supporting the Result That the Electric Grid can Stay Stable with Electricity Provided by 100% or Near-100% Renewable Energy

Abstracts of 30 Peer-Reviewed Published Journal Articles Supporting the Result That the Electric Grid can Stay Stable with Electricity Provided by 100% or Near-100% Renewable Energy February 10, 2018 https://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/CombiningRenew/100PercentPaperAbstracts.pdf Further… Switching to electric cars is key to fixing America’s ‘critically insufficient’ climate policies Dana Nuccitelli Mon 22 Jan 2018  read full GuardianUK article here Nearly 60% of US carbon pollution comes …

Study: a 100% RE-based system is feasible and a real policy option at a modest cost. Wind, solar, and electric grid interconnections to reduce storage are least cost choices

A Techno-Economic Study of an Entirely Renewable Energy-Based Power Supply for North America for 2030 Conditions Arman Aghahosseini * ID , Dmitrii Bogdanov and Christian Breyer ID Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Energy Systems, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, Lappeenranta 53850, Finland; dmitrii.bogdanov@lut.fi (D.B.); christian.breyer@lut.fi (C.B.) * Correspondence: arman.aghahosseini@lut.fi; Tel.: +358-41-3697925 Received: 29 June 2017; Accepted: 3 August …

Hawaiian mayors commit to transform Hawaiʻi’s public and private ground transportation to 100 percent renewable fuel sources by 2045

By Rob Kinslow, Hawaiian Reporter, 21 Dec 2017 In Waiʻanae, west O`ahu, islanders from all counties came together today on the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa to commit to another major renewable energy goal: 100% ground transportation In Waiʻanae, west O`ahu island leaders from the City and County of Honolulu, Maui County, Hawaiʻi County and Kauaʻi County came together today on the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa …

San Diego and the Plan for 100% Renewable Energy

By Austin Schoonmaker | January 12, 2018 San Diego Entertainer As we move further into the 21st century, it has become increasingly important for renewable sources of energy to become more widely used. Fossil fuels and crude oil are non-renewable, and with the growing population and the need for energy, supplies will continue to dwindle. Currently, the United States relies on heavily on …