December 11th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that New York City’s single-largest solar energy project, an installation at John F. Kennedy International Airport, has been awarded to SunPower and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group. It is also considered the largest planned community solar project at an airport in the United States
December 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Greta Thunberg has been named TIME Person of the Year. Can young people prevent humanity from making the Earth uninhabitable?
December 11th, 2019 | by Ciara Gillan
Despite renewed promises of change, countless calls for the end of burning of fossil fuels, greener solutions for the transport, agriculture, mining, and energy industries and an increase in the number of electric vehicles on the market, global carbon figures have steadily increased
December 10th, 2019 | by The Beam
Learn more about the gender dimensions to climate change and how women are agents of change
December 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A 4-year investigation by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines concludes that the world's largest oil companies may be guilty of criminal intent in their efforts to conceal their role in anthropogenic climate change.
December 10th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
As the COP25 talks were beginning in Madrid, a Bill McKibben interview highlighted the pressing need of legislators around the world to step up to the challenge.
December 9th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Solar One is an organization that I've experienced first hand. An active force in clean urban transition, in particular aiding low-income households, it deserves support. Both organizations I met with in NYC — Solar One and WE ACT — had individuals reflecting the relaxed as well as energetic personalities necessary to make something work, really work
December 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
A recent Solar Simplified survey dove into the topic of climate change and what we think we can do about it.
Solar Simplified surveyed 5,000 people across the United States in order to understand their nuanced approaches, or lack of any approach, in daily life
December 5th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
Last night in Honolulu, we made history: Bill 40, a comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council. Activists from across the island have been working for nearly a decade to get smart plastic legislation passed in the city and state. The vote last night was nothing short of victorious: this is the strongest plastic phase-out bill in the country, and likely in the world
December 5th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Unless someone is breaking a hundred dollar bill or receiving change from a purchase, people do not like change, especially when it comes to the fact that they are being told they need to change their habits or their way of thinking
December 4th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Tesla doesn't need to do market research, even though some critics believe it should. This statement may seem a bit extreme, or even radical, but when a market is already saturated with too much of the same thing, that market begins to crave something different — something fresh. Tesla has provided this time and again with its electric vehicles and is taking on the energy sector as well. Also, Tesla isn't your traditional company out there just aiming to cash in and move on to the next version of the same old thing. Tesla does its own thing in a way that benefits the world, Tesla, and ultimately its customers
December 2nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Heartland Institute is sponsoring a rebuttal to the COP 25 meeting this week featuring an elite lineup or highly paid climate deniers. It should be quite a show and it you want to watch live there's a link included in the following story. Enjoy!
December 2nd, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
Right now when you think of panels collecting energy, you would probably think of solar panels or those black panels that heat water, but if you already filled your roof with solar panels, what do you do next? This is one of the most ingenious startups I have seen in a while, a reminder that out of the box thinking can lead to completely new solutions to problems that don't require millions of dollars in R&
November 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
"We should be spending this money here on Earth," we often hear people say when space programs and private investment are discussed. It's such a widespread sentiment that even big names in science fiction tend to share it (albeit reluctantly)
November 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
One day, there's a ring of reefs in the ocean, or an atoll. Coral, fish, various invertebrates, and many types of plants call the place home. The next day, it's raining sand. First, it starts to fill in the cracks and voids in the coral. Plants get buried, and then even some of the fish. As the sand keeps falling and falling, everything that can't move fast enough gets buried. Eventually the sand is so deep, it breaks the top of the water
November 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
The increase in CPU cycles to advance machine learning has been accompanied by advances in efficiencies of computer technology and lower carbon electricity, but it's worth paying attention to. It's only going to increase.
November 28th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Zero-emissions adaptation is everything in our changing world. Land, sea, and air traffic all need to switch to zero emissions. A favorable example of maritime adaptation comes to us from euronews.com, which invites us to meet Ellen. Ellen means "Sun Ray," or some say "Bright One." Although, Ellen is powered by wind, not solar
November 26th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Cement is the gray glue that binds our cities and industries together. It makes tall buildings possible and foundations strong. It helps us bridge rivers and valleys and keeps wind turbines upright. We don't have a replacement for it. It's not going anywhere
November 26th, 2019 | by The Beam
The little rainfall has led to low harvest and difficulties for cattle to graze, in particular in the Southern parts of Zambia where Philip lives. This has resulted in an increase in malnutrition. 2.3 million people in Zambia are now living in need of food assistance, UNICEF is reporting 40% of children under 5 years being stunted, and malnutrition is only expected to increase
November 25th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
A recent article on CleanTechnica, "BBC Click: Are Electric Vehicles 'The Future Of Road Vehicles?' EV Owners: 'Duh.'" basically covered what CleanTechnica and other green energy websites have been saying for years, that EVs are superior to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in more ways than one. This is not news to informed progressives, but it is very much news to the general public