Welcome to 2GreenEnergy.  We’re Glad You’re Here.  (A “Sticky” Post)

Welcome to 2GreenEnergyTo those who have been with us since our inception in 2009, as well as to those who are just joining us now for the first time, here’s a brief summary of what we at 2GreenEnergy are all about.  We offer:

• A platform on which we connect cleantech entrepreneurs with sources of investment capital. Read more ›

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Carbon Fee and Dividend

18813860_1858256114185358_5618272511230941703_nHere in good ol’ Santa Barbara, I attend meetings of the local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, in support of the “Carbon Fee and Dividend.”  We’re all encouraged to write letters to editors of various media outlets, and I thought I’d share this one, from the chapter’s executive director, that was published in one of our local papers. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Ana Farr: Building a Green Home in 2018

3469857_originalIn the present scenario, building a green home has been the dream of many in every nation. Currently, everybody is very conscious of the dangers caused due to the increasing rate of pollution and deforestation. Read more ›

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Do Offshore Wind Towers Actually Improve Aquatic Habitats?

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We need to be extremely skeptical anytime we hear someone say, “Here’s a man-made change I’m going to make into a natural habitat that is actually going to help the native species thrive.” This is normally equivalent to saying, “I haven’t even begun to think about the possible unintended consequence of what I’m doing, but I think you’re too stupid to challenge my totally outrageous statement.” Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Delicia Warren: Reasons To Be Cheerful–Good News in Today’s Media

Dimmer_switches_for_energy_savingIt’s tough out there right now; everyday television screens, radio stations and newspapers tell of political upheaval, environmental damage and societal sorrow. Read more ›

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Tidal Energy Today: Oregon’s Waves Could Create 1,000 Jobs per 1GW of Deployment

oregon-wave-could-create-1000-jobs-per-1gw-of-deployment-620x330I had to laugh when I saw the headline above.  If your criterion for a good energy policy is jobs/Watt, get everyone in America riding grid-connected stationary bicycles, eight hours per day.  Read more ›

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Renewable Energy Gadgets: The Fine Line Between Fraud and Simply Taking Advantage of Stupid People

waterlily-charging-turbine-1Imagine you’re hiking near a wilderness creek or you’re out on a canoe trip, and you’re desperate to charge your cell phone.  You could have brought along a $20 solar panel, or this, a $159 water turbine that weighs more, that you can somehow maneuver into the flowing water.

Insofar as there are some people who would willingly choose the later, I suppose this product isn’t actually fraudulent, but it’s for people with extremely limited intelligence.

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From Guest Blogger Devin Morrissey: The Environmental Impact of Burial Methods and Finding Green Alternatives

We often think about the ways that our lifestyle choices can either positively or negatively affect the planet, but have you considered how your burial arrangements might make an impact? Traditional burials pose a number of ecological concerns, and even cremations can’t be called a truly eco-friendly alternative. Let’s dig deeper (ha! good one! -ed) into the issue: Read more ›

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Italy’s Commitment To Ban Coal Creates a G7 Majority

grand-canal-2880x1800-venice-italy-5k-3466Italy’s announcement that it will completely phase out coal by 2025 comes on the heels of similar commitments by France, Canada, and the UK, and means that four of the G7 have now pledged to go in the right direction. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Diana Smith: How to Improve Green Construction

a-frame-rood-covered-in-muss-and-small-succulent-plantsThe construction industry is going green, now more than ever. There are numerous reasons for this. For one, it’s more cost-effective in the long-term and construction projects should be thought about in the long-term. It’s also something that’s of great interest to younger homeowners that have grown up with environmental concerns in mind. Now it’s their turn to build and buy homes. Read more ›

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No Progress Without Campaign Finance Reform

27858621_2008590729156532_4102869907912689132_nAnita Heuss writes: I know we are all angry about guns today. Unfortunately I think something else needs to be said (displayed at left). Read more ›

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