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Rule of Thumb for 2017: If You and I Care About It, It’s a Political Non-Starter

Since its inception coming up on eight years ago, 2GreenEnergy has attempted to sort out the issues that affect our civilization’s replacement of fossil fuels with renewables, and this, as we made clear at the start, encompasses the interactivity between

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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: Environmental HVAC–How to Go Green with Your Home Heating and Cooling

You want to live in a comfortable house, but you also want to reduce your environmental footprint. The key is to go green with your HVAC system. Go Efficient

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Airborne Wind

Even since the advent of large-scale commercial wind energy in the 1990s, there has been a certain interest in airborne wind, as illustrated here. In principle, it offers all the benefits of offshore wind, on steroids.  It’s less visible than

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Carbon Capture and Storage –With Geothermal Thrown In To Boot

2GreenEnergy super-supporter Gary Tulie sent me this piece on carbon capture and storage for my review.  The basic story line is that CO2 can be taken out of the exhaust steam from fossil power plants, compressed to form a liquid,

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Is Hydrokinetics Coming to Myanmar?  Probably Not

We’ve all seen the plummeting prices of solar, wind, energy efficiency solutions, energy storage and the rest. And while all that’s good, it creates huge stressors on other areas of clean energy technology: hydrokinetics, biomass and geothermal. Having said that,

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Geothermal Provides Clean Power To Nations Wishing To Escape Diesel’s Costs and Emissions

From the perspective of energy, everything you need to know about the French-owned island of Guadalupe in the Caribbean is that it’s making terrific progress in replacing its legacy power resource, diesel, with geothermal.  The world leader in geothermal, Ormat

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From Guest Blogger Dixie Somers: The Benefits and Future of Geothermal Energy

The future of energy is changing, and geothermal is emerging as a viable and attractive option for homeowners. Geothermal energy has many benefits, and it is a renewable source of energy. For the sustainable-conscious families, geothermal energy is an environmentally

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Geothermal: Making Progress in Tough Terrain (figuratively and literally)

The most obvious feature of the current status of renewable energy generally is the plummeting cost of solar PV and wind energy.  Yet, given this, it’s refreshing to see that geothermal is still very much a part of the mainstream

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What the Migration to Renewable Energy Looks Like

A reader notes: Renewable power generation technology faces three inherent problems: transmission, storage, and intermittent generating dynamics. Large scale economically viable storage solves the problems of all three to a major extent. We can but live in hope, and encourage all those

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From Guest Blogger Sean Casey: The Geothermal Energy Technology Revolution

Is Geothermal Energy Really Going To Be The Next Big Thing? As more and more people finally begin to take notice of the state of our planet, so it follows that businesses will start to invest in the manufacture of

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