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“Energy Matters” Offers Some Good News, But As Usual, There’s More To the Story

If you’re looking for a summary of news from the entire energy industry: fossil fuels, nuclear, renewables and all the peripheral technologies, you may want to check out Energy Matters; regular 2GreenEnergy readers will note that I quote something this source at least

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In Terms of Environmentalism, For Every Action There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction

I met a guy at the farmers’ market just now who asked me what I was doing with my life.  In the course of my explanation, I mentioned that renewables and cleantech generally are facing a stiff headwind associated with

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In Renewables, China Picks Up the Baton that the U.S. Dropped

As pictured here, the Chinese province of Qinghai used only wind, solar and hydroelectric power to supply its population of 5.8 million for seven consecutive days.

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With This Level of Impact, Is It Still Correct to Refer to Renewables as “Alternative” Energy?

March of 2017 saw solar and wind contribute more than 10% to the U.S. electricity grid mix for the first time in history (up from 8.6% in March 2016). In a very short period of time, renewable energy has gone

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Oklahoma’s Winds May Come Sweeping Down the Plains, But the State Whacks Production Tax Credit (PTC) for Wind Energy

Those who may be fixated on kleptocracy that the U.S. federal government has become should be aware that certain of the states are excelling at lying and conducting corrupt business practices as well.  Take Oklahoma, for instance, with its dogged

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Microgrids in Brooklyn

A colleague in Germany sent me this article in yesterday’s New York Times called, “Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves” and noted that she thought I’d find it interesting. Yes, this is VERY interesting.  In particular, it’s a

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Persuasive Communications on Sustainability

A reader offers this suggestion:  (There is a) study which indicated that slamming opposing points of view is less effective than strongly supporting one’s own point of view. On this matter, I tend to go both ways, so to speak. 

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Making Tough Choices Re: Fossil Fuels

Frequent commenter MarcoPolo took some level of umbrage with my post in which I mentioned that the largest public university in the U.S. had divested itself from fossil fuels.  His main point: damaging the oil companies’ profits would send the economy

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The Migration to Renewable Energy Isn’t All Smooth Sailing

A reader asks re: my post on the good news in renewables:  Lots of recent progress with solar but what about that setback in your California backyard that involved a fire in the big tower of power? What went wrong

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New Energy Paradigm–It Could Happen

It is true that humankind may be the beneficiary of a radical new approach to energy that will come along and save us from the vast environmental damage that our use of fossil fuels is wreaking upon our planet.  

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