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Technology has blindsided oil states - i.e. U.S. fracking, and for the future, 'it would be entirely appropriate to celebrate the news that other new technologies may open up a better escape route from fossil fuels.'

American production has almost doubled in the past five years thanks to the new drilling technologies, and the U.S. overtook Russia last year to become the world's largest producer of oil and gas combined. (Saudi Arabia comes a distant third.) MORE    added: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium — And Clean Energy

The results were overwhelming: Nearly 8 in 10 New Yorkers support the moratorium, and support crosses geographical, ideological and racial divides. At the same time, respondents showed tremendous support for renewable energy. MORE    added: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct - US

By now, most people are aware that solar power — particularly distributed solar power, in the form of rooftop panels — poses a threat to power utilities. And utilities are fighting back, attempting to impose additional fees and restrictions on solar cust MORE    added: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Will South Florida be the shortest-lived state in the union?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates sea-level rise to be between 1.7 and 3.2 feet before 2100, climate scientists have actually estimated the figures to be closer to 2.3 to 4 feet — and 6.5 to 9.8 feet by the year 2300. Bad news! MORE    added: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Germany Added A Lot Of Wind And Solar Power, And Its Electric Grid Became More Reliable

The availability of electricity in Germany was lost only for an average of 15.91 minutes per customer in 2012, according to figures from the Council of European Energy Regulators. That’s far better than the United States MORE    added: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Renewable Energy Storage Gains Critical Mass

A host of U.S. renewable energy storage executives recently gathered here in the Silicon Valley are referring to the rapid expansion of the storage industry by comparing it to the solar power industry six or eight years ago MORE    added: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

This week in Clean Energy Review, a European Union study finds renewables cheaper than coal when health costs are accounted for, a West Coast wind-turbine manufacturer goes shopping in Nova Scotia, and private power producers propose another way forward

This week in Clean Energy Review, a European Union study finds renewables cheaper than coal when health costs are accounted for, a West Coast wind-turbine manufacturer goes shopping in Nova Scotia, and private power producers propose another way forward

MARK CARNEY ENDORSES “CARBON BUBBLE”: The former Governor of the Bank of Canada—who’s now heads up the Bank of England—confirmed that the “vast majority of [fossil fuel] reserves are unburnable” if we are to keep global temperature rises within two deg MORE    added: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

"What we are saying is that burying radioactive nuclear waste that remains radioactive and lethal for 100,000 years right beside the drinking water of 40 million people defies common sense...Beverly Fernandez, Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump spokespers

Rudolph the Red Hot Reindeer? Arctic Animals Are Becoming More Radioactive Researchers in Norway have detected a spike of Cesium-137 in reindeer as warmer temperatures spawn more irradiated vegetation. Scientists believe it is fallout from Chernobyl MORE    added: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Global low-carbon energy system transition could save trillions

With the right policies in place, a low-carbon energy system could free up trillions of dollars to invest in better economic growth over the next 20 years. That is the conclusion of two reports released today by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) & MORE    added: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.K. climate activists take divestment to the banks

There’s a new divestment movement in town. It has not set its sights on universities or pension funds or foundations or churches or Rockefellers. These are the usual targets for divestment campaigns because they (a) have a lot of money and (b) like to th MORE    added: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

New Maps Reveal B.C. Has Enough Geothermal Potential to Power Entire Province

At a time when B.C.’s politicians are considering flooding the Peace Valley for the Site C hydroelectric dam, a new project by the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association says the province could be sitting on a figurative gold mine of power with low enviro MORE    added: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

This proposed pipeline would be even bigger than Keystone XL

Meet Energy East: It will be 2,858-miles long, putting it right up there with some of the longest pipelines in the world. It would pump about a third more crude than Keystone XL was intended to. It’ll be bigger than the Druzhba pipeline,which carries oil MORE    added: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Commissioner's report shows Canada must do more for environment

Commissioner's report shows Canada must do more for environment

Canadians expect to have our environment protected, and to know how it's being protected. A report from Canada's Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development shows we're being short-changed. MORE    added: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

GREEN Home FOR SALE by CREW member - Waterloo - beautiful bungalow suitable for young family or retiring couple - move in ready - centrally located in highly desirable community - CHECK IT OUT!

GREEN Home FOR SALE by CREW member - Waterloo - beautiful bungalow suitable for young family or retiring couple - move in ready - centrally located in highly desirable community - CHECK IT OUT!

There is 1.3kw (kilowatt) Solar PV array with a microFit contract with Waterloo North Hydro. The contract is for 20 years that started in 2010. The contract is valued at about $1000 generation revenue per year and is fully assignable to the new owners wit MORE    added: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

This German Energy Expert Says Canada is Perfect for a Clean Energy Transition

German clean energy policy expert Dr. David Jacobs paid Canada a visit this week to dispel a few myths about the Energiewende. While addressing potential downsides, Jacobs talked about the lessons N. American countries can take from Germany’s push toward MORE    added: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Top US Companies Increasingly Turning to Solar Energy

What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers? These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy. MORE    added: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

New Tesla Another Milestone for Visionary Elon Musk - Autopilot and buy back program announced.

Did you see the new Tesla? It has autopilot that can park the car in your garage for you, with you out of the car. It observes speed limits and curves, puts a defensive cocoon of sensors around you to avoid incoming obstacles, switches lanes automaticall MORE    added: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Canadian Solar to ship 146.4 MWp of PV modules to Honduras

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, announced that it executed a sales contract to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules to two utiliy scale projects totaling 146.4 MWp in Honduras. MORE    added: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Enough excuses – it’s time for Premier Wynne to take the bull by the horns - you gotta read this

Enough excuses – it’s time for Premier Wynne to take the bull by the horns - you gotta read this

Ontario cannot import low-cost water power from Quebec to replace more costly power from a re-built Darlington Nuclear Station if Darlington continues to operate. That's the bizarre conclusion of a report issued Tuesday by Ontario’s Electricity operator MORE    added: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Lessons from the Cell Phone Phenomenon: How Microgrids Can Power Developing Countries

Microgrids can help developing countries leapfrog into a new energy paradigm. MORE    added: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014