Solar power, and other forms of alternative energy, are slowly becoming more mainstream. As technology and public opinion progress, it will become more economically feasible for companies to invest in sustainable energy use.
Posts about the environment, cleaning up pollution, and related issues.
It is agreed among all scientists that there has been a temperature rise on our planet since the year 1000. Since the year 1850, when more accurate temperate readings have been taken worldwide, the rise has been small. But it’s indicative of temperature rises that will occur in our lifetime, and in the next generation.
There are many applications for solar power, from your humble calculator, to chargers for cell phones and iPods, to automobiles using panels to top up batteries. Solar panels can even be found on road side signs where it can be impractical to run an electrical cable.
Climate change has directly affected the small island state of Tuvalu. The island is only three feet above sea level, and at present their shoreline is already disappearing
In an official Earth Day proclamation today, President Obama has stressed that increasing our use of renewable energy is key to America’s prosperity, and has announced plans to lease out federal waters for alternative energy projects such as wind and ocean currents. To quote: The choice we face is not between saving our environment and […]
North American Electric Reliability Corp. stated that the planned expansion of solar and wind power by the Obama administration will definitely challenge the existing power grid. The company is not asking for a slowdown in the employment of renewable energy, but continued by saying that improvement in technology can help them reach the projected goal. […]
Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, is leading by example. Its officials agreed to buy 2,000 megawatts of power from clean alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar generators. This is in connection with their Energy Right Program. The program aims to encourage, communicate and support the smart and effective use of electricity in […]
Here is some news from around the world about Earth Hour 2009 In South Africa, it has been reported that 4.7 million 60 watt light bulbs were switched off, saving about 400 megawatts of power that evening. As far as statistics around the world over a billion people (across 25 time zones) reportedly took part […]
Earth hour 2008 saw lights turned off for an hour in a message which was symbolic but a bit more than that – the message was that, together, we can make a difference. Earth hour occurred last year in Sydney, Australia, on March 31 2007. In 2007, it was one city, hoping to set an […]
This recent video shows hope for change in the right direction in the fields of alternative energy and green living. Obama says the matter of Climate Change is a matter of urgency and national security. He also states that this issue creates not only a problem but an opportunity to create jobs all across the […]