Posts tagged: clean energy

This New Solar Farm Combines Clean Energy and Beehives

Using the space around the solar panels as sites for 48 hives, the Eagle Point solar farm is using its land to save pollinators and help local agriculture. By: Adele Peters At a solar farm surrounded by orchards near Medford, Oregon, native flowers are beginning to bloom between the solar panels, and 48 beehives sit […]

The Case For Pursuing Clean Energy Through Systems Thinking

By: Richard Piacentini The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) generates all of its own energy and treats all storm and sanitary water captured on-site. An integral part of the Phipps visitor experience, it is the only building to meet four of the highest green certifications: the Living Building Challenge; LEED Platinum; WELL Building Platinum; and Four-Stars Sustainable […]

India Will Soon Be Drinking Budweiser Beer Brewed Using Solar Power

By: Suneera Tandon Late last year, Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev, the world’s largest brewer, announced its plans (pdf) to produce all its beer using renewable energy by 2025. By moving to renewable power at such scale, AB InBev claimed it would annually source 6 terawatt-hours of electricity—the amount produced by 400 football fields of solar panels annually—from sustainable […]

Austin Should Lead the Way For Next Wave of Renewable Energy

By Paul Robbins Wind power and solar cells may seem like best friends to environmentalists, but in a very real sense, they are “fair weather friends.” Most Austinites remember waking up to the bitterly cold morning of Jan. 17, when temperatures plummeted to 18 degrees. Austin’s utility hit a new winter demand record. When this occurred, […]

For Every $1 The US Put into Adding Renewable Energy Last Year, China Put in $3

By: Echo Huang China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is determined to rebalance its energy mix, and incorporate more clean energy. That determination is reflected in the money it put into renewable energy last year, dwarfing spending by the next biggest investor, the US. Last year nearly half of the world’s new renewable energy investment of $279.8 […]

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