Posts tagged: United States

The Promise of Wind Energy

By: Dan Utech No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. In June 2013, President Obama put forward a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. We are making great strides in advancing our climate goals, and perhaps nowhere has progress been as dramatic as in renewable energy. Today, we harness three times as […]

Michigan Thinks Burning Tires Counts as Renewable Energy

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz A Michigan bill aims to classify fuel made by burning tires and hazardous industrial waste as renewable energy, but environmentalists say that’s setting a dangerous precedent. Under the state’s Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act of 2008, Michigan utility companies are required to derive 10 percent of their energy from sources like […]

World’s first solar bike path set to open in the Netherlands

By Nick Lavars   The world’s first solar bike path is set to open in the Netherlands next Wednesday. The SolaRoad will run through Amsterdam’s northern suburb of Krommenie and will feature concrete slabs embedded with solar panels to convert energy from the sun into electricity for the grid. The SolaRoad project has been in […]

The Need For Solar Panels Is Greater than Ever

Fortunately The Economics Couldn’t Have Been Better Going green or eco-friendly has suddenly become very important in the United States. One of the best long-term investments for eco-conscious citizens is to install solar-panels on their roofs. Interestingly, now might be the best time to get it done. Earlier, solar panel installation companies were primarily concerned […]

There’s a Place in the World That Is Fighting Poverty with Solar Power

By Tim McDonnell Lusela Murandika just wants to be able to watch the evening news. The 76-year-old farmer lives in Kanyala village in northern Tanzania, 60 miles from the nearest town that’s connected to the electric grid. For years, he’s powered a tiny TV set in the dim sitting room of his concrete house here […]