Category Archives: Alternative Energy

Cities Divided Over Fossil Fuel Investments

Divesting From Fossil Fuels, Investing In The Future By James B. Stewart, New York Times The trustees of Cooperstown, N.Y., hardly expected their village (population 1,834) to emerge as a flash point in a national debate over climate change and … Continue reading

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Climate Fund Moving At Glacial Speed

Focus On Sustainability, Clean Energy The Green Climate Fund is finally getting some legs. The big question now is what direction it will pursue. Local ownership, sustainability and a firm commitment to clean energy are a few of the apparent priorities. … Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower Now A Wind Turbine

Paris Climate Plan Revising History The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular sights in the world, and now it stands taller than ever. The historic structure is partially powering itself thanks to two new wind turbines that were just … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Mosques Go Solar

All 6,000 Mosques In Jordan Will Run On Solar Energy As global oil prices continue to drastically fluctuate up and down over the years, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy, … Continue reading

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Glasgow Becomes First University In Europe To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Smart Money Says Fossil Fuels For Dinosaurs Glasgow University has become the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, in a turning point for the British arm of the student-led global divestment movement. After 12 … Continue reading

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Suzuki Sees Hope On Climate Change

Sustainability Advocate Still Hopeful  This week, as the White House issued a landmark report detailing the frightening affects of global warming on our country and President Obama took to the airwaves to drive home that message, Bill Moyers talks with a scientist who … Continue reading

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California Launches World’s Largest Solar Power Generator

PGE Helps Make California Greener Earlier in February, the state of California got a whole lot greener with the opening of Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal energy plant. The plant generates clean energy through a system that focuses solar energy to … Continue reading

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General Electric To Invest $1 Billion A Year In Renewable Energy Projects

More Solar, Wind In Pipeline General Electric Co.’s Energy Financial Services has invested about $10 billion in 17 gigawatts of renewable power since 2006, when the unit was formed. Now, GE has announced the unit plans to invest more than … Continue reading

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Renewable Investments By Norway Could Re-Shape World

Norway Could Lead World To Sustainability With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world. Erna Solberg, who will be named Norway’s second … Continue reading

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MGM Resorts Betting On Solar System

In Las Vegas, everything is on a grander scale, so it should come as no surprise the gambling capital of the world soon will be home to one of the world’s largest rooftop solar systems. NRG Energy last week announced … Continue reading

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