Tag: Energy

  • How State Power Regulators Are Making Utilities Account for the Costs of Climate Change

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    The electricity powering your computer or smartphone that makes it possible for you to read this article could come from one of several sources. It’s probably generated by burning natural gas or coal or from operating a nuclear reactor, unless it’s derived from hydropower or wind or solar energy. Who gets to choose? In many states, […]

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  • The 2 Key Reasons the World Can’t Reverse Climate Emissions

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    New figures show we’re using more energy and still pumping out more emissions — so why aren’t we moving the dial? Global energy demand and related carbon emissions both rose again in 2018, according to new figures out this week. This comes as no surprise. The analysis from the International Energy Agency is in line with other preliminary […]

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  • ‘Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind

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    Around 75% of coal production is more expensive than renewables, with industry out-competed on cost by 2025 Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire […]

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  • Save Energy in Hawaii to Save the Environment

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    Is there anyone in the state of Hawaii who does not want to see their utility costs go down? We all know the answer to that. Now, consider this possible solution: Two bills moving steadily through the Legislature promise a $537 million net cost savings for consumers over the next 15 years. The bills, similar […]

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  • Clean Energy Fuels Goes All In on Renewable Natural Gas

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    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it would convert all its natural gas fuel to its renewable product, Redeem, by 2025 as it positions itself to offer the cleanest available fuel alternative to diesel through a broad distribution network. The plan comes as regulatory agencies are considering how to toughen emissions regulations for nitrogen oxide, which […]

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  • Is burning plastic waste a good idea?

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    Many within the trash industry think so. But incineration and other “waste-to-energy” projects may pose dangers to the environment. WHAT IS TO be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic […]

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  • Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

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    Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. The company continues its shift to toward online-only […]

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  • Will the trees thank us for going cashless?

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    Going digital is not as green as it might seem. The big push to go digital – paying with an app, not a note; e-bank statements; the paperless office – resonates with some people concerned about the environment. However, it is increasingly apparent that some of the companies espousing these ideas are motivated more by profit than ecology. So […]

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  • FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste

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    barcelona based studio, FOS, is a brand of sunglasses that allow their clients to make their sunglasses themselves. by choosing the color of the plastic waste flakes and their quantity, according to a formula provided by FOS or made by the client, a unique pair of sunglasses is manufactured within an hour. made from 100% recycled […]

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  • Restoring ancient agriculture

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    Basic logic demands agricultural production increase as Earth’s population grows. But the ever-expanding impacts of climate change, exacerbated by that population growth, will inevitably drive agricultural productivity downward. Food shortage solutions are crucial everywhere, though are perhaps most necessary in geographically isolated places such as Hawaii. Only 13 percent of food consumed in the state […]

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