04. July 2017 · Comments Off on Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if it never happens · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Utilities are not like most businesses. They place 30-year wagers on the way we will generate and consume electricity to ensure there’s a reliable supply far into the future. Multibillion-dollar investments build long-lived things like transmission lines, coal boilers, and nuclear reactors.

Source: Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if it never happens — Quartz

30. June 2017 · Comments Off on US mayors mull plan for cities to use only renewable energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Mayors meeting in Florida are considering an ambitious commitment to have U.S. city governments run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. Leaders from more than 250 cities gathered at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach are voting Monday on a resolution to reach the 100 percent clean energy goal by 2035.

Source: US mayors mull plan for cities to use only renewable energy | The Seattle Times

16. March 2017 · Comments Off on US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Trump Administration is no friend to renewable energy, but it seems that the US Department of Defense has other ideas. The Air Force is forging ahead with solar projects in California and New Jersey, and now the Navy is giving itself a big pat on the back for helping to develop a new device for harvesting ambient energy from rivers, tides, and ocean currents.The Navy seems particularly excited about the potential for providing remote villages in Alaska with relief from the high cost of diesel fuel for

Source: US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy | CleanTechnica

22. June 2016 · Comments Off on SunPower leads in more than just solar panels (hint: it’s in the water)  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Middle East, Caribbean, and Oceania account for 283 billion cubic meters of freshwater demand, and solar- and wave-powered desalination can be the low-cost solution, according to Lux Research. Desalination — converting sea water into fresh water — will grow at 8 percent annually to 140 million cubic meters daily in 2020, Lux predicts, reflecting soaring demand in some parts of the world and growing viability of renewable energy technologies.

Source: SunPower leads in more than just solar panels (hint: it’s in the water) – SmartGridNews

30. March 2016 · Comments Off on No more grid-lock: More turning to renewable energy sources for power · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

“Going off the grid” was once an expression that brought to mind hippies, survivalists and others on the fringes of society looking for a life without the intrusions of government and big business.

Today, though, advances in technology and concerns with the age and condition of the nation’s electrical production and distribution network are making it increasingly popular to avoid “the grid” through the growing use of renewable energy sources such as the sun and wind, even in government and big business.

Source: No more grid-lock: More turning to renewable energy sources for power