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Innovation, Meet Deployment: Climate Policy's Twin Imperatives

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

The critical conclusion to take away from Mission Innovation is this: the world may not be able to solve the climate crisis with only today's technologies, but neither can it afford to stop the strongest possible efforts to deploy current solutions as quickly and cost-effectively as we can.

Winds of Change Off the New England Coast

XPRIZE | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green

The economics are interesting. Today, Block Island has no electrical connection to the mainland, so its power comes from expensive and environmentally unfriendly diesel generation, which the Block Island Power Company bills at 24 cents per kilowatt-hour in peak season.

2015: Top Six Breakthroughs That Are Changing Your World

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The descent of the Republican presidential debate into new lows of demagoguery highlighted the emptiness of political discourse. And across the country, communities experienced the torrential downpours, record temperatures, floods, droughts, and firestorms predicted by climate change models. But 2015 also brought breakthroughs.

'Green News Report' - December 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Green News Report' Special Coverage 2015 Year In Review: Before 2015 an...

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Congress Gives Surprise Gift to Unleash Wind and Solar Power

Rob Sargent | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Rob Sargent

Extend the tax credits for clean energy, finally, Congress did, locking in incentives for both wind and solar through the end of the decade -- a gift that will keep giving to protect our air and our climate in many seasons to come.

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: ABC News hosts a presidential debate, but climate change and energy aren'...

Turning Point: A Year of Action in the Fight Against Climate Change

David Doniger | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
David Doniger

2015 was hot. 2015 was also the year the world decided to beat the heat. This year is on track to be the hottest on record world-wide. Temperatures will reach the 70s on Christmas day in the Nation's Capital.

American wind power sees long-term stability while hitting 70 GW milestone

Tom Kiernan | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Tom Kiernan

American wind power now has its longest policy certainty in decades just as it reaches new heights, surpassing 70 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity in the U.S. This can provide enough energy in one year to light up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree for over 440,000 years.

Al Gore at Paris Climate Talks Decries Climate Carnage, Heralds Dawning "Age of Renewables"

John J. Berger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after delivering...

The Paris Climate Conference Is Over, but the Renewable Energy Transformation Has Kicked Into High Gear

Steve Sawyer | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Steve Sawyer

In our view, governments and industry should focus first on deployment of more mature, existing renewable technologies such as wind and solar PV that are already proving their effectiveness in delivering massive amounts of safe, clean, CO2-free and sustainable energy.

COP 21: In France, the (Clean Energy) Revolution Continues

Bob Keefe | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

Members of the U.S. Congress who insist on remaining stuck in the fossil-fuel past now seem little different than the entrenched monarchy during that other revolution in France nearly 225 years ago, when King Louis XVI and his court refused to acknowledge the change their people demanded.

COP21: The Answer Is (Blowing) In the Wind

Jan Hylleberg | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Jan Hylleberg

The essential and complex transitions of the energy systems of the world comes with a price. However, not making the investments can turn out to be even more costly.

'Green News Report' -- December 8, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's radio report: Crunch time in Paris at COP21 United Nations climate talks agreement; Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes a national carbon tax; Goldman Sachs predicts 'exponential growth' in renewable energy and more.

Business Leadership on Climate on Display in Paris; Backward Thinking on Display Back on Capitol Hill

Bob Keefe | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

Wandering the halls of the UN COP 21 climate summit venues here, it's easy to see how businesses are helping lead the way in real action on climate change.

The Reliability of Renewable Energy Systems: Why the Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

By the time we reach that scale of renewable energy deployment at a global level, fully competitive battery storage systems will most certainly be widely available. From that day on the world will be able to fully rely on renewable energy for our electricity, heating, cooling and transport needs.

How Google Is Cleverly Becoming Your Power Utility

Seyi Fabode | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Seyi Fabode

It's quite fitting that while COP21 is going on in the background, with leaders and governments talking about climate change, Google announces 842MW o...

'Green News Report' -- December 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Historic climate talks now underway in Paris; governments and billionaires launch huge new investments in clean energy research and development; PLUS: Republicans working hard to undermine progress in any way they can...All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Getting To 100: Why the Shift to Mass Renewable Electricity Deployment Will Change Everything

Ron Pernick | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Ron Pernick

The goal of powering a company, city, state, or nation with 50% to 100% renewable electricity would have seemed preposterous (and nearly impossible) n...

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.

Big Business Should Lead the Way on Climate Change Solutions

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

Smart business leaders know what's good for the environment can also be good for the economy. No place is that more evident right now than at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, where business is taking center stage as global leaders focus on fixing our ailing planet.

It Really Is Time to Choose

Charles Ferguson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Charles Ferguson

The battle to stop climate change is entirely winnable. Only a very small number of people stand in the way. But they are very wealthy, powerful, corrupt people, and the hour is growing late. Do we let them win? It's #TimeToChoose.

Time to Learn, Time to Choose, Time to Act

Steven Chu | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Steven Chu

Unlike the situation the world faced in 2009, the tools to combat climate change are now affordable, well established and are being deployed around the globe at a pace never before seen.

Public Support for Energy Access Should Be Clean

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Among coal companies, Peabody Coal has been particularly vocal in trying to convince the public that there's a place for coal in decreasing energy poverty. But coal is the wrong tool for the job for several key reasons.