G7 Leaders: World Needs to Phase Out Carbon Emissions

G7 Leaders: World Needs to Phase Out Carbon Emissions

From Climate Central By Brian Kahn Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and the other leaders of the world’s seven largest economies met in Germany for wide-ranging discussions on the state of the world on Sunday and Monday. Climate and energy were high on the agenda with concurrent climate talks happening in Bonn and major negotiations set for Paris later this year. The G7 meeting has helped set the bar for Paris in a wide-ranging communiqué that...

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Australia – Down the Rabbit Hole

Australia – Down the Rabbit Hole

THE END OF THE FOSSIL-FUEL ERA? Monday, Jun 15th, 2015 By Senator Larissa Waters (When you read this don’t you wonder who lines the pockets of these government officials?) The world wants to end the fossil fuel era and move to the age of renewables. But Abbott’s attacks have seen jobs in the renewables sector plummet. All over the globe, governments and industries and entire nations are beginning the transition away from coal and...

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Solar for Papua New Guinea Highland Hospital

Solar for Papua New Guinea Highland Hospital

Over the years I’ve worked with William Wright, PE of PowerQuest WorldWide, Ltd a man who brings energy and vital equipment to hospitals in the developing world.  This year I was invited to help install a solar and battery backup system – in Papua New Guinea (PNG).  It was an amazing experience.  I am sharing it here because I can’t help myself (it was such an stunning adventure) and in the hopes of inspiring us all to look...

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Guardian Takes a Lead on Climate Change

Guardian Takes a Lead on Climate Change

From Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian: On Friday, I stepped down as editor of the Guardian. Six months ago, when I announced my decision, I said I had only one regret – that we had not treated climate change with the gravity and impact it deserves. Keep it in the Ground has been our attempt to change that. When I started 20 years ago, creating such a project would not have been possible. At the time, we were debating whether we should switch to...

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White House Roof

White House Roof

Solar power is an increasingly important building block on our path toward a clean energy future. Watch the video by clicking on the picture, for an inside look at the solar panels that were recently installed on the roof of the White House. (You may view it in full screen mode by clicking the brackets in its lower right corner.) To find out more, visit the White House‘s own web page on this...

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Solar Plane Crosses U.S.

Solar Plane Crosses U.S.

Solar plane crosses U.S., injects sexiness into the green conversation By Osha Gray Davidson From Grist May 22, 2013 Standing beside Solar Impulse — the world’s most advanced solar aircraft — in a hangar at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on a recent afternoon, Bertrand Piccard attempted to diagnose humankind’s biggest problem. We are being bored to death, he opined. “People talk about protecting the environment and it’s boring,”...

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