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Trump directs EPA to begin dismantling clean water rule

President Trumpstepped up his attack on federal environmental protections Tuesday, issuing an order directing his administration to begin the long process of rolling back sweeping clean water rules that were enacted by his predecessor.<p>The order directing the<p>Environmental Protection Agencyto set …

Obama Administration

Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “medical mystery of the first order,” scientists are baffled by the ability of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand upright without the benefit of spines.<p>Doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who …

Mitch McConnell

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in …

Renewable Energy

Tossing environmental rules won’t raise wages, no matter what the White House says

Shortly after Donald Trump was sworn in as president on Friday, the White House said that eliminating power plant climate rules, a clean water rule, …

A plan to make America 1953 again

It is axiomatic that if someone is sufficiently eager to disbelieve something, there is no Everest of evidence too large to be ignored. This explains today’s revival of protectionism, which is a plan to make America great again by making it 1953 again.<p>This was when manufacturing’s postwar share of …

Economics

Energy-Storing Train Gets Nevada Approval

One of the biggest challenges of the shift to renewable energy like solar and wind is energy storage. The wind or sun don’t always generate power …

Clean Energy

Disrupting Solar

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world's energy production could come from solar.<p>Today, the global oil and natural gas industry is about a $4 trillion business.<p>It's big money, and in the U.S., 67 percent of the electricity generated in 2015 was from fossil fuels (coal, …

Clean Energy

London passive house demonstrates that you don't have to trade BTUs for beauty

There are a lot of architects and designers who are not crazy about the Passivhaus or Passive House concept. It's based on hitting difficult targets …

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Options/Specs: Solar Panels, Fast Charging (regionally), Heat Pump And More

This week in New York Toyota debuted its 2nd generation Prius plug-in – the Prius Prime.<p>And while not a lot of specifics were given, a few of the …

Electric Vehicles

MIT creates solar cells that are as light as a soap bubble

A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled the lightest, thinnest solar cells in existence — so lightweight and flexible that …

Can Apple's $1.5bn green bond inspire more environmental investments?

Apple’s willingness to borrow billions to address the economic impact of climate change could pave the way for other businesses to do the same<p>On the surface, green bonds seem counter intuitive: why would a company willingly take on debt to finance environmental efforts? But Apple’s recent decision …

Green Bonds

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Irish county becomes first in English speaking world to make Passive House standard mandatory

There are perhaps a hundred and fifty Passive Houses in America today. The super-efficient building standard is big in Europe but a niche product in …

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Prices

SolarCity and Tesla Package First Solar-Storage PPA To Deliver Solar Energy On Demand in Kaua'i

Solar energy, which is increasingly the cheapest source of electricity is now addressing its’ Achilles heel by combining batteries that can discharge …

Solar Power

This House Follows The Sun Like A Plant To Soak Up More Solar Power

For these homeowners the sun is always shining (and the power is always flowing).<p>One of the many trials of solar power: Solar panels work best if they’re directly under the sun, and since the sun moves through the day, a fixed panel doesn’t work as well as it could most of the time. A new house …

Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy?

As oil prices bottom out and fossil fuels no longer offer strong returns, investment dollars are starting to move to renewable energy<p>Divestment – the decision to voluntarily reduce one’s fossil fuel investments – has been a hot button topic of discussion since 2011, when university students began …

Renewable Energy

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found

After decades of speculation and searching, a signal came through. It promises to change our understanding of the universe.<p><i>Note: On October 3, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics would be awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, three</i> …

Physics
Clean Energy

Solar shipping container charges & stores electric cargo bikes for zero emissions deliveries

<b>Combining solar power, battery storage, electric vehicles, and shipping containers, this local transportation and delivery solution pushes all of the</b> …

Clean Energy