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By Dame DC Cordova | http://www.SolarValleyChina.com The well-being / future of our children rests on how we will handle global energy needs. Wondrous articles to sparkle your imagination & explore Renewable Energy!

Top Trump Economic Adviser: Coal Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

Somebody should have told the president.<p>Donald Trump spent months promising miners that he’d make the ailing coal mining industry great again during his election campaign. But it seems one of the president’s top economic aides has other ideas.<p>Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Delays Final Decision On Paris Agreement Until Next Week

The White House could make the U.S. one of only three countries to reject the historic climate deal.<p>The White House will decide next week on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, the historic climate 2015 pact President Donald Trump vowed to withdraw from during his campaign last year.<p>In an …

Climate

Solar Energy’s Potential $2.8 Trillion Prize

A new projection put the opportunity in solar at $2.8 trillion and there's plenty of money to go around.<p>We are just beginning to scratch the surface …

Renewable Energy

Global Business Developer – Ambassador – Co–Dreamer – I Am Honored To Introduce You To Huang Ming And The Solar Valley.

<b>Thank YOU for your visit!</b><p>My name is Dame DC Cordova and I am honored to introduce you to Huang Ming and the Solar Valley.<p>I was first introduced to …

Why Patagonia Is Using 360-Video To Defend Bears Ears National Monument

Vice-president of marketing Cory Bayers talks about using brand creativity to spread the word about what's at stake for public lands.<p>Back in December, President Obama designated two new national monuments, protecting Bears Ears Buttes in southeastern Utah, and Nevada's Golden Butte, northeast of …

This Biodegradable Paper Donut Could Let Us Reforest The Planet

Called the Cocoon, this simple invention protects seedlings from harsh arid climates and reduces the amount of water they need to thrive—and boosts their survival rate by as much as 80%.<p>Environmental degradation is one of the "greatest environmental challenges of our time," according to the United …

Carbon Emissions In The U.K. Are Now As Low As They Were In 1894

The death of the coal industry has brought the country's pollution levels back to where they were before cars went into mass production.<p>In 2016, for the first time, wind farms in the U.K. generated more electricity than coal. As the coal industry continued its collapse—demand for coal dropped by …

How A Giant Processing Plant Eliminated Food Waste

After the radical realization that food waste is still food, Baldor's Bronx facility started diverting scraps away from landfill and into restaurants and juice shops, where they become perfectly edible ingredients.<p>Inside a massive warehouse in the Bronx, the food distributor Baldor processes a …

Pollution From Heating Our Homes Is Killing 10,000 In The U.S. Every Year

Maybe try a sweater?<p>After traffic, the biggest cause of air pollution in our cities is heating our homes. Whether we burn gas or oil, these residential combustion sources (RC) are a major cause of poor health. A new study, from Boston University, finds that it is killing 10,000 U.S. residents per …

A Shiny Border Wall That Pays for Itself

Resolving the political impasse between Mexico and the U.S. over a border wall requires innovative thinking. How about this: Presidents Donald Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto should work together to construct a “solar wall”—a massive string of photovoltaic panels—on the Mexican side of the border. …

Enrique Peña Nieto

Girls in India will receive solar lamps this International Women's Day for an important reason

This International Women’s Day, a South Korean conglomerate is planning bring light to thousands of kids in India.<p>Samsung India has announced that it will be distributing 10,000 solar lanterns to girl students in the country. Not-for-profit organization CAF India is also part of the initiative.<p>The …

India

Elon Musk’s former right-hand man is building a humongous $4 billion battery factory in Sweden

Lindsten / Nilsson<p>Last Fall, Peter Carlsson, former VP of Tesla’s Supply Chain, announced his plans to launch his own "gigafactory" in Sweden, in order to provide cheap, high-quality batteries.<p>Until yesterday, there were no further details on the project, regarding its name, location or …

Autos

Wind Generates Enough Electricity to Power 24 Million Homes

All of the new wind farms built over the past few years are making an impact: New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds the …

Renewable Energy

California just hit an incredible solar power milestone

Want to see the future of energy? Head west.<p><i>By</i> <b>Jeremy Deaton</b><p>California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) recently took a shot at Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, a …

Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China

UK leads Europe for solar growth despite drop in installations after government cut subsidies<p>The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show.<p>New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 …

Renewable Energy

Trump’s budget would get rid of Energy Star.

The government labeling program for energy-efficient appliances and consumer products is on the chopping block as the president tries to slash …

Oil stocks for solar?, Solar=grid stability in California, battery charging by light, more

Saudi Aramco selling $500B (?) in stock, investing $5B of it in solar – Groups representing $60 trillion (wow) in investment capital have pledged ‘to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors, known as ESG, into their investment decisions.’ Aramco is hoping to draw a slightly greater …

A Futuristic Peek Into Architecture Through The World Of Sci-Fi

<i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Adam Peterson.</i><p>The Fairy Tales competition challenges participants to imagine architecture as a storytelling medium, and the 2017 winners have impressive tales to tell. Created by Blank Space with the National Building Museum and the American Institute of Architecture …

Fairy Tales

Man-Made Earthquakes Threaten Millions Of Americans

Geologists suspect the fossil fuel industry is to blame.<p>Millions of people in Oklahoma and parts of Kansas face a “significant potential” for damaging earthquakes this year due to human activity, according to a new forecast from the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>The only other part of the continental …

Earthquakes

Climate Change Is Turning Minor Floods Into A Major Problem

The result of increasingly frequent “nuisance” flooding could be even more destructive than disasters like Katrina and Sandy.<p>It goes without saying that major natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, deservedly, tend to capture far more media attention than less extreme, more …

Climate Change

Here's What Hawaiian Airlines Is Doing To Help Fight Climate Change

Just "plane" smart.<p>Hawaiian Airlines is the first U.S. airline to join an innovative new research project in the fight against climate change.<p>On Monday, the airline announced it had outfitted one of its planes with a special monitor that will collect air samples and measure greenhouse gases during …

Airlines

15 ton supercomputer provides access to water, energy and the internet

A new machine called the Watly offers solutions to three of society's most important challenges – ensuring access to clean water, sustainable energy …

7 Ways Tesla Is Changing Everything

Rising From the Shadows<p>For much of the 20th century, Telsa was simply the last name of a brilliant man who died penniless after living much of his …

Energy storage can open doors to clean energy solutions in emerging markets

Also available in: French<p>For over a hundred years, electrical grids have been built with the assumption that electricity has to be generated, …

Energy

Wind energy supplied all of Denmark's power needs one day last week

Renewable energy can generate enough power for entire countries–a fact Denmark can confirm. Last week on Wednesday, the nation met all of its power …

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Ramping up Attacks on Electric Cars

On the Rise<p>Renewable energy has become increasingly popular as its applications have broadened. One particularly concrete application exists in the …

The Price of Solar Has Dropped 58% in the Last 5 Years

58 Percent Cheaper<p>According to a recent report by Australian non-profit the Climate Council, solar energy is now cheaper than retail power in most …

Can the World Beat Climate Change Without the U.S.?

For anyone with an interest in ensuring our planet remains livable, the news of late could not be more dire. Scott Pruitt, the head of the …

6 Countries Leading the Way in the Global Renewable Energy Boom

As President Trump transitioned into office, clean energy continued to overtake fossil fuels as the main source of new energy investments around the …

Renewable Energy