Environmentalism

The world’s largest floating solar farm is producing energy atop a former coal mine

The Chinese city of Huainan is rich in coal—very rich. By one 2008 estimate, it has nearly a fifth of all of China’s coal reserves.<p>Now the city has become home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. Appropriately, it has been built atop a former coal mine, which had become a lake after being …

Renewable Energy

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.<p>Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations.<p>The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

Carpenter lives, works & travels out of this well-crafted bus conversion (Video)

Living in a tiny house isn't for everyone, but the ideas behind the tiny house movement are at least getting many people to question whether it's …

Sustainability

California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Spectators around the country are gearing up, eclipse glasses at the ready, for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. But another group — perhaps more anxious than eager — is preparing as well: the people who run California's electric grid.<p>California is home to almost half of all the solar power in the …

Sustainable Business

Kuwait's inferno: how will the world's hottest city survive climate change?

Malls and office complexes continue to spring up in Kuwait City, built by migrants often working illegally in soaring temperatures. But as oil and water reserves dwindle, the energy-guzzling citystate heads for an existential crisis<p>It is 9am and the temperature in Kuwait City is 45C and rising, but …

Climate Change

New Amazon Echo App Takes on Reducing Food Waste

Here's another thing Amazon Alexa, that doyenne of home and hearth, can do: Cut down on food waste.<p>A new Alexa app (or skill, in Amazon parlance) …

Local Food Movement

Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods – but they still don't buy the science

The small Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US to be fully submerged by rising sea levels – and yet locals, 90% of whom voted for Trump, still aren’t convinced about climate change<p>In 50 years, the region near where I grew up, Cameron Parish in south-west Louisiana, will likely be …

News (U.S.)

How accurate is Project Sunroof?

When Google's Project Sunroof—an online tool for assessing solar potential on your rooftop—launched last year in North Carolina, I quickly plugged in …

Sustainability

How Canadian Solar Inc. Makes Most of Its Money -- The Motley Fool

Building solar systems is a big business, but it's not more important than Canadian Solar's core manufacturing business.<p><b>Canadian Solar</b> (NASDAQ:CSIQ) …

Stocks

Greenland: how rapid climate change on world's largest island will affect us all

The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far from Disko Island where I …

Climate Change

EGEB: Wind/solar saving lives and $billions; Miami spending $1B wrong; SolarEdge + Eclipse; more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies – <i>Berkeley environmental engineer Dev Millstein and his colleagues estimate that between 3,000 and 12,700 premature deaths</i> …

Renewable Energy

Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic's vulnerable ice

Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high.<p>Once in the atmosphere, weather patterns are …

Climate Change

How and Where Solar Tariffs Would Disrupt the Solar Industry -- The Motley Fool

The U.S. International Trade Commission and Donald Trump could destroy most of the solar industry as we know it by the end of the year.<p>On Tuesday, …

Sustainable Business

'Trump Forest' on its way to sucking up America's extra emissions

People around the world have pledged to plant 250,000 trees to counter the US President's "disgraceful" decision to pull out of the Paris climate …

Climate

M&S is now donating leftover chilled food to charities and people in need

It's part of the retailer's commitment to reducing food waste<p>We hate the idea of food being wasted – especially when there are so many in need. So …

Local Food Movement

A new natural gas tanker makes an unaided passage from Europe to Asia — via the Arctic

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible due to global warming, energy firm Total said Thursday.<p>It is "the first commercial vessel to travel alone the Northern Sea Route, which permits …

Climate Change

Fracking Giant Sues Dimock Resident for $5M for Speaking to Media About Water Contamination

Ever since the dangerous consequences of natural gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing—popularly known as "fracking"—entered the national …

Water

Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The west is changing how it does summer | Ars Technica

The electricity industry at large can take pointers from a region working its grid hard.<p>This June, we received a letter from a reader asking why it …

Renewable Energy

AGL Energy wind farm helps turn clean energy wave into tsunami

The wave of wind, solar and battery energy investments across Australia is becoming a tsunami, with $11 billion of projects under way or set to begin …

Renewable Energy

Envisioning A Green Future Through ‘Green Credits’

'Green Credits' is a reward-scheme for environment-friendly behaviour, ideated by Dr. Ron Dembo, CEO of Zerofootprint, Toronto. In the following …

Sustainability

Fullerene Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and a Current Inverter

An international team of researchers has developed a photovoltaic cell based on a combination of magnetic electrodes and C60 fullerenes— sometimes …

Clean Energy

Solar blocks could replace solar panels on buildings

New solar technologies are developed all of the time, but lately it seems that the focus has been less on making the perfect solar cell and more on …

Clean Energy

Bengaluru residents told to stay indoors as toxic froth from lakes flows through city

Toxic froth has been filmed trapped in a river in Bengaluru. The froth had been pulled down from the near by lakes and is made up of many chemicals and untreated sewerage.

Pollution

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania

Wayne Lotter had received numerous death threats while battling international ivory-trafficking networks<p>The head of an animal conservation NGO who had received numerous death threats has been shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania.<p>Wayne Lotter, 51, was shot on Wednesday evening in the …

Environment

Renewable Energy Isn't Just Cutting Costs, It's Saving Lives

Clean Energy, Clean Air<p>Renewable energy is very much in the limelight these days, as country after country experience how these sources can keep at …

Renewable Energy

New Orleans to get hottest day this week: 109 heat index expected Friday | NOLA.com

<b>What to know:</b> Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m. Friday (Aug. 18), <b></b>according to a forecast from the <b>National Weather Service</b>. …

Climate Change

Tesla starts Australian “tiny house” tour to show off energy products

Tesla’s fully renewable ‘tiny house’ has started its tour of Australia, aiming “to educate the public on how to generate, store, and use renewable energy for their home.”<p>The tiny house is fitted with Tesla’s solar panels and a Powerwall, the company’s energy storage solution. A Model X will tow the …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Powerpacks are being considered by Taiwan following massive blackout

Taiwan recently suffered from a massive blackout that affected millions of households on the island, resulted in millions in damages, and ended up with the economy minister resigning.<p>Now the Taiwanese government says that it is reaching out to Tesla to consider a similar solution as the massive 100 …

Energy Storage

Groups to launch clean-energy lobbying blitz

America's clean-energy crowd is looking to shed its climate reputation and appeal more to a Republican-controlled Washington.<p>An unusually broad and …

Business

Rover Pipeline Sets Record for Environmental Violations

Energy Transfer Partners' controversial $4.3 billion Rover pipeline has more negative inspection reports than any other major interstate natural gas …

Environment