Green Living

Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

The 700 cows on Brett Reinford's dairy farm are making more than just milk.<p>Each day, the girls are producing 7,000 gallons of manure. And that smells exactly like you'd imagine. "We had gotten complaints from neighbors in the past that had said, 'Hey, it stinks too much. Can you do something about …

Farming

Britain goes a day without coal-fired power for first time since the 1880s

Natural gas, nuclear, wind, biomass, solar<p>Great Britain has gone an entire day without using electricity produced from coal for the first time since the industrial revolution says National Grid, the country’s energy utility.<p>The country has gone without coal-produced power numerous times before, but …

Renewable Energy

Britain just went 24 hours without using any coal for the first time in 135 years

The UK’s first 24 hours without using coal as part of its energy mix has been hailed “a watershed” moment.<p>For the first time since the industrial …

Renewable Energy

Wind blown: MidAmerican zeroes in on 100% renewable energy

CLOSE<p>Iowa is a national leader in wind power, ranking in the top 3 nationally for capacity, power produced and number of turbines.<p>MidAmerican's …

Renewable Energy

Britain has first day without coal power generation since industrial revolution

Britain went a full day without using coal to generate power, reports the BBC. It's the first 24-hour period of inactivity there since 1882, when the …

Renewable Energy

Using Third-Party Batteries Can Corrupt Your Video Files

Last week we were filming the second video ever using our new GH5s, and one of the cameras ran out of batteries in the middle of a take. At the time, …

Energy Storage

Six Reasons to Be Hopeful About Climate Change

<i>By Mike Bloomberg and Carl Pope</i><p>Through our work with cities, businesses and communities we believe there are more reasons than ever before to be …

Sea Level

This Earth Day, 100 percent clean energy is 100 percent possible

More than 25 U.S. cities, 12 countries, and at least 89 companies have all committed to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. That’s because …

Renewable Energy

Earth-friendly sneakers: New Reeboks are biogradable

Sneaker aficionados are used to choosing between high tops and low tops, laces and Velcro. But how about a sneaker with a sole made from corn?<p>By mid-fall, Reebok is planning to unveil a completely compostable sneaker designed to not cause harm to the environment when it’s created, or to pile up in …

Shoes

New approach may lead to high-power batteries

Scientists have developed a new approach that may lead to increase in the performance of high-power electrical storage devices such as car batteries …

Batteries

How Edison's customers might get power from a new utility

<i>A Southern California Edison sign outside the San Onofre Nuclear Plant.; Credit: Grant Slater/KPCC</i>Sharon McNarySouthern California Edison customers …

Biofuel

U.K. Energy Industry Faults May's Election Pledge to Cap Prices - Bloomberg

The U.K. energy industry opposes Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to impose limits on consumer bills as part of her Conservative Party’s …

Renewable Energy

General election 2017: Tories to pledge energy bill cap

<b>A cap on household energy bills will be included in the Conservative manifesto, a cabinet minister has said.</b><p>The party's plans could reportedly cut gas and electricity costs by £100 a year for 17 million families.<p>Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green told ITV they were different from a Labour …

Renewable Energy

Australia Says Chow Tai Fook’s Alinta Takeover Has Won Approval - Bloomberg

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd., the Hong Kong conglomerate best known for its jewelry stores, has won Australian regulatory approval to acquire gas …

Hong Kong

Climate Change Resolving Energy Dilemma Jigsaw Holds The Key For A Sustainable Future

The world today is facing an energy dilemma. Worldwide legislation is compelling all industries to make more environment friendly decisions. In April …

Climate Change

Boulder's long road to its elusive right to a municipal electric utility

In 1969, long before climate change was a major political issue, a 20-year franchise agreement between Boulder and the Colorado-based electric …

Biofuel

Tesla patent shows new way to automated high-speed charging with external cooling

The next generation of electric vehicle charging stations are coming and while most companies are focusing on getting the highest charge rate possible, Tesla is also looking to automate the charging process to prepare its infrastructure for its fully self-driving update.<p>A recently released patent …

SolarCity

Living off the grid

The tiny Scottish island that chose independence from the mainland<p>About 15 miles off the west coast of Scotland, a pitchstone wall rises out of the sea. Ringed with cliffs and topped by a formidable peak called the Sgurr, the island of Eigg isn't so much exposed to the elements here as it is square …

Renewable Energy

Affordable solar power is coming to low-income minority neighborhoods

Lower electric bills are the big attraction for financially stressed families<p>In the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Broadway Heights …

Renewable Energy

How Major Oil Compnay Total Could Be Building a Renewable Energy Giant

Total has quietly been building a big play in the renewable energy business.<p>Traditional energy companies like oil majors and utilities are starting …

Renewable Energy

This Week in Solar

The solar industry continues to go through ups and downs nearly every week, and this week was no different. There was another bankruptcy, but also some positive developments, continuing a mixed year depending on where you're looking in the industry.<p>Here are the notable news items for the week in …

Renewable Energy

Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams Science Deniers for 'Dismantling of Our informed Democracy'

Neil deGrasse Tyson has an urgent message for Americans, especially for some of our most powerful politicians.In a video posted April 19 on his …

Renewable Energy

Britain Has First Coalless Day Since 1880 - By Burning Even More Polluting Biomass Instead

A little happening nicely timed to intersect with Earth Day. The claim is that Britain’s power system got by without using any coal yesterday, Friday. Which it did and this is the first time this has happened since we started using coal in central power stations since the 1880s. Of course, there …

Renewable Energy

Upcoming solar flares could wreak havoc on Earth

A giant fissure has opened across the sun and is spewing rapid solar winds toward our planet.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory got wind of the …

Space

People are Roasting Rick Perry Following Friday's Three-City Power Outage

The prospect of simultaneous power outages in three of America’s largest, most plugged-in cities — New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — was …

Ted Cruz

What Cities Learned From Their First-Ever Group Purchase of Community Solar

The nation’s first-ever attempt to have municipal governments collectively buy power from community solar gardens was a modest success, according to …

Renewable Energy

Zambia turns to charcoal as hydroelectricity sources drain

Zambia has long relied on rainfall to generate electricity. But with climate change rapidly depleting water sources, people are turning to charcoal for their power needs, prompting calls to ban the black fuel.<p>As dropping rainfall levels continue to dry up many of the dams generating power in the …

Sustainability

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Energy Vampires

Knowing how to effectively and quickly protect yourself from energy vampires comes handy for all of us at some point or another. Each day we have a …

Self-improvement

17 Tips That'll Make Your Energy Bills A Lot Cheaper

Save your wallet <i>and</i> the environment.<p>Posted on April 21, 2017, 21:01 GMT<p>1. Switch to energy-saving bulbs.<p>NBC<p>These bad boys are cheap, easy to get your hands on, and will save you cash in the long run. Back in the day they were ugly spirals, but now you can get energy-efficient bulbs that look just …

DIY

Does the Solution to the Power Crisis lie in Wireless Space-based Solar Power?

Space-based Solar Power (SBSP) is a concept that’s been around since the 1970’s, but due to the large payload that’s needed to launch it into space, …

Clean Energy