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‘Attenborough effect’ leads to 53% drop in single use plastic in 12 months
42% of consumers say products that use sustainable materials are important when it comes to their day-to-day purchases.
greenEconomy  win  popularism  popularStupidity 
7 days ago by joeybaker
Majority of coal plants are uneconomic to nearby wind, solar, report finds
Nearly three quarters of U.S. coal generators cost more to operate last year than replacing them with renewables within 35 miles, according to a report from Vibrant Clean Energy and Energy Innovation.
greenEconomy  win 
24 days ago by joeybaker
Renewables In Britain To Overtake Fossil Fuels By 2020
Renewable electricity is on track to overtake fossil fuels to become the dominant source of electricity generation in Britain by 2020 according to a new report from British power analysts EnAppSys
greenEconomy  win 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Solar and wind are booming, while coal keeps shrinking
The boom in solar and wind power in the United States will deal a fresh blow to coal country in the next few years.
greenEconomy  win 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Colorado could save $2.5B through 2040 by replacing coal with clean energy: report
The study from Vibrant Clean Energy also found coal plant owners could recover up to $1.5 billion in undepreciated asset value if they facilitate a voluntary phased retirement of their facilities.
greenEconomy 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Texas has enough sun and wind to quit coal, Rice researchers say
Texas is one of the only places—potentially in the world—where the combined natural patterns of wind and sun could produce power around the clock.
greenEconomy 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Two US electric utilities have promised to go 100% carbon-free—and admit it’s cheaper
Platte River Power Authority said it was just an admission of economic realities, not a political statement.
greenEconomy  win 
december 2018 by joeybaker
It's now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running
Competition is pushing the cost of solar and wind energy to record lows, according to Lazard
greenEconomy  win 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Purple bacteria can turn sewage into clean hydrogen energy while reducing carbon emissions from waste treatment.
The new method reduces carbon emissions and turns wastewater treatment plants into green generators. A significant downside to wastewater treatment plants is their carbon footprint. Now, researchers have found a way to reduce carbon emissions from sewage and produce hydrogen energy at the...
greenEconomy  climateChange  scienceAdvancement  win 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Big Oil claims it's doing its part to combat climate change. A new study finds it's not even close.
Despite years of claims about clean investment, the world’s largest oil companies have contributed just 1% to green energy in 2018.
corporateLies  greenEconomy 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Denmark to label food according to effect on climate
New labelling on food packaging will enable consumers in Denmark to see the effect of their shopping on the environment.
greenEconomy 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Costa Rica Surpasses 98% of Clean Energy Generation for Fourth Year in a Row
Costa Rica surpassed the fourth consecutive year producing 98% of clean energy generation in its National Electric System (SEN). On Wednesday, October 3, the electricity generated from renewable sources: water, wind, Geothermal, biomass and solar, have represented 98.15% of the total energy produced in the country. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) projects that for the rest of the year the thermal backup will be used in a minimum or might not even be necessary. Which means that the accumulated percentage of renewable energy generation for the year remains over 98% and it could increase slightly. The regulation reservoirs the...
greenEconomy  win 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Wind energy the new 'cash crop' for Colorado farmers
For more than a century, Jan and Virgil Kochis’ family has farmed wheat, corn and other cash crops on 10,000 acres of pasture and farmland near Matheson in Elbert County.
greenEconomy  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker
“Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has pledged to convert its operations in the United States, Europe and China to using only solar and other renewable energy by 2020.”
Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has joined global companies that are promising to increase use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming
greenEconomy  win 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Air contamination drops by 30% in China
WHO database lowers Beijing’s particulate ranking from 40th worst in world to 187th, as coal plants flagged as key culprit
greenEconomy  authoritarianism  win 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Within a year of eight coal- and oil-fired power plant retirements, the rate of preterm births in mothers living close by dropped, finds new study on air pollution.
Within a year of eight coal- and oil-fired power plant retirements, the rate of preterm births in mothers living close by dropped, finds new study on air pollution.
greenEconomy  healthcare  win 
may 2018 by joeybaker
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