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Africa could lead world on green energy, says IEA head - World Energy Report 2015 predicts Africa could be the first to power economic growth with renewable energy while India becomes one of the world’s biggest energy consumers…
Power Local Green Jobs Action: http://eqat.org/our_campaign
New CDP report says corporations have passed an important business tipping point with 89 percent of companies having activities to reduce GHG emissions. This is compared to less than 50 percent five years ago… https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/CDP-USA-climate-change-report-2015.pdf
NextGen Climate America’s new report “economic modeling conducted by ICF International, shows that the transition to a clean energy economy will drive economic growth for decades, creating well-paying jobs and increasing household incomes...”
The International Energy Agency’s The World Energy Outlook 2015 report says that there’s a clear sign that an energy transition is underway.” … “renewables contributed almost half of the world’s new power generation capacity in 2014 and have already become the second-largest source of electricity (after coal).”… http://ecowatch.com/2015/11/10/renewables-to-overtake-coal/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=34889b2455-Top_News_11_10_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-34889b2455-85954881
Groundbreaking Ruling: State Has Constitutional Obligation to ‘Stem the Tide of Global Warming’…In a landmark decision, Judge Hill declared “[the youths’] very survival depends upon the will of their elders to act now, decisively and unequivocally, to stem the tide of global warming … before doing so becomes first too costly and then too late.” ... http://ecowatch.com/2015/11/20/stem-tide-climate-change/?ut
GM, TARDEC to modify Chevy Colorado to run on hydrogen The Detroit News - “Hydrogen fuel cell technology is important to GM’s advanced propulsion portfolio, and this enables us to put our technology to the test in a vehicle that will face punishing military duty cycles,” said Charlie Freese, executive director of GM’s global fuel cell engineering activities, in a statement... http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2015/11/19/gm-tardec-modify-chevy-colorado-run-hydrogen/76038668/
Things to be grateful for on the environment front like the stopping of Shell Arctic drilling project and the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline:
So strange - the links were here then they disappeared. Here they are again:
“Toyota… says sales of gasoline- and diesel-engine cars will be near zero by 2050” - http://www.wsj.com/articles/toyota-maps-out-decline-of-conventionally-fueled-cars-1444824804
Scientists Turn Green Algae Into Biofuel at $50 a Barrel + exploited an alloy that can deliver a colossal pulse of electric power when you kick it. - ecowatch.com/2015/10/08/green-algae-biofuel/
Micro photosynthetic power cells - A team of researchers from the Optical Bio Microsystem lab at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, have invented and developed micro-photosynthetic cell technology that can harness electrical power from the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae - http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/ws-mpp100215.php
“The world’s most influential banker says an orderly switch from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid turmoil on world stock markets.” – a few links to stories about Mark Carney’s impressive switch:
Mark Carney wants business to calculate the fossil fuel future www.cbc.ca/news/.../carney-warning-fossil-fuel-analysis-1.3250294 CBC.ca
“Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point” - It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants. - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-06/solar-wind-reach-a-big-renewables-turning-point-bnef
Check out the Climate Central maps showing Philly's best and worst flooding scenarios depending on what we do about climate change. Even in the best case - with extreme carbon reduction - so long to anything along the river front - including refineries! And if we keep on spewing petro pollution - well I hope in anyone southeast of Frankford Ave and/or Lombard St you've got your water wings handy...
Where’s the lawsuit!?
I did an editorial about this on Planet Philadelphia this Friday – but seriously folks I think we gotta case!
Read the story on philly.com:Exxon's own research confirmed fossil fuels' role in global warming
Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions.http://www.philly.com/philly/busines/Exxons_own_research_confirmed_fossil_fuels_role_in_global_warming_.html
German Architect Andre Broessel says he can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”…allowing twice the yield of a conventional solar panel – as an artist, of course, I was attracted because and the prototype’s amazingly cool looking – http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/spherical-sun-power-generator/
Artifical leaf… uses cheap, readily available materials, solar power, and water to make energy and the system pumps up out hydrogen with more efficiency than anything that's gone before. A quote: "It effectively becomes an energy storage solution," "That hydrogen can then be used in a fuel cell to regenerate the electricity—so we just effectively stored the energy and regenerated it again… Or it could be used for fuel cell hybrid car, like Toyota's new Mirai” - http://www.fastcoexist.com/3050712/a-record-breaking-new-artificial-leaf-makes-power-from-sun-and-water
Edible Battery - Professor Jay Whitacre, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburg - non-toxic battery to store excess solar and wind energy… according to Professor Whitacre in this story, his battery is safe enough to eat and drink and it’s inexpensive - made out of nothing more than salt water and other simple components - it’s intended for big power farms that could soak up excess electricity during the day — storing power for when the sun’s down - http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/jay-whitacre-and-the-edible-battery/60826
“People's Climate Music” tour - HOME (Heal Our Mother Earth) - “The tour is bringing awareness of climate injustice to urban communities and people of color,” said the Rev Lennox Yearwood, CEO of Hip Hop Caucus and organizer of the tour. “It’s broadening the current climate movement.” - http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/common-ne-yo-go-green-on-hip-hop-benefit-album-home-20141223
From the country that gave us the Statue of Liberty – French company called New Wind is putting tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Viva La France!
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