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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