Energy & Climate Action News

The Guardian - May 18, 2015

Construction of the first windfarm off the south coast of England will begin early next year, it has been announced.

The 400-megawatt Rampion windfarm, situated eight miles from the Sussex coast, could power up to 300,000 homes and will cost £1.3bn.

The Washington Post - May 01, 2015

Late Thursday, the glitzy electric car company Tesla Motors, run by billionaire Elon Musk, ceased to be just a car company.

State of California - April 29, 2015

New California Goal Aims to Reduce Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels by 2030
 

Grist - April 27, 2015

As California parches, people in the state have begun to ask tough questions. Will we be talking about rationing drinking water at some point? Will technology rescue us? Will farmers abandon the state’s great Central Valley?

The New York Times - April 21, 2015

Congress on Tuesday passed a bill focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings and water heaters, a move celebrated by both parties for breaking longstanding partisan gridlock.

Energy Manager Today - April 16, 2015

When you are the owner or manager of a food service business, using less energy for day-to-day operations becomes an important consideration.

PBS - April 13, 2015

GWEN IFILL: Climate change has prompted scientists to search for new ways to reduce greenhouse gases in all kinds of fields.
Now an Arizona inventor has discovered an alternative to the unlikely cause of fully 5 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Grist - April 08, 2015

In 10 years, Los Angeles plans to reduce per capita water use by 22.5 percent. It will no longer get any of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. It will turn public library lawns into urban gardens and lay out rain barrels like a city full of survivalist homesteaders.

Christian Science Monitor - April 08, 2015

Thanks to net metering — a practice that lets homeowners sell to utilities excess electricity generated by solar panels 

San Jose Mercury News - April 07, 2015

SAN JOSE -- Santa Clara County is moving forward with a plan to install fields of solar panels on 32 acres of property, which would make it one of the nation's top 10 on-site renewable users even as some environmental groups question using open space for the arrays. County leaders voted unanimou

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