Renewable Power Milestone

Everyone – except people in the fossil fuel business, of course, wants to see cleaner energy, less expensive energy, more reliable energy. Here’s a status report that gives us a sense of what’s happening … not “likely to happen” or “will hopefully happen,” but is already happening … now.

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This exciting new international report shows that renewable energy now accounts for one-third of all global power capacity.

 

Good News Network

April 9, 2019

 

The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) earlier this week.… Keep reading

Killing the Electric Car Market

Change is difficult. Changing from major things that have shaped and become a part of our lives is even more difficult.  No matter how positive the change appears to be, and no matter how many credible testimonials you see, making the change yourself is still difficult.

The future of cars is electric; make no mistake about that. Over half of all new car sales in Europe are already electric … and the number is growing.  Because of their deadly air pollution, even India and China are converting as fast as they can to electric, which lowers the price even more.… Keep reading

“Sustainable Living” Communication

Here’s an unusual blog that I’m authoring, personally.

While I have a doctorate, I don’t claim to be brilliant.  (Just ask people who know me!)  So … I continue learning by regularly taking courses in areas of current interest that were not part of my career-focused undergraduate or graduate education. Last semester, I took a course in “Sacred Communication” out of the philosophy department at Christopher Newport University.  For my term paper, I decided to focus on defining what communication is “sacred,” what is not, and … why that matters.… Keep reading

FedEx Goes Electric

A lot of people I know are waiting to see when driving electric vehicles becomes practical. With virtually all inventions, some want to be the “first on their block” to get it, and some wait until it’s “proven.”  When it comes to the thin screen TVs, the transition may give us better entertainment pleasure, but it doesn’t affect our ability to live sustainably.

I’ve had an electric car for about five years now. It’s fun to drive and far less expensive to drive and to maintain. … Keep reading

Reforestation

Here’s an interesting perspective about what’s needed to stop the dire consequences of global warming. As we’re already feeling the effects of increased frequency and severity of storms, it’s safe to say that global warming is no longer just a theoretical model to be debated.  However, I do have a few comments afterwards.

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Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C

 

Adam Vaughan

The Guardian

9 Oct 2018

 

The boss of Shell has said a huge tree-planting

project the size of the Amazon rainforest

would be needed to meet a tougher global

warming target, as he argued more renew-

able energy alone would not be enough.Keep reading