The Advance of Democratic Energy

The #1 solar utility – in Iowa?  Check out the latest from our Local Energy Rules podcast, where we interview the general manager of a small cooperative utility that’s setting records for solar per customer, and customer participation in local clean energy.  Also, I was on KFAI radio in Minneapolis this morning …

Earth Policy Institute: U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

  U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update116 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update September 10, 2013 Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It …

Mosaic Launches Solar Schools Program with New Project in Sunshine State First Project on University of Florida Housing Offers 4.4%* Return

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Inquiries: Lisa Curtis / 510-872-9269 / [email protected] / www.joinmosaic.com *Photos and logos are available at http://tinyurl.com/mosaic-pictures *VIDEO:http://bit.ly/10gNb41 Mosaic Launches Solar Schools Program with New Project in Sunshine State First Project on University of Florida Housing Offers 4.4%* Return OAKLAND, CA — (June 4, 2013) Mosaic, an online marketplace that connects investors to high-quality …

Mosaic Launches Solar Schools Program with New Project in Sunshine State

Media Inquiries: Lisa Curtis / 510-872-9269 / [email protected] / www.joinmosaic.com *Photos and logos are available at http://tinyurl.com/mosaic-pictures *VIDEO:http://bit.ly/10gNb41 Mosaic Launches Solar Schools Program with New Project in Sunshine State First Project on University of Florida Housing Offers 4.4%* Return OAKLAND, CA — (June 4, 2013) Mosaic, an online marketplace that connects investors to high-quality solar projects, has …

GEA release: Technological advancements paving the way for geothermal growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Shawna Seldon [email protected] 917 971 7852   Technological Advancements Paving the Way for Geothermal Growth   Preliminary results show an increase in 2012 year-end geothermal capacity   WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2013) – As the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) prepares to release its annual development report at theState of the …

Shale Gas as a Low-Carbon Energy Source for Europe

Shale Gas as a Low-Carbon Energy Source for Europe [Video] Posted: 10 Dec 2012 06:00 AM PST A Good Offense Is the Best Defense Posted: 10 Dec 2012 05:45 AM PST In my past posts I discussed examples of the transformation of the grid through a revolution in technology that …

Earth Policy Release – The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2012/update108 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update October 31, 2012 In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and …

Geothermal Power Heating Up Worldwide

GEOTHERMAL POWER HEATING UP WORLDWIDE www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2011/update98 By J. Matthew Roney Earth Policy Release Plan B Update June 16, 2011 In 1904, Italy’s Prince Piero Ginori Conti became the first person to use thermal energy from within the earth to turn on the lights—five of them, to be precise. Now, more …

Great that Yves Smith and her NAKED CAPTALISM blog have discovered EROI (Energy Return on Investment)!

An article from the Washington’s Blog Guest Post: It’s Not Just Alternative Energy Versus Fossil Fuels or Nuclear – Energy Has to Become DECENTRALIZED Posted: 20 Apr 2011 11:11 PM PDT Proponents for oil, gas, nuclear and coal claim that we must expand these risky and oftentimes deadly types of …