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 …

Malaysia Aims for 5.5% Renewable Energy Share in Installed Capacity by 2015

Malaysia Aims for 5.5% Renewable Energy Share in Installed Capacity by 2015 Posted: 12 Oct 2012 01:29 PM PDT With a goal to achieve 40% cut in carbon emissions by 2020, the Malaysian government plans to increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy mix to 5.5% by …

Earth Policy Release – Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

On May 5, 2012, Japan shut down its Tomari 3 nuclear reactor on the northern island of Hokkaido for inspection, marking the first time in over 40 years that the country had not a single nuclear power plant generating electricity. The March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear …

Australian Solar industry celebrates grid parity

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/solar-industry-celebrates-grid-parity/2875592 Solar industry celebrates grid parity PM Matt Peacock, staff ABC Updated September 07, 2011 20:44:44 The [Australian] Photovoltaic Association says the drop in cost of producing power from solar panels has made solar power competitive with coal-generated grid power. Solar power generated by photovoltaic cells on Australian rooftops has …