Hydrogen Power! Rinaldo Brutoco… Social Engineer for the Future

Hydrogen Power! Rinaldo Brutoco… Social Engineer for the Future In an open interview last night, Rinaldo Brutoco displayed his range and depth of knowledge and currency with the key issues of today. His credibility lies in the fact that he has been a successful inventor, the backer and long term …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Bypassing the Power Grid

I spent most of last week on the West Coast with the family (and even went for a ride in the redwoods on an early 20th century steam train), but I came across a terrific video from EnergyShouldBe on why baseload power sources like coal and nuclear are incompatible with a largely …

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 …

‘Liconomics’: China’s Green Revolution Arrives

Hat tip to Paul H. Ray for this  news . Encouraging , except to see the Chinese still wasting billions on nuclear power , the stupidest , most wasteful, dangerous and expensive way to  boil water !   As we report in our Green Transition scoreboard® Update , coming out  August …

World Future Council: “An unbearable inheritance to future generations”

Press release – for immediate release   “An unbearable inheritance to future generations” Global coalition of “Alternative Nobel Prize” laureates and members of the World Future Council condemn nuclear power expansion plans   Hamburg, July 16th 2013: A global coalition of laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the …

World Nuclear Electricity Generation Down 5 Percent Since 2006

World nuclear electricity-generating capacity has been essentially flat since 2007 and is likely to fall as plants retire faster than new ones are built. In fact, the actual electricity generated at nuclear power plants fell 5 percent between 2006 and 2011. In 2011, following Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, 13 …

Awesome Graphs Today’s Relevance of Solar and Wind Power in Germany

Awesome Graphs ? Today?s Relevance of Solar and Wind Power in Germany Posted: 12 Jun 2012 09:46 AM PDT I found these awesome graphs and charts that illustrate the electricity production patterns of solar and wind power in Germany in 2012. They are being published by the Fraunhofer ISE and …

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2011/wotech9_ss3 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Book Byte June 9, 2011 WOTE ThumbOne key component of the Plan B climate stabilization strategy is solar energy. Solar is even more ubiquitous than wind energy and can be harnessed with both solar photovoltaics (PV) …

No nukes, No problem: Germany’s rapid transition to renewables

No nukes, No problem. Germany is proving a rapid transition to renewable energy is possible ClimateProgress.org: 16 May 2011 06:52 AM PDT Within four decades, one of the world?s leading economies will be powered almost entirely by wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal power. Stephen Lacey: As Germany is showing, …

Common Sense on Energy Investments, from Natural Logic

March 2011 Dear Hazel, With all the turmoil and uncertainty in the world these days, you’ll need a clear eye and a steady hand to chart your course, read the signs, and make it go. In this and succeeding newsletters (and my blog and tweetstream), I’ll be sharing some thoughts …