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 …

Offshore Wind Development Picking Up Pace

Offshore Wind Development Picking Up Pace J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2012/update106 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update August 16, 2012 Wind power is the world’s leading source of renewable electricity, excluding hydropower, with 238,000 megawatts of capacity installed at the start of 2012. Thus far, almost all of this wind power …

World Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

WORLD WIND POWER CLIMBS TO NEW RECORD IN 2011 J. Matthew Roney www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C49/wind_power_2012 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator March 14, 2012 Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, …

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 …