How will demand response (DR) be compensated in wholesale energy markets under NY’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative in the wake of the DC Circuit Court’s decision vacating Order 745, and how will the bulk system respond to cuts in peak demand with the growth of distributed e
Click Green reports that research conducted by Washington State University shows people are key to energy efficiency and that educating them about the features of the buildings they work in is needed to maximize those savings. The research is the result of a meeting WSU graduate Julia Day went to one day in an officeRead More
This weekend’s deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions gave everyone at the talks in Peru what they came for - sort ofThere was one thing above all others that wealthy countries wanted out of the Lima negotiations, and that was a method of...
Last month Indonesia’s newly elected President Joko Widodo made the controversial decision to cut public fuel subsidies, which led to a 30 percent increase in the nation’s gas prices, prompting protests. Yet, investors have cheered Widodo’s decision. The country’s stock market has risen, its currency has rallied, and its bond yields have fallen in the weeks since the announcement.
If you are interested in climate change, you’ve probably heard of biochar. It’s basically charcoal, which is produced not through burning, but through heating biomass in the absence of oxygen. It has the amazing fertilizer qualities and when used in this way is actually carbon negative by sequestering carbon in the earth. The video, produced byRead More
Here, I round up what I believe to be the five most significant ‘revolutions’ that constitute the positive components of this phase shift, and whose inexorable evolution and proliferation offer profound opportunities for systemic transformation that benefits humanity, and the planet: information, energy, food, finance and ethics.
Seed activists can put a mark in the win column. Recently, the city council in Duluth, Minnesota passed a resolution supporting seed saving and sharing in the city (see video below of the council meeting).
The Technical Committee of the World Wind Energy Association has published the first World Wind Resource Assessment Report. The report gives a comprehensive overview of currently available wind resources assessment from most world regions. The total wind potential of the world, as identified by these existing studies, is 95…
Heating and cooling are not “nice-to-haves” in most areas of the U.S. – they are a necessity. However, this basic need creates a disproportionate burden on low-income families. Statistics vary on how much low-income families typically spend on their energy bills, but it’s in
Eighty-five percent of Brazilians live, work, and play in cities. As such, urban mobility is a fundamental driver of quality of life for the vast majority of the country, enabling access to jobs, healthcare, schools, and other everyday needs. In 2012, Brazil’s national government recognized this importance by enacting the National Policy on Urban Mobility, which requires cities with 20,000 residents or more to develop urban mobility plans in order to receive federal funding. At the same time, the federal Growth Acceleration Program (Programa de Açeleração de Crescimento [PAC]) has made US$ 57 billion available for 88 mid-size cities to develop and implement sustainable urban mobility plans.
A dearth of clean water, sanitation and safe hygiene in birth settings in the developing world is proving to be alarmingly deadly for mothers and newborns, according to a report published in the journal PLOS Medicine.