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News & items relating to the Transition Movement and Network; especially items related to alternative currencies and economic models, permaculture, and sustainability.
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Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
The cost of electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted, making it cheaper than coal or natural gas in some places.
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Solar power is growing so fast that older energy companies are trying to stop it

Solar power is growing so fast that older energy companies are trying to stop it | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
The battle over solar power in the US, explained.
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Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
Giles Parkinson: As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it's used. Centralised, coal-fired power is over
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U.S. Solar Jumps 41% in 2013 Driven by Residential Demand

U.S. Solar Jumps 41% in 2013 Driven by Residential Demand | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
Demand for U.S. solar power increased 41 percent last year driven by record growth in residential projects, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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This Is What the Utility Death Spiral Looks Like : Greentech Media

This Is What the Utility Death Spiral Looks Like : Greentech Media | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
In Germany, utility revenues are spiraling down the rabbit hole. Will American power companies follow?

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Utilities can’t stop the solar revolution, according to former Duke Energy CEO

Utilities can’t stop the solar revolution, according to former Duke Energy CEO | The World in Transition | Scoop.it

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We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970

We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970 | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
A study comes to the radical conclusion that we should probably stop killing everything on earth.
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Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change | Need to Know | PBS

Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change | Need to Know | PBS | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
The noted author and inventor predicts that in 20 years, we'll be meeting all our energy needs with solar power.
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A must read article!!!  The premiere tech-guru of our generation speaks out on solar energy, vertical farming, and much more.

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Robert Howes's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:27 PM

This planet needs its trees back. We have removed a trillion trees over the last few thousand years and we need to replant them wherever they will grow.

William Volk's curator insight, July 13, 2014 6:56 PM

He looks at the rate of growth in solar energy and comes to a good conclusion.

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Germany produces half of energy with solar - The Local

Germany produces half of energy with solar - The Local | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
Germany produced a record 50 percent of its electricity needs through solar panel at the start of June, breaking a huge milestone on its march to renewable ener

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Like i've been saying... solar is the future ladies and gents.

All we need to do is keep the utility companies from blocking it.

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Seattle Building Massive Edible Forest Filled with Free Food

Seattle Building Massive Edible Forest Filled with Free Food | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
Taking urban garden to the next level, Seattle, Washington has officially broken ground on a dedicated seven acre area of city land set to be converted into an "edible forest" that will produce free food for the city's residents and visitors, human or otherwise.
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The Temporary Worker and the Future of Society


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PV window invention could turn skycrapers into giant solar power stations > Data > Research | Click Green

PV window invention could turn skycrapers into giant solar power stations > Data > Research | Click Green | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
A breakthrough in solar technology could enable the exterior of skyscrapers to be built entirely of toughened, efficient electricity-generating glass.

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Boulder, Colorado Fighting to Take Control of Their Energy

Boulder, Colorado Fighting to Take Control of Their Energy | The World in Transition | Scoop.it
In a movement that started several years ago Boulder, Colorado has been attempting to take the control of their local energy supply away from the private utili…
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Inspiring. We need to see a LOT more of this kind of thing.

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