For the wind-curious and the renewable energy enthusiast, a new app puts over 12,000 wind farms at your fingertips, displaying specs, stats, and even pictures of the wind turbines. Wind farms, as an effective source for clean renewable power, are a key component in the move toward a more sustainable energy infrastructure, and can be […]
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The two renewable energy sources that are easiest to take advantage of for the average person are solar and wind power, and while they might both seem to be complex in nature, the fact of the matter is that the sun and the wind can be harvested for home energy use without a huge investment. […]
The search for ways to meet our energy needs whilst also making sure that we don’t strip the planet of its natural resources is something that more people than ever are becoming concerned with. The desire to cut back on emissions and reduce our carbon footprint is becoming a consideration in so many of the […]
The DESERTEC Concept is a development by a network of scientists, politicians, and economists from around the Mediterranean. The sole goal is to provide climate protection, energy security and development by generating sustainable power from the sites where renewable energy sources are most abundant. Energy is available in abundance and we have the technology to use it
You all know what Carrotmob is right? It is official antithesis of a “boycott”. The movement, founded by Brent Schulkin believes that instead of punishing business and boycotting their products, we can achieve greater good by giving businesses incentives to do good and do well. How? With our dollars of course!
The Carrotmob campaign is working with Thanksgiving Coffee company, an artisan coffee roaster in Northern California. The family-run company buys from small farms and cooperatives around the world, and already embrace cutting edge sustainability practices.
Thanksgiving has agreed to embark on this journey if people buy $150,000 worth of coffee through the Carrotmob website. The income they will generate from our campaign will prove that there is demand for wind-transported coffee and allow them to employ a researcher to determine how they can transition to wind-powered shipping.
Grupo Dragon recently placed an order for 28 wind turbines from Danish manufacturer, Vestas, for the new Los Altos wind farm in Jalisco, Mexico. Los Altos will be Mexico’s largest wind project after the one in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The project will have a total capacity of 50.4 MW, and is expected to reach completion by the second half of 2013.
The Energy Department’s new video series, “Energy in Our Community,” features small communities throughout the country that are striving to become more sustainable, are investing in the green economy, and are bringing the benefits of clean energy to local residents and workers. Iowa’s Luther College is becoming a model for its community in Decorah, Iowa, on reducing energy waste and by deploying clean, renewable energy projects campus-wide.
Some would associate Mexico with sun and beach, therefore fertile ground for a thriving solar energy sector. However, wind is Mexico’s most mature renewable energy sector.
Proof of this is the latest investment of $700 million in the Marena Renovables project in Mexico’s Isthmus de Tehuantepec in Oaxaca. According to a Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund (MMIF) press release, the 396 MW wind energy project is under development since March 2012. The project is expected to reach completion by the end of the year.
While the name is misleadingly old fashioned, bringing to mind a piece of wood and some paint advertising something quaint like a garage door repair service or an antique store, modern billboards do a lot more than that – which includes using a lot more energy than a piece of wood.
This is the first in a series of environmentally focused cartoons we wil be featuring from Seppo Leinonen a cartoonist from Finland. I met Seppo through Twitter @sepponet and loved his business oriented green cartoons – I think you will too!