By Meteor Blades The solar power companies of Florida said it. The Tampa Bay Times said it. The Miami Herald said it. The Orlando Sentinel said it. The League of Women Voters said it. The Green Party of Florida, the Libertarian Party of Florida, the Christian Coalition, the AFL-CIO, the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida, the Capital […]
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By Meteor Blades The three-year-old fossil-fuel divestment movement, initiated by Bill McKibben and other climate activists, has been fairly successful at getting institutions—foundations, municipalities, universities and pension funds—to divest fossil fuels from their stock portfolios. In fact, 509 divesters have shed fossil-fuel investments worth an estimated $3.4 trillion. The latest example is the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Although the […]
By Meteor Blades The 21st Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change will begin in Paris in four weeks. As in the past, there are both high hopes and jaded expectations for the outcome of COP21. Between then and now, We’ll be highlighting numerous and diverse outside essays and analyses as […]
As the cleanup of hurricane Sandy continues along its battered coastline, NY is going green, getting serious about clean energy and climate change. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $150 million per year in funding for the NY-Sun initiative, designed to quadruple customer-sited solar capacity in New York State. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), […]
Actually, they’re calling this misbegotten piece of political theater the No More Solyndras Act, but it amounts to the same thing. Because one solar power company failed (mostly because subsidies for Chinese solar power companies dropped the price of solar to the point that they couldn’t make a profit), the GOP says there should be […]
Tea Party leaders like to paint clean energy and climate action as issues that matter only to elite Democrats living in coastal cities. This claim would come as a surprise to the 38,000 autoworkers building fuel efficient cars in Michigan, the 80 companies involved in the wind supply chain in Iowa, and the more than 100,000 Americans working in the solar industry across the nation.
Why is the GOP trying to turn the bankruptcy of solar power company Solyndra into a big huge scandal? Sure, they want to embarrass the Obama administration, but more than that – it’s actually having real-world consequences for other solar projects.
The latest casualty: A project that would have installed solar roofs on military housing.
Ed: It’s good for consumers when solar cell prices go down, but it makes it harder for solar manufacturers to turn a profit. With solar prices dropping 30% in the current recession, solar company Solyndra, a recipient of a large chunk of stimulus cash, nevertheless went bankrupt last week… and now House Republicans want to […]
Lack of foreign investments owing to the global financial crisis and its own negotiating stance at climate talks could throw back India’s schedule to implement plans of setting up large scale solar energy projects.
India Has Financial Resources but Wants Developed Countries to Bear Full Cost of its Solar Energy Program
Indian government is eying international financial resources to fund its solar energy project even as it possesses adequate financial resources of its own.
The Indian government has failed to announce any funding schemes for the massive clean energy plans it unveiled in its National Action Plan on Climate Change.
Cities around the world should use a mix of energy efficiency measures and affordable renewable energy schemes to reduce their carbon emissions.
Scotland plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 42 percent by 2020 from 1990 levels, the most by any country.
As part of its National Action Plan on Climate Change, India plans to give out $100 billion as subsidies to speed up solar energy production over the next 20 years.
The United States must take the opportunity of this economic downturn to invest aggressively in renewable energy projects and reduce its dependence on foreign supplies of fuel.