GM is pledging to meet its electricity needs at all of its global operations with renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. The company’s global renewable energy manager, Rob Threlkeld, answers some questions about the company’s 100 percent renewable energy plans and what it will take to achieve its goal.
How does GM define this commitment? What does it mean to be 100 percent renewable?
The Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) approved the installation of one megawatt of solar generation in the right-of-way along Interstate 85 in Troup County, Ga., during a hearing on the Georgia Power Company’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
Investments in renewable energy have reached record levels and added capacity has set new highs, while costs have fallen. Last year, $286 billion was invested in renewable sources. That’s three percent higher than the previous record in 2011, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Although many would like to see a 100 percent solar transition, a less "painful" path will likely involve biomass, wind and other renewable technologies for many years to come.
Although solar electricity and wind energy are growing by leaps and bounds, they only provide a tiny fraction of today’s electrical demand. As global supplies of fossil fuel resources decline and as concern over global climate change increases, however, solar electric systems could become a major source of electricity, along with wind and a host of other renewable energy technologies. But is there enough solar energy to produce enough electricity to meet our needs?
VERGE microgrid to showcase the combined power of solar, wind, biomass and energy storage technologies available today
OAKLAND, California, September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ — A major conference and expo at one of Silicon Valley’s largest convention centers will utilize a 100% renewably powered microgrid to power the entire expo — modeling resilience, interoperability and the potential of today’s clean economy.
On display at this year's Solar Power International in Vegas, the Arc House is a Millennial's dream, not the lumbering McMansion of yesteryear.
I’m not a millennial, but I find myself intrigued by many of the things that seem to drive the interest and attention of that generation—smart technologies, clean energy, the circular economy, and tiny living.
LOS ANGELES, September 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Just Energy Solar is excited to announce our participation at this year’s LA County Fair taking place September 2nd - 25th. With so much concern about the environment and the alarming effects of climate change that we’re seeing, solar energy is becoming an increasingly desirable, viable and economical energy option.
Visit the Arc House, Booth SL43 in the Smart Energy Microgrid Pavilion
September 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, Solar Energy Trade Shows, and Jinko Solar invite you to an exclusive media event to view the Arc House, a revolutionary dwelling concept that exemplifies next-generation living.
The hand-crafted Arc House is a 100% solar-powered tiny home that combines the economy and simplicity of efficient living with cutting edge building science. The Arc House is smart, self-sufficient, and ready for anything!