Villages face the bulldozer as one of Europe’s renewable energy leaders leans more heavily on an old habit.
The German village of Atterwasch is tiny, its single street lined with sturdy brick and stone houses. The village has a single church whose bells peal out at noon each day, a small volunteer fire department, and a cemetery with a special section devoted to German soldiers who died nearby in the closing months of World War II.
Atterwasch may soon be gone.
Vattenfall, a Swedish energy company, hopes to relocate the village and its residents in order to strip-mine the ground underneath for lignite, or "brown coal."
HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that its Energy Services division has been awarded a contract to provide coal combustion product marketing and onsite landfill management services to American Electric Power (AEP) at three of its power plants in the Texas-Oklahoma region. Under the contract, Waste Management’s FlyAshDirect division will market fly ash, a substance generated during the combustion of coal, for reuse.
Last week on Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise spoke to Adam Browning, the executive director of Vote Solar, a non-profit organization that advocates for solar power adoption. This week, the second part of his discussion with Browning. We discuss the lessons we can learn from success stories like the German solar industry as well as high-profile flops like Solyndra.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at COMMIT!Forum 2012, Part 4
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sat down with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum in New York. In an extended interview, Kennedy discusses his career in the environmental movement and the impacts of business on the planet. He explores the roots of environmental problems, analyzes the current situation and offers solutions for creating a healthy, prosperous future for society and the natural world.
2012 was the year when the subject of energy moved from the business and science news sections of newspapers and Web sites to the front and home pages. Top energy stories for the year include a Citigroup report that projects the U.S. as becoming energy self-sufficient in the next ten years; the recording of the highest average gas prices for any year—$3.52 a gallon; continuing controversies over the use of coal and nuclear energy, the Keystone XL pipeline, and fracking; and the recording of the lowest U.S. carbon emissions in 20 years.
The Center for Resource Solutions has announced that EU Services, a direct mail printer and services provider, has joined the Green-e Marketplace. EU has purchased enough certified renewable energy certificates to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for its printing facility and headquarters. The certificates are verified by Green-e Energy, the leading renewable energy certification in the U.S.
Interview with Jack Darin of the Illinois Sierra Club
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In 1892, conservationist John Muir, along with many of his supporters, founded the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org/) continues to tackle our Nation’s – and the world’s – most pressing environmental issues. The Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign (http://www.beyondcoal.org/) strives to move the United States away from coal-powered energy and toward renewables, such as solar and wind. So far, the Beyond Coal campaign has stopped over 150 proposed coal-fired power plants!
Last week’s Presidential debate was supposed to showcase the differences between President Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney. But between Romney’s radical move to the center and Obama’s lackluster performance, the two seemed to agree more than they disagreed.
Latest data on top 100 power producers show declining SO2, NOx and CO2 emissions and increasing use of energy efficiency and renewables
(3BL Media) Boston, MA – July 31, 2012 – A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers demonstrates the impact of the electric power industry’s current transition to cleaner energy sources.