“New transmission lines required to avoid curtailment”

“UNITED STATES: A new report from the Department of Energy (DOE) has found that if a small amount of transmission capacity can be added the US grid network, curtailment can be significantly reduced.” http://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1420468/new-transmission-lines-required-avoid-curtailment

“India on track to beat its Paris targets years ahead of schedule, according to government report”

India is “on a path to meeting its Paris commitments several years early.” If more places and nations step up to using renewable resources, sustainability may well be possible. But in order to do this, we must make… Read More

“The South Kicks Off the New Year with a New Power Source: Wind”

“Thanks to advances in turbine tech, the first commercial-scale wind farm in the Southeast is about to get whirring.” Wind farms, and other similar renewable energy projects, are vital to achieving sustainability. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/south-kicks-new-year-new-power-source-wind?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=socialmedia

“The Biggest Clean Energy Advances in 2016”

“Bionic leaves, a hot solar cell, and other picks for the most notable renewable energy strides in 2016.” https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603275/the-biggest-clean-energy-advances-in-2016/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=atlantic

“City of Las Vegas reaches clean energy goal”

Municipal facilities’ powered by 100% renewable sources. We need more and more projects like this in order to achieve sustainability. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/las-vegas/city-las-vegas-reaches-clean-energy-goal

“World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind”

“Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity.” It has surpassed other types of renewable and nonrenewable resources. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-15/world-energy-hits-a-turning-point-solar-that-s-cheaper-than-wind

“NRG’s carbon capture plant fully operational”

It is better to capture the carbon than not capture it, but we’ll have to wait and see if this shows be a wise strategy to use during our transition to cleaner, renewable sources of power. http://fuelfix.com/blog/2017/01/10/nrgs-carbon-capture-plant-fully-operational/

“Google Plans to Be 100 Percent Renewable Next Year”

Having business lead the way is great, but it will only go so far. We need more companies and more people to make actions such as these. Make HASTE! http://www.climatecentral.org/news/google-100-percent-renewable-energy-20944

“Climate Change Is Raising Flood Risk in the Northern U.S.”

Flood risk and water supply analyses have historically been performed based on the assumption that the climate remains statistically stationary.  Our basis for water supply infrastructure and flood insurance is, therefore, fundamentally flawed. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-is-raising-flood-risk-in-the-northern-u-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

“This twisted carbon-eating tower is rising in the East”

This is a beautiful concept, and it is great to raise awareness, but one must wonder if it is a cost effective way of reducing carbon dioxide. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/architecture/vincent-callebaut-tao-zhu-yin-yuan/