Interview: ecobeco Founder Brian Toll Talks remodeling old houses for energy efficiency, comfort and health and building new homes to greener standards.
Is so-called cleantech (alternative energy and related sectors) still the next big thing for American venture capitalists?
For the second year in a row, wind and solar accounted for roughly two-thirds of new U.S. generating capacity, while natural gas and nuclear made up most of the rest.
Most of us would like to help save the world by taking green actions, but often it’s just too much trouble. We are busy and distracted and, beyond recycling and buying a fuel-efficient car, aren’t sure what to do next. And those who take the imposing step of looking into solar are faced with contradictory […]
EarthTalk’s Ethan Goffman caught up with Karl Gawell, Executive Director of the Geothermal Energy Association, to find out more about the promise of geothermal as a carbon-busting alternative to fossil fuel derived power… Or read the transcript below… Earth Talk: So briefly, why is geothermal such a useful source of energy and what does it provide […]
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on the controversial Cape Wind project off Cape Cod in Massachusetts? — Mitchell Barstow, Bern, NC First proposed in 2001, the Cape Wind Project aims to put 130 wind turbines across 24 square miles of Horseshoe Shoal almost five miles offshore of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod to generate some 1,500 gigawatt hours of electricity per year from clean, renewable wind […]
Just a few years ago, many people found the possibility of solar powered roadways absurd. However, several scientists now believe the idea has real potential. Scott and Julie Brusaw came up with the idea eight years ago as a way to reduce greenhouse gases. Their company, Solar Roadways, builds glass-topped solar panels that can withstand […]
Two cutting edge non-profits, Amory Lovins’ Rocky Mountain Institute and Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, have teamed up on a project called Creating Climate Wealth—The Ten Island Renewable Challenge. The goal is to show the world what’s possible and set an example for moving toward a renewable energy future. More than a dozen Caribbean islands—Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, […]