With California leading the way mandating all new residential construction meet strict “net zero emissions” standards beginning in 2020, the home of the future is almost here.
Given rising prices, dwindling supply and environmental hazards, the United States desperately needs to reevaluate its relationship with oil…
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.
Earlier this week, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced an amendment to the Senate Energy Bill calling for the inclusion of Clean Energy Victory Bonds. These bonds would allow regular people across the country to do their part to invest in our nation’s clean energy future. Modeled after war bonds, which raised billions of dollars during World War […]
Strong winds up and down the East Coast could power our energy future. Offshore wind is one of the most promising means of supplying clean, steady electricity that doesn’t suffer the intermittency of much renewable energy. On the East Coast, offshore wind is the “largest renewable energy resource that can help make an impactful difference […]
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 […]