THE CLEAN ENERGY MASTERMIND Job: Professor of civil and environmental engineering, Stanford Age: 50 Reps: Stanford, CA Follow: @mzjacobson Green cred: As a specialist in climate modeling and alternative energy, Jacobson has spent much of his career trying to understand, and find solutions to, global warming. He thinks the U.S. is now equipped with the necessary… Read more »
By Christopher Flavelle Another round of United Nations climate talks started this week in Paris, and they face a fundamental problem. Most scientists agree that potentially catastrophic climate change can’t be stopped except by keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial average. Yet even if each country cuts emissions as… Read more »
Original story here Leonardo DiCaprio has joined a growing consortium of investors that is breaking ranks with fossil fuels. The movie star tweeted that he joined the ranks of Divest Invest. And he’s not alone. The divestment movement, according to a report from Arabella Advisors, has grown to 2,040 individuals and 436 institutions from 43… Read more »
By Mark Ruffalo; Original story here For a long time, everybody thought of solar panels as something only rich people could afford. But when you think about it, the fuel — sunlight — is free. So if you can make the equipment affordable and accessible, in theory, solar should be a great option for all… Read more »
By Mark Ruffalo; Original story here It’s Earth Day’s 45th birthday, and this little holiday is all grown up. Caring for the planet and making sure we leave it in good shape for our children has moved from a fringe concern for a few to a mainstream interest for most, from big corporations to small-town… Read more »
Op-Ed written by Mark Ruffalo; Original story here Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out. By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt our climate, they are showcasing the single most practical way to tackle climate… Read more »
Billy Parish and Mark Ruffalo talk to Adam Shapiro about Mosaic, the benefits of solar and energy independence on Fox Business.
At the 2012 Nantucket Project ideas festival, Mark Ruffalo took the stage along with professor Mark Jacobson and banker Marco Krapels – his partners in a campaign to make the cultural and economic case for ending our dependence on fossil fuels and switching to alternative energy sources like wind and solar. See the full presentation here.
Mark A. Ruffalo, Marco Krapels and Mark Z. Jacobson: give a presentation at Google: How to Power the World with Wind, Water and Sunlight. See the complete video on YouTube.