Huffington Post: Only Renewable Energy Revolution Can Reverse Runaway Climate Change

in 100%, Mark Jacobson, Solar Power, Uncategorized, Wind Power

The recent United Nations Climate Summit’s (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way. Transitioning to an electrified world running on wind, water and solar power ONLY would get the climate back on track;… Read more »

CBC: Canadian Broadcast Corporation – Clean disruption? Stanford group plans for 100% green-energy future

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An environmental research team from the prestigious Stanford University in California has calculated exactly how Canada can move away from fossil fuels, transitioning to a totally clean-energy future through existing technologies. But the assertion that this transition is just over a decade away is the source of hot debate. Investment in renewables fell by half last year, Clean… Read more »

National Academy of Sciences: Cozzarelli Prize Recipients

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PNAS Announces Six 2015 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients WASHINGTON – The Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has selected six papers published by PNAS in 2015 to receive the Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Papers… Read more »

The Guardian: How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world’s top climate change champions

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Leonardo DiCaprio was a climate champion long before the actor wrapped himself in an animal carcass, vomited up raw bison liver, and risked hypothermia for his Oscar-winning role in Revenant. DiCaprio used his acceptance speech for best actor to urge a global audience to reject the “politics of greed”, and support leaders willing to take… Read more »

Origin Magazine: Climate Changers 30+ Top Thinkers and Doers

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These climate changers are reshaping the world to deal with the climate crisis. Article: S. Jacob Scherr In December 2015, the eyes of the world will be on Paris when the nations of the world gather for COP21—the twenty-first annual meeting to talk about updating and implementing 1992 treaty promises to curb emissions of carbon… Read more »

Clean Technica – Nevadans Fight For The Right To “Bring Back Solar”

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We have been covering the decision made by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Nevada for several weeks, talking about how 17,000 Nevadans who installed solar have had the rug pulled out from under them when the PUC killed net metering in the state. Solar companies, solar installers, activists, and average, everyday citizens of the Silver State… Read more »

Clean Technica: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy

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January 23rd, 2016 by Rogier van Rooij The idea of hitting 100% renewable energy (yes, energy, not just electricity) scares a lot of people. That is, a lot of people don’t think their cities or countries can achieve 100% renewable energy. However, a leading energy researcher at Stanford has led teams of researchers in order… Read more »

Rodale Wellness – The Solutions Project: Pure Power

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Think that 100 percent clean energy is impossible? According to activist actor Mark Ruffalo and his colleagues at The Solutions Project, it is possible and becoming more feasible every day. The Solutions Project is about finding real actionable and affordable ways to make clean energy happen for all Americans, one state at a time. Their main… Read more »

FastCo Exist: Leonardo DiCaprio Is Giving Away $15 Million To Environmental Causes

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Leonardo DiCaprio announced that his foundation will be give more than $15 million to fast-track cutting edge sustainability and conservation projects around the world, during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dicaprio, giving an acceptance speech for the Crystal Award, shared his astonishment at seeing ancient glaciers rapidly disappearing while traveling… Read more »

Rolling Stone: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Crusade

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Actor, activist, celebrity, concerned environmentalist and a man willing to brave subzero temperatures and “bear attacks” for his art — Leonardo DiCaprio is all that and more, and Rolling Stone writer Stephen Rodrick spent several days getting to know the movie star for our new cover story (on stands Friday). Tagging along with the 41-year-old DiCaprio… Read more »