Our friends at NC WARN on the passing of a truly great man. Click here for their comments.
We post our news and reflections on energy, and we also like to repost pieces that we find relevant to community-owned renewable energy. Topics touch on policy, finance, energy politics, case studies, breakthroughs, trends, electric vehicles, as well as the broader social, economic, and maybe even metaphysical dimensions of energy.
Upcoming Seminar from the NC Council of Churches – Loving God’s Creation: Fully Integrating Creation Care with the Church’s Mission and Ministry
Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:00am – 4:30pm Congregational United Church of Christ 400 W. Radiance Dr. Greensboro, NC Cost: $25 / $15 student (limited scholarships available) CLICK HERE for more information and/or to register. You may also want to read this interview with Reverend Sally Bingham of Interfaith Power and Light.
For coverage of the event visit this Warren Wilson Blog, HERE.
If you’re curious about the community driven solar opportunity’s that exists for a renewable energy minded citizen or are wondering how different community developed solar models compare, have a look at the new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), Community Solar Power: Obstacles and Opportunities. Here’s a brief summary of the report from
This from our friend Richard Fireman, M.D. in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times– In reference to the things we can and should do now as the climate bakes, he puts it to all of us here and now, and asks us to act now for our children and grandchildren. “Even if you have no children or grandchildren,
Our good friend Randy Wilson has co-authored a terrific article with Sara Pennington (both of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth) that is a vision of how a green energy economy might look. The piece appears in Solutions, an aptly named journal devoted to finding solutions to our most pressing problems. From the abstract: “This article explores
Well…Grist has done it again! Another down-to-earth assessment of the proposed climate change legislation presently brewing in Washington D.C. …and they’ve detected a not-so-surprising but oh-so-disturbing counter current in these negotiations: Electric Utilities, the largest polluters on the planet, want to remain exempt from the “fully accounted cost” of their externalities; i.e. we the rate
The cost of nuclear generated electricityvs. solar generated electricity Check out the rest of the post on FacingSouth’s Blog HERE. Below is a teaser to tide you over until the FacingSouth Blog loads: The report points out that both new solar and new nuclear power sources will cost more than present electricity generation. However, power
Lance’s NEW car: The ALL ELECTRIC Nissan Leaf Watch the Interviews with Lance where he discusses his passion for electric vehicles at the links below: http://ecotechdaily.com/2010/07/05/lance-armstrong-featured-in-new-nissan-leaf-electric-car-video/ http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/video/view/lance_armstrong_talks_leaf?intcmp=leaf_lance_video.about.events.P3#/leaf-electric-car/video/view/lance_armstrong_talks_leaf
Check out the BBC News coverage of the J.O.B.S. Project at the links below: Solar Power Comes to West Virginia West Virginia’s Solar Powered Dilemma