Green Party PA: Close all 9 nuclear reactors

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, http://www.gpofpa.org)  called for the closing and decommissioning of the state’s five nuclear power plants, which contain nine operating nuclear reactors. The Green Party also rejected the idea of building more nuclear plants in the Commonwealth. GPPA Chairperson I.K. Samways from Allegheny County explained, The Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe in Japan is a wakeup call that […]

5 micro wind turbines that can have a big impact on the environment « Only Ed

Wind energy generators have been around for centuries in various shapes and sizes. But as the eco-friendliness becomes a constant topic for concern, the wind energy generator or windmills are moving up in the preferred list of those concerned about energy and environment. Wind is one of the natural and renewable sources for thermal power […]

Town Produces 321% More Energy than It Uses

A small Bavarian town in Germany called Wildpoldsried produces 321% more energy than it uses, from renewable and natural sources. It sells the excess energy for about $5.7 million each year. The point they are at now in terms of energy production and independence was reached by starting a plan about fourteen years ago to […]

My Visit to the Middelgrunden Wind Farm, Copenhagen (via Ecobeth)

It was a thrill for me to be able to travel to Denmark July 19-21, 2011 and visit the Middelgrunden Wind Farm, installed in 2000. It is located about a mile out in the North Sea from Copenhagen city, and is comprised of 20 turbines in a subtle arch formation. They produce 40 MW of […]

Year-round, emissions free power

Mike Strizki says hes figured out how to store solar energy in a way that could provide the world with an infinite source of year-round, emissions-free power, but also says no one is listening to him. At his house in the woods of western New Jersey, the civil engineer turned green energy evangelist uses fuel […]

Tim DeChristopher’s Court Speech: ‘This Is What Patriotism Looks Like’ (via Food Freedom)

April 2012 Update: Tim DeChristopher was put in isolation, and now seems to be let out of isolation. Story at The L Magazine: here. _____________________________ Tim DeChristopher, whose act of civil disobedience stopped the illegal auction of oil and gas leases on thousands of acres of public land, was sentenced yesterday to two years in […]

LI Dem Electeds Support Nuclear Power

IW:  No, this headline is not a throwback from 30 years ago.  Thought I can still remember  1980’s Assemblyman Pat Halpin (D) telling my Mom he supported Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant.  She told him he was crazy.  The other time I remember my Mom disagreeing with him was when he asked her to support Koch […]

US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation’s aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Time after time, officials at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have decided that original regulations […]

Map Shows New York City Rooftops’ Potential for Solar Power

Two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels and could jointly generate enough energy to meet half the city’s demand for electricity at peak periods, according to a new, highly detailed interactive map to be made public on Thursday. via Map Shows New York City Rooftops’ Potential for Solar Power – NYTimes.com.

Nuclear Power: Dangerous, Dirty & Expensive- 20 Key Facts (via Peace and Justice Online)

           The simple fact is that nuclear power is terribly dangerous.  From a health and safety standpoint, it is utterly irrational for us to continue to generate electricity by splitting the atom.  Nuclear power is unreasonably expensive.  When all of its costs are considered, it becomes clear that nuclear power is unaffordable. … Read More […]

NYT: Fracking Injects Millions of Gallons of Hazardous Chemicals Into Wells

Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats. The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of […]

PA Green Party Demand Termination of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling

Whereas Marcellus shale natural gas is not a transitional fuel, but an impediment to a clean energy policy that conserves energy and develops solar, wind, geothermal, micro hydro and other renewable technologies, and Whereas methane (CH4) a greenhouse gas and the principal component of natural gas is more harmful than carbon dioxide (CO2), and Whereas […]

Chart of US Energy Use Reveals Herculean Effort Needed to Ditch Oil, Coal : TreeHugger

There’s really no excuse for that — to lose 54% of the energy we generate across the nation due to inefficiency and pure wastefulness. And there’s a reason that energy efficiency aficionados are constantly making calls to pick the plentiful ‘low-hanging fruit’. They’re right, of course. At a moment in time when we’re fully aware […]

My LI Pulse Green Energy Rant: Director’s Cut

IW: My article: starts: Over 30 years ago, President Carter put solar panels on the White House. But don’t go looking for them—President Reagan took them down. Bush 1 and Clinton kept them down. Bush 2 did put three smallish solar collectors on the White House grounds for a maintenance shed and the pool, but […]

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