About sustainable ways to generate electricity - through solar panels, wind mills, sea waves, geothermal, etc.
Solar power has the potential to generate about 40 percent of America’s energy, yet the technology still has limitations. One is weather. Clouds and rain diminish solar cell efficiency, a problem for places that are more overcast than sunny. But new research could change that. A team of four Chinese scientists from Yunnan Normal University and the Ocean University of China recently discovered how applying graphene to solar panels turns rain into clean energy.
To make renewables take off and thrive in a state or county, its government can pick up some very concrete legislation experience and inspiration from the Community Choice Aggregation in California: Massachusetts and Rhode Island were trendsetters in the field, passing laws to enable communities to put Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in place in 1997 – allowing a county agency to become the electricity provider for county residents.
What environmental and labor advocates have been claiming for some time now has come true: Solar energy is a bigger source of jobs than fossil fuels – and it's only going to get better from here on. | » Triple Pundit - 18 January 2016: Its Official: Solar Employs More People Than Oil and Gas | www.triplepundit.com/2016/01/official-solar-employs-people-oil-gas
Foreign Correspondent looks at how countries across the world are tackling the effects of climate change by turning to alternative power sources. From wind turbines to solar power, how countries across the world are tackling the effects of climate change by turning to alternative power sources. | In Australia: Watch ‘How to Save the World’ by Foreign Correspondent on ABC’s iView
Infographic showing the falling costs for clean energy technologies including wind, solar, buildings, and lighting | New report: ‘Revolution now’ from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewables, US Government - energy.gov - ‘Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Five Clean Energy Technologies–2015 Update’