Category Archives: Energy and Society

Chilean solar farm will be cheapest power project ever

Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, has been looking for some sort of magic for a long time to ignite her country’s sluggish economy.  The spell may finally be cast in the form of solar energy. Bloomberg reports that a host of electricity … Continue reading

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Sunlight: the equitable energy source

Solar energy is touted for a variety of reasons – it’s renewable, clean, quiet, and can be used as a decentralized form of electricity generation.  But I came across a figure while doing some reading that reveals a less-discussed benefit … Continue reading

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The Presidential Promise of a Half-Billion Solar Cells

It is my pleasure to introduce Adam Kirk as guest writer for this week’s post!  Adam is a freelance writer specializing in renewable energy and associated topics.  To find out more or hire Adam for your own website, visit AdamKirkWriter.com. … Continue reading

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Oil spill cleanup secrets of Gulf Coast bacteria

I’m excited to put up a guest post by Shayna Keyles this week! Shayna Keyles is a multi-discipline writer, editor, and marketer based in Oakland, California. You can reach her at skeyles@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter at @shaynakeyles. This article was originally published … Continue reading

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The greening of Vancouver

Aim a normal camera at a city skyline and you’ll likely snapshot a bustling panorama of skyscrapers and the incessant activity that energizes city-dwellers.  But point a thermal camera at the same cityscape and you’ll see a different form of energy: … Continue reading

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Simple ideas for going green now

I’m happy to present a guest post today by Sam from Organic Lesson, his personal blog covering organic gardening and ways to live harmoniously with the planet. As a follow-up to Earth Day, he’s created a beautiful infographic outlining some … Continue reading

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The power of rooftop solar energy: 40% of total electricity generation is possible

This article was originally published on Eyes on Environment, part of Nature’s Scitable Network, which hosts dozens of scientists and writers covering the latest research across many disciplines. The predicted ceiling for rooftop solar energy growth has been nearly doubled.   A new study [1] … Continue reading

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