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Commentary from Industry Pros
Today, solar energy is synonymous with photoelectric cells. But there is a much simpler and cheaper way to use the sun's energy. Typically, three times as much energy falls on a building's surface as is used inside it. Molecularly designing the roof's surface to capture and control solar heat can supply one-sixth of the world's energy, as was shown in field tests by the European Union.
Celebrities and major corporations, like Leonardo DiCaprio and Walt Disney Co. for example, have helped spearhead the charge for a carbon neutral planet . They recognize the need for a future where our planet is exposed to less carbon, and hope to see others commit to carbon neutral initiatives.
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is arguably America's most important solar policy. This 30 percent tax credit spurred 1,600 percent annual growth since implementation began in 2007 and turned solar into an economic engine.
Another chapter of the global climate effort recently concluded in Lima, Peru, as a warm-up for a more-targeted meeting in Paris, June, 2015. Climate action advocates show subdued optimism for Paris: although political goals are more visible, no action plan is on the table, that would buffer rising global carbon and launch a critical downward trend.
Built environment improvement projects represent valuable opportunities for integrating innovative energy collection technologies. How valuable?
With 3.9 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics installed across America through September and over 16GW cumulative capacity, the industry enters 2015 with incredible momentum.
Wind farms are popping up all over the world with the lure of cleaner electric generation and a lessened dependency on fossil fuels. Renewable energy, including solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass, is all the rage in the race to combat climate change. So, why is wind so often contested amongst the general population?
Most of us are concerned about how climate change will affect our corners of the world, but we need to be thinking about our most vital natural resources: tropical forests.
The world of energy has entered a new phase, while reasserting its place in the world headlines--oil, pipelines, OPEC, fracking, gasoline prices, peak oil, tar sands and natural gas to mention the most overly discussed.
Electric Grid Operations Sound the Alarm: EPA's Carbon Plan Wreaks Havoc with Reliable and Affordable ElectricityJust like Paul Revere, the experts responsible for managing much of the electric grid in the United States are warning that the EPA's "too much, too soon" approach to cut carbon emissions by shutting down coal-fired power plants will have disastrous consequences for reliable and affordable electricity.