The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Trump’s climate policy, RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
Originally Published on RMI Outlet
Friends, we are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the Unites States, Trump’s DOE promotes wind & solar
Originally Published on Clean Technica
By Tina Casey
All of those folks who were cautiously optimistic about former Texas Governor Rick Perry as head of the US Department of Energy might be feeling a little more cautiously optimistic now. In the past several days, the agency has pushed out some news and social media messages hinting that the agency will continue to follow through with support for renewables.
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The ECOreport reposts news that renewables provide 15.3% of America’s total generation in 2016
Press release from the Sun Day Campaign
By Ken Bossong
Washington DC – According to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” report (with data through December 31, 2016), renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) continued their rapid growth and accounted for 15.34% of domestic electrical generation in 2016 — compared to 13.65% in 2015.
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The ECOreport interviews Dr Allan Hoffman, a former senior analyst with the D.O.E., about living with a Trump Presidency
By Roy L Hales
The American people have spoken. Donald Trump is not Dr Allan Hoffman’s choice for President. While it is still possible that Trump will be more reasonable than his pre-election rhetoric suggests, this is unlikely. Hoffman described Trump as a demagogue who appears to be a climate denier, whose statements about energy were “uninformed, ignorant and terrible.” Never-the-less, he has been elected and, for the next four years, “the American public is going to have to live with that.” Hoffman spoke about the realities of living with a Trump presidency.
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The ECOreport reposts news of the “Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institutes recent discussions of carrying Solar PV To The Terawatt Scale
Originally Published on Fraunhofer ISE
The “Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institutes (GA-SERI)” convened a worldwide gathering of experts from Germany, Japan, the USA and beyond to discuss the future of photovoltaics (PV). With annual global PV installations reaching 60 GW in 2015, approaching global production capacity, 50 participants gathered in Freiburg Germany for the initial “GA-SERI Terawatt Workshop” which was supported by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). Representatives from research institutes, industry and funding and financial organizations discussed the contributions of photovoltaics to energy security, prosperity and climate change mitigation and announced the transition to a new stage that will carry PV to the terawatt scale.
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By Roy L Hales
In the fall of 2014, Patagonia partnered with Kina‘ole Capital Partners, LLC to finance 1,000 solar energy systems in Hawaii. Homeowners were given the opportunity to lease systems for less than their current energy costs. The venture was successful and now they are part of an all B Corp Consortium Funding Solar in 8 states.
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