Need any more reasons to switch to clean energy? How about an increased mosquito season and risk of Zika virus transmission thanks to global warming fueled by carbon-based energy sources like coal and oil? A new study by Climate Central provides detailed evidence that this is already taking place through the United States.
A timely new report by Climate Central finds that "scores of U.S. cities home to tens of millions of people will face dramatic increases in dangerous and extreme heat days by the middle of this century if current greenhouse gas emissions trends continue."
Clearly, given the facts outlined above, switching from burning expensive, dirty fuel oil and other fossil fuels to clean energy - solar, wind, energy efficiency - would make an enormous amount of economic and environmental sense for Puerto Rico.
First, there's "Letting in the Light: How Solar Photovoltaics Will Revolutionise the Electricity System," which finds that "the age of solar has arrived...faster than anyone predicted," and with people "only just beginning to recognise the consequences of the change."
The Earth is a beautiful and varied place, ripe for travel and exploration. Of course, it will only stay beautiful if people make a concerted effort to protect the environment. Even the small things count. That includes consideration of travel plans to ensure they’re green-friendly.
GTM Research is out with its "Solar Market Insight" report for the second quarter of 2016, and there's a lot of good news for the U.S. solar industry. Here are a few highlights from the report's executive summary.
Wind power is already cheap (less expensive than fossil fuels in Texas, for instance), and is almost certain to get a lot cheaper, due to both industry scaling and technology improvements, like the one shown in the MidAmerican Energy video.