Archive for the 'Articles of Interest' Category

Phoenix Solar to Build 32-Megawatt Plant for Duke Energy!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Located in Fayetteville, NC, the plant is part of a total 300-megawatts of solar capacity Duke is seeking to build. Click HERE for more info.

The Global Addiction to Energy Subsidies!

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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The Economist magazine explains why the world is so addicted to fossil fuel energy subsidies. Click HERE for more info. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Grove Elementary & Community Service!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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Students at Grove Elementary in Greenville SC learn design principles. Click HERE for more info.

Widespread Methane Leakage Off U.S. Coast!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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Researchers have found more than 500 methane vents on the seafloor between North Carolina and Massachusetts. There could be 30,000 vents worldwide. This gas is “contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrates”. Could this methane leakage contribute to Global Warming? Click HERE for more information.

Contributors To Rising Sea Levels!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Thermal expansion, melting glaciers & ice caps are all contributors to rising sea levels. Click HERE for more info. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

1,300 Megawatts of Solar Thermal Electricity!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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In 2009, BrightSource signed [a deal] with Southern California Edison. At 1,300 megawatts it was the world’s largest solar-power purchase agreement. See 2009 BusinessWeek article, click HERE.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The incredible image above is from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Geo-Engineering fixes for Arctic Methane!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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Many scientists and academics fear a release of methane from offshore will exacerbate global warming. Some are promoting technical climate fixes such as cloud-whitening towers. Click HERE for more information.

 

 

2014 National Climate Assessment!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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In May 2014 the U.S. Global Change Research Program released it’s 3rd National Climate Assessment. One of the key messages is the increase in extreme weather events, including floods. Precipitation is also changing – more for the northern U.S. and less for the Southwest. Click HERE for more information. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Coastal Cities Face a Twofold Threat!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Coastal cities are in for a tough time over the next 100 years. Click HERE for more information. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The incredible image above is from National Geographic Wallpapers.

“The Green Movement has gone from Political to Moral!”

Monday, November 26th, 2012

“The Green Movement has gone from Political to Moral!” – quote from Wendy Liebmann of WSL Strategic as reported by Richard Wright, Publisher/Editor of Hearth & Home. Click HERE for more info.

What does the 2012 Election Mean for the Environment?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

“The full story of the 2012 election has yet to be written”. – excerpt from The Huffingtonpost.com. Click HERE for more info.

Proterra coming to ICAR!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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“Colorado bus maker Proterra Thursday officially announced they plan to build a state of the art research and manufacturing facility at the Clemson University ICAR campus, an investment of $68 million that should create 1,300 jobs over the next seven years.” – excerpt from journalwatchdog.com. Click HERE for more information. The image above is from the article.