For many years energy, climate change or Transition were not on people’s radar in Ireland, but circumstances have been changing and people are now waking up to our energy challenges.
It is clear that Britain has an energy problem.
Feldheim a perfect example of how a community working together can create sustainable solutions without (and in some cases in spite of) government legislation.
•Swedish pension funds urged to dump fossil fuel holdings •Romantic Germany risks economic decline as green dream spoils •German Energy Storage Plan Could Trigger New Market Boom •Buying Local Solar Makes Florida City a World Leader •Constituency voices: realising the potential of community energy [Report]California’s Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases
This week John Farrell and Wade Underwood talk with Paul Spencer, President and founder of the Clean Energy Collective (CEC) in Carbondale, CO.
•Community Solar Concept A Big Hit At Michigan Energy Fair •A Secret Success Story •Generating interest in homegrown power •Power to the people – and to their homes •Brittany villages blazing a trail in energy self-sufficiency •Four German words
Industrial-scale wind and solar power projects can produce significant quantities of renewable energy,but distributed renewable energy generation–particularly rooftop photovoltaic installations–can achieve the same objective much faster without the environmental harm and at lower cost.
The sun is waiting to be tapped for clean, cheap energy if we can get our heads out of the sand.
Community Renewable Energy is the first webinar in the new SELC series for planners, policymakers, and sharing economy change makers.
•Berlin to buy back grid and go 100 percent renewable •Big Energy Battle: An Unlikely Effort to Buy Berlin’s Grid •German town goes off the grid, achieves energy independence •Crowdfunding and renewables: is power for the people by the people about to come of age? •Where next for the renewable energy European Supergrid? •The Price of Green Energy: Is Germany Killing the Environment to Save It? •Wind for Hydrogen – An UpdateIndia’s villagers reap visible benefits from solar electricity scheme •"Fool’s Gold" in the Climate Rush •Why carbon capture and storage will never pay off
"End of Suburbia" director Greg Greene talks with "Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance and Launch Local Energy Projects" author Greg Pahl about the state of local power efforts in America.
•Solar for All •Energy-Efficient Mortgages now widely available in the US •EDF asks would you do the washing when the wind is blowing? •Energy Co-ops Bring Energy by the People, for the People Through Social Innovation •Why councils could be the answer to the energy crisis