A recent Stanford study measured against the electricity produced by the panels found the industry has reached a phase of net generation. Prior to this point, the global photovoltaic industry required more energy than it generated to produce its products.
Don’t expect it to gain much traction, but Senate Democrats put forward a politically interesting package this week when they proposed what some are calling a “choose-your-own-adventure” carbon tax. The plan really sets forth a series of options on how to implement a carbon tax, how much to charge, and where to put the money once they have it.
The following is based on an article found in Science Daily, published on March 12, 2013.
A new study conducted by scientists at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Percourt Institute for Energy, Cornell University, and the University of California, Davis proposes a plan to convert New York state’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to a system that relies entirely on wind, water and solar (WWS).
Let’s start with some little known facts: first, US energy consumption per capita has essentially been flat since 1970 (if you’re curious, see here, here, and here). That’s a big deal. Our country’s moderate growth in total energy consumption since then has been linked to population.
The 2013 year is off to a good start for the talk on climate change. Last month, Governor Cuomo of New York and President Obama both focused greatly on climate change in New York’s State of the State and the Presidential Inaugural Address.
Power Companies, Environmental Groups Commend Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States for Strengthened Climate Change Program
RGGI states release a new Model Rule to drive greater reductions in CO2 emissions from power plants in the region and increase investments in clean energy