Renewable Energy – Breakthroughs in Wind Energy

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Latest trends in global wind turbine technology Wind farms now provide the least expensive form of energy, renewable or non-renewable; once the wind farm is fully constructed and operational. Among energy sources used to power a municipal grid, wind farms also have the lowest greenhouse...

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Breakthroughs in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal Technology

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Solar - the most abundant renewable energy on the planet | Recently there have been dramatic breakthroughs in solar energy that will help further the mainstream use of photovoltaic (PV) technology, as well as solar thermal technologies (CSP, solar parabolics, solar water heaters). Breakthroughs in...

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Economic growth vs. the environment

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Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies are also extremely beneficial to the economy. For example, the renewable energy industry employs over 500,000 people in the United States. The coal industry is responsible for under 100,000 jobs in...

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Green City Times Eye on Sustainability

Green City Times Eye on Sustainability

Green City Times articles on the latest global sustainability trends Gain insight into  sustainability, green building, urban planning, renewable energy, sustainable mass transportation, energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation policies.  6 ways to aid the world water crisis Plan for expansion of Smart Meters in the US COP21 Paris Climate Accord-...

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Carbon tax – a levy on pollution whose time has come

carbon tax

What EXACTLY IS a carbon tax? A carbon tax is a levy on industries, companies, and ultimately end-use consumers, that use fossil fuels, consume energy-intensive goods and services that depend on fossil fuel energy generation, and emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in...

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