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Renewable Energy Fair Closes In

Renewable Energy Fair Closes In

The world's largest renewable energy event, the Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair (a.k.a. Energy Fair) is returning to Custer, WI June 20, 2003. This event attracts over 15,000 environmentally conscientious people each year from 36 countries and 49 states.
How Solar Power Is Helping Redefine This Alberta First Nation

How Solar Power Is Helping Redefine This Alberta First Nation

In 2015, seven young people died in Beaver Lake Cree Nation — a tiny community in northeast Alberta with an on-reserve population of only 345 people.
Energy Improvement Districts Promote Common Sense Ingenuity

Energy Improvement Districts Promote Common Sense Ingenuity

Many of the digital age companies that drive economic development and job growth now realize the true cost of electric power has two components. First, utility bills are escalating by 40 to 100 percent in most major cities due to fuel price increases and charges for upgrading badly deteriorated transmission lines. More importantly, the cost of business interruption and equipment damage due to power fluctuations and outages is particularly high or even life threatening. Hospitals, emergency response teams, sewage treatment plants, biotechnology research centers, financial trading floors, and hotels are all feeling the simultaneous impact of increasing costs and deteriorating power quality.
No Quick Fixes

No Quick Fixes

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for quick fix solutions that will cure all our energy ills. We'll suspend the federal gas tax. We can plant oil wells in the Arctic wilderness and off our coasts, assuring us years of worry-free guzzling. Did we mention the $100 rebate? Like a traveling medicine show, members of Congress are scurrying from press conference to press conference to show the folks back home that they're doing something about high gasoline prices, and by gum, they really mean it this time.
ExxonMobil Not Very Concerned that Climate Change Regulations May Affect Business

ExxonMobil Not Very Concerned that Climate Change Regulations May Affect Business

On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.
Energy & Security

Energy & Security

Energy runs as a common thread through all we do. For a simple example, consider a loaf of bread. It takes energy to grow and harvest the grain. It takes energy to ship the grain to the bakery, and energy to bake and package the bread. Then more energy is used to transport the bread to stores where it is sold. And finally we use energy to go to the store to purchase the bread.
Sustainable Women Series: Solar Power Ubiquity Through Training and Installing: GRID Alternatives

Sustainable Women Series: Solar Power Ubiquity Through Training and Installing: GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a national 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that facilitates solar power implementation and energy efficiency projects between community partners, volunteers and job trainees.
Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA’s Water Crisis

Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA’s Water Crisis

"You never miss the water till the well runs dry" is an old idiom that is becoming a harsh reality for the Middle East and North Africa region and globally. Water scarcity is now this century's imminent greatest problem, a clear and present danger. This is no surprise considering 85 percent of the world’s population lives in the driest half of the planet. The United Nations estimates that, already, 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases, with a child dying from a water-related illness every 21 seconds. In developing countries, unsafe water causes 80 percent of all illness and disease, and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. The situation is set to worsen. Water availability is expected to decrease in most regions, while future global agricultural water consumption is estimated to increase by 19 percent by 2050.
SonLight Power Lights the Way to Learning

SonLight Power Lights the Way to Learning

The summer of 2008 was a record-setting one for Cincinnati, Ohio-based non-profit SonLight Power Inc. (SLP). The company has been sending volunteers to Honduras to install solar electric systems at schools in the country in order to bring light and electricity to otherwise dark schools that had no access to power. The installation this summer at the Escuela Dionisio de Herrera school located in Caserio El Caracol, Honduras was the 50th installation of sustainable solar power by SLP.
A 9-Minute Guide To Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

A 9-Minute Guide To Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

Pope Francis issued Laudato si’ (Praise Be to You) On the care for our common home, his second encyclical, concerning Catholic doctrine with respect to climate change, consumerism, and development.