July 16 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • We have seen news about a cruise ship, Energy Observer, which as caught the world’s attention as it sails around the world on a six-year voyage. It is going on this long trip powered entirely by solar, hydrogen, wind and water energy, without fossil fuels. News has been coming for some time, but now we have more. [Interesting Engineering]

Energy Observer (Gaël Musquet | Wikimedia Commons)

  • “Babcock Ranch In Florida Is To Sustainable Living What Tesla Is To Sustainable Transportation” • Tucked into a corner of Southwest Florida about a half-hour from Fort Myers, Babcock Ranch is what developer Syd Kitson calls the most sustainable new community in America. It was designed from the start as a green development. [CleanTechnica]
  • The prospects for Tesla’s proposed 250-MW virtual power plant in South Australia look significantly brighter after the success of its first trial and an enthusiastic response from the South Australia government. So far, some 100 Housing SA homes have received their 5-kW of rooftop solar PVs and the 13.5k-Wh Tesla Powerwall batteries. [RenewEconomy]
  • China is set to make more inroads into European infrastructure, as a state-owned company tries to gain full control of Portugal’s power grid. The EU Commission lacks the proper legal framework to “protect” EU common interests, and it could be a wake-up call to speed up the procedure to establish an investments screening mechanism. [EURACTIV]
  • While the US is deeply divided on many issues, climate change stands out as one where there is remarkable consensus, according to a Stanford research study that was conducted with ABC News and Resources for the Future, a research organization based in Washington, DC. Of those polled, 74% believe the world is warming. [Stanford University News]

For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.

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July 16 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • We have seen news about a cruise ship, Energy Observer, which as caught the world’s attention as it sails around the world on a six-year voyage. It is going on this long trip powered entirely by solar, hydrogen, wind and water energy, without fossil fuels. News has been coming for some time, but now we have more. [Interesting Engineering]

Energy Observer (Gaël Musquet | Wikimedia Commons)

  • “Babcock Ranch In Florida Is To Sustainable Living What Tesla Is To Sustainable Transportation” • Tucked into a corner of Southwest Florida about a half-hour from Fort Myers, Babcock Ranch is what developer Syd Kitson calls the most sustainable new community in America. It was designed from the start as a green development. [CleanTechnica]
  • The prospects for Tesla’s proposed 250-MW virtual power plant in South Australia look significantly brighter after the success of its first trial and an enthusiastic response from the South Australia government. So far, some 100 Housing SA homes have received their 5-kW of rooftop solar PVs and the 13.5k-Wh Tesla Powerwall batteries. [RenewEconomy]
  • China is set to make more inroads into European infrastructure, as a state-owned company tries to gain full control of Portugal’s power grid. The EU Commission lacks the proper legal framework to “protect” EU common interests, and it could be a wake-up call to speed up the procedure to establish an investments screening mechanism. [EURACTIV]
  • While the US is deeply divided on many issues, climate change stands out as one where there is remarkable consensus, according to a Stanford research study that was conducted with ABC News and Resources for the Future, a research organization based in Washington, DC. Of those polled, 74% believe the world is warming. [Stanford University News]

For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.

July 16 Green Energy News posted first on Green Energy Times

Early Bird Special: Register for the Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair before August 1st

2018 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10-4
Doane Stuart School
 
The registration fee will be $35 for not for profit groups and $200 for businesses.  BUT… if you register BEFORE August 1, the cost will be $25 for not-for profit groups and $150 for businesses.
The first 10 businesses that register can put a short article about their business in the SNYFGP newsletter that goes out to 1500 people.
Registration can be done through this Google Form and payment can be made here. If you have any questions, my contact information is in my signature.
Click here for our Facebook event page, although we are continuing to improve and update it.

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Early Bird Special: Register for the Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair before August 1st

2018 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10-4
Doane Stuart School
 
The registration fee will be $35 for not for profit groups and $200 for businesses.  BUT… if you register BEFORE August 1, the cost will be $25 for not-for profit groups and $150 for businesses.
The first 10 businesses that register can put a short article about their business in the SNYFGP newsletter that goes out to 1500 people.
Registration can be done through this Google Form and payment can be made here. If you have any questions, my contact information is in my signature.
Click here for our Facebook event page, although we are continuing to improve and update it.

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Geothermal Energy Open House Rhinebeck, NY Aug. 11

There will be a Geothermal Energy Open House featuring a pioneering geothermal cooling and heating system on Saturday, August 11 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 145 Primrose Hill Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

The Open House showcases a modernized energy system with innovative features. There will be a short video, a tour and technical staff present to answer questions. This is a free public event with free parking, food and beverages.

Contact: beckyjmeier@gmail.com or call: 518-929-4664 or go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865172803777403/

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Geothermal Energy Open House Rhinebeck, NY Aug. 11

There will be a Geothermal Energy Open House featuring a pioneering geothermal cooling and heating system on Saturday, August 11 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 145 Primrose Hill Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

The Open House showcases a modernized energy system with innovative features. There will be a short video, a tour and technical staff present to answer questions. This is a free public event with free parking, food and beverages.

Contact: beckyjmeier@gmail.com or call: 518-929-4664 or go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865172803777403/

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July 15 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • In a study published in the journal Nature Plants, a multinational team of scientists discussed how they sequenced genomes for tiny ferns Azolla filiculoides and Salvinia cucullata. The research has implications in fields ranging from agriculture to climate science. It turns out that the ferns may be important tools to fight global warming. [The Inquisitr]

Azolla

  • ExxonMobil announced it will leave the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate lobby group bankrolled by the Koch brothers and known for its attempts to block climate action. Campaigners cautiously welcomed the decision, though they said Exxon had to do more to prove it was committed to addressing climate change. [NationofChange]
  • Christine Todd Whitman was head of the EPA under President George W Bush back in 2001–2003. Working intimately with (and regulating) the energy industries, she witnessed efforts from the oil industry to undermine clean energy solutions. Recently, she appeared on CNBC to discuss the misguided “misinformation” efforts of Big Oil. [CleanTechnica]
  • “India will weather Iran-fuelled oil price instability” • Energy prices in India have been going up for geopolitical reasons, especially the uncertainty over the supply of Iranian crude. The current turmoil stems from the Trump administration’s plan to impose sanctions on Iran, but India has secured oil sources from other parts of the world. [The Sunday Guardian]
  • “How Renewable Energy Is Making Our Military Bases More Resilient” • To make its domestic military bases more energy resilient, and more secure in the event of a natural disaster or manmade event, the Pentagon wants to move toward energy sources that do not rely on fuel or traditional supply chain methods that supply fuel. [MarketWatch]

For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.

July 15 Green Energy News posted first on Green Energy Times