Renewables met 78% of German electricity demand

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 5.28.04 PMGermany apparently set a new national record by meeting 78% of one hour of daytime electricity demand with renewable sources. If preliminary figures are confirmed, the new record was set on July 25, 2015 Continue reading Renewables met 78% of German electricity demand

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100% Renewable Power – Apple vs Microsoft

renewableThe first round of American Business Act on Climate Pledges were announced on July 27,  and high tech’s actions are significant. Highlights from the announcement show that Apple, Microsoft, and Google, as well as other large U.S. businesses, are already taking significant steps toward healing the environment, and commit to doing more. Continue reading 100% Renewable Power – Apple vs Microsoft

B of A – Less lending for coal – Stock beats index by 80%

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Cutbacks in construction lending contributed to a drop in home building during the Great Recession. Environmentalist hope that a recent announcement by Bank of America heralds the start of a similar decrease in coal mining. Since the announcement, B of A’s stock has climbed nearly 80% more than the KBW Bank Index . Continue reading B of A – Less lending for coal – Stock beats index by 80%

China air pollution down 16% for first half of 2015

china air pollutionAccording to a July 22 post by Greenpeace East Asia, China’s average PM2.5 air pollution for the first half of 2015 is 16% better than it was for the same period in 2014. That doesn’t mean that China’s air quality is good now, it’s still terrible – five times the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels. However it seems to be a step in the right direction. Continue reading China air pollution down 16% for first half of 2015

Since 2008 U.S. Power plant CO2 down 12% – U.S. economy up 15%

emission decreaseCO2 emissions from U.S. electricity generation fell 12% from the beginning of 2008 to the end of 2013 according to a recently released report. During the same period, the U.S. economy grew by more than 15% indicating that increased prosperity does not need to correlate with increased pollution. Renewable sources, including hydropower, accounted for 14% of 2013 U.S. electricity generation. Continue reading Since 2008 U.S. Power plant CO2 down 12% – U.S. economy up 15%