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Renewables Supplied 49.8% of Scotland’s 2014 Electric Demand

photo courtesy of Wikipedia
photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Scotland’s love of renewables reinforces the country’s image as a bastion of thrift. Despite having 60% of EU oil reserves, renewable sources met essentially 50% of Scotland’s 2014 total electricity demand according to Energy Statistics for Scotland’s preliminary data. Looking only at household consumption, renewable generation was enough to supply the power for every home in the nation. Continue reading Renewables Supplied 49.8% of Scotland’s 2014 Electric Demand

U.S. power plant CO2 for April is the lowest in 27 years – GDP up 95%

GDP vs CO2In April 1988 gas cost $.91 per gallon in the U.S. and the median price of an existing home was $90,60. Although, real GDP adjusted for inflation increased by 95% between April 1988 and April 2015, U.S. electricity power plant CO2 emissions were still at approximately 1988 levels. Continue reading U.S. power plant CO2 for April is the lowest in 27 years – GDP up 95%

Renewables supply 99.7% of island’s annual power

photo source: Islanded Grid Resource Center
photo source: Islanded Grid Resource Center

For an island of only about 14,000 people Kodiak Alaska uses a lot of electricity. So it’s impressive that 99.7% its annual electricity needs are met by pollution free sources. And when the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) switched to full renewables use, it eliminated $7 million a year in fuel costs for diesel powered generators. KEA is now able to deliver power at a price that is lower than it was in 2001. Continue reading Renewables supply 99.7% of island’s annual power

Evangelicals support Climate Action Plan & CPP

photo courtesy of Greensboro Daily Photo
photo courtesy of Greensboro Daily Photo

Evangelical Christian leaders from around the U.S.  expressed their support for the U.S. Climate Action Plan. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and also sent to Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, the more than 170 member group states, “We see overcoming the climate challenge as one of the great moral opportunities of our time  . . . That is why we write to offer our support and encouragement for your efforts to overcome the climate challenge.” Continue reading Evangelicals support Climate Action Plan & CPP

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%