More than 1,300 large U.S. electricity users, including 78 Fortune 500 companies, belong to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership. Partners pledge to use, at a minimum, green power for a specified percentage of their electricity use. For members using the most electricity, program requirements mean that at least 3 million kWh of the electricity that they use each year be green power. Continue reading Top 5 U.S. green-power users avoid CO2 = 785,000 households
What may be the world’s largest municipal electric vehicle (EV) fleet is about to become even larger. One hundred ninety five plug-in electric cars have already been put into service over the past year in the Indianapolis, Indiana government motor vehicle fleet. Those cars replaced gasoline powered ones that averaged only 16.6 miles per gallon. According to a report prepared by Vision Fleet (VF), the company that leases and maintains the electric vehicles, the EV’s will not only reduce emissions, but also total lifetime vehicle costs to the city. Continue reading Indy’s EV fleet to go from 195 to 425 cars
An Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change was recently issued by the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium. Citing the authority of scientific research and of passages from the Qur’an, the Declaration urges world nations to “Aim to phase out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible . . .” Continue reading Muslims join Pope and Evangelicals in calling for Climate Action
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
A gradual shift away from coal-generated electricity in the U.S. has resulted in a drop in power-plant CO2 pollution. April CO2 power-plant emissions were nearly back to 1988 levels. Between April 1988 and April 2015 coal use for power generation decreased 17 percent, while the use of renewable sources, like solar, wind, and hydro, increased by more than 100 percent. Burning coal is considered to be the dirtiest method, in terms of CO2 emissions, currently being used on a large scale to generate electricity.
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