In 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%
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
Germany 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
The 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
During the evening of Thursday July 9, electricity generated by wind supplied 116% of Denmark’s electricity demand. By 3:00 am the next morning the percentage had risen to 140. A surge in windfarm installations means Denmark could be producing half of its electricity from renewable sources well before a target date of 2020, according to Kees van der Leun, the chief commercial officer of the Ecofys energy consultancy. The original full version of this story can be read in The Guardian.