Monthly Archives: August 2013

Renewable energy in the West on track to be cost-competitive with fossil fuels — without subsidies

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:
Smart placement needed to match production with demand An NREL map shows the potential for solar power production. By Summit Voice FRISCO — A new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory tries a mix-and-match approach to help plan future solar, wind and geothermal power development in the…

Japanese take advantage of the LED lights to communicate underwater

Amazing:just waving you finger to light up the LED light

The Insatiable Collective

Originally posted on Liberty Today:
BBC News – European forests near ‘carbon saturation point’. “As a sizeable proportion of Europe’s forest areas are owned by smallholders, the process of changing the age-profile of the continent’s tree cover could prove challenging with some owners resisting the idea of increasing wood production and tree harvesting.  One potential…

The White House Goes Solar

Originally posted on ENERGY MEET:
It’s official! The White House has gone solar. In alignment with their 2010 pledge, the Obama administration has begun installing solar panels on the residence. Installation began last week as part of an overall retrofit to increase the energetic efficiency of the grand residence. The array sends out the message…

Fast growth in LED industry:

Originally posted on MultiSource Technologies:
An LED magazine published an expansive report in November about the state of the LED industry. While some of the findings were expected, other results were surprising, to say the least. The LED industry generated 2.66 billion rand in 2012, which was a 23.5 percent increase over the previous year.…

Climate “Social Cost” Model – ‘close to useless’

Originally posted on kootenaybob:
When You Lose The MIT Liberal … A plethora of integrated assessment models (IAMs) have been constructed and used to estimate the social cost of carbon (SCC) and evaluate alternative abatement policies. These models have crucial flaws that make them close to useless as tools for policy analysis: certain inputs (e.g.…