The Quest for a Sustainable Highway

Joanna Schroeder

The Mission Zero Corridor Project in Troup County West Georgia is trying to build a ‘green highway’. The travel corridor would, according to Innovia Technology, who has been commissioned for the project, rethink the purpose and function of infrastructure to generate social, environmental and economic value. Some of the technologies being looked at for the project include algae biodiesel gas …

advance biofuels, algae, Alternative energy, Biodiesel, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Environment, Solar

Battleground States Support Clean Energy

Joanna Schroeder

According to new poll results in eight battleground states, there is widespread support for the Clean Power Plan. This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final rules. Overall, 58 percent support the plan while 40 percent oppose it after hearing arguments for and against the plan. States polled included Virginia, Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. …

Americans United for Change, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Electricity, Environment

EPA Releases Final Clean Power Plan Rules

Joanna Schroeder

Final rules for the Clean Power Plan have been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as announced by President Obama. The plan calls for carbon reduction from the power sector (aka utilities) by 32 percent below 2005 levels in 2030. According to the EPA, power plants are the largest drivers of climate change in the U.S. emitting nearly one-third …

Carbon Dioxide, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Electricity, Environment, EPA

Voters Want Pro Clean Energy Prez Candidates

Joanna Schroeder

NextGen Climate has released the results of a survey that finds voters in key presidential swing states support transitioning to at least 50 percent clean energy by 2030. Hart Research conducted the poll in eight battleground states including: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. In particular, the survey found that young voters (Millennials) are more …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Video

Nature Conservancy Looks to Bird Friendly Wind

Joanna Schroeder

The Nature Conservancy has installed the first phase of a bird friendly wind power project. The project is taking place in Palmyra, a national wildlife refuge located in Hawaii, where more than a million nesting seabirds call home. With low wind speeds, traditional wind turbines would have low output, plus, says the Conservancy, conventional wind turbines pose a risk of …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Environment, Wind

Pope Francis Advocates for Renewable Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Addressing all persons living on the plant, Pope Francis’ LAUDATO SI’, Encyclical Letter calls on mankind to address climate change and heal earth. He writes, “Every effort to protect and improve our world entails profound changes in “lifestyles, models of production and consumption, and the established structures of power which today govern societies”. He stresses throughout the Encyclical, “The urgent challenge …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy

Intel Pilots Micro-Turbine Rooftop Wind Power

Joanna Schroeder

Intel is participating in a unique pilot wind power project. The company is installing 58 micro-turbines on the roof to help renewably power their building. According to Marty Sedler, director of global utilities & infrastructure for Intel, the project came about due to their ongoing efforts to find more sustainable ways to use technology. This is why, he said, Intel …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Environment, Renewable Energy, Wind

Catholic Church Becomes Vocal on Climate Change

Joanna Schroeder

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) is still 200 days away but organizations are not waiting until the event gets closer to encourage countries to step up their climate change actions and policies. One such organization is the Catholic Church, representing 1.1 billion globally practicing the faith. Recently Pope Francis endorsed a Catholic petition calling for bold climate …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Environment, global warming, International

Navajo Students Wind Schoolyard STEM Lab

Joanna Schroeder

Nizhoni Elementary School in Shiprock, New Mexico has been awarded the first-ever Schoolyard STEM Lab from Samsung and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). The STEM Lab was donated during the 10th annual National Environmental Education Week. The Schoolyard STEM Lab is an outdoor classroom space designed to work in any climate for a hands-on, immersive environmental education program that …

Alternative energy, Environment, Geothermal, Renewable Energy, Solar

Farmers Live #EarthDay Every Day

Cindy Zimmerman

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day but farmers have been living the spirit of stewardship for natural resources for generations and have been leaders in the generation of renewable energy sources like biofuels, wind and solar. “For hundreds of years, America’s farmers have been working our land and providing the country and the world with high quality …

biofuels, Environment, Farming, Growth Energy