USA: Renewables on the Rise — A decade of progress toward a clean energy future

Since 2007, America has made rapid progress toward repowering our economy with clean, renewable energy. Just nine years ago, many key clean energy technologies were limited to niche markets or perceived as too expensive. Today, the rapid adoption of wind and solar power and energy efficiency technologies — along with the emergence of electric vehicles…

USA: Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly FOR THE FIRST TIME, SOLAR WILL BE THE TOP NEW SOURCE OF ENERGY THIS YEAR — Global Possibilities org Solar energy CREDIT: AP Photo/John Locher For the first time ever utility-scale solar projects will add more new capacity to the nation’s grid than any other industry this…

Read the story of the German village ‘Feldheim’ which become a mecca for town planners keen to develop their own green technologies by Tony Paterson at The Independent UK

  Feldheim: A hamlet swept by the winds of change  Does the German village hold the key to a nuclear-free future? Tony Paterson reports from a backwater at the heart of a global debate ***** VIEW GALLERY   “snip” Feldheim has become a mecca for European mayors and town planners keen to develop their own…

Computers show how wind could have parted Red Sea – KBC News

New computer simulations have shown how the parting of the Red Sea, as described in the Bible, could have been a phenomenon caused by strong winds. The account in the Book of Exodus describes how the waters of the sea parted, allowing the Israelites to flee their Egyptian pursuers. Simulations by US scientists show how…

THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM: Amazing German Machines May Lead Europe Out of Recession

By Jack Ewing Germany’s heavy reliance on exports caused serious problems for the country when the global economic crisis dried up orders. However, its obsession with manufacturing could soon help drive growth. By merging electronics and mechanics, German factories could drive the Continent’s revival. Metal banging never really went out of style in Germany —…