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Solar Panel Toxic Waste Problem ‘A Ticking Time Bomb’

For decades, the solar industry benefited from generous federal, state, and local subsidies to increase its footprint. Yet these generous subsidies ignore the costs of disposal of solar panel waste. Things may be changing. In May 2018, Michael Shellenberger, a…

The Vision Art Edition Brings Together 1UP & Other International Artists For Solar Art Auction

The ability to harness the power of the sun to generate electricity without generating greenhouse gas emissions is one of the great magic tricks of our age. Even with magic, there are going to be leftovers, scraps, and secondhand products. The Solar Panel Art Series takes these outcasts, these used solar panels, and puts them in the hands of some of the most talented artists of our day

2020 Dem Candidates Need A Dose Of Ice-Cold Reality

CNN recently hosted a seven-hour climate bore-athon. That climate cataclysms are real and already devastating our planet was not open to discussion. So host Wolf Blitzer and ten Democrat presidential contenders vied to make the most extravagant claims about how…

Could microbes be affecting Venus’ climate?

Unusual dark patches in Venus’ atmosphere – called “unknown absorbers” – play a key role in the planet’s climate and albedo, according to a new study. But what are they? That’s still a mystery.

Good or Bad? An Essential Guide to Biomass Pros and Cons

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Over 70 percent of Americans say that 100% of our electricity should come from renewable sources. What do most people think if when you say renewable energy? They talk about solar panels or wind farms. And yet, there are more types of renewable energy that don’t receive the same attention. Biomass energy is the burning of wood, plants, and […]

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Energy

A chilling truth: our addiction to air conditioning must end | Letters

Kudos to Stephen Buranyi for drawing attention to the growth of air conditioning worldwide and the accompanying taste for cold in a time of global warming (Blowing cold and hot, The long read, 29 August). Having lived and worked in…

Google’s Obscene Left-Wing Bias Against Conservatives And Climate Skeptics

Several months ago, Google quietly released a 32-page white paper, “How Google Fights Disinformation.” That sounds good. The problem is that Google not only controls a whopping 92.2% of all online searches, but it’s also a decidedly left-wing outfit, which…

Bridging The Gap For Battery Storage: How M-Kopa Labs Is Pulling Academic Research Into The Off-Grid Solar Industry

Knowledge transfer between academia and industry has the potential to affect a lot of change for a small off-grid solar company like M-KOPA Solar, a Kenya-based company and 2015 recipient of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. This is why Harini Hewa Dewage joined M-KOPA Labs, the research branch of M-KOPA, in November of 2016 as its battery technology specialist