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InClimate 798; 1st Ever Global Solar Flight Launches

Welcome to the new age of energy! Today’s launch of #Si2 marks another milestone in both aviation and solar technology history. Solar Impulse 1 successfully completed a record-breaking coast-to-coast solar-only powered flight across the USA and now the Swiss explorers…

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InClimate 797; Fever

Global warming has micro-climates with ups and owns. The USA had record-setting highs and lows this February with 386 daily record setting low temperatures and 3,829 record-setting high temperatures. Temps are rising. Earth’s got the Fever.

 


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InClimate 796; An Update for A Motto

The inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City has entered popular culture as the postal service motto, but perhaps it’s time to break out the chisels and adapt it to modern times.



“Neither snow nor rain…

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InClimate 795; Switching to Clean Energy Is Cheap

Cleaning up the fossil fuel energy economy would do wonders for human health, the health of the environment and the health of all creatures - so why hasn’t it happened? The costs associated with a change to clean energy is…

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InClimate 794; Just Say No to Tar Sands Oil

Keystone XL and the related pipes and trains for Canadian tar sands oil are often sited for environmental impact. The controversy about extracting, transporting and burning the crude often revolves around these factors, but besides the environmental degradation there are…

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InClimate 793; Fossil Fuel Transition Is On

The numbers tell the story as the world transitions from dependence on fossil fuels.

 



In 2004, the amount of new global investment in renewable energy was $40 billion which translated to a 3.7 gigawatts total in world production capacity of…

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InClimate 792; The Fossil Fuels Not To Tap

It’s long been established that there are at least three times more known reserves of the planet’s fossil fuels than can be burned without catastrophic climate consequences, but a new study published in the journal “Nature” goes into more depth…

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InClimate 791; Tar Sand Cannons Boom

The tar sands oil boom comes with an almost constant earsplitting boom, boom, boom in the formerly pristine Alberta Canada where it is extracted. A propane cannon blasts every 10 seconds, 24 hours of every single day - and night…

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InClimate 790; Si2 Round-the-World Solar Flight

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) the all-solar powered airplane is near ready to begin the first ever round-the-world flight using only solar power and no other fuels. The first incarnation Solar Impulse flew coast-to-coast across the United States flying both day…

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InClimate 789; Home Solar Boost from Tesla

Among other things, Tesla Motors is well-known for developing the Model S sedan. It’s probably the most practical - though kind of pricey - production all-electric vehicle. One of the companies breakthroughs was in lithium-ion battery development. The company is…

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InClimate 788; Forget Climate Think Systems

Fossil fuels are a driving force behind greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, but focusing on just the climate can blur the rest of the picture. Climate change is the end-run problem, but it’s actually not the whole picture problem…

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InClimate 787; European Renewables

Transitioning off fossil fuel is not easy, but it is the future for economic security, a healthy, clean environment and mitigating climate change. A recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) credits wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energy…