As the country increasingly transitions to a renewable-energy future, many utilities are ferociously resisting solar energy, often claiming homeowners who have solar arrays are pushing the costs of maintaining the grid onto other customers. Some utilities have placed punitively high fixed charges on solar arrays to diminish their economic viability — including here in Minnesota. […]
New Scientist magazine reported in June that five meters of future sea-level rise is already locked in, due to the steady collapse of the West Antarctic Ice-Sheet. If we don’t act rapidly, their staff reported, it will be twenty metres. The full extent of the flooding will not happen for several thousand years, but “locked-in” […]
Apple has strengthened its commitment to using completely renewable energy as a business and joined RE100, a worldwide renewable energy initiative made up of some of the planet’s biggest companies. In a news release, the company said that it would collaborate with RE100 to “drive clean energy into the manufacturing supply chain.” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s […]
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The Blue Ion Continuum battery, announced Thursday by Rogers’ Hawaii-based company Blue Planet Energy and expected out first quarter next year, comes in modular segments that can grow with the needs of the family. The most basic configuration comes with an inverter and 8 kilowatt-hours of storage, but the additional battery units can be added […]