Humans have destroyed 83% of wild mammals Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn […]
Geothermal energy uses the natural warmth below the surface of the Earth to heat water which can then be used to heat houses. It’s a clean and reliable. But, can there ever be enough buy-in to use it to radically change how we power our world? Originally posted on NBC News.
One of the ongoing arguments that the forces opposed to dealing with climate change make is that transitioning the grid to renewables will be economically devastating. A nuance that’s emerging is that a mixed grid with lots of fossil fuels is economically superior. It isn’t, and it’s worth pulling together the set of arguments for […]
Global energy demands are continuing to climb, according to a new report. A robust global economy — which has expanded 3.7 per cent — and higher heating and cooling demands are behind the rise. In 2018, energy demands grew by 2.3 per cent, the fastest rate of energy consumption growth of any year this decade. […]
Today, for many states in the US, integrating distributed energy resources (DERs) is becoming increasingly important, and communities are creating plans that look closely at the needs of not only community sustainability, but also the needs of critical service providers, such as police, fire, and water. For example, a city might choose to add solar […]