How to Reduce Global Warming for Fun and Profit

How to Reduce Global Warming for Fun and Profit

Twenty-Two Percent of the World’s Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

Twenty-Two Percent of the World’s Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

4 states confirm water pollution from drilling

4 states confirm water pollution from drilling

For First Time, Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Have Americans Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested | The Dissenter

For First Time, Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Have Americans Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested | The Dissenter

War on coal: A pretty good idea.

War on coal: A pretty good idea.

GE’s Immelt wishes he had soft-pedaled green talk | Reuters

If I had one thing to do over again I would not have talked so much about green,“ Immelt said at an event sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Even though I believe in global warming and I believe in the science … it just took on a connotation that was too elitist

From Reuters

It’s a sad day when the CEO of a company has to practically apologize for excepting science because science is too elitist. WTF.

The Moore’s Law of solar energy

That is changing. Over the last 30 years, researchers have watched as the price of capturing solar energy has dropped exponentially. There’s now frequent talk of a “Moore’s law” in solar energy. In computing, Moore’s law dictates that the number of components that can be placed on a chip doubles every 18 months. More practically speaking, the amount of computing power you can buy for a dollar has roughly doubled every 18 months, for decades. That’s the reason that the phone in your pocket has thousands of times as much memory and ten times as much processing power as a famed Cray 1 supercomputer, while weighing ounces compared to the Cray’s 10,000-pound bulk, fitting in your pocket rather than a large room, and costing tens or hundreds of dollars rather than tens of millions.

If similar dynamics worked in solar power technology, then we would eventually have the solar equivalent of an iPhone — incredibly cheap, mass distributed energy technology that was many times more effective than the giant and centralized technologies it was born from.

From The Moore’s Law of solar energy

And when solar is cheaper, expect the right to demand we increase oil and coal subsidies to save jobs.

New solar fuel machine mimics plant life

A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel.

The machine uses the Sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels which can be stored and transported.

From BBC News

The big problem with Solar and Wind have always been energy storage. This is an interesting breakthrough.