Some good news for our planet:
PARIS, France, May 13, 2009 (ENS) – In 2008 for the first time, more renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States, showing a “fundamental transition” of the world’s energy markets towards renewable energy, finds a report released today by REN21, a global renewable energy policy network based in Paris. more…
Here’s another very interesting piece of good news: (Hat tip to Drilling Santa Fe)
Of course, the U.S. drags ass behind other countries except in geothermal because BIG OIL has a death grip on us. Stupid, stupid, stupid… We need to keep up! China To Spend 180 Billion Dollars To Boost Renewable Energy Use
Solar Quest, airing this Thursday, 7pm ET on the National Geographic Channel.
It is about Concentrated Solar Power – Large power plant sized solar technologies and what is the latest in this field.
Shot in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, Southern Spain and Italy, Solar Quest tells a cautionary tale about how enthusiasm for renewable energy in the 1980’s quickly evaporated, leaving CSP all but forgotten.
Solar Quest chronicles the dramatic story of an engineer, Gilbert Cohen (right) as he assembles the first large-scale CSP plant in 20 years outside Las Vegas, Nevada.