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Reed Crossley

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“Thanks to the leadership and advocacy of companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Switch, we are seeing the tech industry make major strides toward powering the internet with #cleanenergy,” said Greenpeace Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook. “A growing number of companies now recognize the need to transition to #renewables, but we must see greater urgency and transparency across the board."

Some interesting grades on this #renewableenergy report. And more "F's" than I'd care to see. Who knew Twitter was so lacking? (sarcasm)
East Asian internet giants lag behind U.S.companies in commitment to clean energy
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DJ Wyatt

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China will plow 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country's energy agency said on Thursday, as the world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels.
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Power generation biggest problem nigeria is facing if only I could have someone to partner with bossbee02@gmail.com
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Josh Marks

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Renewable energy sources supplied 98.1 percent of Costa Rica’s electricity last year, compared to less than 15 percent in the United States. Trump keeps saying we don't win anymore. We can win the clean energy race. 
Almost all Costa Rica's electricity was produced by renewable energy in 2016, continuing its reputation as a “verdant gem” among a pile of “black coal rocks”.
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Isn’t the US’s 15% vs Costa Rica’s 98.1% and the list of 15 EU countries above 15% just another example of the US not winning?

Well, Trump promises to help coal miners jobs. I guess the US is winning at that, compared to Costa Rica, with nearly a third of US electricity coming from coal in 2016.
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Kathryn Thomsen

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A soup kitchen and homeless shelter for pregnant women in Park Slope, Brooklyn (called CHiPs) hopes to become a microgrid hub for the local community. The nonprofit is teaming up with Brooklyn Microgrid to purchase solar panels and hopefully generate enough electricity to share with neighbors...
A soup kitchen and homeless shelter for pregnant women in Park Slope, Brooklyn hopes to become an innovative microgrid hub for the local community...
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Adalidda dot net

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Economic and Environmental Impact #Assessment of #MicroGrid #RuralArea micro #windpower micro #hydropower

Author: Su Youli

Presented at Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2015 Vol II, IMECS 2015, March 18 - 20, 2015, Hong Kong

Micro Grid has been considered as a challenge among power utilities as well as communities in many countries around the world. Many studies have been done to date on Micro Grid technology and operations, but fewer studies such as economic and environmental impact assessment still needs to challenge. This paper intends to assess economic and environmental impacts of Micro Grid which forming by renewable energy micro-wind power plant (MWPP), micro-hydro power plant (MHPP) and solar power plant (SPP) and planned to install in a rural area. Yardstick of economic merit such as Net Present Value (NPV), Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) and Payback Period (PBP) are mainly presented in this study with environmental impact assessment.

Illustration Photo: A locally designed micro-hydro system provides power to five households in Saripol, Faizabad, Afghanistan (Credit: Mohammad Ayub Alavi / ICIMOD Kathmandu / Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0)

Check more https://adalidda.net/posts/8E57gHMb4FA33SDZ8/economic-and-environmental-impact-assessment-of-micro-grid
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What is good? I am just curious if I have missed something, I don't get what the above comments, "very good" and "good", are referring to.
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Bill Juhasz

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For those of you who have been interested in what Tenkiv (the host of the Google+ Renewable Energy Community) we finally have a website that more fully explains our work.

https://tenkiv.com/
Tenkiv designs, builds, and implements advanced energy systems with the goal of democratizing sustainable water and energy access. Our technology is unique— with a single, modular solar thermal system we can handle energy acquisition, distribution, storage, and conversion while remaining cost competitive with fossil fuels.
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DJ Wyatt

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We already published a great article from Nexus Media regarding Lazard's new report showing the extremely low (and falling) costs of solar power and wind power. However, I've been wanting to highlight these awesome new findings since Larmion shared the updated report with us earlier this month, and I want to break out the amazing news in
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ijaz ali

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As we are going to words Renewable Energy,
What will be the Positive use of
Natural Resources
(Gas, Oil, Coal etc ???

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Bill,great job

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DJ Wyatt

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In 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for their global operations — including both our data centers and offices. Google was one of the first corporations to create large-scale, long-term contracts to buy renewable e...
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Community Solar is aimed at apartment dwellers.

Water utilities route water to each apartment. Power utilities route power to each apartment.
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PoliticusUSA

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Green Retrofitting & LEED Certification: An Introduction

There’s a lot to consider when planning a sustainable construction project, whether for a residential or a commercial property. Here are some approaches to consider.
There’s a lot to consider when planning a sustainable construction project, whether for a residential or a commercial property.
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DJ Wyatt

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China's electric system is still greening fast, writes John Mathews. But fast enough to save the world?
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+Rajendra Moriya maybe you need know what power would you want or how much power you used in a day?
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Iain Robertson

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|6 January 2017| China China plans to invest around £300 billion as part of its ambitious five-year plan for renewable energy development. By 2020 the country aims to create 13 million jobs in the sector as it looks to generate 50% of new electricity from renewables by the end of the decade. China's National Energy Administration outlined its plans to focus on sources like solar and wind this week, in a move which aims to make it a gl...
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Chris Parbey

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Can We Go 100% Renewable Energy For A Whole Year? Costa Rica did
Edgy Labs tests your knowledge. Could we go 100% renewable energy for a whole year? Costa Rica almost did. What percent clean energy could we use?
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According to the OP's link "Fossil fuels are still heavily used in their transportation industry". So first of all Costa Rica didn't go 100% renewables for a whole year, they provided most of their electricity from renewables. Secondly, Costa RIca has a huge amount of both hydro, due to mountains and prodigious rain, and geothermal, from volcanic activity close to the surface. Neither of those condition exist in most locations so what Costa Rica did could not be replicated in most of the world. Iceland has a similar mix of hydro and geothermal, but again, not many other places do.
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Kathryn Thomsen

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A record number of oil and gas companies became insolvent last year, according to a new study which environmentalists said highlighted the need for the UK to prepare for the move to a low-carbon economy. They warned that the loss of jobs in the sector when it becomes clear that fossil fuels can no longer be burned because of the effect on global warming would lead to “desolate communities” unless people were retrained to work in the “new industri...
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All of human history is filled with new technology, practices, even religions, changing the status quo. There is no question that the energy industry is in for a major shakeup over the next decades. Many people who have spent a lifetime developing skills and seniority are going to have to retrain and start over, just as horseshoeing shops, and their workers, had to retrain as car mechanics 100 years ago. One of the unintended consequences of every new technology is the impact it has on workers whose skill set quickly becomes less valuable. Coal miners are simply going to be out of a job before long, as are most assembly line workers, regardless of whether or not countries impose duties on imports in an attempt to keep jobs local. We can move forward, train for new skills, or get left behind.

The job of government is to smooth the transition, find a way to keep stability, and help it's citizens move on.
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Rick Li

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#LasVegas may not be the first city you think of when you think of #sustainability, but maybe it should be. When #SunPower recently turned on the Boulder 1 solar project, the City of Las Vegas' government became the first in the country to be entirely powered by #renewableenergy.

This follows Las Vegas' leadership in #waterconservation, cutting consumption by 23% between 2005 and 2015. As cities across the country look for ways to cut costs and use resources more sustainably, maybe Las Vegas should be where they look to find a success story.

#CorporateSustainability #SustainableEconomy #GreenStrategy #SustainableDevelopment #SustainabilityStrategy #EnvironmentalSustainability
100% Renewable: Las Vegas Is Now a Beacon Of Sustainability
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/12/24/100-renewable-las-vegas-is-now-beacon-sustainability.html
Sin City is now a leader in sustainable water and energy, a surprising revelation for a city known more for excess.
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Las Vegas is not the first. There were at least 3 cities in the U.S. that reached 100% renewable in 2015.
aspentimes.com - Aspen is third U.S. city to reach 100% renewable energy | AspenTimes.com
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Tenkiv
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https://tenkiv.com Our new website is up and running! Check it out
Tenkiv designs, builds, and implements advanced energy systems with the goal of democratizing sustainable water and energy access. Our technology is unique— with a single, modular solar thermal system we can handle energy acquisition, distribution, storage, and conversion while remaining cost competitive with fossil fuels.
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DJ Wyatt

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An excellent piece of news from the world's sixth largest economic power
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Philip Nikolayev

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Josh Marks

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"What’s clear is that large majorities of Republicans and Democrats believe the government should fund clean energy research, offer tax rebates for electric cars and solar panels, and eliminate subsidies for coal, oil and natural gas. Most support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant, including a majority of conservative Republicans."
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They were counting people who identified themselves as “Moderate Republican” rather than “Conservative Republican”
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Josh Marks

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While Donald Trump makes fossil fuels great again, Denmark has declared its independence from oil, coal and gas. The small Scandinavian nation intends to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be completely free of fossil fuels by 2050. The country is well on its way to achieving its climate target — renewables produced 56 percent of domestic electricity in 2015, according to the Danish Energy Agency. Read my Inhabitat story for more. 
Renewables produced 56 percent of Denmark's domestic electricity in 2015, according to the Danish Energy Agency.
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+John Sanchez​ You should refrain from commenting on subjects you know nothing about.