Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at the French energy company Engie SA, said in an interview at Bloomberg that he sees a potential for the cost of solar electricity to fall below $10-megawatt hour (1¢/kWh) in the sunniest climates by 2025. Lepercq believes “solar, battery storage, electrical and hydrogen vehicles, and connected devices are in a ‘J’ curve (of upward growth potential).” One consequence of this new energy economy is that, “the price (of oil) could drop to $10 if markets anticipate a significant fall in demand.”
China Wants to Build a $50 Trillion Global Wind & Solar Power Grid by 2050
Solar was the cheapest source of electricity in 2016 , and it will further undercut fossil fuels in 2017
Iowa State U. Study Shows Wind Turbines May Benefit Crops
Solar now cheapest new form of energy in nearly 60 countries
Inventory and transport of plastic debris in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Great Lakes Plastic Dumping
Las Vegas Lights Are Being Powered By Footsteps
Dead Marine Life on Nova Scotia Shores
Live chart of global sea ice shows 2016 falling way below any other year
500-year-old clams recorded changes in ocean climate
Tread lightly to lift the weight of the world
( The Anthropocene Review )
Scale and diversity of the physical technosphere: A geological perspective
Climate change, meet your apocalyptic twin: oceans poisoned by plastic
TOP 10 HAPPY ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES OF 2016
WildTech.mongabay.com, a joint initiative of Mongabay, RESOLVE’s Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), intends to help accelerate the flow of information among scientists, forest and wildlife managers, technology innovators, and interested groups and catalyze the development and application of technologies for forest and wildlife conservation.
Sixteen noteworthy food moments in 2016
This year food programs have addressed nutrition and food security, food waste has been measured, and a growing group of young leaders have worked to improve the global food system.
FOR OUR FOOD SYSTEM’S SAKE, LET’S SAY “NO” TO CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION
Mergers puts food workers and small-scale farmers at risk and increase vertical integration, hurting farmers’ ability to compete.
V Shiva: People’s Economies vs Corporate Control: First Commodification, Then Financialization, Now Demonetization
California, at Forefront of Climate Fight
Canadian Scientists Warn U.S. Colleagues: Act Now to Protect Science
Energy Nostalgia and the Path to Hell
Let’s Work Towards A Zero-Waste Future By Creating A Culture Of Reuse
The Furniture Waste Problem And How Companies Can Solve It
Waste not, want not ideal drowns in Israel’s garbage heap
Average Israeli family chucks away thousands of shekels a year in food that is still edible, non-profit says
Patagonia Challenges Businesses to Eschew Lax Textile Standards, Support Regenerative Agriculture
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Releases IN THE SHADOW OF GREEN MAN:
how he built his vision to develop a regenerative farming model that uplifts individuals and communities.
Vital changes to farming practices remain a tough sell
Apprenticeships in Regenerative Agriculture
THIS KANSAS FARMER FOUGHT A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO KEEP HIS FARM SUSTAINABLE
When federal crop insurance rules stymied Gail Fuller’s attempts to innovate, he knew something had to change.
Earthworms do double-duty at Fetzer Vineyards
Hard-working worms are part of California winery’s next chapter.
World wildlife ‘falls by 58% in 40 years’
NASA ‘space laser’ detects eco-disaster in ocean
Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (Final Report) |
EPA’s Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
Mother-of-Three Sues Monsanto Claiming Roundup Caused Her Cancer
“Some people are landscapers, some people are migrant farm workers, some people are farmers,” said Greenwald, who is head of environmental protection. “What everyone has in common is that they all used Roundup and they all have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
Costa Rica powered by renewable energy for over 250 days in 2016