Saturday, July 26, 2014

9.21 PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH, NYC




This September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic summit on climate change – and we’ll be waiting for them in the streets. Join us.


This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution..
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.


http://peoplesclimatemarch.org/
https://www.facebook.com/peoplesclimatemarch


Join the nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent September 21!
http://peoplesclimate.org/nonuclearpower/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nukefreeclimatefreemarch/


see also: Our Power Campaign • People’s Climate March 2014


Friday, July 25, 2014

whats up: 9.21 PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH, NYC: nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent | Nuclear-Free Carbon-Free





9.21 PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH - NYC :: via No Nukes Nirs (NIRS on facebook)-
People's Climate March: nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent
- 350.org's Bill McKibben on nuclear power and climate. "Nuclear power is counterproductive, for economic reasons alone, in
 dealing with our climate crisis. Clean energy solutions are cheaper and faster to implement."





Join the nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent September 21!
http://peoplesclimate.org/nonuclearpower/

People's Climate March: nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent (facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nukefreeclimatefreemarch/

Nuclear Power and Climate: Why Nukes Can't Save the Planet.
NIRS' basic 1 sheet factsheet: Perfect for downloading, printing, and distributing (pdf format).http://www.nirs.org/factsheets/nukesclimatefact614.pdf

Just $10 will buy a flag for nuke-free contingent to People's Climate March Sept 21. http://t.co/IEvTTwR2fX










Nuclear Information and Resource Service - NIRS

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NUCLEAR POWER ADVOCATES BELIEVE THE TECHNOLOGY IS ESSENTIAL TO BUILDING A FOSSIL FUEL FREE WORLD ENERGY SYSTEM. IN FACT IT IS OPTIONAL, WRITES DAVID ELLIOTT - AND NOT EVEN VERY HELPFUL. EFFICIENCY AND THE 'NEW RENEWABLES' CAN DO THE JOB FASTER, AND AT MUCH LOWER COST.


We can head for a near 100% renewable future should we wish. The key questions are how quickly can, should or must we do that?

Renewable energy is doing well around the world - supplying around 22% of global electricity.
In 2013, the world achieved 1,560 gigawatts (GW) of renewable electricity generation capacity - almost five times more than the 331 GW of nuclear generation capacity. And where nuclear power supplied 11% of the world's electricity, renewables about twice as much.
Hydro is the biggest electricity supplying renewable, with around 1,000GW of generation capacity in place. Wind comes next at 318GW, while PV solar is at around 139GW globally. And on the heat side, along with biomass use, solar thermal is now at 326GW, much of it in China.
Will renewables continue to grow? Globally, the recession hit all investment, and total global investment in 'clean energy' of all sorts fell 9% in 2013 to $254bn, following a 9% drop in 2012, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Renewables take 72% share of new generating capacity
But within that, renewables have held up quite well. The REN21 group says 2013 marked the sixth consecutive year in which renewables had the majority share of new electricity generating capacity, with a 72% share in 2013...





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Saturday, May 31, 2014

It’s an energy breakthrough for Long Island!

by Karl Grossman


It’s an energy breakthrough for Long Island!

The recent action by the Town of East Hampton setting a goal of 2020 for meeting 100 percent of the town’s electricity needs with renewable energy sources led by solar and wind power opens a new energy chapter for Long Island.

“Making the switch to clean energy is just the right thing to do. Both for the environment and for keeping more money in the local economy and creating jobs here,” stated Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell.

“It takes guts for elected officials to take bold action like this,” commented Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island, based in East Hampton, after the unanimous town board vote. Raacke, also on the Town Energy Sustainability Committee, said the board essentially declared: “We, the people of East Hampton, will take action on climate change and at the same time we’ll keep more of our energy dollars here in the local economy.”

East Hampton will be offering a “showcase” for the “rest of the island and the rest of the country,” said Raacke. “It will be showing that we have all the energy solutions we need—and all that’s necessary is the political will. If East Hampton can do it, the rest of the island and the rest of the country can do it.”

It’s a breakthrough for Long Island and, indeed, New York State for an area to move to getting 100 percent of its electricity from safe, clean, renewable energy sources. But similar initiatives are happening elsewhere nationally and globally.


more: It’s an energy breakthrough for Long Island! | LIpolitics.com : Long Island's Political Network


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Why Owning Your Own Power Plant Might Not Be Crazy | Rocky Mountain Institute



It’s been three months since we released The Economics of Grid Defection exploring when off-grid solar-plus-battery systems could reach economic parity with retail electric service.  These systems could become competitive with retail electric service within the next decade for many commercial customers and for many residential customers in the decade thereafter. Since the release of our results, the industry has been abuzz with follow-on commentary considering the implications for utilities, consumers, and third-party service providers.
Of course, favorable economics do not equate to adoption. Just because customers could defect doesn’t mean they will. For the individual customers actually considering these investments many other factors come into play, such as performance risk, hassle/convenience factor, and simply the plain, easy inertia of continuing to get their power as they always have.
Even so, it’s not that far-fetched to imagine a day when large segments of customers choose to go mostly or even entirely off-grid with clean, quiet, distributed solar-plus-battery systems. In fact, could owning your own power plant become as convenient and practical—if not quite as ubiquitous—as the consumer appliances and electronics already so commonplace that we take them for granted in our daily lives—a refrigerator, a clothes dryer, or a computer?


more >> Why Owning Your Own Power Plant Might Not Be Crazy | Rocky Mountain Institute


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Amazing pictures of Mongolian teen, 13, who is only girl to train golden eagle






Photographer Asher Svidensky chose to focus on the next generation of Mongolian hunters who are the future of keeping this dying part of their culture alive


more: Amazing pictures of Mongolian teen, 13, who is only girl to train golden eagle - Yahoo News UK