Where Does Your Electricity Come From?

Gita Subramony for Zondits, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TBIT NPR has produced a nifty graphic showing changes in electric generation sources state-by-state from 2004 to 2014. On a national level, the use of coal to generate electricity has dropped from 51% to 40%, while the use of natural gas and renewables has increased on the … Read more

Green Deal Home Improvement Plan Expects Significant Cuts

Green Deal: Energy efficiency programme may be axed amid austerity drive The Independent, June 6, 2015. Image credit: AlexanderStein Spending on energy efficiency and the clean-up of Britain’s old nuclear reactors is set be significantly reduced as part of the Government’s austerity drive. In order to save money it is being proposed that the controversial … Read more

Germany Adopts Clean Energy Plan

The government adopted a broad catalog of measures, ranging from new subsidies for homeowners who insulate their houses to mandatory emissions cuts for energy producers. Berlin said the steps would ensure Germany meets its target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 40% from their 1990 level by 2020–a goal twice as ambitious as the European average and one that appears…