In Naperville, IL, two mothers were arrested last week for refusing to allow utility workers to install controversial smart meters on their homes. The city’s new Naperville Smart Grid Initiative requires new controversial smart meters to be installed in every home. Residents opposed to the smart meters have been fighting the initiative for over two years.Read more »
Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water.Read more »
Suddenly, due to improved drilling techniques, the U.S. is overflowing with natural gas, driving down domestic prices. But foreign prices remain high, which means there is an opportunity for us to export natural gas. Unfortunately, the infrastructure does not currently exist. To transport natural gas across the ocean, you have to liquefy it first. We have the facilities to import liquefied natural gas, but not to liquefy it ourselves and export. In order to start exporting, we need to build the appropriate facilities, which requires regulatory approval from the Energy Department.Read more »
A lot of people believe they are becoming "power independent" by installing grid-tie solar systems, but what many don't realize is that virtually all such systems are designed to actively go offline when the power grid goes offline.Read more »
"We found no direct evidence that hydraulic fracturing itself had contaminated groundwater," says Groat. "We found that most of the violations were at or near the surface." The problems were not caused by the process of fracking itself, but instead related to issues like ruptured well casings that also affect conventional gas production, or surface spills of chemicals or wastewater.Read more »
President Obama wants us to imagine an America that is within reach. I would rather have you imagine a world a little further down the road.
The only way forward, is to remove the obstacles – placed by government at all levels – from the road.
Mit student invent a way to reproduce the process plants use to make energy to make cheap,clean power. Enough for the whole world.Read more »
Toshiba may team up with Bill Gates to develop small nuclear reactors. The reactors could work for about 100 years without refueling. They could be launched fairly easily by states and cities. They provide emission-free energy. You probably remember the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.Read more »
Energy prices to collapse global supply chains & strengthen local economies? Interesting talk. If CO2 is a real issue - and you live in a voluntary society - how do you stop other nations from harming your environment?Read more »
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