Renewable Energy – One Third of Global Power Capacity

Positive Future #428 (Feature photo – Renewable Energy – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Access and availability to energy is the cornerstone of agriculture, housing and transportation. The International Renewable Energy Agency reports that one third of all energy is now generated by renewable sources. Most interesting is that most of the new capacity in renewable…

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The Battle for Electric Range

Positive Future #425 (Feature photo – Smart Fortwo & Tesla Model 3 (CCA SA 4.0 International) InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane reports that there are 29 different models of cars now available in the U.S. that are strictly battery-electric. Manufactured by 12 different automakers, they have no internal combustion engines. Kane’s report looks like a scoring…

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Colorado and the Social Cost of Carbon

Positive Future #424 (Feature photo – Jared Polis. Governor of Colorado – Public Domain) In agriculture, the cost of shouldering extreme weather events almost always exceeds the re-imbursements that come from crop insurance or federal disaster monies. In modern times, farming is one of those things that carries the cost of carbon in the atmosphere…

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A Big Change Looming?

Positive Future #423 (Feature photo – Electric Car Chargers – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Recently, news portal Autoline Daily discussed how the development and building of new internal combustion engines has come to an almost complete halt among the major automakers. With the looming electrification of transportation, automakers are deciding to just stick with the…

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Saudi Arabia Announces World’s Largest Solar Farm

Positive Future #421 (Feature photo – Power from the Sun – By Jessie Eastland – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50735950) The world’s largest solar farm today is in China. The Tengger Desert Solar Park has a peak power output of 1.5 gigawatts. The Tengger solar panels cover an area equal to 10,600 acres. CleanTechnica…

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