From Coal to Wind

Positive Future #705 (Feature photo – Wind Energy – By Leaflet – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5704247) Talk, Business & Politics news journalist Jeff Della Rosa brings us the story of how Southwester Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is ready to put up $1 billion to buy into one of the largest wind farm projects…

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The Getting Away From Your Power Company Movement

Positive Future #706 (Feature photo – Sonnen Back-up Battery –  CCA SA 4.0 International, Sonnen GmbH) Estimates are that 1 million California homes have solar panels, but only 19,000 have batteries to sustain them when the grid goes down. Now, Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects that in 2020 – largely in response to power company…

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States and Cities Want to Own/Control Their Power Companies

Positive Future #704 (Feature photo – Power Sub-Station – Public Domain) It is odd to think that capitalistic societies are not necessarily married to free-market economies. Anyone – a state, a city, a non-profit can engage in raising capital if it suits the ends of the people at stake. In a growing dissatisfaction with mega…

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Electric Car Charging Technology is getting Fast

Positive Future #702 (Feature photo – Porsche Taycan –  CCA SA 4.0 International, Alexander Migl) InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane brings us the story of how Porsche just opened Europe’s most powerful fast-charging park. The park contains twelve 350 KW chargers. These high-power chargers can put 60 miles of charge into an electric car in just…

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The State of Minnesota Sets Asides Funds for Bee-Friendly Laws

Positive Future #701 (Feature photo – Rusty Patch Bumblebee –  Public Domian) BrightVibes brings us the story of how Minnesota plans to build its bee populations – provide funding to convert lawns from just grass into bee-friendly habitats. You can read the full story here: https://brightvibes.com/1625/en/minnesota-to-pay-homeowners-who-replace-lawns-with-bee-friendly-wildflowers

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Renewable Energy by the Numbers

Positive Future #700 (Feature photo – Solar Panels –  CCA SA 4.0 International, Jud McCranie) EnergyCentral journalist Richard Brooks brings us the latest numbers on renewable energy from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. While the numbers are from 2018, they represent the latest data available. The big numbers include solar and wind energy that combined,…

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