Renewable Energy

THE RENEWABLE POWER OF THE MINE

This is a report by the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment calling attention to how mining companies have integrated renewables in their mining operations. This can be adopted to attract renewable power investments which can also be leveraged to provide power to communities surrounding...Read more

Iceland: A 100% renewables example in the modern era

This article brings up the current state of Iceland and how they use renewable sources. Iceland has achieved 100% renewable energy when it comes to producing electricity. This is true for the capital where ⅔ or residents live but it was difficult to find if that held true for the scattered...Read more

Taliban grabs mineral riches coveted by energy developers

As the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan in August 2021, they took control of a vast trove of metals and minerals vital to clean energy development. Afghanistan sits atop rare earths and other strategic metals that U.S. experts valued at more than $1 trillion and are expected to grow more...Read more

IREC’s Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights

Based on reactions from the COVID-19 survey, specifically the question regarding energy rights, I was curious to see what the discussion was around them, I was intrigued to find an organization I had never heard of the IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) and their proposed Renewable...Read more

COVID-19's Impact on the Global Shift to Renewable Energy

This article offers an analysis of how the COVID19 pandemic and the subsequent global financial contraction and collapse in oil prices will impact the renewable energy industry. Read more

Aspen's Path to 100% Renewable Energy

This artifact is an analysis of utility use by the city of Aspen Colorado and how they became one of the very few US cities to use solely renewable energy. This is important because it shows a successful example of a city in the US where the infrastructure has seamlessly transitioned to...Read more

How Covid-19 Has Changed The Way Americans Use Energy

Conca, a Forbes journalist specifically accounting energy topics, discusses the ways in which COVID-19 has affected energy expenditures. Overall, energy consumption has decreased 4% from the same time last year. However, Conca more deeply analyzes the effects lockdown measures have had...Read more

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