Tag Archive | Renewable energy

Frack from Fiction: What is Fracking?

Hydraulic fracturing has entered our vocabulary as a hotly contested topic, dished up daily through our national media. Fracking is responsible for a huge economic boom through technology that significantly boosts the harvest of natural gas. Meanwhile, the process of hydraulic fracturing receives plenty of bad press for its potential to do lasting environmental damage.

Mitt Romney’s Quest for a Strong Political Identity

Romney’s attempts to attract a Conservative base may drive the future of America’s domestic and foreign policies. Republican presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, now dismisses the very reforms he brought into law as Governor of Massachusetts. His campaign has placed all bets on a platform that seeks approval from a very conservative audience. “He who controls […]

China, Renewable Energy, and Their Case for Environmental Funding

China, Renewable Energy, and Their Case for Environmental Funding

population, industrial pollution, renewable energy
China’s carbon footprint grows daily with help from the U.S. and Europe.

At more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and counting, the People’s Republic of China represents almost 1/5th of Earth’s total population. China’s population and advanced industries continue to grow at an alarming rate, creating a unique set of environmental issues.

Earth’s Renewable Energy Investment Topped $257 Billion for 2011

Earth’s Renewable Energy Investment Topped $257 Billion for 2011

Yes, we still have our share of global-warming refuseniks who espouse the “Science of Truthiness” to champion their brand of apathy. But their influence finds refuge at the fringe of public discourse. They grow ever more irrelevant to an audience that regularly complains about unusually hot summers, record snowfalls, and other erratic weather patterns. Skeptics who previously resisted hard data, found no difficulty believing their own eyes when record setting snowfalls forced FEMA to declare a state of emergency for Washington D.C. and the Mid Atlantic in February of 2010.

What Do Old Lamb Chops, Fish Heads and Chicken Fat Have in Common?

What Do Old Lamb Chops, Fish Heads and Chicken Fat Have in Common?

Marketplace BBC World Service recently reported that big U.K. chains such as Walmart and Tesco are now actively running some of their stores on electricity converted from leftover foods.

Fish heads, old lamb chops, stale sandwiches, and chicken fat represent just a few of the food waste products whose biogas can be burned to create electricity.