We wanted to end the week on a high note! We have written about Norway’s big plans for floating offshore wind — now we will have it in the U.S. too, thanks to the Governor of Maine, Janet Mills, who finally got the 12-megawatt demonstration project green-lit by pushing through legislation that forced state utility […]Continue Reading 130 words
By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha Graduation speeches are often pablum – containing well-meaning advice and platitudes of wisdom that are easy listening but also easily forgotten. This week I (Monica) heard not one, but two speeches that transcended the ordinary graduation fare, providing important perspective and inspiration that is most needed and welcome at […]Continue Reading 1001 words
In a global first, a new waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen doubles as an artificial ski slope! When it is finished in May, it will be a full fledged outdoor park with year round ski runs and chairlifts, hiking trails that wind up at the top of the “mountain” and a 264-foot climbing wall. From the […]Continue Reading 187 words
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After its emissions cheating scandal last year, Volkswagen is looking to change its image, first announcing a new push for electric vehicles and now pledging to make the production of its first electric model carbon neutral. That equates to reducing its emissions by 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, which is a good thing because according to GreenCarCongress.com, “the production of an electric vehicle currently generates significantly more CO2 than that of cars with a combustion engine—around 150% on average.”Continue Reading 408 words