Stories tagged "energy"

March 19, 2019

One Mickey Mouse Thing: Disney World Goes Solar

Disney World turned on the power February 27th to its brand new 50 MW solar farm, Axios reported. The new solar farm sits on a large parcel right next to Disney’s Animal Kingdon in Orlando and will create enough clean power to keep things running at two of the...

February 19, 2019

Can Biofuels Ramp Up to Cut Airline Emissions?

Air travel, according to Green Biz, is a growing source of carbon emissions, accounting for 2% of all global carbon emissions, and it is expected to increase to 70% above its 2005 levels by 2020, despite the fact that airlines have been successfully working to improve...

February 16, 2019

Putting the “Blue” into the Green New Deal

By Mark Spalding and Angel Braestrup As we have written before (Roundtable Discussion, Looking at the Small Details, The New Blue Economy, Sustainable Blue Economy Conference), the (new) Blue Economy is the subset of the ocean economy’s activities that are positive...

February 11, 2019

Light Bulb Efficiency Rollback Will Be Costly

The Trump Administration’s anti-environment policies are so extreme, they are now even proposing to roll back energy efficiency standards for light bulbs.  In 2017, the day before President Trump took office, the Energy Department issued a rule to expand the...

February 8, 2019

High tech corporations make clean energy play

Last week, two major trends made news in energy.  The Wall Street Journal reported that Google and Amazon are hoping to expand the market for home energy efficiency products like smart energy devices and internet-connected devices like Amazon’s Alexa that are...