SchwartzReport: Solar & Wind Energy Edge Ahead

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Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is the latest good news about the trend shifting us out of carbon energy. I see more and more of these stories and they lead me to believe that this transition is going to happen more quickly than most planners assumed.

Solar trees are taking root around the world

​Sologic’s sustainable eTree provides free WiFi, a cold drink and more.

Huge New Area Soon To Open For Offshore Wind Power In New England

Phi Beta Iota: Birds are routing around the wind farms — they are not wiping out birds as originally feared.

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Jan 24

Jean Lievins: Utility 3.0: How to Democratize Energy in the U.S.

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Utility 3.0: How to Democratize Energy in the U.S.

As the U.S. turns to renewable energy, the question remains: who will benefit? 

Among those concerned with the United States’ energy future—including, increasingly, the utility companies themselves—the business model known as “Utility 2.0″ appears as a beacon of hope. Utility 2.0 addresses the concerns of both energy watchdogs and conventional electricity utilities by offering the latter financial incentives to adopt greener, more flexible infrastructure. But while this new paradigm presents solutions to many of the problems associated with centralized, fossil fuel-reliant power grids, some argue that it does not go far enough.

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Jan 22

Owl: Saudis Killing Fracking – No Floor Price in Sight for Oil

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

End of Fracking Revolution May Be Very Near

The recent drop in oil prices is not likely temporary, as indicated in this article. That’s because the real target of OPEC is widespread fracking operations in North America and elsewhere, which OPEC appears to regard as enough of a threat to the oil industry to require drastically lowering oil prices over the long term, and this will kill the fracking industry, a development to be seen as good news to those who believe fracking is a threat to the environment:

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Jan 18

SchwartzReport: Solar Creates More Jobs than Oil & Gas Extraction — Solar Jobs Up 80% in Four Years

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

As predicted the shift to non-carbon energy is creating wealth as well as wellness, and it is gaining momentum. This development makes excellent news.  Carbon energy will do everything it can to continue to control the production of energy but that industry is on the wrong side of history.

The Solar Industry Created More Jobs In 2014 Than Oil And Gas Extraction

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Solar @ Phi Beta Iota

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Jan 16