Good News!

Climate change is an increasingly bleak topic. It seems like every day some new story comes through that makes the outlook just a little worse. This page is meant to alleviate that sense of gathering DOOM.

 

September 12, 2013
May 29, 2013
China’s wind power production increased more than coal power did for first time ever in 2012

Republican Mayor Leads City To First-Ever Solar Energy Mandate

Dairy farm uses cow manure to power barns, factory, gift shop, trucks, and more

Greenland halts new oil drilling licenses

Solar industry now likely a net energy producer

Australian carbon tax could mean 100% renewables by 2030

Portugal generates 70% of power from renewable sources for three months

Solar/wind hybrids more efficient than previously thought

Oslo's trash-to-energy system so successful they're now IMPORTING trash

Scientists develop new CO2 sequestration technique

Cost of solar still plummeting

"Market-driven moratorium" on new coal in the US

More advances in pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere

World's biggest ice sheets more stable than previously thought

Research guiding assisted migration of forests in Canada

Coming soon: solar power that costs the same as paint

Innovative power storage technique uses deep-water pressure

Study shows great potential for underground compressed air power storage

Researchers design photobioreactor to produce biofuel from algae

New battery technology offers another pathway to low-cost, long-life power storage

Innovative self-cooling, thermoelectric system consumes no electricity

More increases in black solar cell efficiency

Experiments in renewable microgrid

Investments in clean energy could reach $630 billion by 2030 (but probably more)

MIT designs floating wind turbines with built-in power storage

IBM develops solar collector that magnifies sunlight 2000x, costs 3x less than similar systems

The process of leap-frogging to renewable energy continues in developing countries

Successes in LED farming

Improvements in LED designs on the horizon

March 15, 2013