Zachary Shahan April 17, 2011
tryin’ to improve our world, one letter at a time
It seems that total cumulative installed power capacity from renewable sources passed up nuclear for the first time in 2010, according to the draft version of a new report coming out soon by the Worldwatch Institute, The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-2011.
“In 2010, for the first time, worldwide cumulated installed capacity of wind turbines, biomass and waste-to-energy plants, and solar power reached 381 gigawatts, outpacing the installed nuclear capacity of 375 gigawatts,”… Continue reading
California Passes Renewable Energy Standard (click to open article)
California Takes the Lead on Renewable Energy, Green Jobs
California’s landmark renewable energy standard legislation—sometimes referred to as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), or the 33 percent RPS law—passed on March 29, 2011.
This law will require California utilities to provide at least a third of their electricity from clean and safe renewable sources like the wind and the sun by the year 2020.
California Leads the Nation in Clean Energy
The 33 percent RPS law will create the most aggressive renewable energy requirement in the country and… Continue reading
There is currently a major fight taking place in Sacramento, California about the way in which California is going to achieve the new, 33% of energy coming through renewable means by 2020. Two bills going through Assembly right now are advocating for there to be this high amount of energy created through only renewable sources by the end of the next decade. It’s causing issues, though, because of the methods in which they want it done.