Solar garden proposed for Nelson, B.C., could be a 1st in Canada

Solar garden proposed for Nelson, B.C., could be a 1st in Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/solar-garden-proposed-for-nelson-b-c-could-be-a-1st-in-canada-1.3136182/ The solar garden would provide residents with ‘clean’ energy and credits on their power bill By Daybreak South, CBC News Posted: Jul 03,...
Power to the People: Solar for Everyone

Power to the People: Solar for Everyone

Workers install solar panels. (photo: Michaela Rehle/Reuters) http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/30914-power-to-the-people-solar-for-everyone By Bill McKibben, The New Yorker Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old,...
A Small Iowa Town Embraces Energy Independence

A Small Iowa Town Embraces Energy Independence

David Labrador Writer / Editor Making local work in America’s heartland  In late March 2015, RMI hosted the second annual eLab Accelerator. Described as a bootcamp for electricity innovation, the four-day intensive work session brought together 12 teams from...
Building and Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder

Building and Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder

http://blog.rmi.org/blog_2015_05_12_building_and_climbing_the_solar_energy_ladder Laurie Guevara-​Stone Writer / Editor Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to...
Four surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

Four surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

By Michael T. Klare on 16 Apr 2015 Cross-posted from Tom Dispatch Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on...

6 charts that show renewable energy is getting cheaper

Things are changing very quickly in the world of renewable energy. The conventional wisdom — that renewables are expensive, that they depend on subsidies, that it’s too costly to integrate them into the grid — is rapidly being rendered anachronistic, though no one...