Posts Tagged with "solar"

Solar Power Had A Huge Year In 2013

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Solar Power Had A Huge Year In 2013

This post originally appeared on DeSmogBlog. A new report out from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows that solar power came an incredibly long way toward asserting itself as a key part of the U.S. energy mix last year. The U.S. now has a total of 12.1 gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) [...]

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A New Kind Of Co-Op: Ending Dependence On Nuclear Power (VIDEO)

Monday, July 11, 2011

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A New Kind Of Co-Op: Ending Dependence On Nuclear Power (VIDEO)

Communities around the globe are taking control of their power and switching off dirty energy to clean renewable sources instead. Here’s the first in a series of posts to share these inspiring stories. One mother’s dedication can make a difference. Ursula Sladek was spurred into action after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. A mother of [...]

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This New Spoof Chevron Video Is Funny Because, Sadly, It’s All Too True

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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This New Spoof Chevron Video Is Funny Because, Sadly, It’s All Too True

The hits just keep on coming! This new spoof Chevron TV ad is absolutely hilarious. It’s too bad our contest is over, because this new video, created by Trouble and Maker in association with Smart Bubble Society, would have been a strong contender. Unfortunately, much of the humor falls in the “it’s funny because it’s [...]

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Solar Good, Chevron’s Business Bad

Friday, October 22, 2010

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A hand covered in crude contaminates from an open toxic pool in the the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest near Lago Agrio. It was abandoned by Texaco (now Chevron) after oil drilling operations ended in 1990 and was never remediated. View more pics of Chevron’s toxic legacy in the Ecuadorean Amazon. A few weeks ago, the British [...]

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Chevron’s Solar Project Bulls#%t!

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Rainforest Action Network is bringing back our popular web TV show Greenwash of the Week. This week our charismatic hosts Nick and Brianna investigate the recent solar announcement by oil giant Chevron, dubbed “Project Brightfield.” Is it Project Brightfield or Project Bulls#%t? Let us know what you think in the comments section of this article. [...]

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Shell dumps wind and solar for agrofuels

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Money speaks louder than… Oh, yeah–just about everything, including a renewable energy future or attempts to reverse climate change. In a not so surprising, yet utterly short-sighted and outdated move (circa 20th century, not new Millenium), Shell Oil has decided to abandon all their investments in renewables such as solar and wind energy, and transfer [...]

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Wise Up Dominion!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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The Beginning We woke up at 3:30 am, but few of us had slept the night before. You’d think we’d be groggy, but the adrenaline and excitement propelled us into action. By 5:30am two trucks holding steel barrels reading “good jobs, healthy communities: we deserve a clean energy future” and “prosperity without poison” pulled into [...]

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Public Interest Groups Oppose Carbon Capture Scam

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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In conjunction with the international release of a report by Greenpeace today – that identifies the ridiculous risk, uncertainty and cost associated with industry-driven plans for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), Public interest groups (from across the country) sent the following letter to Congress, demanding that taxpayer subsidies be disallowed CCS, and that safe, affordable and [...]

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Greenwash of the Week: Chevron video game urges smart energy planning–like burning lots of oil.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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Thanks to the good ole San Francisco Chronicle for once again calling my attention to an oil company just begging to win our Greenwash of the Week award. Alright, Chevron, your new online video game Energyville is our big winner. The basic idea is that they give you city and you get to decide how [...]

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New solar cells achieve 40% efficiency

Monday, June 4, 2007

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A new type of experimental photo-voltaic cell has been developed by Spectrolab, Inc, a subsidiary of Boeing. The new cells concentrate the sun’s rays using mirrors in order to extract 40% of the energy from a higher-intensity beam.

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