How Costa Rica Went 75 Days Using Only Clean Electricity

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

The Central American country’s state utility company announced last week that it went the first 75 days of 2015 without using fossil fuels like coal or oil for electricity.

Big data technology finds ideal river locations to generate hydro-power

Posted on: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A new software app will improve sourcing of renewable energy from rivers. Researchers say hydropower is a cut-above solar and wind, as they provide a constant and reliable energy source with rivers available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Tom Steyer will try again to make climate change top election issue

Posted on: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer plans to spend millions of dollars to make climate change a top-tier issue in the 2016 presidential election.

UCF’s FSEC to Establish Statewide Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training for First Responders

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), host of the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition, was selected to establish an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) training network for the state of Florida that adapts safety and technical training based on existing curricula for local needs.

How Can We Clean Up an Oil Spill?

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Do you want to try cleaning up an oil spill yourself? This experiment will help you understand why it is such a difficult task. All of the tools you will need are environmentally friendly and easy to find.

Money and Policy Now Support Renewables

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Money and energy policy don’t always walk hand in hand unless, of course, it is in the form of campaign contributions.

Global Warming’s Six Americas’ Perceptions of the Health Risks

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of a new report, “Global Warming’s Six Americas, October 2014: Perceptions of the Health Consequences of Global Warming and Update on Key Beliefs.”

Electricity from biomass with carbon capture could make western US carbon-negative

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon as the plants suck out of the atmosphere.

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.

Stricter fracking rules on federal lands could cut oil, natural gas production

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The Interior Department issued stricter standards Friday for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, rules the oil industry contends will limit domestic production of oil and natural gas.