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Our cover this week reports on clean energy’s dirty secret. The dream of cheap green energy is under threat from the economics of renewables. Public subsidies, plus the variability of wind and sun and ultra-low running costs, are wrecking the world’s energy markets. Without an overhaul, the green revolution will stall. To read our cover editorial, search "clean energy's dirty secret" via our website economist.com #TheEconomist #renewables #cleanenergy

Let's hear it for Denmark! According to WindEurope, the country generated enough energy from wind power last Wednesday to power the whole country! Via CleanTechnia. #windpower#renewables#denmark#environment#cleanenergy

Sirs of Ken Tech, Kenniel and Goaty. Battery bank full all day despite blending, washing, fan on. #renewables

On set for the film Fine Line, dir by Johnnie Hargrave. What does the CEO of your local Solar Electric company do in their spare time?

Photo by @JshPhotog - Visitors to Whitelee Wind Farm, outside Glasgow, Scotland, examine a blade from a wind turbine. This wind farm has 215 turbines, making it the largest onshore wind farm in the UK, and the 2nd largest in Europe (the largest is in Romania). The turbine blade pictured is 40metres long, and when traveling at maximum speed, a turbine’s blade’s tips can travels at speeds of up to 240kmph. A light breeze of 3.5metres per second is enough to turn a turbine, but optimum peak output is reached with wind speeds of around 13metres per second, equivalent to a strong gale.
This wind farm harnesses the power of the winds coming off of the North Atlantic, making the infamous Scottish weather a great source of renewable and sustainable energy, helping the country to cut climate-wrecking greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel usage. #ClimateChange #WhiteleeWindFarm #JeremySuttonHibbert #WindPower #energy #renewables #Glasgow #Scotland #EverydayClimateChange

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is an annual gathering of the global #cleantech innovation community that offers a comprehensive, multi-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done. #solgatephotography has documented the gathering for over 5 years.
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With many local entities turning to solar systems or other renewable systems to reduce their reliance on more expensive energy supplied by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), there is a another indication that persons who remain on the JPS grid could face the consequences. "We all should be concerned and thoughtful. You don't want everybody who can afford solar on their roof going off the grid because you would still have to pay for the grid," CEO of the JPS, Kelly Tomblin, told The Sunday Gleaner during a recent interview. File photo by @Brown_Rudolph. See more: bit.ly/PowerWarning. #JPS #Renewables

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Turning what was a fruity slime pit (too much green matter) into a more balanced compost pile thanks to some off season video tips from legend @costasworld cheers mate👍 back on track, can't wait to see gardening Australia start its 28th year this Saturday (abc 6.30pm)

Speaking of TV, I try not too but there is something we should all be watching tonight and no it's not the oscars or MKR's latest kitchen psychosis. Four corners will be presenting Oceans of Plastic, by Vincent Perazio 8.30pm EDT and I hope every single consumer in this country has a look and asks themselves what they can do to help stop the estimated 8 million tons of plastic waste that finds its way into our natural water system every year. It's a disgrace and desperately needs addressing, everyone of us can make a difference. Please take a look and while you're at it take a page from:

@take3forthesea @cleancoastcollective @2minutebeachclean
Oceans of plastic is replayed on Tuesday 28th February at 10.00am and Wednesday 1 March at 11pm. It can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday at 8.00pm AEST, and on ABC iview.

#realityTV #water #air #soil #food #peace #harmony #sustainability #biodiversity #ecology #environment #renewables #myoceanrules

Here's a little known secret about solar: when you get a new roof along with your solar system, you can collect a 30% tax credit for the entire amount of your project. ⠀⠀⠀
For example, let's say you are getting a $30,000 solar system and a new roof for $10,000 - that's a $40,000 project that you can collect 30% on when you file taxes*. So instead of getting a 30% tax credit on $30,000 ($9,000) you get a 30% tax credit on $40,000 ($12,000). With your $12,000 tax credit, you just paid off your new $10,000 roof entirely and have $2,000 to do whatever you want with. ⠀⠀⠀
*Residential Energy Credits Form 5695.⠀⠀⠀
Have Questions? Contact us @YourEnergySolar⠀⠀⠀


#solar #fontana #riverside #miraloma #ranchocucamonga #ca #eastvale #rialto #colton #inlandempire #solarcity #tesla #energy #solarpower #solarenergy #energy #renewables #green #panels #pv #bloomington #declezville #crestmoreheights #highgrove #lomalinda #sanbernardino #jurupavalley #chino #upland #sun

Let's hear it for Denmark! According to WindEurope, the country generated enough energy from wind power last Wednesday to power the whole country! Via CleanTechnia. #windpower#renewables#denmark#environment#cleanenergy

Former CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden joins the #SiebelCyberConf group of speakers as a chief expert on intelligence. Prior to joining the CIA, General Hayden served as the country’s first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. He’s also the best-selling author of “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.” We’re excited to welcome General Hayden.

Robert M. Lee is the CEO and founder of Dragos, Inc, an industrial cybersecurity firm. Lee got his start in the US Air Force as a Cyberspace Warfare Operations Officer. His established background in #cybersecurity makes him a great fit at the #SiebelCyberConf.

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is an annual gathering of the global #cleantech innovation community that offers a comprehensive, multi-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done. #solgatephotography has documented the gathering for over 5 years.
#cleantechgroup

C4CE Community Energy Congress Conference Melbourne- Dylan Gower from C.L.E.A.N Cowra presenting tomorrow morning #C4CE #melbourne #renewables #CowraNRM #regionalcouncils

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is an annual gathering of the global #cleantech innovation community that offers a comprehensive, multi-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done. #solgatephotography has documented the gathering for over 5 years.
#cleantechgroup

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is an annual gathering of the global #cleantech innovation community that offers a comprehensive, multi-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done. #solgatephotography has documented the gathering for over 5 years.
#cleantechgroup

C4CE -Community Energy Congress couldn't be better timing. Dylan Gower from C.L.E.A.N presenting with others in renewable sector @cowrabusiness #regionalcouncils #CowraNRM #renewables #melbourne #C4CE

Before going solar, especially if you live in an area that gets really hot in the summer months, consider replacing your old air conditioner. I've heard homeowners say that replacing their old air conditioning unit saved them 50% on their electric bills during those hot summer months. At Your Energy Solar, we look at the SEER rating (energy efficiency) of your air conditioner to determine if replacing your central heating and air conditioning will save you more money than just going solar. ⠀⠀⠀
Have questions? Contact us @YourEnergySolar⠀⠀⠀


#solar #fontana #riverside #miraloma #ranchocucamonga #ca #eastvale #rialto #colton #inlandempire #solarcity #tesla #energy #solarpower #solarenergy #energy #renewables #green #panels #pv #bloomington #declezville #crestmoreheights #highgrove #lomalinda #sanbernardino #jurupavalley #chino #upland #sun

Yesterday, I took a walk on the beach with my momma. We always bring a couple baggies to help carry out any litter we see washed up, but we weren't prepared for this. On the two miles of beach we walked along, we wound up with our arms full of roughly 20lbs of trash. Perpetrators included a few dozen bottle caps, two liquor bottles, an oil canister, five plastic containers, several skin product containers, packaging foam, about 5lbs of solidified tar, 3lbs of heavy rope, two plastic gardening pots, a handful of glass shards, a bucket of hydraulic fluid and countless unidentifiable plastic bits. My heart hurt more than my arms from carrying it all back to the car to dispose of it properly.
We weren't walking on a super popular stretch of sand. This was in a Marine Protected Area site with pretty light use on a relatively low population coastline in a region where environmentally friendly thinking is the norm. Imagine the extent of pollution coming from more industrial coastlines. Imagine what comes from your own home...
Sometimes I wonder, why bother? There are more plastic microbeads in the ocean than stars in the sky and the Pacific garbage patch is bigger than Texas. What's the use carrying a few armfuls back out of the water?
Well, a few armfuls carried by many people adds up. Especially if we stop adding to the problem at the same time.
Out of sight is NOT out of mind. You may not see where your trash winds up, but someone or something else will, and let's hope it gets cleaned up before it can wreak too much havoc in our ecosystems. Think about whether you actually need a product before you buy it. Consider alternatives without packaging. Recycle. Buy recycled/upcycled goods instead of new ones. Choose cloth or something else biodegradable as your packaging material. Buy bulk. Drink tap water. FOR THE LOVE OF EARTH REDUCE OUR PLASTICS 🙏 By the way, you may be pleasantly surprised by how it treats your wallet to make a few small changes as well.
I'm open to dialogue if any of y'all have comments or questions, whether to challenge me or to learn more. Discourse is vital in making a society wide change in our impacts.

"It was not until we saw the picture of the earth, from the moon, that we realised how small and helpless this planet is - something that we must hold in our arms and care for" - Margaret Mead ⠀
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What do tech industry players @airbnb, @uber, @teslamotors have in common with @redbull and @avoninsider? Successful expansion into new markets.

From #Tesla's move from focusing exclusively on automotive 🚘 to making home energy batteries 🔋🔋 to #Avon's evolution from bookseller to legacy beauty brand, agile movement into adjacent markets is part of the long history of savvy startup thinking.

Click our bio link to read about five brands who branched out instead of pivoting, and the 💲💲💲 rewards they're reaping.
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#renewables #tesla #uber #automotive #airbnb #homeenergy #redbullmedia #startup #adjacentmarkets #pivot #newmarkets #homebattery #legacybrand #teslapowerwall

#oxford #renewables As cool as it gets

When your friend has the coolest backyard view with wind turbines in the horizon. #wind #windpower #green #renewableenergy #renewables #greenenergy #energy #power