Good Clean News: US Green Energy Picture, and More!

New US Energy Maps Show Cool Things About Renewables reports Bobby Magill at Climate Central:

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US Wind Farms Are Sprouting Even in Not So Windy Places. Brown to dark blue signifies low to high wind potential; wind turbines signify wind turbine farms. Credit US Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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The Cloudier Northeast Has Its Share Of Solar Power. Light to dark brown signifies increasing solar potential; yellow dots show most of the US solar power generating facilities. Credit: EIA

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The U.S. Has Great Geothermal Potential, Mostly Untapped. Light to Dark Brown signifies increasing geothermal potential; dots show current geothermal plants. Credit: EIA

OO New Bloomberg Poll: Voters Willing To Pay To Blunt Climate Change – even if it means higher energy bills.

OO Two Years Early, Wisconsin Hits Goal To Get 10% Of Its Electricity From Renewables

OO Finland Sets New, Ambitious Goal For Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions – becoming the latest European nation, after Denmark, to do so, adding its momentum to efforts in the E.U. parliament, China, and the US.

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Reacting to pressure from a public campaign by the World Wildlife Fund, an oil company gave up looking for oil in Virunga National Park, home to one of the last populations of gorillas on earth. Credit Fiver Locker, at Wikipedia.

OO Oil Company Stops Looking in Africa’s Oldest Park – For Now

OO Oil-Rich United Arab Emirates Aims To Be A Sustainable Energy Pioneer – embracing sustainable technologies, and making a surprise bid to become a clean energy leader.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost,Climate Change This Week :http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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