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Pope Francis called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, in his much-awaited papal encyclical.
Date: 06/18/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
UCSB'S Institute for Energy Efficiency, UC Davis, and PowWow Energy receive funding from the CEC to measure groundwater use and to help growers deal with the state’s water crisis.
Date: 06/15/2015
Type: Article
For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming pollutant that takes centuries to be removed from the atmosphere — surpassed 400 parts per million in March of this year, according to government data.
Date: 05/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
New solar generation made up for four-fifths of California’s lost hydro production in 2014.
Date: 04/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California's electrical grid has a problem -- a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power.
Date: 03/31/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
“What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society?” – asks Dr. Stephen Hall, a Research Fellow in energy economics and policy at the University of Leeds (UK).
Date: 03/30/2015
Type: Article
Since hitting the mass market about five years ago, electric vehicles have failed to take off, largely, experts say, because a robust network of public charging stations has not been built.
Date: 02/20/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
New research looks at how moral suasion compares to monetary rewards.
Date: 02/05/2015
Type: Article
Designers and researchers have come up with see-through solar panels that can be used as windows in buildings, white solar panels that can blend in with building facades or vertical wind turbines that blend into the scenery like these beautiful turbine trees created by New Wind.
Date: 01/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Why aren't more scientists emphatic about the risk of climate change? The answer can be found in a surprising place: the history of science in relation to religion.
Date: 01/05/2015
Type: Article

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