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In a first, renewables generated more electricity in the U.S. than coal for a month

In a first, renewables generated more electricity in the U.S. than coal for a month | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The renewable energy sector in the United States generated more energy than coal-fired plants for the month of April, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). That's the first time this has happened, and according to projections from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), it may have happened again in May. Renewables include hydroelectricity, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal.
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somebody (N.A.) said this already "That's one small step for manone giant leap for mankind." but it seems applicable here too....

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Bio-mess: Eco-homes families left shivering as green heating system fails 50 times

Bio-mess: Eco-homes families left shivering as green heating system fails 50 times | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Residents in pioneering ‘green’ homes in South Tyneside are angry after being left in the cold for the third year running.
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ooops... not good

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Scientists unveil a road map for moving the planet to renewable energy by 2050

Scientists unveil a road map for moving the planet to renewable energy by 2050 | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers reveal global road maps that if implemented, could allow humanity to make the switch to a carbon-free economy by 2050.
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ambitious perhaps...    but if we could just get there....

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Thai homes score world's first in storing sunshine

Thai homes score world's first in storing sunshine | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A Thai firm has built the world's first homes that runs entirely on solar power for 24 hours a day, using a hybrid of solar PV panels and hydrogen fuel cells.
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hopefully we will see more of these homes....

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Energy Star: Tired of That High Utility Bill? - Eco News Network

Energy Star: Tired of That High Utility Bill? - Eco News Network | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
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anyone have one?

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Why don't we bury power lines in the U.S.?

Why don't we bury power lines in the U.S.? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Storm-related blackouts are expensive. But then, so are buried power lines.
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in hindsight....

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