- Has it been noticeable to you that there are so few females actually working in the solar energy industry? Well, the Professional Women in Solar breakfast at MCormick Place (Chicago--during the Solar Power International 13 gathering) on October 22 was sold out. The cost was $55...for breakfast. Kristen Graf, Executive Director of Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), indicated that females make up approximately 20-25% of the wind workforce.
- Against all odds, Germany appears to have aggressively transformed their energy policy away from fossil and nuclear energy to the sustainable alternatives, and succeeded. Why?
- Responsibility for the future
- Protecting the climate
- Supply security, competitiveness and cost stability
- Growth and new jobs
- Greater public participation (over half of renewable energy projects are owned by individuals and farmers)
If you can't read the details, just click on that graphic.
- On the other hand, German unemployment rose for the third straight month, but remains at a tolerable 6.9%.
- How realistic is 100% renewable energy for electricity? Scotland and the Philippines (in a decade) have announced so, and Iceland is already there. Of course, Iceland did go bankrupt in 2008, but not for this reason.
- The USA has 2687 megawatts of geothermal energy. While we are #1 worldwide, this is merely 0.3% of our national production. Worldwide (Hawaii has 38 MW, which would place us around tenth place below):
- Matt Horton attacked the four MONSTER MYTHS of renewable fuels as dead wrong:
Click his name to read his refutation of these conventional pearls of wisdom.
Tropical Storm Krosa just formed east of the Philippines.