The Way Humans Get Electricity is Changing Forever

Mainstream media now recognizes that we have reached a turning point.

EarthKind has been igniting partnerships that position our clients for the new era.

This article nicely explains 6 reasons why the Time is Now.

  • Solar Prices Keep Crashing
  • Solar Billions Become Solar Trillions
  • The Revolution Will Be Decentralized
  • Global Demand Slows
  • Natural Gas Burns Briefly
  • The Climate Is Still Screwed

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever June 27, 2015

A Car at Clearwater?

We had the pleasure of attending the annual Clearwater Music Festival this weekend for some music, friends, and fun.

Thousands came in spite of the rain, and a “good time was had by all”.

While we saw the many usual environmental products, services, and organizations – we were amazed to see a FORD Motor Company display!?!

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Why would Ford be at an environmental music festival?

Because, like Tesla and Nissan, Ford now also has an all-electric car, and plug-in hybrids!

When we look at carbon and other emissions, about one-third of the emissions come from our electricity system, with another one-third from burning fossil fuels for heat and hot water (thermal) – and the final 1/3 from Transport.

To reduce carbon emissions, we have to transform our transportation system.

Tesla is hitting the high end of the sports car market, will double the world’s battery capacity with their new plant in Nevada, and is a leader in battery storage and all that it means for cars (as well as our homes and workplaces).

Now Ford is providing the “average American” a way to join the movement to electrify our transport system.

With a solar power purchase agreement, a Nissan, Ford, or Tesla electric car can now move people for the equivalent of $1 per gallon of gas.

“Seeing is believing”. The energy revolution has just taken a smooth turn around the corner!

 

 

MIT – Solar panels supply enough energy to power the world!

The guys at MIT have discovered something that many of us have suspected for quite a while now:   that the sun supplies enough energy to power the entire world!

Solar panels can power the world – MIT study

Published time: May 20, 2015 16:38
Edited time: May 22, 2015 06:36

Reuters / Jorge Cabrera

An MIT report has found that regular solar panels like the ones used today could supply much of the world with power. They believe terawatts of energy could be produced by 2050 and say that investment, not technology, could be the biggest hurdle.

The world’s population currently consumes 15 terawatts of power from various energy sources, according to the Economist. Despite making up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, Americans use 26 percent of the world’s power.

The publication, by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shows that no revolution in solar energy needs to take place, as scientists already have everything they need to harness the energy of the sun and turn it into electricity, though minor tweaks may help to improve efficiency.

The US, for example, generates less than 1 percent of its energy from solar power. This is something the researchers are looking to change.

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