Saving the Planet: Can Global Solar Power be Crowd-Funded? Germany’s “Green Energy Valley”
Green Energy

Saving the Planet: Can Global Solar Power be Crowd-Funded? Germany’s “Green Energy Valley”

By Freja Eriksen | – German start-up Ecoligo has created a crowd investment structure to encourage the expansion of solar power in developing countries, writes business daily Handelsblatt. The two founders, Martin Baart and Markus Schwaniger, saw high interest rates on loans and high investment risks as hurdles for solar power expansion in countries like…

Bill Nye: Green Energy Will Make You “Filthy $@!% Rich”
Green Energy

Bill Nye: Green Energy Will Make You “Filthy $@!% Rich”

August 13th 19__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Sci-Fi VisionsFilthy RichWhy should anybody care about climate change?Well, childhood hero and TV presenter Bill Nye has an extremely simple answer. In an advertisement for Google Chromebooks, Bill Nye argues that investing in green energy will make you “filthy $@!% rich.” “Can you imagine how much sweet, sweet cabbage you’ll…

Wind farm behind massive blackout was awarded nearly £100,000 in compensation day after powercut
Green Energy

Wind farm behind massive blackout was awarded nearly £100,000 in compensation day after powercut

The wind farm which contributed to a massive blackout was awarded nearly £100,000 in compensation after being ordered to reduce its output the day immediately after the power cut, the Telegraph can reveal. Nearly one million homes and businesses were left without electricity last Friday when Hornsea Wind Farm and Little Barford gas-fired station went…

NASA news: Hubble picture snaps glimpse of what will happen to our Sun in 4 billion years
Nature & Science

NASA news: Hubble picture snaps glimpse of what will happen to our Sun in 4 billion years

When an ageing star runs out of hydrogen to fuel a chain nuclear reaction, the star will become unstable, collapse and then drastically grow in size. These so-called red giants are the result of gravity overcoming the force of nuclear fusion, which causes the star’s core to become hotter and denser. Scientists believe our Sun will suffer…