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Iron and Earth from Iron and Earth on Vimeo. Iron and Earth is an oilsands worker led organization committed to catalyzing the renewable energy sector in Canada.

Amid Price Plunge, North American Oil and Gas Workers Seek Transition to Renewable Sector

By Candice Bernd, Truthout.com | Link to article Lliam Hildebrand says he had a moment of clarity during an apprenticeship at a steel-fabricating shop in Victoria, Canada. He was learning the metal-working skills he would need to become a boilermaker, to eventually move on to work on the many steel vessels — including furnaces, pipelines, […]

GUEST JUICE: State Regulators Must Level the Playing Field

By V. John White, California Current/cacurrent.com | Link to article The California Public Utilities Commission in 2013 and 2014 authorized Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to buy power to meet local capacity requirements to fill the gap from the retirement of once-through-cooled power plants and the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station […]

High court hands FERC major victory in demand-response case

By Rod Kuckro and Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E reporters | Link to article   Federal electricity regulators scored a huge win yesterday when the Supreme Court upheld a controversial rule aimed at encouraging energy conservation in wholesale power markets through a practice known as demand response. In a 6-2 opinion (No. 14-840), the high court […]

Why 2015 may be remembered as a transformative year for how we get energy

by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post | Link to article   The United States is on track to shut down a record amount of coal-fired power plants in 2015. At the same time, it has installed a record amount of new solar energy capacity. The past year, in other words, hints at a historic transition […]

Paris pact: Only a first step

by DanJacobson, Capitol Weekly | Link to article As the pixels settle on the agreement reached at COP 21 — the United Nations’ effort to stave off the worst impacts of global warming by getting countries to limit the man made pollution that accelerates — there is a lot to learn and a roadmap of […]

The LA Times and “Sponsored Content”

There’s supposed to be an unbreachable wall between news stories and advertising, but more and more advertising is designed to look like news. The LA Times is among the financially strapped publications that take money to produce articles that promote special interest groups. They’re not written by news reporters, but how’s a reader to know? […]

Solar plant shines at the end of Tonopah’s tunnel

Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal | Link to article TONOPAH — After four years and almost $1 billion, the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas delivered its first megawatts to the grid during a test run on Oct. 11. And when it finally happened, it happened at night. Site manager […]

Crescent Dunes Construction Timelapse October 2015

Time lapse video showing construction of world’s first utility scale molten salt power tower project, located in Nevada. With 10 hours of energy storage, the facility generates solar electricity even after the sun has set! The project is a tremendous success story for U.S. developed technology. The project created over 4,300 direct, indirect and induced […]