Posts Tagged ‘ Earth Policy Institute ’

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. Vermont’s lone nuclear power plant (pictured above) will close in 2014, and the country’s oldest reactor, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, will retire by 2019.

After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from the Earth Policy Institute.

The Dust Bowl Revisited

Nov 19th, 2012 | By

While our understanding of and respect for the soil is greater now than it was at the turn of the last century, erosion still exceeds new soil formation on most acres. The combination of higher temperatures, prolonged drought, and irrigation limitations turns the prospects for continued large-scale crop production on the Plains grim.