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Why Cities of the Global South Need Solar
In a report released yesterday, the World Resources Institute recommended solutions that urban centers of the global south can focus on to improve energy access for under-served residents. [...]
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Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy
A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about solar power. But the construction of photovoltaic panels actually requires a wide range of metals and minerals to build. Nineteen, to be exact, including silica, indium, silver, selenium and lead. Most can be found or produced in Canada. [...]
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PUC Says Climate Change Impacts Need to be Considered in Resource Planning
The Public Utilities Commission written order approving Xcel Energy’s Electric Resource Plan, issued April 28,  contains important precedents that acknowledge the real costs of climate change in Colorado.  The long-range planning document  will  guide Xcel in making future resource decisions. COSEIA believes it is very significant that the PUC majority agreed with us, and others, that Xcel must model the “social costs’’ of carbon when planning on what future energy resources to acqui [...]
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