BREAKING: Interior Department approves first “fast-track” solar power plants.
Posts Categorized: Renewable Energy
Defenders’ president Rodger Schlickeisen sent this message to Congress today, urging our nation’s leaders to pass a law requiring power companies to gradually deliver more renewable energy to our homes and offices.
Last Wednesday, an incident at a local solar plant resulted in a massive solar containment failure. The amount of sunlight released into the environment was unprecedented. Here is a firsthand account from the highly trained hazmat professionals who were called to the scene.
A bill by Chairman Nick Rahall to reform the lax oil and gas drilling practices that allowed millions of gallons of oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resource Committee.
Each day that oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico should serve as one more nail in the coffin of dirty fossil fuels. Each wave that brings thick crude upon formerly pristine beaches, each pelican that struggles to spread its oil-coated wings, each fisherman who wonders how he’ll feed his family now that his livelihood has been compromised.