Ireland Sets Renewable Record of 70% Energy from Wind

The Emerald Isle is greener than its reputation holds, as it turns out, since more than half of electricity on some days is generated by renewable energy.

Though it’s common to have all four seasons in a single day in Ireland, one can pretty much bet on the wind, which generated an all-time high for contribution to the Irish power grid with 4.62 gigawatts on Wednesday last week.

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Argonne and Waubonsee Community College partner on sustainable aviation fuels case studies

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) are making news as a way to potentially reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry. Now, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory on a new project funded by DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) called BRIDGES: the Bioenergy Research & Education Bridge. BRIDGES creates educational materials for college students to help them understand the potential impacts and uses of SAFs.

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Shaping the Forests of Tomorrow: The Interplay of Paradigm Shifts and Forestry Realities

Recently, I explored the thought-provoking article titled "Leverage Points for Sustainability Transformation" by Abson et al. (2017), building on the ideas Meadows presented in her 1999 paper (thanks to Mónica Hernández Morcillo). The main idea? Every complex system has specific points that can guide positive change. While some are more influential than others, the idea of a paradigm shift stands out as a major driver. However, understanding these systems often means thinking beyond simple, straight-line logic.

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Reflecting on the Past to Navigate Climate Change's Future

As a fervent participant in the crusade against climate change, my mind often grapples with the enormity of the challenge. The work I contribute, though vital in its own right, seems minuscule against the backdrop of global efforts. The truth is, there is no silver bullet solution for this colossal dilemma; it requires an amalgamation of thousands of small and substantial endeavors. The burning question that reverberates in my mind: will we make it? Are our collective efforts adequate, or has the horse already bolted? Attempting to decipher this enigma compels me to gaze into history, seeking to unearth insights that might illuminate the path ahead.

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