How A Small College Launched Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Amanda LewanEnergy

Originally Published by Yale 360 -Unity College in Maine was the first in the U.S. to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its endowment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Unity president Stephen Mulkey talks about why he sees this groundbreaking move as an ethical decision and an extension of the college’s mission.

China’s Global Search for Energy

Amanda LewanEnergy

Originally Published by NYT – China has an insatiable appetite for energy and it has made deals with nations like Russia, Iraq, Nigeria, Ecuador and Venezuela to keep its people warm and the lights on.

Straw could supply energy to millions of households


Originally Published by ScienceDaily- Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilized as a biomass residue and waste material. Research shows that a total of 30 million tons of cereal straw is produced annually in Germany and between 8 and 13 million tons of it could be used sustainably for energy or fuel production. This potential could for example provide 1.7 to 2.8 million average households with electricity and at the same time 2.8 to 4.5 million households with heating.