Methane – Deflating A Landfill

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Jan 30
Part 3 Of A 3 Part Series On The Unrealized Potential Of Methane Read Part 1 HERE and Part 2 is HERE. In 2013 Americans produced 254 million tons of trash. Of that amount, less than 35% was recycled. The remainder goes into a landfill where it will decompose and there it will stay. In the meantime we have to deal with the methane produced by the decomposition of landfill trash through a process called anaerobic digestion.

Methane – Water’s Journey

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Jan 22
Part 2 Of A 3 Part Series On The Unrealized Potential Of Methane Read Part 1 HERE. Part 3 can be found HERE. Water is the life-blood of the planet. It flows across the valleys and crevices of our lands, it flows through our bodies, it falls from the sky and surges across 71% of the planet’s surface. It is also chugs along through cities’ our wastewater treatment plants. Every town that has a sewer

Methane – A Cow’s Story

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Jan 17
Part 1 Of A 3 Part Series On The Unrealized Potential Of Methane Part 2 is HERE. Part 3 can be found HERE. We all know when we get close to a farm. We could be driving out in the country or across the rural parts of these beautiful United States and we smell it – that unmistakable odor of a farm. Sometimes the odor is from animal manure spread across the fields and other times

A Year Of Discovery: Volta PowerGen’s 2017 Year In Review

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Jan 05
2017 started with a global climate crisis, and continued slow adoption of renewable energy solutions in the US. 2017 was a year that Slate and ClimateDesk.org called “The Year We Should Have Realized That Climate Change Is Already Here.” 2017 was the worst fire season in American history. North America lost more than 9.5 million acres due to out of control wildfires. That cost us $2 billion alone. Hurricanes also did more of their fair share of destruction

Bomb Cyclones And The Future Of Our Grid

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Jan 05
This week, most of the east coast of North America is under a deep and repressive freeze. The bomb cyclone, scientifically known as explosive cyclogenesis, is essentially a mid-latitude winter storm that can rival the destructive power of a hurricane. This most recent bomb cyclone, named “Winter Storm Grayson,” has been blamed for half-frozen iguanas falling out of the trees of Florida, four deaths in North Carolina, 95% of all flights being scuttled out of LaGuardia Airport,

Failing Puerto Rico

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Dec 29
As of this writing, it has been just over three months since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico. In this time, instead of the U.S. Government working towards a solution for the people of Puerto Rico, migrations have begun. It was not that many years ago when the mass migration of people due to the effects of climate change was just theoretical. Now, it is no longer theoretical. There is a new diaspora of

A Wake-up Call

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Dec 11
Do you remember when wooly mammoths roamed North America? Me neither. None of us were alive when they died out. They were very large land mammals and when the climate changed and the food got scarce, they succumbed to their darkest destiny – extinction. This last week, images of another emaciated polar bear made the social media rounds. Emaciated polar bears are becoming the rule, not the exception. Alarm bells should be erupting across the