Is There a Case for Supporting GMO Crops?

RNN likes to be opened minded when it comes to the opinions and thoughts of all individuals and groups.  That being said, we came across an interesting article that has two large farming organizations making the case for GMOs. We invite you to explore the article and see if they make a strong case for GMOs.

The majority of U.S. farmers and ranchers indicate biotechnology and GMO crops as an important solution in helping raise crops more efficiently, according to new survey results released today from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)... MORE


Wind Energy Testing Site Harnessed For Wave Power

In the first ever trial of its kind in the U.S., the huge dynamometers housed at the National Wind Technology Centre (NWTC) in Boulder, Colorado, will be used to help bring a breakthrough wave energy system to fruition.

Usually set aside for testing the latest in onshore and offshore wind turbine technology, engineers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which operates the NWTC facility on behalf of the U.S. government, will work with Columbia Power Technologies to develop its StingRAY system.

“Though designed to benefit the wind industry, the NWTC’s large dynamometer facility is being leveraged to help advance new ocean energy technology,” said NWTC Director Daniel Laird.

“While still in the early stages of development, ocean energy is progressing rapidly. Over the coming decades, ocean energy could become... MORE


Solar PV And Electric Vehicles

Could Topple Fossil Fuel

A new report warns fossil fuels may lose 10 per cent of market share to solar panels and electric vehicles within just a decade; enough to cripple energy incumbents.

A new report forecasts that fossil fuels may lose 10 per cent of market share to solar panels and electric vehicles within a single decade.

The report from...MORE

U.S. President Trump’s First Energy Plan

Photo Credit DonkeyHotey Creative Commons

Significant changes were made to the web site in relation to climate change and energy less than an hour after President Trump took the oath of office. If you haven’t seen these changes, we want to bring you up to date. If you have, then it might be worth taking a second look and asking yourself where you stand when it comes to these changes.

A page on climate change disappeared from the Executive Branch’s main...MORE

Schneider Electric and Duke Energy Renewables Agree to Deliver Two Advanced Microgrids


Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and Duke Energy Renewables announced an agreement to deploy two advanced microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) and Correctional Facility.

Critical public safety facilities require 24/7 access to power to ensure operational integrity. Through this innovative public-private partnership, Montgomery County will build two advanced microgrids, including power system ... MORE


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What would we do without access to clean water?  Not much.  One thing we know-keeping supplies in lakes, rivers, oceans--does not happen by accident.  When we take our eco-capitol for granted, and fail to safeguard our supplies, we, many times, destroy those resources.

Thankfully, there are people like Marc Yaggi and organizations like Waterkeeper Alliance protecting our greatest natural resource- water.  Some of the stories Marc tells us on this segment are truly remarkable.  From Senegal to coal mines in Kentucky, Marc's group is seeding protection through local affiliates that are making historic progress.

The question is, how does Waterkeeper Alliance make roads in places like China?  How do you bring accountability for protecting water supplies from the smallest individual to the largest countries?  And what is the economic value they bring to the world?

One thing you will learn while listening to this segment:  Marc's greatest concern, our greatest obstacle to protecting water suppliers, is our own apathy towards this mission.  Are you apathetic?  Do you care?  Listen in and become, with Renewable Now and Waterkeeper Alliance, part of the solution.