Trendsetter, California, is again at the forefront of championing renewable energy to address climate change. A new regulation, to go into effect by 2020, will have builders include solar panels on every California home. The extra cost is expected to be recouped with savings on electricity. Not only that, homeowner will contribute their excess energy to the public grid. Now that's working together! For more in-depth reading go here.
Norway, another champion of sustainability (about half of its cars sold last year were electric or hybrid), has moved to protect it's beautiful fjords and islands, by requiring that all ships traveling the Norway coast and harbors to be electric. Wow, electric ships! This is a huge boon for the push to electrify all marine transport to reduce pollution of our precious ocean waters. More. And still more.
Carlos Alvarado. That's the name of the first president of a nation to commit to making an entire country carbon-free. The former journalist said during his inauguration speech as the new president of Costa Rica, "Decarbonisation is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first.” Followed by, “We have the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels in our economy to make way for the use of clean and renewable energies.” Bravo Costa Rica. More on that story on the website Positive.News.
Well my friend, that’s the end of this week’s post. May you have a beautiful, beautiful day!
India Susanne Holden is the author of Crafting a Happy Life and The World Is Better than You Think. They are a writer, teacher, speaker, workshop & seminar leader, musician, artist, personal & spiritual development coach, Reiki Master, Tarot reader, entrepreneur, and genderqueer feminist. and
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