Solar Energy

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New Mexico Looking to Exploit Sunny Days for Solar Energy

El Paso Electric has reached an agreement to purchase all of the 92 megawatts (MW) of power to be produced by a new solar energy farm being constructed in southern New Mexico in a joint effort between NRG Energy, a national energy provider, and eSolar, an energy company specializing in the production of solar thermal … Continue reading

Solar Power Planned for Sunshine State

Tampa Electric, an electric utility based in central Florida, announced on Monday an agreement to purchase solar power from Energy 5.0’s Florida Solar I facility, a proposed 25-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating station, for a 25-year period beginning in 2011. The new solar power facility is slated to be built on a 200 … Continue reading

New Study Challenges Cosmic Ray Theory

Those skeptical of the theory of anthropogenic global warming often point to the sun as the source of modern era planetary warming. The reasoning is two-pronged. The argument goes that increases in solar activity increase the amount of heat received by the Earth. However, as this is insufficient to explain the recent warming trend, this … Continue reading

A Closer Look: The Solar Influence

Isn’t the Sun driving current climate change? Last updated: February 9, 2009 No. Perhaps a better question would be, “Is the Sun contributing to current climate change?” In that case, the answer would be yes. The Sun goes through a 22-year cycle consisting of two 11-year components. At the end of each of these 11-year … Continue reading



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The Consensus

173 professional scientific organizations (and counting) around the world acknowledge the global impact of rising emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities

The Indicators

Climate Change Indicators Climate Change Indicators NASA GISS - Global Annual Mean Surface Air Temperature ChangeGlobal Temperature Sea level change from 1993 to the present day Global Sea Level Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Anomaly, 1979-Present Arctic Ice Melt Glacial Retreat, 1980-2010 Glacial Retreat Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations, Mauna Loa Atmospheric CO2 Level