HOT ROCK: Last year was officially the Earth’s warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s. Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization. #WeCanDoBetter
NEXT STOP: Solar-powered trains that bypass the electricity grid! Researchers at The Imperial College of London are researching connecting #solar panels directly to train lines to more efficiently manage power demands. #WeCanDoBetter
GOLDEN STATE: The city supervisor who wrote the policy for all new buildings in San Francisco to include #solar panels is bringing the concept to the California's legislature next. Would you support a similar requirement in your city?
BREAKING BAD: Netflix accounts for more than one-third of Internet traffic in North America alone. Would you feel better about binge watching if all that bandwidth was fueled by clean #energy? #WeCanDoBetter
LET IT SNOW: Though it may seem that solar power is ideal for the summer, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can produce useful power throughout all four seasons. Researchers have shown that #solar can still successfully generate electricity in snowy areas and other harsh environments.
SUPER CHARGED: Elon Musk's plan to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable #energy is becoming reality: Tesla and Panasonic have officially kicked off production of lithium-ion battery cells at the massive Gigafactory in Nevada. #WeCanDoBetter
TOWER OF POWER: In sunny #Israel, solar #energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, with the majority coming from fossil fuels. Now the fledgling #solar industry is about to take a leap forward with an ambitious project that boasts the world's tallest solar tower.