QUICK NEWS, May 29: Artists Reveal The Climate Change Threat; New Energy Slowly Taking The Grid
Artists Reveal The Climate Change Threat Artists deliver climate-change message that time is running out; They are increasingly sounding the alarm on global warming, through new works and collaborations with scientists
Helen Stoilas, 28 May 2018 (The Art Newspaper)
"A sense of urgency is at the heart of a number of climate change-themed exhibitions and projects in the US and Canada. Mel Chin, Douglas Coupland and Edward Burtynsky are among the many artists behind current and forthcoming works that look at environmental issues, and the pictures they paint of the future are stark…[Alexis Rockman has been creating ecologically minded work since the 1990s, often using materials such as soil and plants from the landscapes he depicts…
…[Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, in upstate New York, features] works by 17 artists including Mark Dion, Maya Lin and Mike Nelson…[Mel Chin’s New York City-wide exhibition All Over the Place includes] Unmoored, an augmented reality piece that presents a flooded vision of the [Times Square] site…[Some artists] take this engagement a step further by working directly with scientists…[For the scientists, artists] can help their research reach a wider public…[The power of art has become more important as the current White House administration] works to dismantle federal regulations on industrial pollution…” click here for more
New Energy Slowing Taking The Grid 1st Quarter 2018: Renewables Reach 19.2% Of U.S. Electrical Generation As Non-Hydro Renewables Increase By 13.4%...
Ken Bossong, May 29, 2018 (SUN DAY Campaign)
“Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 19.2% of net domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration…[W]ind accounted for 7.8% of total electrical generation during the first three months of this year, exceeding - for the first time - that produced by hydropower (7.6%)…Solar alone (i.e., utility-scale + distributed PV) is now providing almost 2% (i.e., 1.8%) of the nation's electrical production…[E]lectric power output by non-hydro renewable sources increased by 13.4% compared to the first quarter of 2017. Geothermal was up by 1.0%, biomass by 1.7%, wind by 12.9%, and solar (including small-scale distributed PV) by 33.2%...[N]et electrical generation by hydropower dropped by 6.9% so the combination of hydropower and non-hydro renewables experienced a net increase of 4.4% compared to the same time period in 2017…” click here for more