Energy | Sustainability

Film Review: Uranium Drive-In

The 22nd annual St. Louis International Film Festival, which ran from November 14-24, offered the typical variety of independent films.  I appreciated the chance to review a few of the movies featuring environmental issues. Uranium Drive-In highlighted a bleak situation in Colorado, illustrating an ongoing debate about nuclear power and the environment vs. jobs and…

Energy

Forecast for Missouri Solar Industry: Partly Cloudy

In 2008, two-thirds of Missouri voters approved the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative, which required that investor-owned utilities in the state get at least 15% of their electric power from renewable resources like wind and solar by 2021.  Voters were promised that a 1 percent cap would be placed on utility costs to minimize impacts on…

Energy

Experience Energy at St. Louis Science Center

The St. Louis Science Center is widely renowned for its family-friendly exhibits.  The massive marble roll in the main lobby catches everyone’s attention, and the life-size Tyrannosaurus rex intrigues kids both big and small.  The latest addition to the Science Center is the Experience Energy gallery.  This is a great place to explore and learn…

Energy | Sustainability

Achieving Net Zero

Most people would love the possibility of having a clean, renewable energy system that produces all of their electricity.  As utility rates continue to climb, our summer electric bills have gotten our attention and seem to scream for an alternative solution.  Many people are discovering that solar electric systems are well suited to accomplish this…