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As a part of its controversial proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants, the EPA held simultaneous public comment sessions in Washington, Atlanta and Denver Tuesday. The comments, designed to help shape the formulation of the...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.
From: NPR | By: April Fulton | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It’s hefty: A new report estimates the cost of mitigating the effects of climate change could rise by as much as 40% if action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is delayed 10 years — immediately outweighing any potential savings of a delay. The...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Food giant General Mills now has some pretty sweet climate bragging rights.
From: Grist | By: James West | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The federal proposal to cut coal-fired power plant carbon emissions will impact the nation's economy and witnesses at Denver hearing Tuesday sparred over just what it will mean....
From: Denver Post | By: By Mark JaffeThe Denver Post | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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What's the Latest? The long-term costs of ignoring climate change will dwarf those caused by cutting carbon emissions in the short term, according to a new report released by the President's council of economic advisors. For every decade of delay in...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency launched public hearings on Tuesday on its proposal to slash carbon emissions from the country's power plants, and interested groups ranging from coal miners to senators made their views known....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The sun is finally shining on solar energy. In the last few years, more and more households and establishments have adapted the use of photovoltaic (PV) systems. In the past year alone, users of PV systems grew by as much as 26% compared to the previous...
From: Ecopreneurist | By: Derek Markham | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Bentley, Chevrolet, Carbon Capture Bentley has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for reductions of carbon, water use and waste production in manufacturing. The Carbon Trust is an organization that helps groups such as businesses...
From: Autoblog Green | By: John Beltz Snyder | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply stated that climate change is real, citing various reasons and conspiracies. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided a thorough debunking.The post Senator Denies Climate Change...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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At this year’s Venice Bienniale in Italy, the Korean pavilion has a curious exhibit called “Commissions for Utopia,” which we first saw over at Wired. It includes renderings from North Korea’s top architects and artists (all anonymous), many...
From: Business Insider | By: Megan Willett | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.: EPA kicked off hearings this week in four cities on its proposed carbon pollution standards for the nation's 1500 power plants.  Hundreds of concerned citizens are turning...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: David Doniger | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Exelon Corporation will provide equity financing for 21 megawatts (MW) of Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) projects at 75 commercial facilities in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. The power buyers include new and repeat blue-chip...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Secretary Kerry hosted a remarkable conference in June called simply Our Ocean. It enlisted international policy makers, scientists, and the private sector to take action to ensure a healthy ocean for the future. The conference laid out the science,...
From: Skeptical Science | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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State officials urged Alabama residents to pray for divine intervention to block proposed environmental regulations for coal-fired plants, saying such policies violate God’s laws. The commissioner-elect of the state’s Public Service Commission said...
From: The Raw Story | By: Travis Gettys | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Originally published at Climate Central The transportation sector is a major contributor to climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, and, worldwide, it’s also one of the most vulnerable sectors to the effects of climate change, according to a new...
From: The Raw Story | By: Climate Central | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Lisa Jackson on Apple's wide-ranging plan to green its act.
From: Grist | By: Suzanne Goldenberg | Monday, July 28, 2014
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New analysis by the Worldwatch Institute examines global trends in the solar power sectorWashington, D.C.—The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP)...
From: Worldwatch Institute | By: Gaelle Gourmelon | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Now this is something, as a bicyclist, I always wonder about — while we are cycling around town, inhaling deeply as we exercise, what is the quality of the air we are breathing? Well, Portland State University Ph.D candidate Alex Bigazzi resolved...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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I Love a Good Apple I like a red apple just as much as the next guy, but I’ve always been a fan of green apples and it looks like the biggest apple of all is getting really green. The company that has made access to music on the go an everyday part...
From: Earth911 | By: Jack Matthau | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In a speech to his party’s faithful, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán seemed to signal a course that would not only make Hungary’s continued membership in the EU problematic but would result in a government that looked to Moscow for leadership...
From: Red State | By: ( | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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As the US shifts its emphasis to natural gas power plants and exports its coal to other parts of the world, it may be simply moving the potential for greenhouse gas emissions to another country, according to the Associated Press. The multi-billion...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Jennison | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The utility NRG has been dipping its giant toe into the EV fast charging market, setting up a head to head competition with Tesla MotorsNRG Vies With Tesla For EV Fast Charging, BMW i3 Now On Board was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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"We applaud General Mills for taking this vital first step," said Monique van Zijl, who heads up Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign. "The ball is now in Kellogg's court." The post To Keep Delivering Quality Products, General Mills Wants Major Carbon...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Noah Long, Legal Director, Western Energy Project, Energy & Transportation Program, San Francisco: This morning I attended the sold-out EPA hearing in Denver on the proposed Clean Power Plan. From what I saw, most of the crowd and speakers were overwhelmingly...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Noah Long | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The White House's report looks at climate change policy as a form of insurance -- that is, a form of self-protection against various forms of risk. As the costs increase, the report found costs would increase 40 percent for every decade of delay on climate...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The White House is launching a major public relations push this week to build support for the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change legacy: new rules that would curb carbon emissions from power plants....
From: The Hill | By: Laura Barron-Lopez | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The White House issued a report Tuesday warning that the United States could face billions of dollars in added economic costs if it delays action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. According to the report, each decade of delay...
From: Washington Post | By: Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The longer the U.S. holds off action to mitigate climate change, the more costly the effort will become, a new report shows...
From: Time | By: Maya Rhodan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A White House to be released Tuesday finds that economic costs to address climate change rise by 40% in each decade in which there is a delay in enacting policies to cut carbon emissions.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Amy Harder | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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by Noah Berlatsky Alan Weisman's 2007 The World Without Us is a lushly bleak non-fiction vision of apocalyptic utopia—a scientific extrapolation of what would happen if all the people on earth disappeared, all at once. Our parasites and dependents...
From: The Awl | By: Noah Berlatsky | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Coal mined from federal land during Obama's presidency will unleash as much CO2 as the annual emissions of 825 million cars....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The hearings on cutting carbon emissions are shaping up to be something of a spectacle.
From: Politico | By: Andrew Restuccia | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Mexican ferromanganese producer Minera Autlán reported net profits of 32.4mn Mexican pesos (US$2.62mn) in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of 84.1mn pesos in the prior year period. Net sales were 1.144bn pesos, up from 871mn pesos,...
From: Business News Americas | By: Samuel Williams | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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While the EPA's Clean Power Plan won't solve climate change, it will go a long ways towards reducing US carbon emissions. Support it by adding your testimony The post Clean Power Plan Needs Your Testimony appeared first on Sustainablog....
From: Sustainablog | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A few months ago, the international food manufacturing giant General Mills was branded a "clear laggard" by climate activists for not doing enough to cut its carbon footprint. Oxfam International accused the company of dragging its feet on reducing so-called...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The domestic fracking boom has been widely celebrated as a godsend in the fight against climate change. In 2007, cheap natural gas began replacing dirtier coal as the fuel of choice in US power plants. By 2012, the switchover was annually saving an estimated...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.: Guest blog by Maya Ward and Nick Bruce. Maya is an intern with Voces Verdes, she blends her love of Hispanic language and culture with the development...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Pamela Rivera | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The EPA will hold a series of hearings starting tomorrow to garner public comments, and conservative and fossil fuel groups are mobilizing to attend.The post Fossil Fuel-Funded Groups Organizing Public Rallies Against New EPA Climate Rule appeared first...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Jennette Gayer did something outside the box. Instead of taking the traditional approach of tackling solar at the state level, she decided to look at how solar policy could help solar installations at a city level. By looking at policies in big and small...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Beth Bond | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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According to the study, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, many of which have loudly protested the EPA's new carbon rules, would see a combined annual net economic benefit of up to about $16 billion by implementing them.
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Solar power is one of the most reliable forms of renewable power—but it's still expensive. Now, a team has developed a smart, adaptive material that could slash the its cost in half.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin a three-day hearing to listen to mothers, fathers, tribal leaders, clean energy workers, faith leaders, utility groups, business owners and others comment on its proposed Clean Power Plan....
From: Las Vegas Sun | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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While solar power plant installations jump to a new annual record this year, according to the Worldwatch Institute, global trends show that despite all the batabata bing bing (announcements, agreements, tea ceremonies, hand-shaking), the Middle East...
From: Green Prophet | By: Karin Kloosterman | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Originally published on RenewEconomy One of the main arguments proffered by the owners of Australia’s fossil fuel generation fleet against the renewable energy target has been the massive over-capacity on the country’s main National Electricity Market....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The capital infusion is the largest to date in a nascent, growing intelligent energy storage market that's expected to see 40 GWs of installations annually by 2022.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Andrew Burger | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2012, with new wind development outpacing even natural gas,”...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Bill DiBenedetto | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Bulgaria's Constitutional Court (KS) is expected to revoke the 20% fee on the revenues of photovoltaic plants and wind farms. The fee was introduced by Parliament in the beginning of 2014. According to preliminary reports of Capital daily, based on sources...
From: Novinite | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It's time for the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting. Good luck getting in on the action. The post Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The president's top climate adviser said Monday that Colorado is "extremely well-positioned" to perform well under the administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from utility plants....
From: Denver Post | By: By Thad MooreThe Denver Post | Monday, July 28, 2014
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