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Why Lindsey Graham has right-wing activists up in arms.
From: Grist | By: Jenna McLaughlin | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The future looks bright, but not necessarily for utilities.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Nathan Richter | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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As part of a countrywide initiative to promote more fuel-efficient transportation, China announced that it will stop charging annual taxes for some low- and zero-emission vehicles. The fee is part of China’s 2012 Vehicle and Vessel Tax (VVT). In addition...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Sarah Shelton | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The tea party hates South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and the feeling is mutual. It attacked the Republican lawmaker mercilessly during his Senate reelection campaign in 2014, but Graham held his seat with 55 percent of the vote. "Kicking the crap...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jenna McLaughlin | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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[Content Note: Climate change denialism.]Jeb Bush is very smart and very decent and here he is just proving that he is definitely absolutely for sure the best candidate for US president the world has ever known:"The climate is changing. I don't think...
From: Shakesville | By: Melissa McEwan | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Potential Presidential candidate Jeb Bush does not trust that there's a consensus on climate science. The post Jeb Bush: To Accept Climate Science Is ‘Intellectual Arrogance’ appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Propane is increasingly attractive as an alternative to diesel, as its environmental impact is smaller and the price is right....
From: New York Times | By: DIANE CARDWELL | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A market-based, distributed, clean energy future is not just possible. It's the best option we have.
From: TreeHugger | By: Sami Grover | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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This is one of the greatest/saddest highlight reels I’ve ever seen from a U.S. government hearing on climate change. Last week, the Committee on National Resources got experts and politicians together to explore whether climate change and carbon emissions...
From: Gizmodo | By: Annalee Newitz | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Finding flaws in Flamanville PLANS for rescuing France’s ailing nuclear engineer, Areva, became a little clearer this week when the new boss of Electricité de France (EDF), Jean-Bernard Lévy, described on May 19th the role that the utility was prepared...
From: The Economist | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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I expect (hope) 2016 will be the last GOP presidential primary where many -- if not most -- candidates feel compelled to publicly dismiss the potential dangers of climate change and need for action. The science rolls on. If I only had as much evidence...
From: The American | By: James Pethokoukis | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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By Richard BarryJust as we saw Mitt Romney do a 180 on policies he had previously championed in order to appeal to the "activist base" of the Republican Party, I have to wonder if Jeb Bush is similarly conflicted, at least in terms of what he thinks...
From: The Reaction | By: Richard K. Barry | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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President Barack Obama gave this commencement speech at United States Coast Guard Academy
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Despite setting emissions reduction targets, most of the world’s largest companies aren’t doing enough to limit global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, according to analysis by CDP. The report, Mind the Science, assesses emissions targets...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Solvay Specialty Polymers introduced Veradel 3300 SL 30 polyethersulfone (PESU). The new Veradel grade is a tough, high-performance resin designed to meet growing global demand for advanced polymers that can improve automotive powertrain efficiency and...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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PARIS (Reuters) - Rich countries should help developing countries like India limit their carbon emissions by supporting the building of more expensive but cleaner energy plants, Glencore chairman Tony Hayward said on Thursday....
From: Reuters | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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“THE history of the development of the human society is a history of discovering and exploiting energy.” With those grand words did Li Hejun (pictured), one of China’s wealthiest billionaires, inaugurate a giant exhibition centre devoted to clean...
From: The Economist | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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RenewEconomy: Morgan Stanley Sees 2.4 Million Australian Homes With Battery Storage Investment bank Morgan Stanley has painted a bullish outlook for the home battery storage market in Australia, saying it could be worth $24 billion, with half of all...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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“There are two types of businesses: successful ones that don’t need financial assistance from the government, and unsuccessful ones that don’t deserve it.” This line from Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in a recent column perfectly underscores...
From: Red State | By: Chris Walker ( | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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No, really. Yasuo Yamamoto was indicted for interfering with official duties. Japanese netizens quickly discovered that he maintained a blog and published original manga of an unsettling nature.
From: Global Voices | By: Nevin Thompson | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Onward to Iceland and onward to the last final. International Politics Overall – Michelle Chen: “EU Officials Are Considering Bombing Libyan Smuggling Boats. That’s the Last Thing Refugees Need“; Damn right – French authorities say their forces...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Unilever has long stood proud as a food manufacturer with lofty sustainability goals—from their adoption of sustainable palm oil to their efforts urging consumers to cut back on waste, stating that food is "too cheap" in the developed world. Now the...
From: Inhabitat | By: Charley Cameron | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Africa is the continent to watch out for when the climate talks peak in Paris later this year. The 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will fashion out an agreement to drastically reduce...
From: Modern Ghana | By: Modern Ghana | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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GreenSoil Investments has raised $25 million for its third fund. The target of the GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund is between $80 million and $100 million. GBIF's limited partners include real estate owners and developers.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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This past Tuesday, Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy announced the state will be giving up to $3,000 rebates to those who purchase electric, fuel cell, or plug-in hybrid vehicles. Rebates, which will be applied during the point of sale, are available...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Estlin Link | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Yesterday, it was a renewable energy entrepreneur; today, it was a businessman with interests that extend from Chinese real estate into U.S. and European vineyards.
From: Forbes | By: Russell Flannery | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A new Yale-led study shows that worms and other soil-dwelling critters could help curb carbon emissions and fight global warming....
From: Grist | By: Madeleine Thomas | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Only one company is uniquely positioned to capitalize on Hawaii's ambitious plans -- and the potential rewards extend far beyond Waikiki.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Maxx Chatsko, The Motley Fool | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent less than the combined total for developed countries. The gap is narrowing and is expected to...
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The Vortex bladeless turbine uses the wind to vibrate instead of spin. That makes it cheaper, quieter, and more reliable than a bladed turbine....
From: Grist | By: Amelia Urry | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The president called on a new generation of leaders to address climate change. The post President Obama To Coast Guard Graduates: Climate Change Is A ‘Serious Threat To Global Security’ appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Project developers eager to set up solar PV power projects in Jordan took a shot at the lowest-ever tariff in the second round tender under the country’s solar power program. Jordan allocated 200 MW of solar PV power projects in the second round auction,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Ghana is expected to receive $40 million from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to transform and promote the renewable energy sector. After a meeting last week, the governing body of the Fund unanimously endorsed Ghana's ambitious investment plan to...
From: Modern Ghana | By: Modern Ghana | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Many people are familiar with the basic concept of a flywheel — using electricity to spin a wheel and, when electricity is needed, generating it with the same rotating wheel. This new energy storage concept is a little more complex, but also uses...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. New research from an international coalition of investigators has found that air pollution directly causes cognitive deficits (negatively affects cognition) independently from the reduced lung functioning that accompanies...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, May 22, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR: Mega First Corporation Bhd (MFCB), which builds, owns and operates power plants, aims for a big transformation with the Don Sahong Dam, a hydroelectric power plant it is building on the Mekong River in southern Laos.
From: The Star Malaysia | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Connections & Climate Change Originally published on the ECO Report. Christopher McLeod was disturbed by the environmental injustice. He saw Native Americans subjected to airborne coal pollution, and their water being taken for slurry lines. The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Making the case for Dam Removal There is a battle going on between green factions over our rivers: those who want to harness the immense power of the earth’s waterways to generate clean, renewable hydroelectricity are at odds with others who are working...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Field | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Obama's call to cut carbon emissions came just over a week after he opened Alaska's Arctic Coast to oil drilling.
From: Politico | By: Sarah Wheaton | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City: Improved wind power technologies already widely used in Europe--taller turbine towers of 110 meters and more, and more powerful rotors--can cost-effectively open up huge swaths of...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Nathanael Greene | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Airbus, the €50 billion (£36 billion, $56 billion) French aircraft maker, has potentially uncovered a number of inventions that could transform the aviation industry in the future. After receiving around 500 submissions for its "Fly Your Ideas" competition...
From: Business Insider | By: Lianna Brinded | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Meat — despite popular movements to decrease the amount humans consume — is still a central part of diets around the world. People who live in industrial countries (like the United States) eat roughly 210 pounds of it each year. And consumption...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition for the first time analyzes and ranks the economic and energy performance of the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas emitting nations. While the US ranks high in investment in clean energy and...
From: Green Building Elements | By: Dawn Killough | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Originally published on EdenKeeper.org From deep down in the Earth, 300,000 barrels of oil a day are filled in the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan. Nevertheless, this oil-wealthy majority-Muslim nation is expanding its economic energy in the direction...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Aisha Abdelhamid | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Lunch at a Thai restaurant on the road.Taiwan: A Vital Partner in East AsiaRemarksSusan ThorntonDeputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific AffairsRemarks at the Brookings InstitutionWashington, DCMay 21, 2015As Prepared for DeliveryThank...
From: The View from Taiwan | By: Michael Turton | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. I’m sure that you’ve repeatedly heard about how massive Tesla’s currently-under-construction Gigafactory is, about how much money is going into creating it, and about how huge battery production capacity will...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, May 22, 2015
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In South Florida, adapting to sea level rise is a necessity. But a new administration could make adaptation more difficult for the region. The post Will South Florida Survive Sea Level Rise? The 2016 Election Could Decide appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat into usable power. The technology is a brilliant materials research pursuit, but it has not yet been brought to mass markets economically or at scale -- despite decades of R&D and billions invested....
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney, Santa Monica: On Tuesday, an oil pipeline owned and operated by Houston-based Plains All American ruptured and spilled at least 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off of Santa Barbara. The oil slick created by...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Damon Nagami | Friday, May 22, 2015
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