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University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo offers over at the Brookings Institution the modest proposal that the Feds create a Robotics Commission to oversee developments in that field. Calo cites current confusion among various agencies about...
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Tomasky wishes Obama would treat Americans like grown ups and admit that we can’t: We’ve been trying to destroy Al Qaeda for 13 years now. We have not. We will not. And we will not destroy ISIS. We can’t destroy these outfits. They’re too nimble...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Once again, US politicians and pundits are beating the drums of war, trying to get our nation involved in yet another conflict. A few years ago it was Iran, with “all options on the table.” Last year it was a red line that threatened to drag us into...
From: Firedoglake | By: codepink | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Fox News lambasted local Texas schools' implementation of Meatless Mondays as anti-scientific "propaganda" that won't improve the environment. But several scientific studies show that reducing meat from the average diet brings considerable environmental...
From: Media Matters | Monday, September 15, 2014
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It's not just Chipotle.The post 7 Big Food Companies That Say Climate Change Poses A Threat To Their Products appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A global commission challenges the widespread belief that efforts to reduce global warming would carry a steep price....
From: New York Times | By: JUSTIN GILLIS | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Despite all the scary predictions of rising seas and global warming, politicians in the United States at least have been reluctant to take serious action to reduce greenhouse gases. Reasonably sensible ideas like taxing carbon emissions -- an idea with...
From: Washington Post | By: Lori Montgomery | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Douglas Tompkins—the founder of Esprit and The North Face—is using his personal fortune to build massive national parks in Chile and Argentina. But local ranchers want to push him out of the region....
From: The Atlantic | By: Diana Saverin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Once completed, the $72 million plant at the Cannonsville Reservoir could produce enough electricity to power 6,000 homes....
From: New York Times | By: SAM ROBERTS | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Climate change mitigation and adaptation are often discussed as though they are interchangeable. They are not.
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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“With the failure of international agreements to fight climate change, the way is open to viewing the role of renewables as more than agents for reducing carbon emissions.” So writes John Mathews, a professor of strategic management at Macquarie...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Nuclear energy provides 11 percent of the world’s electricity, but most reactors are now decades old. Many are approaching—or have surpassed—their initial 30- to 40-year lifespans (though upgrades can extend their lives to 60 years). Early nuclear...
From: Popular Science | By: Jessie Geoffray | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Researchers have developed a new method for mapping global carbon emissions for individual cities on an hourly basis — a major improvement over previous techniques, which quantified greenhouse emissions less accurately and at coarser scales, according...
From: Clean Techies | By: Yale Environment 360 | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The existential threat: Here is what you missed on Sunday Kos ... What does it mean for multiethnic democracies if Scotland leaves the UK?, by Ian Reifowitz No. More. Wars, by Mark E Andersen Meet the Disqualified for...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, September 15, 2014
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South Korea is expected to introduce a carbon trading scheme that is about 3 percent larger than it had previously announced, according to Reuters. The South Korean government said last Thursday that it would distribute 1.687 billion metric tons of carbon-equivalent...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Jennison | Monday, September 15, 2014
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This is super cool: The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Susan Cosier Scots will soon vote on whether to remain in the United Kingdom, and many separatists are relying on revenue from offshore oil rigs—like this one off the Scottish Highlands—to power the country and fund its schools, health care, and...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Susan Cosier | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Who Is Running Interceptor Towers? Homeland On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers, surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of...
From: Popular Science | By: Andrew Rosenblum | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The confab kicks off on September 23 READ MORE The post Here’s Who Will Attend the Big Climate Summit appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Chemists from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) have developed a new method for hydrogen production that is 30 times faster than current state-of-the-art proton exchange membrane electrolyzers at equivalent platinum loading. The process also solves...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Everyone should know by now that the US needs to adopt policies to restrain its profligate energy use. Per capita, we use the most of any country...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ben Adler | Monday, September 15, 2014
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REUTERS - Duke Energy Corp, the largest provider of electric power in the United States, will invest $500 million in a major expansion of its solar power program in North Carolina, the Charlotte-based company said Monday....
From: Solarplaza | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Distributed solar power is having a big impact on Hawaii’s grid, leading state utilities and regulators to look to a variety of technologies to help it manage this new edge-of-the-grid resource. That includes smart meters and smart solar inverters,...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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SIM - EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) says that Dominion is acquiring two California solar projects totaling 57 MW of power.
From: Solarplaza | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political...
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Naysayers like to point to wind turbines as brutal bird-killing machines, wiping out huge populations of birds, but new research sheds some new light on the controversy. According to a massive study supported by the American Wind Wildlife Institute,...
From: Inhabitat | By: Kristine Lofgren | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The world's six leading multilateral development banks have reaffirmed their commitments to take action on climate change in advance of the U.N. Climate Summit in NYC. That includes promoting private and public sector investments in climate change mitigation...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Andrew Burger | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Renewable energy supplies almost half of Scotland's energy and the government wants to become 100 pc green by 2020...
From: Telegraph | By: Leon Siciliano | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Solar panels need regular cleaning to ensure they are working at their optimum efficiency, and spraying them with the hose from the ground or relying on a heavy downpour won't necessarily get the job done. Like the windows on your house, they need to...
From: Gizmag | By: Colin Jeffrey | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Stem, a behind-the-meter energy storage startup, just closed on a $100 million fund to finance distributed energy storage at commercial and industrial customers. The fund is provided by B Asset Manager, a New York City-based investment adviser in the...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Mark Cerasuolo, Marketing Director, OutBack Power Since the days when Edison and Tesla were arguing over the best way to deliver it, electricity has been at the center of all economic and life-quality progress made during the past century. Ensuring...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Renewable energies are increasingly seen as the best solution to a growing global population demanding affordable access to electricity while reducing the need for toxic fossil fuels that are creating unsustainable levels of greenhouse gas emissions....
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Chris Rose | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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225MW farm to supply about 10 per cent of electricity generated in Ghana
From: Irish Times | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Hear here Since its founding, Amazon has been a highly regarded and progressive brand. The popularity of solar power is growing as the cost of rooftop panels plummet while experts say tens of trillions of dollars must be invested in energy systems to...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Monday, September 15, 2014
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It was June 12, 1982. My daughter was still in her stroller, my son as yet unborn, when my wife and I, six friends, and another child in a stroller joined an estimated million people in New York City at the largest antinuclear protest in history. All...
From: Firedoglake | By: Tom Engelhardt | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Good morning, ye Wonkers! Today’s top story is that Yr Doktor Zoom is once again breathing through both nostrils. You may have thought that ISIS or Syria or sportsball scandals or something was big, but that is merely because you Lack Perspective....
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Debbie Dooley is no tree-hugger -- but she is the founder of the "Green Tea Coalition," a conservative group pushing solar all over the states....
From: Grist | By: Kari Lydersen | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Let’s violate the laws of physics
From: Time | By: Sarah Begley | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Solar energy enthusiasts, here’s another solar energy news roundup. Enjoy! Solar panel prices have dropped 80% since 2008, and wind power prices are down too. (Planetsave) Recurrent Energy, a US-based subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, is reportedly...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Monday, September 15, 2014
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When we think of solar energy, we tend to picture shiny, bluish-silver photovoltaic cells, lined up in intricate patterns over enormous surfaces, all laid out in the heat of beating sunlight. These solar arrays may look cool, but the technology they...
From: Mother Nature Network | By: dbell | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A relic of those innocent days in the late '90s when we called carbs "carbos" and advertised their presence in a soft drink like it was a good thing, this bright green bastard child of Mountain Dew and sour Gatorade is about ready to return "due to popular...
From: Topless Robot | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Along with solar power and wind power, wave energy could be a serious gamechanger in the clean energy landscape, especially when considering that a large portion of the US population lives within 50 miles of the coastline, and could take advantage of...
From: Ecopreneurist | By: Derek Markham | Monday, September 15, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aDuke Energy was gaining 0.4% to $73.39 Monday after announcing a $500 million commitment to expand a solar power project in North Carolina and a new service agreement with Pattern Energy . The energy company plans to acquire and...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The public dialogue surrounding whether to vaccinate children is one example of how poor communication of science can cause confusion and worsen people's health and lives. Many other issues – from climate change to nuclear power to using "smart" electricity...
From: PhysOrg | Monday, September 15, 2014
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New Zealand's Green Party is proposing ambitious renewable energy targets & electric vehicle goals as part of it current national campaignNew Zealand’s Green Party Proposes 100% Renewable Energy Target Ahead Of Elections was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Afghanistan is sitting on $1 trillion in mineral riches, some of which are critical to clean energy....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Matt DiLallo, The Motley Fool | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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The $500 million worth of purchases announced on Monday will total 278 megawatts of solar power. The post Duke Energy Commits To Largest Solar Farm East Of Mississippi appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Duke Energy announced on Monday that it has committed some $500 million to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The largest climate march in history is happening in a week, right through the middle of Manhattan. Here's why the event organizers think you should pay attention....
From: Grist | By: Bill McKibben | Monday, September 15, 2014
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