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If it weren’t for 3D printer technology, we’d pretty much still be living in the Dark Ages. Your computer and smart phones are practically cavemen tools these days. Besides anything Elon Musk is behind, the real impressive technology du jour is,...
From: EcoSalon | By: Jill Ettinger | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Geopolitically and congressionally, the phrase "United States" means the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. (There are also some uninhabited...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- At a time when few stocks are undervalued due to the five-year bull market, oil giants Exxon and Chevron stand out as high-quality businesses that are cheap relative to the overall market. Exxon is the largest publicly traded...
From: TheStreet | By: Ben Reynolds | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 climbed 0.29% to a new closing high on Thursday as U.S. equities rose on all the major stock indices. On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the trading panel took a look at financial stocks after the sector climbed 1.18%.a...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, San Francisco: The results of California’s latest cap-and-trade auction were released today, marking another milestone in the state’s landmark climate and clean energy law, AB 32, which put limits...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Merrian Borgeson | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit next month, Leonardo DiCaprio has lent his voice to a new short film exploring the impact of carbon emissions on the environment - and the necessary steps to curb industries responsible for their proliferation. ...
From: Mother Nature Network | By: mdestries | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut costs and lighten their carbon footprint. At first blush,...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Guest Author | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Most Gulf countries import up to 90 percent of their food, which neither bodes well for food security no climate change – since the food that is brought in from Europe and elsewhere has a lot of what are called “food miles.” True to their name,...
From: Green Prophet | By: Tafline Laylin | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The cost of building-integrated vegetation will drop from $38/square foot to $23/square foot in 2017 as the result of an increase in innovation aimed at lowering costs and reducing return time on investment, according to Lux Research. BIV technology uses...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Jennison | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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What do Bill Koch, the Aspen Skiing Company, and environmentalists all have in common? We visited a coal mine in Colorado to find out....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Exporting US coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning it domestically, according to a Duke University-led study. The superior energy efficiency of South Korea’s newer coal-fired...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Jennison | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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This story originally appeared on Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's hard to believe, surveying the GOP field of possible presidential nominees, but back in 2008 the parties were not that far apart on climate...
From: Mother Jones | By: Ben Adler | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Buildings cause 75 percent of the city's GHG emissions. Reducing their energy use is essential to mitigating citywide emissions and lowering costs....
From: GreenBiz | By: Jenna Tatum | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Greetings from Hong Kong. The Talking Travel correspondent likes it when he can take his own advice on a good fare, and this Hong Kong trip is a result of that. Who would have thought that Hong Kong in late August would be cooler than Beijing? I'm staying...
From: The Beijinger | By: thebeijinger | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Within the course of two weeks, three nuclear power startups said they received funding from venture investors—a remarkable occurrence given the prevailing wisdom that capital-intensive energy companies are not a good fit for venture capital. Nuclear...
From: Xconomy | By: Martin LaMonica | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Inspired by the colorful flowers found in the Libyan Desert, the Desert Flower sporting center is laid out in the shape of a flower cross-section. The long pistil-like area consists of a covered walkway that connects the main entrance to a large stadium,...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy! 8/20 Practice Report from The Mothership Your calendar may read Wednesday, but in the world of the Kansas City Chiefs, today is Thursday. And as the rest of the week...
From: Arrowhead Pride | By: NJ Chiefs Fan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Strict safety controls sought by environmental groups for the storage of radioactive waste at dozens of nuclear power plants may fall to the wayside under a rule that's expected be approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission next week. According to...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Marc Hafstead of the nonpartisan think tank Resources for the Future, along with Lawrence Goulder of Stanford University, have come up with an idea that could potentially address two important problems in one broad policy action. The first, which is...
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Researchers find cheap way to split water and produce clean energy
From: Science Magazine | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Germany has embraced subsidies for renewable energy, but not every country is willing to bear the economic burden...
From: Time | By: Bryan Walsh | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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RenewEconomy. Investment bank UBS says the addition of electric vehicles, and the proliferation of battery storage, will solve the problem of intermittency for rooftop solar and make it viable without subsidies. So much so, it says, that households will...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Democratization of energy and finance now go hand in hand, thanks to crowdfunding. Platforms all over the world are enabling people to contribute towards the environment themselves, while making returns that beat any saving account. For renewable energy...
From: Solarplaza | Friday, August 22, 2014
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It was a rare pleasure to read about representatives of the wind and biomass industry showing concern for some existing geothermal industry jobs (“Geothermal bill will hurt consumers, set back renewable energy efforts,” Viewpoints, Aug. 15). We appreciate...
From: Sacramento Bee | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Only luck and real courage at 14 nuclear reactors on Japan’s Pacific coast overcame the technical failures of nuclear power and prevented the nation from being destroyed by radiation.
From: Budapest Business Journal | Friday, August 22, 2014
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I live in the little town of Sebastopol, in northern California’s Sonoma county: think of Berkeley, only with horses. It’s the kind of town where a sign, posted near an impressive grid of solar energy screens, greets you as you enter the city limits,...
From: AntiWar | By: Justin Raimondo | Friday, August 22, 2014
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If you live in an area where salmon spawn, then summer treats you to a free nature drama as the fish battle against currents, fight through rapids, struggle up tiny streams, and leap up waterfalls to return to the calm pools where they were born. Unfortunately,...
From: Gizmag | By: David Szondy | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Energy Absolute Pcl, whose Bangkok-listed shares have more than tripled this year, plans to spend about 46 billion baht over the next three years to boost generation capacity from renewable energy.
From: Bangkok Post | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Towns are often built without taking into account environmental factors like landslides, soil erosion, and flooding, which means towns across the globe are going to end up underwater one day.But sometimes this flooding is deliberate, and innocent towns...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace India’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a new central government...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Anjali Jaiswal | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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A common sight in the sky above the world's largest solar thermal power plant is a "streamer," a small plume of smoke that occurs without warning. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the source of the smoke is a bird which has inadvertently......
From: Engadget | By: Daniel Cooper | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Internet sensation Reggie Watts takes aim at Twitter and Amazon for Greenpeace's #ClickClean campaign, urging them to step up their clean energy game....
From: TreeHugger | By: Sami Grover | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Solar power has been on an upswing in the U.S., with usage now standing at six times’ its 2010 rate and the cost of solar installations since 2010 down 60 %. Analysts predict a 29% rise in solar installations in the U.S. by the end of 2014 alone. This...
From: Time | By: Michael Lester | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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It’s hard to believe, surveying the GOP field of possible presidential nominees, but back in 2008 the parties were not that far apart on climate change. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, backed cap-and-trade for carbon emissions....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The US could see about a 27 percent reduction in its carbon footprint if just half of the unanticipated economic benefits of shale gas and oil production were used in the efforts, according to agricultural economists at Purdue University. The researchers...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Jennison | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Exercising in the future could make dirty clothes and some clean energy. Karen Hopkin reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The academic world is full of debate about how expensive or cheap renewables are compared to fossil fuels. But do those debates actually match what’s happening on the ground? In this week’s podcast, we’ll talk with Amory Lovins, the founder and...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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So far, it's unclear how much the governor took from the meeting.The post After Climate Meeting, Scientists Still Aren’t Sure That Florida’s Governor Is ‘Climate Literate’ appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Katie Valentine | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The state Department of Energy Resources has put $2.5 million toward an endowed faculty position focused on renewable energy at UMass Amherst. Funding for the endowed position comes from alternative compliance payments that go to the state’s energy...
From: Mass High Tech | By: Mary Moore | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Filed under: Etc., EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Audi, Toyota, North America, USA, Videos Audi has made environmental improvements to the its TT while boosting performance. The new TT sees an 11-percent reduction in emissions, and up to 14 percent...
From: Autoblog Green | By: John Beltz Snyder | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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With a sun on its flag & high levels of solar radiation, Rwanda seems like a natural location for solar power use. A utility-scale system is on the wayRwanda Set To Commission Its First Utility-Scale Solar Power Project was originally published on...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Clean energy still counts for a pretty small portion of our energy. While coal provides 39 percent, renewables like solar and wind add up to just 13 percent of our total supply. But policies to improve our energy mix—tax credits for wind and solar,...
From: The New Republic | By: Rebecca Leber | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In what could be a major push for development of clean energy hydro power projects in India the government is studying a proposal to merge all central hydro power companies and create a mega entity withnbsp a networth of Rs47000 crore and projects over...
From: Hindustan Times | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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“What if I want a solar panel shaped like the Starship Enterprise?”The post The Fight Against Outlandish Neighborhood Rules Calling Solar Panels Too Ugly To Install appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The Florida Public Service Commission cautiously approved Florida Power & Light’s proposed Voluntary Solar Partnership Program on August 12, following some remarkably, shall we say – candid – comments during the public meeting. So candid, in...
From: Clean Techies | By: The Vote Solar Initiative | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Gov. Rick Scott listened to five of Florida’s top climate scientists Tuesday as they urged him to show leadership and develop policies to offset the impact of human-induced climate change to the state. But the governor whose campaign strategy has......
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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More solar news for your clicking, reading, commenting, and sharing pleasure: A new online solar investing platform has been set up by Palmetto Group. Solar projects should secure 6% return or greater. (Solar Love) NRG Energy (isn’t that a little repetitive?)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Renewable energy is getting cheaper, and Africa is taking advantage of it. The post Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years Combined appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Katie Valentine | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The Illinois Solar Energy Association is raffling off a Tesla Model S. The price to enter the raffle is just $100, and only 2000 tickets will be sold. (EV Obsession) A BYD electric bus was recently driven for 24 hours straight on a test run in Antelope...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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