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Donald Trump has a lot of things to say about global warming. He's called it an urgent problem, and he's called it a hoax. He's claimed it's a scam invented by the Chinese, and he's denied that he ever said that. He's promised to "cancel" the historic...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jeremy Schulman | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Members of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC), led by Duke University in North Carolina, have published an open-access paper in the journal Oceanography presenting the large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICMM)...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Is it eco-friendly to cut down a tree from the woods? How about buying a fake tree? Advice columnist Umbra Fisk unwraps the answers....
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Conservative leadership hopeful says he didn't approve, but didn't try to stop it The post Chris Alexander and the ralliers who chanted ‘Lock her up,’ about Rachel Notley appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Solar power harnessed from outer space could be the key to humanity's survival
From: Salon.com | By: Diane Stopyra | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Smithfield Foods plans to cut a quarter of its carbon emissions over eight years, working with onetime environmental critics on a move the pork producer hopes will trim costs and burnish its brand.
From: Wall Street Journal | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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In 2014, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a bike path studded with solar-powered LED lights that glows at night from green energy, generating in its first six months enough electricity to......
From: Green Prophet | By: Laurie Balbo | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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This essay is part of a new report from the Center for Opportunity Urbanism titled "The Texas Way of Urbanism". Download the entire report here. For decades, as many U.S. cities declined, and others became overly exclusive, cities in Texas evolved...
From: New Geography | By: Scott Beyer | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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With the U.S. expected to retreat from its role as a climate leader in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, many are hopeful that China will step in and lead the global emission
From: China Digital Times | By: Cindy | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The forces that swept a narcissistic misogynist into office are gunning for us all
From: Salon.com | By: Paul Buchheit, AlterNet | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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There is a growing consensus among futurists and visionaries of various backgrounds that the challenges of an automated economy will require implementing a universal basic income. These thinkers range from former SEIU president Andy Stern to Robert...
From: Washington Monthly | By: David Atkins | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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There have been hints of a thaw between Canada's uneasy neighbours, but any real rapprochement seems far off The post Why peace won’t come quickly for Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's recent decision to approve a major expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline has negative implications that go well beyond the borders of the Great White North. Canada is currently the largest supplier...
From: Truthout | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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When an obscure nonprofit group attacked one of California’s signature green-energy projects this summer — warning a congressional panel that the embrace of solar energy would lead to crippling hikes in electricity bills — officials in the...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Evan Halper | Monday, December 5, 2016
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In a blog post late last week, America's leading solar energy provider SolarCity announced that it would be bringing its residential solar services to Florida, which is certainly related to the rejection of an anti-solar initiative on the ballot last...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Award-winning students from Washington State University are developing a low-cost, innovative hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Tina Casey | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A Fremont, California-based solar company says it has developed sun-powered technology for use in a surprising location: oil fields.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Anum Yoon | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Developing sustainable urban infrastructure represents a $3.7 trillion a year business opportunity for companies.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Socially responsible investing makes good business sense.
From: New York Times | By: MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Perovskite solar cells hold major potential for the future of renewable energy thanks to being cheap, easy to produce and are so flexible that they can even be sprayed or painted on surfaces. Now a team of Australian researchers has just set the efficiency...
From: Gizmag | By: Eric Mack | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Jobs in solar power exceed those in oil, gas or coal extraction. And there are more surprises....
From: GreenBiz | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Faced with massive ongoing costs stemming from the 2011 nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. may remain under state control longer than initially planned, the government said Monday. Under the current plan, the utility...
From: Japan Times | Monday, December 5, 2016
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TOKYO (AP) — One of the melted reactors at tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loose of cooling when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow isle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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BUEA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An initiative by youth organisations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame | Monday, December 5, 2016
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BUEA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An initiative by youth organizations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and...
From: Reuters | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Unbridled ambitions for clean energy led to the construction of two wind turbines every hour in recent years. Now, there is a new demand from Beijing: slow down.
From: Wall Street Journal | Monday, December 5, 2016
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By now you know that President Elect Trump took a call from the President of Taiwan and simultaneously lit on fire the underpants of the mainstream media and maybe the leadership of China too. Apparently taking a phone call from the president of Taiwan...
From: Dilbert | By: Scott Adams | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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In an unprecedented feat of engineering, the world’s most infamous nuclear disaster site is being covered by a huge prefabricated steel arch designed to shield the world from its fallout. Made to fit over the so-called sarcophagus, a crumbling concrete...
From: WebUrbanist | By: Kurt | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Adjustments to Beijing's four-tiered emergency air pollution warning system take effect December 15, raising the threshold of the most dire alert but increasing the number of cars to be banned from the road during the two highest alerts. The new policy...
From: The Beijinger | By: admin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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SolarCity announced Thursday morning that it’s expanding operations into Florida, "something we’ve wanted to announce for a long time,” a company blog post read. The decision to launch a residential solar business in the state comes after voters...
From: Greentech Media | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The government has no right to tell companies where they can go.
From: Hot Air | By: Taylor Millard | Monday, December 5, 2016
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"I have zero experience with the cold ... But I love the adrenaline of being here."
From: Business Insider | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Bill Nye “The Science Guy” recently presented a new green energy company and their solar panel innovation that will surely take the solar energy industry by storm. It is called Rayton Solar and they have created a thin solar panel that produces less...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Monday, December 5, 2016
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While the rest of the world slowly warms up to renewable energy and alternate power sources, it is so refreshing that one country continues to break away from its progressive counterparts. Six years since its proposal to the Queensland state government...
From: Mashable | By: Elise Cooper | Monday, December 5, 2016
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CleanTechnica is largely a consumer-oriented website, so it seemed like we should do one of those "top 10 gifts" thingies. Here's my shot at 10 top cleantech Christmas gifts (or Hanukkah gifts, Kwanzaa gifts, winter is long and cold gifts, etc.) 10 Top...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle energy consultant accused of forgery in connection with a major Oregon solar power project is seeking to have the charges dismissed, arguing that the state committed prosecutorial misconduct and that the statute of limitations...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A decision on a proposed high-voltage power transmission line that would run through several Illinois counties is now heading to the state Supreme Court after an energy company decided to appeal a ruling against construction....
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The leaders of four major cities have said they will ban the use of all diesel- powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade in a bid to improve air quality.
From: Irish Examiner | By: Dan Buckley | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels on global warming, fracking, Ayn Rand, and the president-elect.
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Subsidies for Everybody! Nukes evidently need subsidies to compete with renewable subsidies.
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Connecticut enjoys one of the fastest-growing solar markets among the smaller US states. One reason is because the Nutmeg State actually receives more sunshine than most of the solar farms in Germany, with an average of close to 4.5 hours of direct sunlight...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Aisha Abdelhamid | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the week (in terms of views) Model 3 vs Bolt, Solar Cell Efficiency, Solar Energy Facts, Anti–Elon Musk Lobbyists … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The German software company SAP will deploy autonomous robots to inspect remotely the electricity and water network of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Martin Shain, the Seattle energy consultant accused of submitting forged documents in order to obtain nearly $12 million in Oregon taxpayer money for a solar power project, has gone on the attack. In newly filed motions, Shain claims the government's...
From: OregonLive | By: The Oregonian/OregonLive | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Coal is no longer cost-effective for new electricity generation, and there's no sign that will change in the future.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Travis Hoium | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Today BYD unveiled SkyRail, another part of its “green dreams” at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City. The company’s President and Chairman Wang Chuanfu unveiled the Chinese company’s SkyRail electric monorail before 500 guests, including more...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The Illinois General Assembly passed a major energy bill on Thursday that will allow Exelon’s Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants to remain in operation as part of a broader package of measures to support clean energy in the state. The Future...
From: Greentech Media | Friday, December 2, 2016
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No sooner had president-elect Trump announced a deal had been reached with air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep 1,100 manufacturing jobs in Indiana rather than being shipped to Mexico, the usual suspects began chattering about “corporate welfare”,...
From: Free Republic | By: American Thinker | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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At the last minute, the Illinois State Legislature passed The Future Energy Jobs Bill (SB 2814) with less than an hour remaining in the legislative session, allowing Exelon’s Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants to remain open, saving 4,200...
From: Forbes | By: James Conca, Contributor | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The 1930s showed that globalisation can be reversed, splintering a multinational system. Short-sighted politicians could recreate that era's suspicion and conflict.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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