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After a two-year suspension in issuing nuclear power plant licenses, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has quietly granted long-term licensing renewals for two Limerick Generating Station Units near Philadelphia.  Unit 1 is renewed until...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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To avoid the worst extremes, we have to reduce carbon.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Andrew Winston | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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An Iranian newspaper says authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors....
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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An Iranian newspaper says authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors...
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Designed by UNStudio, the house near the sea has a skin that looks like wind rippling through dunes....
From: New York Times | By: JULIE LASKY | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Esther Takeuchi has more patents than any American woman, and she's ready to revolutionize the battery....
From: The Atlantic | By: Rose Eveleth | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Poor nations are embracing clean energy at twice the pace of rich ones, a new report finds...
From: Salon.com | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Australian government has reached a deal with a key political party and independent senators to push through a carbon emissions plan.
From: BBC | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I find it difficult to believe that even in this day and age that companies still need to be provided with incentives to ensure that they are operating in a carbon-friendly manner. If your moral compass isn’t guiding you, then the driver should at...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jennifer Hermes | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Renewable energy development and implemented energy efficiency measures are responsible for 70% of the the drop in US carbon dioxide emissions seen since 2007 (when a slow decline began), according to a new report from Greenpeace. The findings stand...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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SYDNEY — The Abbott government reached an agreement on Wednesday with the Palmer United Party and other crossbench senators that will see the implementation of its Direct Action climate policy. The government's flagship environmental policy is expected...
From: Mashable | By: Nick Lavars | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The EPA has made available additional information on the Clean Power Plan and proposed goals to reduce carbon pollution in areas of Indian Country and US territories where fossil-fuel power plants are located. As part of the EPA’s outreach in proposing...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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With the Clean Power Plan out for comment, a lot utilities are scurrying to figure out their game plan -- or just how they would work with their state utility regulators to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, from a 2005 baseline. The...
From: Forbes | By: Ken Silverstein | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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TPG Capital has tapped Lazard Group LLC to find a buyer for its Australian gas and electricity retailer Alinta Energy, powering up a sale that is expected to value the company at as much as A$4 billion ($3.54 billion). "Alinta Energy's owners are exploring...
From: TheStreet | By: Paul Whitfield | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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AIMCo, Allianz Capital Partners, EDF Invest and Hastings have closed its buy of Porterbrook, a UK-based rolling stock leasing company. No financial terms were disclosed.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Jimmy from Costa Rica, the man behind the ContainerHome.net company, has successfully recycled plenty of shipping containers into comfortable, small apartments. One of his biggest successes is the home introduced in this post, which is basically a small...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Next year in Paris, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change have the task of developing a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions — a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol. They should strike a grand bargain with the World Trade...
From: Nature | By: John A. Mathews | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A new poll revealed that young people care about reducing carbon emissions, but they're less likely to get out to the polls to vote....
From: Grist | By: Liz Core | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The retired astronaut presents the best snapshots he captured of our planet from space....
From: The Atlantic | By: Leo Mirani | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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What's the most promising way to extend electricity to those who now lack it? Is it top-down, extending the centralized grid and building large power plants? Or is it bottom-up, with distributed energy?...
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Solar Love. A new product intended to make the installation of solar carport systems easier, cheaper, and safer was recently unveiled by the US-based solar energy giant SolarCity. The new product — ZS Beam, part of the company’s Zep Solar line —...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Clean Power Research — a solar research, consultation, and software development firm — recently won the Innovative Solar Partner of the Year Award for its work cooperating with utilities to bring distributed solar interconnection processes online...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Unidentified drones had flown over seven plants this month by mystery operator as Greenpeace denies involvementFrances state-run power firm Électricité de France (EDF) on Wednesday said unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear plants this month,...
From: The Guardian | By: AFP | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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RenewEconomy. Sophie Vorrath. Five Victorian train stations have reduced their peak summer electricity use by as much as 30 per cent, through the installation of solar power and energy efficient lights and appliances. The stations were built or upgraded...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The multinational furniture giant IKEA will soon begin selling residential solar panels in its stores in the Netherlands, as per recent reports. The move is part of a new partnership between the thin-film module manufacturer Hanergy and IKEA. The solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: NASSER KARIMI Associated Press | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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TOKYO (AP) -- Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.Oba, a consultant, had hoped
From: Taiwan News | By: By YURI KAGEYAMAAssociated Press | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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1Sun4All. How much comfort is required to give up if we live in an energy-efficient house? How much would we lose by updating our home to net zero standards? Maybe none. Check out the latest article from Irene Ying for the U.S. Department of Energy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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RenewEconomy. Australian households and businesses have installed more than 1GW of rooftop solar since July, 2013, with the rate of installations growing in the last few months due to uncertainty about the future of the renewable energy target. Data...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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One million dollars was awarded recently to four cleantech startups in Chicago by the Illinois Clean Energy Fund. 1) Intellihot Green Technologies received $400,000 2) SiNode Systems received $300,000 3) AllCell Technologies received $200,000 4) Agentis...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove Written by  Dora Sapunar October 28, 2014An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette. Anderssen & Voll’s F 305 stove has a flat top that allows for secondary...
From: Dwell | By: Luke Hopping | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeffrey Goldberg | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Obama Administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: AP Business Writer (YURI KAGEYAMA) | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Obama Administration's 'red-hot' anger over settlements, and the Netanyahu government's public contempt for U.S. policy, could lead to profound changes in the "unbreakable" relationship...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Former Phillip Morris cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina will produce batteries to store energy for wind and solar farms.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Gina-Marie Cheeseman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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According to a Charlotte Observer report, US District Judge Terrance Boyle must soon decide whether to rule in a lawsuit pitting the state of North Carolina - its governor, attorney general and other officials - against Alcoa Inc. over the right to control...
From: MetalMiner | By: Jeff Yoders | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2014--Shortly after the International Energy Agency predicted that solar power may become the largest global power source by 2050, Panasonic took
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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EU Member States agreed Wednesday to allocate EUR 647 to support priority infrastructure projects. The bulk of the support goes to gas projects in the Baltic region as well as in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe, according to a media statement...
From: Novinite | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The German utility MVV Energie has acquired a dominant 50.1% stake in the renewable energy project developer Juwi, according to recent reports. According to the German energy company, the Juwi acquisition is intended to result in the expansion of renewable...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Chinese solar energy giant Wuxi Suntech has enlisted the services of two large insurance companies, one German and one Chinese — Munich RE and Ping An, respectively — in order to offer improved insurance protection for customer module warranties....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When the tax passed, all three airlines said they'd have to hike their ticket prices. Now that Australia has repealed the policy, all three say they never had to pass additional costs on to their consumers.The post Three Airlines In Australia Just Inadvertently...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A startup that might have a record-breaking solar cell is in danger of going out of business.The power unit is a rectangular slab about the size of a movie theater screen. It’s mounted on a thick steel post, and equipped with a tracking mechanism that...
From: MIT Technology Review | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Since Barack Obama became president, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg has been a reliable indicator of administration opinion about foreign policy issues. Like some other journalists who can be counted on to support the president, he has been the recipient...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Jonathan S. Tobin | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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What's old is new again. In a recent interview with Glenn Beck, entrepreneur Peter Thiel had some surprisingly positive things to say about the gold standard and how it related to innovation in tech. This comes as a surprise, as Thiel cofounded the online...
From: Business Insider | By: Shane Ferro | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Traditionally we have molded our lives to accommodate the physical dictates of cities. That is changing—fast. Our cities increasingly are reflecting the architecture and aspirations of tomorrow in their buildings, street life, social connectivity,...
From: National Geographic | By: Keith Bellows | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Carbon emissions have been trending downward, but not quickly enough to offset fluctuations in weather patterns.A colder winter was one of the main reasons carbon dioxide emissions from energy use rose in the United States by 2.5 percent in 2013, according...
From: MIT Technology Review | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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To maintain their effectiveness, solar panels need to be kept clean, but this can be a labor-intensive and costly process. Aerial Power is the latest to seek an automated solution – the London-based startup is developing brush-carrying drones that...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This past month, New York City was abuzz with demonstrations, world leaders, industry leaders, bankers and world media, who descended to participate in Climate Summit 2014. Amongst the many rosy things discussed, some key takeaways were; The financial...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jennifer Hermes | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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