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By Steve Hamm Last November in a championship powerboat race off Key West, Florida, Nigel Hook, skipper of Lucas Oil 77, was knifing along at more than 140 mph when he got a heads up from his support team that one of the main batteries was about to fail....
From: A Smarter Planet | By: Steve Hamm | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world's worst climate reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major international...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The world's first bona fide "clean coal" power plant is providing cheap CO2 to oil fields but expensive power to ratepayers....
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Speaker of the House John Boehner discusses President Obama's executive actions addressing immigration reform, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 21, 2014. (Jabin Botsford/The New York Times) One of the really weird ironies...
From: Truthout | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Will Republicans' anti-climate-science rhetoric be a legitimate barrier to the White House?
From: Grist | By: Sabrina Siddiqui | Monday, March 30, 2015
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John Moore, Senior Attorney – The Sustainable FERC Project, Chicago: Power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of our country's carbon dioxide emissions that drive climate change. We can cut carbon pollution from these plants while keeping...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: John Moore | Monday, March 30, 2015
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###The Curious Case of the Curious Sea Lions Clifford Asness and Aaron Brown### [**Over at Medium:**][1] I have a different take on [Asness and Brown](http://www.stumblingontruth.com/articles/Its%20not%20the%20Heat%20its%20the%20Tepidity%2020150310.pdf)...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Monday, March 30, 2015
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As predicted a few weeks ago, a new report says Apple is now going to accept smartphones and PCs from other manufacturers and give owners a discount on new iPhones. Certain models of Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry smart phones will be eligible...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The EPA chief says the first federal measure limiting carbon emissions from existing power plants is 'legally solid.'
From: U.S. News and World Report | By: Alan Neuhauser | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Mexico is the first developing nation to make its climate action pledge ahead of U.N. talks in Paris -- and it's actually pretty ambitious....
From: Grist | By: John Light | Monday, March 30, 2015
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City officials say the shift to 100-percent renewable energy is a way to save cash, not the planet.
From: Grist | By: Tom Dart | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Imagine being able to drive from London to New York, via Russia. While such a trip would take a while and give you a carbon footprint the size of Bigfoot, The Siberian Times reports that it may soon be possible, thanks to the recently-unveiled Trans-Eurasian...
From: Gizmag | By: Adam Williams | Monday, March 30, 2015
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American Digest: Once upon a time we knew enough to curse the darkness. In the aeons long climb from the muck, we have only had the ability to hold back the dark for a bit over a century. Now millions yearn to embrace it and, should they yearn long enough...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: David Foster | Monday, March 30, 2015
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(Photo: Sonya Baumstein) Sonya Baumstein aims to be the first woman to row across the Pacific Ocean, and in doing so, hopes to raise awareness of the crisis the oceans are in due to human-caused climate disruption.(Photo: Sonya Baumstein) Sonya Baumstein...
From: Truthout | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Millbrook, one of Europe’s leading independent test and technology centers for vehicles and vehicle systems, will join a UK industry consortium to develop a new class of light commercial vehicle (LCV) combining fuel cell technology with battery electric...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, March 30, 2015
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China intends to keep building dams on Tibet’s waterways, ignoring the people of countries downstream....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL BUCKLEY | Monday, March 30, 2015
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There is never a good time for bad public policy. For few policies is this more evident than renewable energy mandates (REM), variously known as renewable portfolio standards, alternative energy standards and renewable energy standards. The first renewable...
From: Free Republic | By: was times | Monday, March 30, 2015
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In Ethiopia, a land devastated by famine 30 years ago, western private equity firms are starting to invest in roses, wine and power plants, as the African nation opens to trade with the world.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Simon Clark | Monday, March 30, 2015
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“In the energy world, FERC regulates ‘midstream everything.’ ” So said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in a July 2014 floor speech, answering her own question about why nominations to the little-known Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mattered....
From: In These Times | By: Justin Mikulka | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Candles? Curly-Q bulbs? LEDs? What's an eco-minded reader to do? Umbra's answer is brilliant.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Chicago start-up Herb-N-Juice brings the food truck concept to the juice bar, but does so with zero emissions and responsible waste handling The post The Zero-Emission Mobile Juice Bar: Herb-N-Juice appeared first on Sustainablog....
From: Sustainablog | By: Talancia Pea | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Filed under: Energy, Company News, Industry News, Public Utilities, Home & Garden Shutterstock Solar power is starting to shake up the energy market as we know it, yet rooftop solar panels can only disrupt the utility industry so much. However, new...
From: Daily Finance | By: Travis Hoium | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Clean energy in developing economies rests with a seamless, ubiquitous, easy-to-use financing platform based on energy and mobile money. Wireless credit is a very important piece of that platform. Wireless credit is a new financial product that enables...
From: Greentech Media | By: Daniel Tomlinson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City: For the men and women who serve in the military, fossil fuels are a liability. In The Burden, a 40-minute documentary that recently premiered at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C., veterans...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Peter Lehner | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The statewide push to get a solar power proposal on the 2016 ballot recently hit a milestone. Backers of the proposal announced last week that they'd secured enough initial signatures to send the proposal to the Florida Supreme Court. It's an important...
From: Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Huffington Post: Tesla's Self-Driving Feature Leaves Insurers Idling As States Scramble Tesla Motors’ plan to roll out a self-driving feature on some cars this summer has regulators, especially in its home state of California, scrambling to write...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Monday, March 30, 2015
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There is never a good time for bad public policy. For few policies is this more evident than renewable energy mandates (REM), variously known as renewable portfolio standards, alternative energy standards and renewable energy standards. The first renewable...
From: Washington Times | By: H. Sterling Burnett | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Get used to bike riding - cleaner cars won't be enough. (Image: Riding bicycle via Shutterstock) Despite the significant risks for human and non-human life, greenhouse gas emissions (GhG) are still rising. Something has to give – and that something...
From: Truthout | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The Global Rundown Taiwan takes measures to respond to low reservoir levels while drought in western India drives farmers out of villages to find seasonal work. Africa’s largest solar-powered water well is installed in a refugee camp. Rice fields in...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Brett Walton | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.
From: NPR | By: Veronique LaCapra | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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An embryonic corporate social responsibility (CSR) narrative is glimmering within the mining industry – one with seismic possibilities for international investment to turn the tide against global climate change. As glaciers ebb and crops wither, miners...
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The integrated utility services model is part of Fort Collins Utilities’ success. Here’s how it works....
From: GreenBiz | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city's national grid. Vertical wind turbines and underwater tidal wave energy collectors will produce even more clean...
From: Inhabitat | By: Tafline Laylin | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Solar shingles’ electricity is spurring considerable interest among renewable electricity champions. Following my last story about solar shingles, I had the pleasure of learning about another solar shingle company, Integrated Solar Technology (IST)....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Filed under: Energy, Industry News, Investing solarimpulse.com In the last few years, solar energy has become a real force in the energy industry. According to GTM Research, 29 percent of new electricity capacity installed in 2013 was from solar, and...
From: Daily Finance | By: Travis Hoium | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The Indian government and Indian corporates have started taken measures to raise the potential billions of dollars required to reach the ambitious renewable energy targets. Indian Export-Import Bank sold $500 million of green dollar bonds with a yield...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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There is another obvious and plausible explanation for the flat carbon emissions, namely, that the global economy did not grow by the stated percentage, that it may have grown only a fraction of that amount or not at all....
From: Energy Bulletin | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Solar power still amounts for a small share of net electricity generation around the world. In the USA, for instance, as of December 2014 it was responsible for just 0.45% of the total electricity produced.
From: Forbes | By: Federico Guerrini | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Renewable energy sources contributed about 80% to the total electricity generated in New Zealand in 2014, latest figures released by the government show. According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the share of electricity generated...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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New research shows that water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. By Nafeez Ahmed Behind the escalating violence in Iraq, Syria and Yemen,...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Earlier this month, there was a rumor that Apple was going to extend its trade-in program to include non-Apple devices. Now it is official. Apple will let you trade in Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone smartphones in exchange for credit towards an...
From: Forbes | By: Amit Chowdhry | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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A federal judge on Friday threw out a Western Pennsylvania solar company’s lawsuit that claimed an electric utility’s refusal to accept excess generation from a proposed solar farm violated Pennsylvania’s alternative energy law.
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Shanghai (AFP) - Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.With pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the...
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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It's not easy going green with a pickup, but truckmakers are finding creative ways to be enviro-friendly....
From: PickupTrucks.com | By: Mark Williams | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Be sure to subscribe to Earth911TV on YouTube and give us a thumbs up! Cali discusses allergies and simple ways to keep the air in your home clean for breathing! Show Notes 6 of the Best Plants for Indoor Air Quality All Natural Cleaning Supplies For...
From: Earth911 | By: Scott Ellis | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Efforts to promote new-energy cars driven by pollution in the cities
From: Irish Times | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Harper government sidelined from deal as international negotiations ramp up for a United Nations climate conference at the end of this yearThe post US-Mexico sign climate co-operation deal as Canada stalls on UN emissions bid appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Monday, March 30, 2015
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You can adopt an animal halfway around the world, you can adopt a highway, and now you can adopt a solar panel. In an effort to promote solar energy and Read MoreThe post Own a Solar Panel, Cut Carbon, and Make Money with CloudSolar appeared first on...
From: Ecorazzi | By: Anthony Marcusa | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Green, energy-saving technologies are essentially luxury products. Solar rigs and energy-efficiency upgrades require big upfront investments in equipment that may not pay off for many years. Spend $40,000 on solar panels for your roof, and you won’t...
From: Slate | By: Daniel Gross | Monday, March 30, 2015
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