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Notable art openings are a lovely and inevitable part of New York City in the fall, just like pumpkin lattes and orange leaves falling in Central Park. This year, the locus of fantastic feminist art is in Brooklyn – where I had the pleasure to explore...
From: EcoSalon | By: Stefanie Iris Weiss | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Last week Tim Cook proclaimed that Apple's new headquarters would be "the greenest building on the planet," referring to Apple's commitment to environmental sustainability.  That's quite a claim. But Apple has tried to make good on its promise as it...
From: Business Insider | By: Sam Colt | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Paris (AFP) - Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate species revealed on Tuesday.From 1970 to 2010, there was a 39-percent drop in numbers across...
From: Business Insider | By: Mariette Le Roux | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The conversion of forests, grasslands, shrublands and wetlands to cropland over the course of three centuries profoundly changed the surface of the Earth and the carbon cycle of the terrestrial ecosystem in Northeast China.
From: PhysOrg | Tuesday, September 30, 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 | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Sierra Club, Ratepayers & Community Intervenors and Earthjustice are taking the New York Public Service Commission to the state Supreme Court over a plan to repower the Dunkirk power plant. The $140 million plan would see the plant fueled for another...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Andrew Burger | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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This single interview with Tracy DiNunzio, founder of Tradesy, was recorded in three short parts.  You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Download the transcript (PDF, Word)...
From: Tim Ferriss | By: Tim Ferriss | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Solar Love. Black Hills Power was considering a special demand rate for all renewable energy customers instead of a reward for installing solar panels that help with grid security, grid reliability, energy independence, the environment, and public health....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The rise of solar power has created an ongoing debate about so-called 'net energy metering,' where customers can offset their utility bill with rooftop solar power – upsetting some utilities in the process. Lehrman and Bronski write that the debate...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The United Nations doesn't want the world to forget about climate change. And it's making big, flashy statements about it....
From: Grist | By: Liz Core | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Old tech- in the form of hydronic heating- meets a new in Amazon‘s data centers, creating ‘green heating’ in Amazon’s latest new buildings in Seattle, WA. The offices and work areas of the new buildings will be heated by utilizing the waste heat...
From: Green Building Elements | By: Dawn Killough | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Rebecca Leber deflates it: If you thought of natural gas as a useful “bridge fuel” to help America transition from dirty to clean energy, a new study published in Environmental Research Letters has some disappointing news: Natural gas won’t cure...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. September 20th – September 26th, 2014 Climate change...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Carolina Herrera | Monday, September 29, 2014
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THAT SEEMS TO BE MOST OF THE TIME, ACTUALLY: When Green Dreams Beget Brown Nightmares. Germany’s energy revolution—its energiewende—was supposed to blaze a trail, and show off a new way countries could meet their energy needs without wrecking their...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, September 29, 2014
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"I don’t know the science behind climate change," Ernst said, when pressed at a debate last night. "I can’t say one way or another what is the direct impact, whether it’s man-made or not."The post Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. – Actor and longtime bachelor George Clooney,...
From: WEEI | By: Andrew Battifarano | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Filed under: Diesel, EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Rolls Royce Rolls-Royce is not what you might characterize as one of the greenest automakers on the market. Its vehicles tend to be rather large, saddled with lots of plush leather, thick carpets and wood trim,...
From: Autoblog Green | By: Noah Joseph | Monday, September 29, 2014
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As part of Bangladesh’s ongoing Power Systems Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Program, the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh has awarded ABB (NYSE:ABB) with an order worth around $30B to provide four new turnkey substations and help expand six...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 29, 2014
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By Susan Cosier Melting on the Antarctic Ice Sheet is weakening the region’s gravitational pull. OMG! Are penguins floating into the heavens? Um, no. The changes are slight, but they're still significant enough for the European Space Agency to detect...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Susan Cosier | Monday, September 29, 2014
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FirstEnergy’s plan to gut most of its Ohio energy efficiency programs comes just as the company has ramped up state and federal efforts to prop up markets for its power plants. The news comes against the backdrop of the U.S. Environmental Protection...
From: Greentech Media | By: Midwest Energy News, Kathiann M. Kowalski | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Renewable energy provider sPower (Sustainable Power Group) promoted its current CFO, J.I. “Chip” Everest, to president. SPower is an owner-operator of utility and distributed electrical generation in the U.S. and the U.K. and is a portfolio company...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Monday, September 29, 2014
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With apparent naïveté, the UN insists on taking its cue from the very corporations who are responsible for degrading the planet, destroying lives and creating the crisis in the first place. This is pervasive throughout institutions and governments...
From: Truthout | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) spent $300,000 studying how “humans interact with bicycles,” the latest example of what a House committee chairman calls waste in the agency. The premise for the project, which was conducted between October 2009...
From: Free Republic | By: Washington Free Beacon | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Almost everyone in the media has taken a stab at summarizing, if not snap-judging, the results of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s one-day UN climate summit last week. The meeting had a real name, but Robert N. Stavins in his New York Times runup to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Monday, September 29, 2014
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By Brian Palmer Three major tech companies—Google, Facebook, and Yahoo—all announced last week that they are abandoning the American Legislative Exchange Council, a pro-business lobbying group that has pushed to block or gut environmental regulations...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Brian Palmer | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The U.S. demand response market took a hit in May when an appeals court ruled against a federal order requiring grid operators to pay wholesale prices for demand reductions bid into the system in real time. Although real-time economic demand response...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Carbon emissions are no curse. If enforced bans on cigarette smoking has taught us anything, it's that individual and collective efforts can change our world for the better....
From: GreenBiz | By: Diane O'Connor | Monday, September 29, 2014
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As one of our most relied upon construction materials, concrete makes a significant contribution to our overall carbon emissions. Calcium-based substances are heated at high temperatures to form the cement, a process that produces carbon dioxide. But...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Energy-efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually be toxic to small businesses if not designed properly. One such program from my gas...
From: Greentech Media | By: Nate Adams | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The new solar will be installed at 142 project sites, including businesses, schools, healthcare facilities and government buildings. The post New York Gov. Announces Investments That Will Increase State’s Solar Capacity By 68 Percent appeared first...
From: Climate Progress | By: Katie Valentine | Monday, September 29, 2014
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CLEVELAND -- One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires. Akron-based Goodyear...
From: TheStreet | By: The Associated Press | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The proposed 258 MW extension to the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm that was recently put forward by developer DONG Energy has been given the go ahead by authorities, according to recent reports. Once completed, that will increase the total capacity of...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Solar power has taken a back seat to carbon- and nuclear-based energy. That could change by mid-century.
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The UK now has its first floating solar farm, thanks to the recent completion of a 200 kw solar array at a farm in Berkshire. The new floating solar array is located on a reservoir at Sheeplands Farm near Wargrave. The system is expected to result in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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An all-in-one, cheap, solar energy harvester can deliver power, clean water and heat to places that need it, quickly...
From: New Scientist | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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It is only a few months till the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony, and selection committee has just selected and announced the finalists. Included in this final pick are 5 nonprofit organizations, 3 SMEs, 4 large corporations, and 14...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Japanese thin-film solar cell manufacturer Solar Frontier is currently in the process of mulling the development of a factory in upstate New York, according to recent reports. The move would represent the vanguard in the company’s expansion into...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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More than 11 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity have been installed in Japan over the past two years, when the country’s notable feed-in tariff incentive plan was launched, according to the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Solar power could trump alternatives like fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear to be the world's largest source of electricity by 2050, according to an energy watchdog.
From: CNBC | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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McKinsey writers Marco Albani, Nicolas Denis and Anna Granskog assert that biomass-based energy should not be counted out just yet. “Although today it fails to compete on cost with other renewables such as wind and solar, we believe bioenergy not only...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Bill DiBenedetto | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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In between the residential installations and gigantic utility-scale projects sits an overlooked market just waiting to be tapped....
From: GreenBiz | By: Michael Puckett | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Solar Love. The UN climate talks were held last week in New York City, and Conergy announced during the event a one-of-a-kind solar power plant that it was building in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. The style and shape of the solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Bats may be lured to their deaths at wind farms because they think turbines are trees in which they can find shelter, food and sex, according to new research. The creatures fly towards slow-moving turbines, only to be killed when gusts of wind spin the...
From: Free Republic | By: Daily Telegraph (UK) | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Deconstruction of the EU’s actual greenness must start by separating old renewables from new renewables — an essential task because in most countries the old renewables still provide the largest combined contribution in the green category. Readers...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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YALI Fellow Hastings Mkandawire, is the founder and Director of Turbines Development Enterprise which recently received a $25K grant. After the jump a video of Hastings and his colleague Jimmy Mzilahowa fabbing a generator: Homemade | Villant Jana from...
From: Timbuktu Chronicles | By: Emeka Okafor | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The five candidates seeking to become the state's next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts....
From: WBZ-TV | By: deanreddington | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s nonpartisan research organization has a year to produce a comprehensive report on the impact of wind farms on the state’s landscape, wildlife and electric grid.
From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By: By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The next time one of your Tea Party buddies tells you he or she votes Republican because the GOP is a "pro-life" party, ask him or her if allowing unchecked...
From: Washington Monthly | By: D.R. Tucker | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Labor has agreed to talk to the government about the renewable energy target but has laid out a bottom line position.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Mayors and municipal governments are doing a lot, and can do a lot more, even while national governments are pathetic laggards....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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