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Our annual, unapologetically subjective list includes everyone from rappers and corporate predators to chefs and non-profit paragonsThe post The Maclean’s Power List: The 50 most important people in Canada appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a summit in Los Angeles next year to kick-start efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions in both...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Julie Makinen | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The agency’s move comes in response to a glut in the domestic oil market and significant public comment about the proposed targets....
From: New York Times | By: DIANE CARDWELL | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.
From: NPR | By: Bill Chappell | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Google recently explained its pullback on sustainability while Amazon has just announced a "long-term commitment" to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Friday, November 21, 2014
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$400 million in pledges netted at the Cookstoves Future Summit READ MORE The post The Clean Cookstoves Movement Just Got a Huge Boost appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mythili Sampathkumar | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Wal-mart gets 40 percent of its electricity from coal, and only 3 percent from renewables...
From: Salon.com | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Back in the 1970s, Peter Glaser patented a solar power satellite that would supply energy from space to the Earth, one involving space platforms whose cost was one of many issues that put the brakes on the idea, although NASA did revisit the concept...
From: Centauri Dreams | By: Paul Gilster | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The retail behemoth gets a lot of good press for putting up a few solar panels, but it gets far more electricity from coal than from the sun....
From: Grist | By: Walter Wuthmann | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Beijing: Hard on the heels of last week’s historic US-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change, in which China pledged for the first time to cap its CO2 emission by 2030, China’s...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Barbara Finamore | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A team of researchers at the Ohio State University (OSU) successfully produced a dye-sensitized solar cell, which can store power by using air to decompose and re-form lithium peroxide. This device combines a solar cell and battery into one, and it is...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Cato Institute has organized an online forum to debate pro-growth economic policy reforms. Tax Policy Center scholars Bill Gale, Donald Marron, and Eric Toder have each contributed to the discussion. The United States could reduce its contribution...
From: TaxVox | By: Donald Marron | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Brazilian Amazon basin in the Rondonia State, April 27, 2012. Environmental groups say the construction of the Jirau and Santo Antônio Dams in Rondônia State displaces indigenous peoples and causes flooding, potentially releasing large quantities...
From: Truthout | Friday, November 21, 2014
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I acknowledge my role in endangering African elephants, and Western countries should too....
From: The Atlantic | By: Howard W. French | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Last week, China and the United States announced an ambitious climate agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions in both countries, a pledge that marks the first time that China has agreed to stop its growing emissions. Leaders of both nations hope...
From: PhysOrg | Friday, November 21, 2014
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NRG Energy, the second-largest conventional power generation company in the country, just announced a goal of reducing its carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030.The post In Groundbreaking Announcement, Power Plant Operator Aims For Drastic Emissions...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A reader writes: This is an issue that chafes me to the core. I’m an oil and gas attorney in Houston (although I’m moving in-house with a Dallas-based midstream pipeline company next week). The political parties are strangely upside-down on this...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Amazon Web Services says it will source 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. The company doesn’t give a timeframe for achieving this goal. Amazon has come under fire from Greenpeace for powering its infrastructure with polluting...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, November 21, 2014
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NRG Energy has set a goal to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050 below a 2014 baseline. The energy company announced the new goals yesterday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking ceremony of its new “ultra-green”...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, November 21, 2014
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While many are prophesizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) as doomsday for the electricity sector, Texas utilities are telling a different story. The CPP will limit – for the first time ever – carbon emissions from...
From: Forbes | By: Jim Marston | Friday, November 21, 2014
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To hear The Allison Inn & Spa’s assistant general manager Steve Hurst talk about the high-end resort 25 miles outside Portland, you might get the impression that it’s not as special as it really is. “What we’re doing is not all that innovative,”...
From: Earth911 | By: Haley Shapley | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Aims to reduce carbon emissions have sparked an innovative boom in The Netherlands. It starts with glow-in-the-dark, solar powered, heated cycle lanes, and may go anywhere. Suzanna Koster, Eindhoven.
From: Deutsche Welle | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Essess, a thermal imaging technology provider, has received funding in a round led by return backers Vocap Investment Partners, DFJ Athena and Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture capital arm of Exelon Corp. No financial terms were disclosed;...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Residential solar service firm Sunnova Energy Corp. has raised $250 million in funding. Franklin Square Capital Partners, which is advised by Blackstone's GSO Capital Partners, led the round that also included Triangle Peak Partners. Barclays served...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of SolarCity Corp. are up 4.38% to $55.98 in pre-market trade after the company announced that it has entered into contract with Walmart Stores  for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott told G20 leaders that he is “standing up for coal,” and refused to put climate change on the G20’s agenda for its summit meeting last week, according to the Guardian. The move left Australia’s government...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Justin Streight | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The latest polls show that Americans still just don't get it. But public opinion has always lagged on important issues....
From: Grist | By: Brentin Mock | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Consumer recycling, once seen as the most basic of environmental practices, has become decidedly more complex. Some communities have mandated aggressive, long-term, zero-waste goals to divert sometimes up to 90 percent of their waste from the local landfill....
From: GreenBiz | By: Jenna Burnett | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Lies and deceptions surrounding the manufactured global warming crisis created for political and financial gain at the expense of millions of people The area south of Buffalo, New York was buried this week in 76 inches of snow, quite possibly the largest...
From: Free Republic | By: Canada Free Press | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Trying to run an electric car from solar cells on the car’s roof makes no sense—or so I thought. Earlier this week, I met with Daniel Theobald, the CTO of healthcare company Vecna, who has been driving a solar-powered Volkswagen bus for a year. His...
From: Xconomy | By: Martin LaMonica | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Pardon me for being confused. Two weeks ago, voters turned the Senate and several state houses over to Republicans and increased the GOP majority in the House. Now, in a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll, (firewall) Americans have firmly embraced—a...
From: TaxVox | By: Howard Gleckman | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The world's top emitter is pledging to cap coal use starting in 2020.
From: Grist | By: James West | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Environmental groups are pledging to intensify their push on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in the wake of a new report showing no improvement in fuel efficiency from U.S. domestic airlines. The...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Described as “the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel,” Solar Impulse is slated for an around-the-world flight attempt in 2015. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Last week President Obama announced a historic climate change agreement with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Aimed at drastically curtailing carbon emissions into the atmosphere, the goal is to rein in the carbon footprints of the planet’s two major...
From: Free Republic | By: Salon | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Why clean cookstoves are a cross cutting solution to some of the biggest global challenges READ MORE The post Cookstoves Future Summit, Day 1: appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mythili Sampathkumar | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC: Written with Lorne Stockman, Research Director at Oil Change International   The President recently took on claims that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would help American consumers,...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Anthony Swift | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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My wife is interested in a grow your own mushroom kit and can you help guide me turn this gift up to 11?The details: 1. We love cooking together. 2. We love cooking with mushrooms. 3. She expressed an interest in one of those grow mushroom kits. 4. I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cmfletcher | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A new report by top environmental groups lays out how the federal government could cut methane emissions 42 to 48 percent with three regulatory reforms.The post How EPA Could Cut National Methane Leaks Almost In Half appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Almost as soon as President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping announced their landmark climate deal last week, there was a torrent of criticism that the pact let China off the hook. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) complained...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The next big thing in public transit: clean, efficient human waste...
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Epstein | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SgmFa0r04 NASA just launched a new high-resolution computer model that gives a stunning look at the yearly movement of carbon emissions through the planet’s atmosphere. NASA created the model by combining ground-based...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lidija Grozdanic | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is capturing more of them. In...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Mooney | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Don Boudreaux
From: Cafe Hayek | By: Don Boudreaux | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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FCB South Africa is running an idea up the flagpole. A really big idea. In fact, the idea is ginormous. And its main component is a South African flag so large, it will be visible from space, 30 miles above the Earth. The Giant Flag project was put in...
From: AdWeek | By: David Gianatasio | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Essess is joining a growing number of startups that are going after the billions of dollars that utilities in the U.S. must spend on energy-efficiency programs under state mandates.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Yuliya Chernova | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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According to a new poll, a full 67 percent of Americans support federal regulations to restrict carbon emissions from the nation's power plants -- even if it raises their electrical bills.The post Poll: 67 Percent Of Americans Would Pay Higher Prices...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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