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First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab  Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Which countries will suffer the most as a result of global climate change? The global climate is changing and as it does, certain countries are likely to feel the brunt of it. The poorest nations, those that emit the least carbon, are the most threatened...
From: EcoSalon | By: Sara Novak | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Interviewing Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy late last year about the Obama administration's historic climate change agreement with China, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked how the administration would handle Republican critics...
From: Media Matters | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has called a press conference for Friday morning after his fiancee disclosed that she had collected $118,000 from an out-of-state clean energy group while advising the governor on clean energy policy. ...
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Ready the recycling bin
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Meg Waltner, Manager, Building Energy Policy, San Francisco, CA: The Department of Energy this week finalized updated energy efficiency standards for the automatic commercial ice makers often found in hotels, restaurants, and health-care facilities....
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Meg Waltner | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Just in time for this week's slush to turn to lethal ice, the city has issued a weather advisory warning of "dangerously frigid temperatures and life-threatening wind chill" heading our way this week. Oh, and there'll be some light snow, too. It almost...
From: Gothamist | By: Rebecca Fishbein | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Elizabeth Noll, Energy Efficiency Advocate, Washington, D.C.: The popular hearth gas stoves and decorative fireplaces keeping you cozy on cold winter nights will soon waste less energy, saving money on your energy bills and cutting pollution, under the...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Elizabeth Noll | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Builders and building owners are considering the environment as they plan new developments. Here are some sustainable construction trends we'll see in The post Sustainable Construction: Building A Greener 2015 appeared first on Sustainablog....
From: Sustainablog | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A reader frets that her home entertainment habits may be rubbing the climate the wrong way. Umbra scratches below the surface....
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C.: Millions of Americans submitted comments last year applauding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Pete Altman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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For years now, we’ve referred to Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed as “curiously Australian,” since it’s unexpected and exotic for a Tex-Mex fast-food joint to be run by someone from the other side of the planet. Now another fast-food company has a chief...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Donna Carpenter, Jamie McJunkin, Pete McBride and Lukas Haynes Join POW Board of Directors Read the full Protect Our Winters Adds New Board Members article on Snowboarder Magazine....
From: Snowboarder Magazine | By: SNOWBOARDER | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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One way to deter Central American migrants from attempting to enter the U.S. through Mexico is with a message that they are not welcome here. OPINION Last summer, when thousands of Central American children overwhelmed border authorities, the U.S. began...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Marlen Garcia | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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UK food and drink manufacturers have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 35 percent against a 1990 baseline — five years ahead of the original target date of 2020. The Food and Drink Federation report says its members saw CO2 emissions fall by...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Producing gigawatts' worth of thin-film solar panels with domestic manufacturing is still a real possibility for CEO Brad Mattson and CTO Markus Beck of Siva Power. The San Jose, Calif.-based solar startup is freshly funded and focused on developing...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor, Washington, DC: The Senate is expected to vote today to by-pass the Administration's ongoing review of whether the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is in the national interest. It's not. But no doubt Senator John Hoeven...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Liz Barratt-Brown | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Every week, Truthout posts a short video for middle school aged kids – and everyone else - about climate change and its effects. "The Green Ninja," a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides an entertaining and educational way...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The interior of the Concorde aircraft at the Scotland Museum of Flight. (Photo: Magnus Hagdorn) Touting "sci-fi climate solutions" - untested technologies not really scalable to the dimensions of our climate change crisis - dangerously delays the day...
From: Truthout | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism and political science — numerous job rejections...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Solar canopies over parking lots would help reduce energy costs and work toward ending urban island effect. What is preventing this practical application of solar energy from becoming mainstream?...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Arsenal Venture Partners has hired Ryan Waddington as a partner. Waddington will lead the firm's focus in the midwest region and be involved in sourcing investments and working with Arsenal's portfolio companies. Prior to Arsenal Venture, Waddington...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Bosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community outside of Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, solar energy systems, and energy-efficient...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The fracking ban is said to allow for time for the government to conduct public opinion polling and conduct a public health assessment on the controversial process. The post Scotland Just Announced An Indefinite Ban On Fracking appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Uganda turns to solar energy as it grapples with rapid deforestation that has left several parts of the country dry as trees disappear.
From: Press TV | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Ontario, Canada’s energy mix is now coal-free. And North America’s largest coal-to-biomass power plant conversion was a major milestone on the way to kicking out coal.
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Friday, January 30, 2015
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MillerCoors is now a step closer to its energy reduction goals, with the announcement of a 3.2-megawatt solar array completed at its Irwindale, California, brewery.
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago has entered into an agreement with New Energy Innovations, Inc. (NEI), to optimize New Energy Innovations’ TPRES (Traffic Powered Renewable Energy System),...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 30, 2015
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This coming September 9 – 12 September 2015, Jakarta. Construction Indonesia 2015 is collocated with: a. Electric b. Power & Renewable Energy c. Mining Indonesia Infrastructure development is a significant part of supporting Indonesia’s growing...
From: Burda Style | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Laying the groundwork for clean energy generation projects, both the U.S. and Europe are making big investments in transmission infrastructure....
From: GreenBiz | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The US Military has earned high praise for its embrace of renewable energy to power its bases, with a goal of sourcing 25% of its facility energy from renewable sources by 2025. Greenpeace’s other issues with the military notwithstanding (and we have...
From: CleanTechnica | By: David Pomerantz | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Twelve new “smart-city technologies–based” startups will soon be getting the opportunity to test out their technologies in the real world — at the recently opened High Growth Space:24 in One Canada Square. The initiative has been dubbed “the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Things look set to get back on track in Japan with regard to utility-scale solar projects, based on recent news out of the country. Reportedly, the utility companies that had previously stopped accepting applications for utility-scale solar will begin...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) -- When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a
From: Taiwan News | By: By PETER ORSI and RONNIE GREENEAssociated Press | Friday, January 30, 2015
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2014 saw the record installation of more than 1,700 wind turbines in Germany. They supply as much electricity as two nuclear power plants, giving an important boost to renewable energies.
From: Deutsche Welle | Friday, January 30, 2015
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When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a three-year, $30 million project supported by the little-known Overseas Private…Click to Continue »...
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When the U.S. government backed construction of a hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, it envisioned a project that would power the community and stir the economy in Oaxaca state. Yet to residents, the project near the Cerro de Oro dam stirred...
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SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) — When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a three-year, $30 million project supported by the little-known Overseas Private Investment...
From: Denver Post | By: By Peter Orsi And Ronnie Greene Associated Press | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Global Rundown Barack Obama failed to secure a firm commitment on carbon emissions during his recent trip to India, but Florida Governor Rick Scott is making a firm financial commitment to the Everglades. Groundwater in Lahore, Pakistan is declining...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Kaye LaFond | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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1. As pressure builds for U.S. military attention to Boko Haram in Nigeria, that nation’s political situation and past abuses complicate planning. By Kevin Baron and Molly O’Toole at Defense One 2. What was once an “artist” is now a “creative...
From: Time | By: tarekrizk | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Smart unsubsidized private investments in renewable power resources might increase the energy independence of the United States
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The northern African country of Algeria is doubling its previous 2030 goal for renewable energy, according to recent reports — with the new goal standing at 25 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, rather than 12 GW. While this change to the country’s goals aren’t...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It seems that the recent delays in commissioning various new solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Russia won’t go unpunished, according to recent reports. The Russian state will apparently be imposing large fines on a number of large developers...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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[Deutsche Welle]Nigeria is both the biggest oil producer and home to the largest economy on the African continent. However, terrorist attacks by Boko Haram have slowed progress on renewable energy in the north of the country.
From: All Africa | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Even low-income families now have a path to embracing solar energy — well, at least in some parts of the country anyway — thanks to work being done by the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance. The rather grizzled organization — started 15 years ago...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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First Russia was interested in mining energy from the moon. Now China is actively taking steps toward developing the ability to mine helium-3 from the lunar surface. And while NASA and start-ups like Planetary Resources (a venture of James Cameron...
From: Inhabitat | By: Timon Singh | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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More than 100 scientists will begin cutting-edge research into renewable energy technology at a new €15m research lab which is due to open in Cork harbour within months....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Friday, January 30, 2015
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California gives apartment dwellers the chance to go solar, but it may cost more.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Morgan Lee | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Philip Henderson, Senior Financial Policy Specialist, Washington, DC: If you look into the new energy efficiency initiatives announced today by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), you'll make an important discovery. Everybody knows...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Philip Henderson | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Last week, he talked pretty in the State of the Union about fighting climate change. This week, he opened the door to lots more offshore oil drilling....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Friday, January 30, 2015
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