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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Peabody Energy released its quarterly results this week, managing to beat analysts' earnings estimate and painting a rosy outlook for the long term. But investors might still want to steer clear of this stock. This is because...
From: TheStreet | By: Sarfaraz A. Khan | Friday, July 25, 2014
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As Josh Harkinson noted this week, cows are the United States' single biggest source of methane—a potent gas that has 105 times the heat-trapping ability of carbon dioxide. That's one major reason why beef's greenhouse gas footprint is far higher than...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The League of Conservation Votersis buying ads in Denver to support an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would require power plants to cut carbon emissions....
From: Denver Post | By: By Thad MooreThe Denver Post | Friday, July 25, 2014
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It turns out you actually can be more Catholic than the Pope.
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Joey Marquart from Edelman discusses the challenges facing businesses that want to reduce the energy, water and carbon footprints of their data centers....
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Iowa's GOP governor is "giving in" to utilities according to his Democratic rival, following the truly byzantine death of a federal solar grant.The post Iowa Governor Accused Of Passing Up $1 Million For New Solar appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Being dependent on the ocean is nothing new for Duindorp, a small town near the Hague in the Netherlands. Fishing has declined in recent years, but a new era of reliance on the ocean as a renewable source of heat has begun.The post This Town Is Using...
From: Climate Progress | By: Joanna M. Foster | Thursday, July 24, 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 | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Best selling author and off the grid living expert Rick Austin has been busy “herding cats” for several months in order to pull off perhaps the most hands-on self-reliance event ever hosted in the United States. Prepper Camp will be held the picturesque...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Innovation, North Carolina style—at last. Ever since writing the original Xconomy business plan, I’ve been looking forward to the day when we began covering innovation in the Tar Heel state. Now, I am extremely happy to announce, that day has come....
From: Xconomy | By: Robert Buderi | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Sami Yassa, Senior Scientist, Director of NRDC’s Markets Initiative, San Francisco: Today the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released its report: Lifecycle Impacts of Biomass in 2020. The report analyzes the carbon emissions produced...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Sami Yassa | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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My friend Cathy once paid £9 for a small bag of green beans from an organic deli because she ‘wanted to support local businesses’. But this shop, in trendy Crouch… Continue readingThe post The snobbery of farmers’ markets makes me want to run...
From: Spectator | By: Julie Bindel | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Germans have a pretty high opinion of themselves when it comes to environmental stewardship, according to a recent TIME poll, but their pride might be a little premature. From among six large countries surveyed in a recent TIME poll, only Germany sees...
From: Time | By: Denver Nicks | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Australia last week became "the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions." The country's carbon tax, which has been a passionate political topic there for more almost a decade, was finally instituted...
From: Media Matters | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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(Reuters) – Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to announce plans by the end of the year to build more nuclear reactors, a spokesman said late Wednesday. That makes Southern the first company to pursue new reactors since...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Despite setbacks, analysts predict that wind will soon generate over 7 percent of the world's electricity...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Roughly 600 Chicago buildings were flooded by sewage last year as increased rainfall from climate change overwhelms the city's aging waste water infrastructure.The post Storms, Sewage, And Maggots: Climate Change Comes To Chicago appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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This story originally appeared on Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Citizens trying to stop the piping of tar-sands oil through their community wore blue "Clear Skies" shirts at a city council meeting in South Portland,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Roger Drouin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Vampire Hunter, Zombie Slayer & more! Initial claims for unemployment compensation fall to eight-year low: The Labor Department reported Thursday that seasonally adjusted initial applications...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot unit will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg. The project, which will be Kentucky’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept into office in May on a message of aspiration, and a reputation for action. The post India’s Faltering Energy Production, Damaged Water Resources, Demand Modi’s Close Attention appeared first on Circle...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Keith Schneider | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Two years ago, we tried to reunite a Kindle left behind on a plane with its owner, and we didn’t succeed. The reader who found it didn’t trust the airport lost and found, and Amazon wasn’t any help. Even though Amazon knows full well who each Kindle...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Solar industry says contracts for difference budget represents a large reduction in the support they receiveA ceiling of £200m a year will be placed on subsidies to some of the major forms of renewable energy from this autumn, affecting the funding...
From: The Guardian | By: Fiona Harvey | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback expressed support for gradually phasing out the state's Renewable Energy Standard on Wednesday before a spokesperson clarified he meant something else. The post Kansas Governor Suggests Phasing Out Renewable Standard, Then Backpedals...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Seals have far surpassed Americans in their support for offshore wind energy: The scientists observed eleven harbor seals outfitted with GPS tracking tags in the North Sea frequenting two active wind farms, Alpha Ventus in Germany and Sheringham Shoal...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Erik Loomis | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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This modern cabin was built in Victoria, AU’s Central Highlands region built by Paul Morgan Architects. It is called Trunk House, due to the fact that its structural framework is made of tree forks, which is a part of the tree usually discarded by...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Supporters say the wind farm experiment is essential if states want to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and meet new federal rules on carbon emissions....
From: New York Times | By: MATTHEW L. WALD | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and protect the livelihoods of their citizens, according...
From: PhysOrg | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday defended administration efforts to reduce pollution during her first congressional appearance since the president announced his plan to regulate carbon emissions for the...
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The High Court today overturned a decision of An Bord Pleanala granting permission for two wind farm developments in Co Roscommon. Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan will next week consider an application to have the Board reconsider the application for...
From: Irish Independent | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Google is offering a million dollars if you can create a power inverter that is smaller than a laptop. If you don’t know what an inverter is, the competition probably isn’t up your alley, but basically it means that Google is hoping to change the...
From: Inhabitat | By: Kristine Lofgren | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper, “Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Special report by Tom D. Tamarkin: July 23, 2014 - The Earth is part of a finely tuned universe and is a uniquely fine-tuned planet. This “fine tuning” has created conditions for the formation and development of life on Earth evolving over billions...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Wolff Bachner | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute By Laurie Guevara-​Stone Many Native American reservations sit on large quantities of coal. Others are rich with oil deposits. In fact, much of the development that occurred in the American West would...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Friday, July 25, 2014
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I’ve already posted about the biggest highlights of Abu Dhabi Ascent*, at least from what I saw there. Links to those stories are below. However, aside from those stories, here are videos of other highlights from the short event: Greg Barker on Climate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Physicists are using spinach to study the proteins involved in...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Renewable energy sources are becoming more mainstream, which has given rise to research into more renewable sources. Outside of the more commonplace solar, tidal and wind energy sources, some uncommon ways of producing and harnessing renewable energy...
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 11 biofuel projects projects—including gasoline substitutes, diesel substitutes and biomethane projects—for $43,633,421 in awards under a grant solicitation released in January for the development...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric
From: St. Paul Pioneer Press | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours. - From TibetSun.com news archive
From: Tibet Sun | By: LW | Friday, July 25, 2014
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EPA chief Gina McCarthy issued a strong defense of controversial proposed new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants, telling a packed Senate hearing Wednesday the agency talked to all sides in the debate before issuing its draft recommendations....
From: Free Republic | By: The Washington Times | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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By Options Calling: Over the past eight years Lyndon and Peter Rive - cousins of Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk - have seen their business flourish and have become a huge name in the renewable energy sector. The solar photovoltaic system maker went public...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Options Calling | Friday, July 25, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd has signed an investment agreement in relation to the the 35MW Renewable Energy Hybrid Wind and Solar Power Project in Kankasanthurei, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
From: The Star Malaysia | Friday, July 25, 2014
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When even Walmart can't buy as much green energy as it wants, there's a problem.
From: Live Science | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Collecting solar energy will never play more than a minor and very expensive role in supplying grid power.  Here's why.
From: American Thinker | Friday, July 25, 2014
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A recognized leader in global residential solar, Sungevity®, Inc., announced today that its Sungevity.org initiative has now provided over $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations. The Sungevity cause marketing program rewards nonprofit partners and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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VIA Motors is strengthening its ranks. CEO John Weber announced earlier this week that Michael Allman, an energy industry leader, has joined VIA’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Allman to the VIA Motors Board,” said Weber....
From: HybridCars.com | By: Philippe Crowe | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The Florida governor has been questioned about his investment in a natural gas company and his aide's involvement in a rail project....
From: Time | By: Michael Grunwald | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO) gave out the grant money to five research proposals that looked at how to reduce cost in areas such as the manufacturing of solar cells, says the Economic Development Board.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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