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A cost-benefit study conducted by a team of MIT researchers and published in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at three different climate intervention scenarios, taking into account the health care cost savings. What they saw was that in one scenario,...
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Monday, September 1, 2014
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Homer Never Working at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant & Begrudgingly Accept the Post (...)
From: The Big Lead | By: Mike Cardillo | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Aging plants and competition from cheaper alternatives threaten the future of US nuclear power, the country's largest source of carbon-free electricity. Even with renewable energy, it will be exceedingly difficult to meet US climate change targets if...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A welcome message from DeSmogBlog executive director Brendan DeMelle. We’re pleased to introduce DeSmog UK, a brand new investigative journalism and research outlet dedicated to clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science and exposing the...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Brendan DeMelle | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Considering renting a Tesla Model S next time you’re in the UK? Well, you might want to reconsider, based on the current going rate. Or maybe just deal with the high price and say that you’re doing it to reduce your carbon emissions, right? The price?...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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by Bill McKibben A lot of us who care about climate change will be marching through the streets of New York. If you want information, it’s here. Several people have written in to ask me what good it does to march. Wouldn’t it be better to have a...
From: The Atlantic | By: Bill McKibben | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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  On September 9th, Apple will announce products likely to be seen as a new milestone in Tim Cook’s tenure as Apple’s CEO. You Break It You Own It. This Labor Day weekend sits about midway between two  anniversaries: Tim Cook assumed the CEO mantel...
From: Monday Note | By: Jean-Louis Gassée | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Switching to LED bulbs in your home is still a bit expensive, but makes a lot of economic sense – as you quickly earn your money back through a MUCH lowered electricity bill. Yet it is quite a challenge for most people. I just successfully replaced...
From: Putting People First | By: Experientia | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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An Australian festival aims to shock and provoke its audience. Does it go too far?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathy Gilsinan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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High-speed rail, by shifting travel away from dirtier transportation modes such as planes and cars, would do wonders in reducing the transportation sector’s impact on our carbon footprint. An artist’s rendering shows a proposed California high-speed...
From: Sacramento Bee | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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In 2003, President George W. Bush unveiled plans for the world’s first zero-emissions coal plant, a project that would serve as a global showcase of America’s ability to capture and reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. More than a decade later,...
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) has issued a request for information (DE-FOA-0001158) on mid- Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Monday, September 1, 2014
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BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 1, 2014--Since its foundation in 2008, the Renewables Academy (RENAC)'s objective is to make knowledge on renewable energy and energy efficiency available for
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Anup Singh:Things have gone from bad to worse for Chinese solar company Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) this year. The company's stock had already declined to a great extent, and the recent second-quarter results didn't bring any relief for investors...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Anup Singh | Monday, September 1, 2014
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi September 1 sought Japan's help for clean energy, skill development and announced setting up a special management team in his office to facilitate trade between the two countries. Modi, on his first major foreign...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Despite being endowed with renewable energy sources – like wind, sunshine and waves – small island developing states remain heavily reliant on imported fossil fuels, a practice that the United Nations says can be reversed through durable partnerships....
From: UN News Centre | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Over at [Jacobin:](https://www.jacobinmag.com/) **Christian Parenti:** Reading Hamilton From the Left: R"The Left has always favored Thomas Jefferson over Alexander Hamilton... >...But not only was Hamilton more progressive for his time, he has lessons...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A new infographic from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) highlights US wind energy economic benefits ahead of Congress’ return. Highlighted on its Into The Wind blog, the graph shows how important wind power is in terms of the economy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Despite some talk to the contrary, there will be no solar module supply shortage next year, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. While most of the main players in the solar industry are expanding, current capacities are still sufficient...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Quebec premier Philippe Couillard agreed to proceed with the Canadian Energy Strategy, stressing it has to focus on the impact of climate changeThe post Quebec agrees to proceed with energy strategy at premiers’ meeting appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The Obama Administration is working on a sweeping international global climate change agreement that would reduce emissions, according to an article in The New York Times. The agreement would be signed at a UN summit in Paris next year. President Obama...
From: EcoSalon | By: Sara Novak | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Philippe Couillard signs on to plan that had stalled under previous governmentThe post Quebec agrees to energy strategy at annual premiers meeting appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Cadmium chloride is dangerous—and expensive -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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China's Hareon Solar is just one of many renewable energy companies looking to take advantage of Indian government support of solar power developmentPE-Backed Hareon Solar Plans To Add 150 MW Solar Power Capacity In India was originally published on...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Friday, August 29, 2014
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On this end-of-summer week, we’re following fresh funding for Techstars Seattle company Bizible, seven startups selected for accelerator Fledge, a name change for the WCTA, a standout series on Amazon in Europe, and more: —Bizible, a Seattle startup...
From: Xconomy | By: Benjamin Romano | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Here's a transcript — edited for length and clarity — of The Texas Tribune's in-depth interview with land commissioner candidate George P. Bush, in which he lays out his positions on environmental policy. Texas Tribune: Commissioner [Jerry] Patterson...
From: Free Republic | By: Texas Tribune | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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On Labor Day, the Climate Crusader is thinking about the unpaid work that so many environmentalists do.Today is Labor Day. This is a day to spend with friends and family, wringing the last bit of fun out of summer. It is also a day to think about work,...
From: Green Phone Booth | By: Amber Strocel | Monday, September 1, 2014
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250 MW of new solar PV projects are currently being developed in Japan by First Solar, according to recent reports. The company is reportedly expecting its rooftop sector in the country to eventually grow to be even larger than its commercial-scale segment...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The future of solar energy may be debated in the media, but in corporate boardrooms the decision to go solar is easy. It comes down to dollars and cents....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Travis Hoium, The Motley Fool | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Once the leading solar panel company in the world (before some scandal and bankruptcy), Suntech has regrouped and is now setting its sights on the potentially very lucrative solar markets of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, according to recent reports....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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They say that the cure for high oil prices is higher oil prices. The so-called alternative energy sources — solar, wind, biofuel, etc. — did not need high oil prices in order to earn a spot among the best performing stocks in the past couple years....
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: U-T San Diego | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva is partnering with the privately held financial products and services firm Technology Credit Corporation to create a financing solutions program for potential customers,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I interviewed Ken a couple of years back as First Green Bank was finishing its LEED Platinum Bank. The first bank to go platinum on the east coast, First Green Bank and Ken have turned their eyes towards making central Florida a solar hot spot. Unfortunately,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Beth Bond | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Is composting hard? No, not all. You just need to learn a few basic dos and don’t then you just get out of the way and let nature do it’s thing. What Goes In Compost: * Urine: dilute it with water first. * Chicken manure: ideally from organically...
From: Nature Moms Blog | By: Tiffany | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s passion for renewables began in his own backyard.
From: Las Vegas Sun | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Sunday that Taiwan remains committed to the development of renewable
From: Taiwan News | By: Central News Agency | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Avinash Kar, Staff Attorney, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.   Compiled by Ariel Cooper Week of August 25th-29th CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is real...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Avinash Kar | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The Oregon Department of Energy will take public comments until Sept. 19.
From: OregonLive | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability.
From: UN News Centre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Though the temperatures are still warm during the day, there is a touch of fall in the air. I can …Continue reading →...
From: So Many Books | By: Stefanie | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: John Hinderaker | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Bhutanese entrepreneur Dawa Drakpa cleans and recycles old footwear and distributes them to those who can't afford a decent pair. Nearly 1 percent of the country's population have received shoes.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Renewable energy advocates are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah.
From: Miami Herald | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The largest green energy fund in Europe raises €500m (£300m) to invest in turbines across the UK and Europe...
From: Telegraph | By: James Quinn | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Whatever it is that you're doing, you need to put it on hold. Feeding your baby? STOP IT. Filing divorce papers? CUT THAT OUT. Discovering the next big renewable energy resource that could potentially bring our impending climate change-enhanced doom...
From: Jezebel | By: Isha Aran | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The nine finalists for the 2014 edition of Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) annual Innovation Award have now been announced — setting the stage for the winners to be announced at the Energy Storage North America convention, which is taking place...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The US Department of Commerce has decided to back off its previously rather harsh “anti-dumping” duties for solar products made in Taiwan, according to recent reports. Humorously, the readjustment is supposedly because the previous levels were due...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The Indian government has devised a plan to promote domestic solar photovoltaic module manufacturers even as it recently dropped the proposal to levy anti-dumping duties on imported modules. The Indian government plans to take advantage of some specific...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The Energy and Petroleum ministry has moved in to save a multi-billion-shilling wind power project that has stalled due to protracted wrangles between the investors and some local leaders.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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