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How politics makes us stupid

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268 mentions11 hours ago 11 hours ago
There’s a simple theory underlying much of American politics. It sits hopefully at the base of almost every speech, every op-ed, every article, and every panel discussion. It courses through the...

Wind turbine test site seeks breaking point

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At nearly 200-feet long, it is among the largest windmill blades in the world, so big it had to be brought in on a cargo ship to a testing center in Charlestown, where two hydraulic cranes were necessary to move the 13-ton fiberglass and balsa wood structure. Over ...

Wind turbine nightmare at remote Alaska refuge may cost millions

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
An alternative energy project receiving $3.4 million in federal economic stimulus funds is in shambles.Bird-friendly wind turbines that were to power the offices of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Western Alaska are sitting in a pile on the ground.

Hydropower plan, critics say, could backfire

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Proposed state legislation that would bring large amounts of Canadian hyropower to Massachusetts could crash the regional power market and kill off other needed energy-generating resources, according to some local environmental advocates. “It’s too much, too fast, too risky,” said Susan Tierney, a former assistant secretary for policy ...

Why nuclear power may be the only way to avoid geoengineering

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Tom Wigley, a scientist at the University of Adelaide and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), is one of the world’s top climate researchers.

An Enormous Question for ‘Solar Choice’

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2 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Two weeks ago, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission ratified the first-ever statewide policy for setting a fair and transparent price on solar energy. This week, a coalition of companies that provide leasing contracts for solar to home and business customers declared war on this “value of solar” policy, and ...

Can LED Advances Help Vertical Farms Take Root?

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19 mentions15 hours ago 15 hours ago
It turns out that the price reductions and efficiency gains we're hearing about this year for LED technology aren't just interesting for traditional lighting applications in warehouses, streets, office buildings and so on. They're helping a very niche area of green tech, vertical farming, take root in cities ...

Speak up for rooftop solar in Colorado!

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7 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Take action to support rooftop solar in Colorado

Bill Koch’s coal walkout highlights an industry in decline » TckTckTck

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Bill Koch, who made billions selling petcoke and coal with his company Oxbow Carbon, has become the latest in a long line of wealthy executives to turn his back on the coal industry.

Moving Our Endowment Beyond Fossil Fuels

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90 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Moving Our Endowment Beyond Fossil Fuels

April Fools, Magical Thinking, and PV Manufacturer Shipment Announcements

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
The good news: PV industry shipments of in-house manufacturer production grew by 30 percent in 2013 over 2012 to 33.8-GWp and manufacturer inventory decreased.

Endangered butterfly defies climate change with new diet and habitat

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53 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Quino checkerspot, native to Mexico and California, shifts to higher altitude and chooses new species of plant for laying eggs

Cost Of Solar

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3 mentions22 hours ago 22 hours ago
The cost of solar power has dropped tremendously in recent years. The result? Solar power is now one of the best investments you can make. Learn more here: h...

It’s Time to Refocus California’s Climate Strategy

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13 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
You know this already, but let’s review: Climate change is a global emissions problem. California produces about 1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next few decades, the majority ...

The Brutally Dishonest Attacks On Showtime's Landmark Series On Climate Change

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55 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Episode One of Showtime's "Years Of Living Dangerously" has made an impact before it even aired. Sadly, the New York Times has run an error-riddled op-ed on the series -- based on the trailer.

Honda, Honeywell, Whirlpool and other manufacturers want Ohio to keep energy-efficiency benchmarks

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7 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
Honda, Honeywell, Whirlpool and other manufacturers want Ohio to keep its energy-efficiency benchmarks.

Maine House overrides LePage veto of solar power rebate bill

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — The House of Representatives voted Monday to override a Gov. Paul LePage veto of a bill would fund a solar and heat pump rebate program by adding a 0.011 cents per kilowatt-hour tax on residential and commercial electric bills. The new fee will cost the ...

Meet The Surprising Star Of Showtime's New Climate Change Series

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11 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
An evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative west Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a rare breed on paper -- in person, she's even rarer.

U.S. Wind Power Blows New Records. Again. And Again.

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48 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Wind is breaking records. Again. These two charts show why wind's rising prominence in the U.S. energy mix isn't going to end any time soon.

Myths and realities of clean technologies

9 mentions24 hours ago 24 hours ago
Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance. A McKinsey & Company article.

Can Minnesota's Value of Solar end the net metering debate?

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The answer could come within 30 days or not any time soon at all.

Guest: The failure of the EPA to protect the public from pollution

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6 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Can we trust the EPA to do what is in the public’s best interest? Not if history is any guide, writes guest columnist E.G. Vallianatos.

Let's Stop Looking at the Downside of Climate Change

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11 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
New York Times op-ed writers shed crocodile tears over the prospect that climate advocates they have done their level best to undermine might not be getting their message out effectively.

Renewable Energy Requirements Get a Second Wind

3 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Conservatives were out in force last year trying to roll back requirements for some states to use alternative energy. They failed. Does that mean attitudes on green power are changing?


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