Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Supreme Court is deciding if we can resell our possessions !

The Supreme Court is hearing that case that will decide if you have the right to resell the things you own. Ebay, Craigslist, and even the old-fashioned garage sale are under threat. Sites will be using our ribbons and ball-and-chain … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy: Nature’s Voting Ad

Whether you understand how profound the effect of global warming is on our climate, the solution, transitioning to clean energy – fast – is a policy of no regrets: the resulting job boost, lack of pollution that will significantly cut … Continue reading

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Climate Change Catastrophes Zooming in North America – Report

“Climate­-driven changes are already evident over the last few decades for severe thunderstorms, for heavy precipitation and flash flood­ing, for hurricane activity, and for heatwave, drought and wild­-fire dynamics in parts of North America.”   So concludes Munich Re, a top … Continue reading

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Mapping Out a Clean Energy Future – Report

A new report from the Center for American Progress counters the “drill, baby, drill” vision of Mitt Romney with one that takes into account climate change and finite resources, reports co-author Kate Gordon at Climate Progress.  The report, Regional energy, … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Lighting Far Better Than Fossil Fuels for Health – Study

Those without electricity in the developing world pay a far higher proportion of their income for illumination than those in wealthy countries when obtaining light with fossil fuels like propane, says a new report by Evan Mills at the Lumina … Continue reading

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Where Wind Power Is, Money and Jobs Follow

When wind turbines go in, employment grows and incomes rise, according to a new study that looks at wind power’s local economic impact, reports Pete Danko at Earthtechling. Its analysis of the wind power production tax credit is one more … Continue reading

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New Solar Power Efficiency Record – 44 Percent!

As the US sets up guidelines for siting new solar farms and plants,  the efficiency of their building blocks in converting solar energy to electricity continues to increase.  Eric Wesoff of GreentechSolar reports that Solar Junction,  a US producer of … Continue reading

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