Monthly Archives: November 2012

US Coal Declines, As Overseas It Grows More Climate Change

As US coal declines in price and use, global coal trade rose over 13% in 2010, and a new World Resource Institute report says at least 1200 new coal plants are planned worldwide, reports Bryan Walsh at Time Magazine. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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New Applications Make Geothermal Energy Rock

Geothermal is a great technology because it’s cheap and extremely energy dense, meaning it produces a large amount of valuable energy in a small amount of space, reports Chris Williams at Climate Progress. The largest US geothermal heat pump project … Continue reading

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Climate Efforts-Goals Gap Widening – UN

A new UN report on rising greenhouse gas emissions reminded world governments that their efforts to fight climate change are far from enough to meet their stated goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, about three and a … Continue reading

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Invest in Clean Energy or Lose Trillions, Say Biggest Investors

The world’s largest investors recently called on governments to act on climate change and boost clean-energy investment, or risk trillions of dollars in investments and disruption to economies. The investors, responsible for managing $22.5 trillion in assets, said rapidly growing … Continue reading

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Climate Change Threatens Trees Worldwide

As the climate warms, scientists expect an increase in droughts around the world, causing all sorts of problems for water supplies, agriculture, energy production and forests, which, according to a new study published in the journal Nature, will be seriously … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Big Priority in Swing States During 2012 Election – Poll

The electorate in key swing states that voted Democrat in the 2012 US election support renewable energy, suggesting the issue was an influential determinant in President Obama’s victory, research claims, reports online news source PV Tech. A poll conducted by … Continue reading

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Over Half of US governors, GOP and Dem, Unite in Wind Energy Coalition

Both Republican and Democrat governors united in a coalition recently to urge Congress to pass an extension of a critical wind industry tax credit during the lame duck session. The 28 governors formed the Governors’ Wind Coalition, a bipartisan group … Continue reading

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Germany, the Renewable Clean Energy Nation – Book

A new book, Clean Break, by Osha Gray Davidson, details how Germany is rapidly becoming the first renewable clean energy nation, as detailed in a series by the author at InsideClimate News. The national, revolutionary movement, called Energy Change, envisions … Continue reading

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BP, Chevron Are Risky Investments – Report

  An oil company’s track record on spills—and whether it is prepared for future accidents—has become increasingly important to investors now that oil exploration and extraction is moving offshore and into risky areas like the Arctic or South America, says … Continue reading

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California Cap N Trade Will Benefit Residents

The state that has instigated every key U.S. effort to curb fossil-fuel emissions since the 1960s now will tackle the greatest challenge of all—reining in greenhouse gases—with a cap-and-trade system launched recently, reports Daniel Stone at National Geographic News. Issuing … Continue reading

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