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Revolution? More like a crawl

Undoubtedly, the U.S. is experiencing two notable energytransitions, from coal to natural gas and from fossil fuels to new renewablesin electricity generation. Google launched its “CleanEnergy 2030”in October 2008, aiming toeliminate U.S.use of coal and oil for electricity generation by 2030,and cut oiluse for cars by 44percent. Electricity gen [...] Read more ...

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29 May 2015

Is a nuclear arms race looming in the Gulf?

At the recent meeting with US President Barack Obama in Camp David, Saudi Arabia threatened to make use of all the same technology granted to Iran in the emerging nuclear deal with the West. Is this the start of the long-feared nuclear arms race in the Gulf region? Or is it an attempt to force the US to take a tougher stance on Iran? By Ulrich von [...] Read more ...

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29 May 2015

Feldheim: Germany′s renewable village

Some experts believe Germany could get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. That might seem like a distant goal - but it's one that's already been achieved in a tiny village in Brandenburg. Read more ...

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29 May 2015

so of course conservatives had a huge meltdown about it - Salon.com

I could see the hippo was going into a huge yawn (threat display?) and the oxpecker had to vacate it's perch. Pond de l'Archeveche - hundreds thousands of padlocks locked to a bridge by random couples, as a symbol of their eternal love. When storms organize, there’s much more water you can wring out of the atmosphere compared to the past.” “T [...] Read more ...

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29 May 2015

Charlie Rose: Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs, senior UN advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, addressing the urgent need for global action on climate change. His new book is called, “The Age of Sustainable Development.” [...] Read more ...

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29 May 2015

Can Santorum bring back coal jobs?

What is it with Republicans and coal?Candidates of all stripes love to talk about energy, but when someone says “coal,” it’s overwhelmingly a Republican. One of our favorite graphs this week was this, from the Lazer Lab at Northeastern, showing that Republicans in Congress say coal literally twice as often as Democrats. Read more ...

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29 May 2015

Asia Heartbeat arirang

The chief nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan will meet in Seoul for talks on the recent situation in North Korea and its nuclear threats. Seoul's foreign affairs ministry said Friday the two-day meeting, which starts Tuesday, will involve its chief nuclear envoy, Hwang Joon-kook, and his U.S. and Japanese counterparts Sung [...] Read more ...

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29 May 2015