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August 27, 2014 Germany's Expensive Gamble on Renewable EnergySource: Wall Street Journal
The Stromautobahn, as locals call it, won't carry Audis and BMW's BMW.XE -1.17% , but high-voltage electricity over hundreds of miles of aluminum and steel cables stretching from the North Sea to Germany's industrial...
Source: National Geographic
The world's existing power plants are on track to pour more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and current monitoring standards often fail to take these long-term emissions into account, according to new...
Source: The Guardian
Big power stations in Europe could be redundant within 10-20 years as electric cars, cheaper batteries and new solar technologies transform the way electricity is generated, stored and distributed, say analysts at the world’s...
August 27, 2014 Fracking link to birth defects probedSource: Sun Herald
NEW YORK — The first research into the effects of oil and gas development on babies born near wells has found potential health risks. Government officials, industry advocates and the researchers themselves say more studies are...
August 27, 2014 Cutting emissions pays for itself, research showsSource: PHYS.org
Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead to reductions in other...
August 26, 2014 Fracking The Anti-Fracking Movement: The Inside Story Of The Foundation Behind The Activist Campaign To Discredit Natural GasSource: Forbes
Dan Fitzsimmons remembers that blustery day in March 2011 when he traveled to the offices of the Park Foundation in Ithaca, New York, asking for help. He was hopeful and a little desperate. The landowners he represented in the...
August 26, 2014 GM, REI, P&G, Walmart, Facebook make big renewables commitment
Green Biz - The coalition, brought together by the World Wildlife Fund and îWorld Resources Instituteî, is demanding enough renewable energy to power 800,000 homes a year. And while it's great to see these big names...
August 26, 2014 Mexico poised for an ‘energy renaissance’ following reformsSource: Fortune
Mexico’s energy reform will bring the country “enormous benefits” and will be a “game changer” for the nation’s role in the global economy, according to report released Monday
Source: Denver Post
LOS ANGELES — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one...
August 25, 2014 US gas prices down by 4 cents per gallon, survey saysSource: iStreet Research
US gas prices are down by 4 cents per gallon over the past 2 weeks, while California has experienced 5 cents decrease over the same period.
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