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January 29, 2015 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientistsSource: Reuters
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study...
January 28, 2015 Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK governmentSource: The Guardian
We can fly, drive and prosper while avoiding dangerous global warming – but only if billions remain in poverty and huge changes are made in areas such as energy and agriculture, new analysis from Decc’s Global Calculator shows
January 23, 2015 OPEC Will Blink in Battle With U.S. Shale Drillers, Poll ShowsSource: Bloomberg
U.S. shale drillers won’t scale back output quickly enough for OPEC to avoid production cuts this year, according to a quarterly poll of Bloomberg subscribers
January 22, 2015 The Fracking Fracas over EarthquakesSource: National Review Online
Despite the sensationalistic headlines and opinion pieces, fracking can trigger earthquakes only in very rare, very specific conditions, say the authors of the highly publicized study in this month’s Bulletin of the Seismological...
January 21, 2015 New Report: Low Oil Prices Won’t Hurt Clean EnergySource: Climate Progress
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found that the cost of generating renewable energy is now equal to or below the cost of fossil fuels in many parts of the world. Released on Saturday, the...
January 15, 2015 Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drillingSource: Daily Press
As factions face off over how best to generate energy and jobs in the coming decades, the Washington-based global conservation group Oceana released a new report Wednesday that claims harnessing offshore wind in the Atlantic...
January 14, 2015 New Study Identifies How Cities Can Cut Energy Use by 25% by 2050
Sustainable Cities Collective - At present, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), urban areas consume between 67% and 76% of global energy and generate about three quarters of global...
January 13, 2015 Environment, not cash, encourages L.A. residents to save electricitySource: LA Times
According to UCLA researchers, the least effective way to get a Los Angeles family to save electricity is by telling them how much they'll save in the process -- mostly because it's not a whole lot. Instead, researchers said it...
Source: National Geographic
Canada's tar sands need to stay in the ground, the oil beneath the Arctic has to remain under the sea, and most of the world's coal must be left untouched in order to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C, a study...
January 6, 2015 Human influence through greenhouse gas emissions proved
South China Morning Post - Bailey ("Sea levels rising since last ice age", December 24). According to the report of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî www.climatechange2013.org which represents the...
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