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'Green News Report' - May 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House GOP...

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

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A Real-Life Doctor Frankenstein? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

2012-05-16-Screenshot20120516at3.52.36PM.pngGiovanni Aldini may not be a household name, but his contributions to science cannot be ignored. Neither can his macabre demonstrations of the power of electricity on the human body.

U.S. Acid Rain Regulations: Did They Work?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

U.S. acid rain regulations have worked. What's more, they didn't seem to get in the way of the country's longest economic expansion.

Power the World

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

For most Americans, most of the time, electricity is a given. We rely on electricity to power our lives at work, at school and at home. We rely on it so much, it comes as quite a shock when we are deprived of it.

Seldom Acknowledged Innovation Was Edison's 'Greatest?'

Posted 04.08.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 04/07/2012 09:45 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Thomas Edison's record as an America...

Carbon Capture and Storage: A Fresh Look at Storage and Other Issues

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

New research concludes we've got space to store carbon, but other issues remain.

Campaign Energy Debate Missing the Biggest Opportunity

John Farrell | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
John Farrell

Within the next decade, 100 million Americans in the nation's largest cities will be able to get cheaper electricity from their own rooftop -- without subsidies -- than from their electric utility, according to a new report.

Shock Therapy 'Riddle' Solved By Brain Scientists

Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 03/19/2012 03:04 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily While "shock therapy" has been used ...

Contact Voltage: The Invisible Danger That Killed Our Daughter

Anthony Green | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Anthony Green

When underground electric utility cable has reached its useful life or become damaged, it can leak electricity. It energizes all conductive surfaces in its proximity that people and pets come in contact with.

The Washington Post's Triple Fail

A. Siegel | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

The Washington Post graphic, which "proves" that over 10 years, incandescent lighting would cost the purchaser $5 less than buying LEDs, doesn't get into factors such as the time value of money, investment risk or opportunity costs.

The Fukushima Accident's Legacy One Year Later

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

There's a world of difference between safety, acceptable risk, and too much risk. Nuclear power plants lie somewhere between the second and the third. Anyone who tells you they're unqualifyingly safe is blowing smoke. Hopefully it won't be radioactive.

Can "Superbug" Slime From Stratosphere Solve Earth's Power Problem?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 02/23/2012 04:24 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily A U.K.-based research team has created a fuel cell that ...

French Nuclear Anxieties Soar After Fukushima

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

France's 59 nuclear reactors generate 78.8 percent of France's electricity, the highest percentage in the world.

Electricity, Folly Science And Hysterical Women

Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

Ladies and gentlemen, come witness the inexplicable, the hypnotizing, the maddening force of electricity in its earliest stages! The mysterious phenom...

A Look at Our Energy Outlook

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with as we go with energy but definitely not on our climate target. Presidential Disconnect? A little more than tw...

Nuclear Power Is Part of USA Energy Mix

Jim Steets | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Jim Steets

There's been good dialogue regarding my last blog post concerning the Indian Point Energy Center. And I appreciate the many thoughtful comments, inclu...

Louisiana's Forests Could Be Tapped for Energy Soon

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Roots of mighty oaks push up through New Orleans sidewalks while trees in the metropolis often tower above nearby buildings. Nearly half of Louisiana, in fact, is covered with forests, and the southern U.S. as a whole is considered the nation's wood basket.

Recipe for 80% Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with comes the electric car? 2011 was the year of the electric car and a bit of a bust for the electric car. Last ye...

Wind Power Wafts Into Louisiana, Bringing Jobs And Energy

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana and the rest of the South are starting to harness wind power--something that's done on a larger scale in states to the north and west of us.

"That's All, Volts"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.26.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Whenever people admire my thick head of wild and crazy hair and ask how I keep it looking that way, I tell them I stick my tongue in an electrical outlet. That's why I was shocked recently when a fuse blew on what turned out to be a bad hair day.

WATCH: Artist Breathes Life Into Inanimate Objects

Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

For the average individual, the idea of a world where inanimate objects come to life and engage in conversation is one of horror and grave implication...

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.

State Ramps Up Solar Panel Efforts

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island officials say they're installing solar panels on several state buildings' roofs to harness energy and reduce electric...