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'Green News Report' - October 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

'Green News Report' - October 23, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

Energy Policy Akin to a Cheesecake Factory Menu: Is It Needed?

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The things that generate almost all power, are either available in ample quantities right at home (coal and gas), or are renewable (wind, water and, in breeder reactors, uranium). There's no harm in relying on a power source that's sure to be there in the future.

Will Obama and Romney Address Climate Change in Florida Debate?

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

The upcoming debate is supposed to focus on foreign affairs, but global warming, as the term plainly states, is indeed a global problem.

California and the U.S. Military: A Powerful Partnership for Clean Energy

Nicole Lederer | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The Energy Security Coordination Act is a business-friendly response to one of the military's most pressing strategic initiatives, and it should be a model for other states.

Climate Change This Week: Nanoflowers, CC Whacks Thanksgiving and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks.

Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

Why We Need to Fight for Cape Wind. Now.

John B. Kassel | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
John B. Kassel

For Massachusetts, Cape Wind is the most important clean energy project. For the nation, it's a bellwether of what's to come. Will we chose to create a clean energy future, or to repeat our dirty energy past.

Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

In recent years, several corporate energy managers have told me that when they run the numbers on renewables, the payback just isn't quick enough. I'd suggest running the numbers again.

Mighty Wind

Michael Brune | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Remember red states and blue states? It turns out that it's the red ones that have the most to gain by investing in renewable energy.

The Climate Post: Continuing Carbon Emissions Could Have Devastating Impacts on Poor Countries

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate change could cost the world more than $1.2 trillion annually and contribute to the deaths of more than 100 million people if action against climate change isn't taken.

The Truth About Subsidies

Claire Tomkins | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Claire Tomkins

Solar, wind, oil, and gas all provide us energy and electrons, so the debate needs to be about all sources of energy, or none.

Financial Uncertainty Clouds EU Clean Energy Benchmark

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

* Low interest rates not translating into cheap loans * EU austerity measures increase political risk * Emerging offshor...

New Wind Farm Is Nation's Largest, Means More Clean Energy, Jobs

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This massive wind farm is just one of dozens of clean energy projects that have gone onto the grid in 2012, which is shaping up to be a record year for clean energy, as coal use has dropped to record lows.

'Ooook-lahoma, Where The Wind Comes Sweepin' Down The Plain'

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - U.S. Internet company Google Inc on Wednesday agreed to buy 48 megawatts (MW) of wind energy for its Oklahoma data center from the Canadia...

Romney's Visit Called The 'Height Of Irony'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.25.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Mitt Romney campaigned in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday, telling about 3,000 supporters that, as presid...

The Contrast Couldn't be Sharper

Carl Pope | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

For the first time in my memory we have a Presidential candidate killing an entire industry, a major industrial success story -- perhaps because he is being amply paid by the Koch Brothers to do so.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Death Spiral, Faith Groups Voting Bloc, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The National Snow and Ice Data center reports that the Arctic ice hit a record new low recently.

Renewable Energy in California: What Has Policy Brought Us?

Andrew Hobbs | Posted 09.24.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Hobbs

State and federal policies have helped deploy renewable energy in CA, yielding cleaner air, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and new jobs. But we'll need to scale up energy storage technology and ongoing efforts to design efficient, effective policy.

A Tale of Two Wind Farms -- How You Develop Your Wind Resource Is As Important as Developing it in the First Place

David Dodge | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
David Dodge

While British Columbia might have a reputation as a verdant hippy haven it might surprise you to learn that B.C just got its first three wind farms in the last few years.

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER: @...

Climate Change This Week: Megafarms Grow Climate Change, Rogue Weathergirl, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Bad US Policy Boosts Climate Change on US Megafarms, says policy expert Mark Hertgaard at the New York Times, by skewing subsidies towards a few commodity crops that use vast amounts of fossil fuel.

Why Should The Wind Power PTC Stay? Green Jobs, Say Environmentalists

Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Pete Danko: With Congress apparently not greatly moved by the necessity of saving the planet from a fiery death, environmenta...

The Climate Post: Deep-Sea Methane, Wind That Could Power World?

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Energy Department announced plans to spend more than $5 million researching the potential to produce natural gas from deep-sea methane hydrates -- ice-like formations that contain natural gas and are stable at depths of more than 300 feet.