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The Climate Post: Despite Dominance of Syria Debate, Environmental Policies Make Headway

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Disagreements over the Syrian chemical weapons crisis didn't stop leaders from reaching a consensus to phase down production and consumption of refrig...

A Tidal Power First For U.S.

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A tidal power project is delivering electricity to the U.S. power grid for the first time, energy officials said Thursday. ...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Skeptic Team, Poached Caviar, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The summer Arctic could be ice-free in a few years, further accelerating global warming, and ultimately causing more volatile weather in the lower 48, of the kind we've been experiencing only... worse.

Why I Don't Buy Japan's Nuclear Restart

Amy Chavez | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Amy Chavez

We have a problem distinguishing between wants and needs. Needs are food, clothing and shelter. Wants are iPods, Lady Gaga and nuclear energy. Honestly, we could all do with a good scolding from Mother Nature.

Maine Finds Electricity In The Tides

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators on Tuesday put three utilities on the path to distribute electricity harnessed from tides at the nation's ea...

Hydrokinetic Power: The Next Wave in Renewable Energy?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Imagine expanding the number of tidal turbines in NYC's East River over the next ten years -- enough to ultimately generate about 1 megawatt of electricity, enough to power 9,500 New York homes.

Is Marine Power The Next Wind Power?

Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories see marine-based power generation – which they call MHK, for mar...

The Power Plant Of The Future?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Caleb Denison: Add another notch to Oregon’s growing wave power industry. The case for commercialized wave energy is enjoyin...

Green News Report: March 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Eastern C...

Tidal Power Rolls Into New York

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter Hanlon

When it comes to ocean power, wind turbines get all of the attention. But below the surface of the infamous East River, tidal turbines are getting ready to make a big statement in the Big Apple.

Green News Report: December 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Happy Bir...

The Most Reliable Energy Source in the World? (video)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Fickle weather can make for inconsistent power supply from wind and solar. Unless we lose the Moon or the Earth stops rotating, we can depend on the tide.

'Largest Ocean Energy Power Plant' In US Reports Success With First Turbine

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine — A developer of tidal power in the nation's northeastern corner is reporting success with its first commercial-sized underwater...

Green News Report: August 17, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Shrimping ...

A Quiet Revolution in (Non-Dam) Hydropower

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

A quiet revolution is underway in the world of hydropower. A suite of emerging technologies holds the promise of a benign form of power generation tha...

'Deep Green': Underwater, Kite-Based Energy Powered By The Tides

GOOD | Andrew Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Swedish start-up Minesto is working on a new kind of underwater turbine, called "Deep Green." One of these kites, working for an hour, could suppl...

Morgan Stanley Floats Tidal Power Plans

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Morgan Stanley plans to build a 150-megawatt data center powered entirely by tidal energy off the coast of Scotland, the banking giant announced earlier this month.

Google Sets Your Data Adrift?

Nancy Edwards Cronin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Edwards Cronin

The article also notes that Wiehl speaks to Google's efforts to generate renewable energy, and mentions their investments in wind, thermal solar and geothermal energy.

Green Leadership

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

San Francisco is one of the greenest cities in the country because we did not wait for Washington. We are taking action now to green our environment and our economy from the ground up.

NAFTA: America's Energy Solution

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Francis

North America should forget a continental energy policy which will guarantee its economic pre-eminence -- but this will only work if the US imposes strict conservation and Mexico changes its oil policies immediately.