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Brian G. Dowling

Iceland Banana Republic of Europe - Energy Probe - Nuclear Power, Utility Reform - 0 views

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    Raises questions regarding food miles. The question is what is the net benefit of growing bananas in Iceland as opposed to Chili. Reason Magazine chooses Chile, the right choice in many instances but not sure necessarily here.
Brian G. Dowling

California issues plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions - Los Angeles Times - 0 views

  • California's climate blueprint would slash the state's emissions about 15% below today's level at a time when a consensus of scientists say that global warming is shrinking the state's water supplies, intensifying wildfires, and stressing plant and animal populations.
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    California issues plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions Over the next 12 years, new regulations would seek to turn the climate change clock back to 1990 levels. More efficient electricity use, less traffic and cleaner cars are goals.
Energy Net

Reuters: World Bank's "green" energy funding up 87 percent - 0 views

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    World Bank funding for efficient and renewable energy rose 87 this year to nearly $2.7 billion, reflecting the importance of moving to a low-carbon economy, the bank's energy chief said on Thursday. Investment in "green" energy projects is essential for poor countries hit hard by soaring oil prices, said Jamal Saghir, World Bank Director for Energy, Transport and Water.
Energy Net

The ART of the Feed-in Tariff | celsias° - 0 views

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    Feed-in Tariffs in 70 words or less: Government and power utility offers premium, long-term contracts to residential, commercial, and industrial citizens to generate power on-site. Rates are based on the cost of buying and installing various renewable energy systems, but only paid on actual power produced. Citizens purchase back grid power, as per usual, from utility at regular prices. Increase in cost is paid for with a small surcharge to all electricity ratepayers.
Energy Net

Whiskey and Gunpowder Geothermal Energy Report - 0 views

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    Geothermal Energy We have found the company that is ready to lead the way on this exciting new energy technology. The company is one of the world's leading vertically integrated companies in the field of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is one of the cleanest, most abundant sources of energy on the planet and now is the time to know as much as possible about this great new investment. This companies technologies and its subsidiaries engage in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. Before we get into the details of this business, lets take a closer look at what geothermal energy really is.
Energy Net

Climate Solutions: Need for workers on wind turbines grows - 0 views

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    With wind turbine towers popping up on the U.S. landscape at a rate of almost 10 per day, the need for people to maintain and repair them is reaching the critical point. Community colleges in North Dakota and other states are jumping at the chance to help fill that need and develop a niche for themselves at the same time through wind tech programs.
Brian G. Dowling

A Reporter at Large: Big Foot: newyorker.com - 0 views

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    A very good article providing possible market based solutions to the climate crisis. Introduced by Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution.
Energy Net

The power and the glory | Economist.com - 0 views

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    The next technology boom may well be based on alternative energy, says Geoffrey Carr (interviewed here). But which sort to back?
Energy Net

Cost of solar energy to fall dramatically by 2025 - San Jose Mercury News - 0 views

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    Solar energy will cost the same as power produced by coal, natural gas and nuclear plants in about a decade, a report released today suggests. By then, the price parity could propel solar adoption so that it accounts for 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation by 2025.
Ed Kerollis

PERC - The Property and Environment Research Center: - 0 views

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    PERC--the Property and Environment Research Center-is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through markets and property rights. Research is at the heart of PERC's work followed by outreach and education. Formed more than 25 years ago, PERC applies economic thinking to environmental problems. Located in Bozeman Montana, PERC pioneered the approach known as free market environmentalism (FME).
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    PERC--the Property and Environment Research Center-is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through markets and property rights.
Ed Kerollis

FREE - Foundation for Research on Economics & the Environment - 0 views

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    FREE is an organization devoted to social change that harmonizes environmental quality with responsible liberty and economic progress. They apply economics and scientific analysis to generate and explore alternative and innovative solutions to environmental problems.
Brian G. Dowling

YouTube - Facing the Future:Critical Thinking on Global Sustainability - 0 views

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Brian G. Dowling

Powerset Co-Founder to Launch Crowdsourced Green VC Fund - 0 views

  • Steve Newcomb, a co-founder of search startup Powerset, is in the early stages of launching a ventur- capital fund that would accept green investments as low as $100, with a maximum investment of $1,000. "It would be a breakthrough green venture-capital fund for the people, by the people. As excited as I was about PowerSet, I'm 10 times more excited about this," Newcomb told Wired.com. "Worldwide, there is the potential to raise a multibillion-dollar fund."
Brian G. Dowling

Food vs. Fuel - 0 views

  • Corn is caught in a tug-of-war between ethanol plants and food, one of the first signs of a coming agricultural transformation and a global economic shift. Ever since our ancestors in the Fertile Crescent first figured out how to grow grains, crops have been used mainly to feed people and livestock. But now that's changing in response to the high price of oil, the cost in lives and dollars of ensuring a supply of petroleum imports, and limits on climate-warming emissions of fossil fuels.
Brian G. Dowling

Food prices | The end of cheap food | Economist.com - 0 views

  • This year biofuels will take a third of America's (record) maize harvest. That affects food markets directly: fill up an SUV's fuel tank with ethanol and you have used enough maize to feed a person for a year. And it affects them indirectly, as farmers switch to maize from other crops. The 30m tonnes of extra maize going to ethanol this year amounts to half the fall in the world's overall grain stocks.
Brian G. Dowling

Change the Incentive Structure | Cosmic Variance - 0 views

  • Change the Incentive Structure    Sean at 11:46 am, December 13th, 2007 Via Climate 411, through the intermediaries of Matthew Yglesias and Bradford Plumer, here’s a dramatic example of the government driving innovation — the number of patents granted for sulfur-dioxide control technologies per year, with major air-quality legislation marked.
Brian G. Dowling

Make Green Pay Video, Part 1 - CNBC.com - 0 views

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    Make Green Pay Video, Part 1
Brian G. Dowling

TED | Talks | Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto (video) - 0 views

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    Why you should listen to her: Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city planning who views urban renewal through an environmental lens. The South Bronx native draws a direct connection between ecological, economic and social degradation. Hence her motto:
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