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Mar 31 '14
Californians Earn Energy Credits For Fighting Climate Change
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Californians Earn Energy Credits For Fighting Climate Change

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Mar 21 '14
Why Energy Companies’ Predictions on Carbon Limits Shouldn’t Be Trusted

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Why Energy Companies’ Predictions on Carbon Limits Shouldn’t Be Trusted
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/21/energy-companies-carbon-limits/
Jan 23 '14
Dangerous Levels of Methane Found While Testing Natural Gas Leaks in D.C.
A team of scientists using portable methane detectors reported last week that it has detected 5,893 leaks of methane, the main component of natural gas, from gas utility lines in Washington D.C.
Jackson told USA Today that he was “shocked” that Washington Gas hadn’t repaired the leaks. “If you dropped a cigarette down a manhole … it could have blown up,” he explained.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/23/dangerous-methane-found-testing-natural-gas-leaks-d-c/

Dangerous Levels of Methane Found While Testing Natural Gas Leaks in D.C.

A team of scientists using portable methane detectors reported last week that it has detected 5,893 leaks of methane, the main component of natural gas, from gas utility lines in Washington D.C.

Jackson told USA Today that he was “shocked” that Washington Gas hadn’t repaired the leaks. “If you dropped a cigarette down a manhole … it could have blown up,” he explained.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/23/dangerous-methane-found-testing-natural-gas-leaks-d-c/

Dec 10 '13
Top Solar Cities in CaliforniaCalifornia’s cost to go solar keeps dropping, as evidenced by some of the cities on this list that have median incomes. 
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Top Solar Cities in California

California’s cost to go solar keeps dropping, as evidenced by some of the cities on this list that have median incomes. 

READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/10/solar-cities-california/ 
Jul 30 '13
Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies
Global solar and wind energy capacities continued to grow even though new investments in these energy sources declined during 2012.

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Continues to Outpace Other Technologies

Global solar and wind energy capacities continued to grow even though new investments in these energy sources declined during 2012.

Jul 17 '13
Why Our Energy Choices Matter in a Warming, Water-Constrained World 
In a future of growing climate change impacts and water strains, the water implications of our electricity choices are way worth paying attention to. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)-organized Energy and Water in a Warming World initiative (EW3) tells it like it is. Or like it will be. Or, actually, like it could be. Where we really head, it turns out, is all up to us.
Our lakes, rivers and aquifers are feeling pressure from a lot of quarters, and there are lots of ways we could be more water-smart in other areas—farms and cities, for example—to ease the pressure. Climate change by itself will also continue to be a serious factor in the next few decades.
The question is, from the perspective of the power sector, are we going to be making choices that make the situation better or worse? Cutting power plant water dependencies or sticking with approaches that have us racking up more energy-water collisions every summer for years to come?
http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

Why Our Energy Choices Matter in a Warming, Water-Constrained World


In a future of growing climate change impacts and water strains, the water implications of our electricity choices are way worth paying attention to. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)-organized Energy and Water in a Warming World initiative (EW3) tells it like it is. Or like it will be. Or, actually, like it could be. Where we really head, it turns out, is all up to us.

Our lakes, rivers and aquifers are feeling pressure from a lot of quarters, and there are lots of ways we could be more water-smart in other areas—farms and cities, for example—to ease the pressure. Climate change by itself will also continue to be a serious factor in the next few decades.

The question is, from the perspective of the power sector, are we going to be making choices that make the situation better or worse? Cutting power plant water dependencies or sticking with approaches that have us racking up more energy-water collisions every summer for years to come?

http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

Jul 5 '13
THE OLD BAIT & SWITCH. Obama Administration to Rely on ‘Clean Coal’ and Unproven Carbon Capture & Sequestration to Combat Climate Change  Ernest J. Moniz has a long history of supporting coal-powered electricity, staking his arguments in favor of coal on a technology that remains entirely unproven: carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) … There’s not a single large commercially-operating carbon sequestration plant anywhere in the world. That’s despite over $25 billion in government subsidies worldwide from 2008 to 2012.http://ecowatch.com/2013/obama-coal-sequestration-climate-change/

THE OLD BAIT & SWITCH.

Obama Administration to Rely on ‘Clean Coal’ and Unproven Carbon Capture & Sequestration to Combat Climate Change

Ernest J. Moniz has a long history of supporting coal-powered electricity, staking his arguments in favor of coal on a technology that remains entirely unproven: carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) … There’s not a single large commercially-operating carbon sequestration plant anywhere in the world. That’s despite over $25 billion in government subsidies worldwide from 2008 to 2012.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/obama-coal-sequestration-climate-change/

Jul 5 '13
Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide "As the stated climate goals become reality, these resources are worthless financially, but it is also true that they do not contribute to sustainable development in the extent and the pace we want. Exposure to fossil fuels is …"http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-divestments-strengthen-renewable-movement/

Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide

"As the stated climate goals become reality, these resources are worthless financially, but it is also true that they do not contribute to sustainable development in the extent and the pace we want. Exposure to fossil fuels is …"

http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-divestments-strengthen-renewable-movement/

Jul 5 '13
Apple Plans to Build Solar Farm in Nevada According to several news items from reliable sources, Apple is teaming up with Nevada utility NV Energy to build a solar farm to support its data center in Reno, NV. This would be …http://ecowatch.com/2013/apple-solar-farm-nevada/

Apple Plans to Build Solar Farm in Nevada

According to several news items from reliable sources, Apple is teaming up with Nevada utility NV Energy to build a solar farm to support its data center in Reno, NV. This would be …

http://ecowatch.com/2013/apple-solar-farm-nevada/

Jul 1 '13
Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal This weekend, activists showed they would not longer stand by allow the advancement of coal to threaten their futures. Standing together, they called for an end to …http://ecowatch.com/2013/activists-worldwide-end-age-coal/

Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal

This weekend, activists showed they would not longer stand by allow the advancement of coal to threaten their futures. Standing together, they called for an end to …

http://ecowatch.com/2013/activists-worldwide-end-age-coal/