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Purple wind turbines would solve nearly all our problems 19.10.2010 Grist Magazine
by Ashley Braun. What is it about renewable energy that draws insects to their doom like a moth to a cleaner-burning flame? I was blown away to learn we’ve been painting wind turbines the wrong color . (White seemed like such a safe color—unless you’re one of those people who still thinks you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day). Alas, white is just about the worst color you could paint a turbine, if you’re an insect or insect-eating bird or bat, that is. A new study tested the rainbow and found that white and light gray turbine blades are a strong and lethal attraction for bugs and the wildlife that munch on them. If you’re a person who cares about climate and clean energy , you’d be better off avoiding the whole “clean energy vs. wildlife debate” by painting your wind energy investments with a purple brush, as that was the least popular hue for bugs (even if fashionable people like it ). While the scientists authoring this study ...
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Hawaii Permits Residents to Generate Clean Energy, Feed It to the Grid 19.10.2010 ENS
Hawaii Permits Residents to Generate Clean Energy, Feed It to the Grid
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Keith Harrington: Post-Partisan Bunk: Climate Solutions From Climate Deniers? 19.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The secret? Simple: just invest 25 billion a year in clean-energy innovation. That's right; it's just the opportunity every big-oil Republican shill and coal-state Democrat has been waiting for.
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Ronnie Cummins: Industrial Agriculture and Human Survival: The Road Beyond 10/10/10 19.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Despite decades of deception and mystification, a critical mass at the grassroots is waking up. A new generation of food and climate activists understands that...
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Killing Emissions Law Would Hurt Alternative Energy Industry 19.10.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2010

Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA)

California's Proposition 23 seeks to suspend a 2006 law (AB 32) intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


DAVID CHENG
Available for a limited number of interviews, Cheng is a senior manager at the Cleantech Group a research and advisory company focused on clean tech innovation. He is also a member of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), a national community of individual business leaders who advocate for good environmental policy while building economic prosperity.

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Heather Taylor-Miesle: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy Candidates 18.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Americans know a good idea when they see one. No matter how many millions of dollars the deep-pocketed polluters spend on spreading mistruths this election...
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Brookings embraces AEI’s climate head fake 18.10.2010 Grist Magazine
by Joseph Romm. I’ll bet you didn’t know that You didn’t know any of that because none of it is true. But it’s all part of a new report by Steven F. Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute, Mark Muro of the Brookings Institution, and others, amusingly titled, “ Post-partisan power .” It’s no surprise the American Enterprise Institute pushes myths on global warming and clean energy. They are still crazy   with climate denial and delay after all these years . And they even compared EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Clint Eastwood and carbon polluters to criminals . Heck, last October, Hayward himself wrote: “ The   brain waves of the American right continue to be erratic, when they are not flat-lining .” If this new report was his attempt to restart those brain waves, let’s go to the monitor to see if it did:   You might think it odd that AEI would support a massive government spending program ...
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What should we call people who care about climate change and clean energy? 18.10.2010 Grist Magazine
by David Roberts. This may not be the most important thing in the world, but it drives me crazy: What do you call people who care about climate change and clean energy (PCCCCE)? The political press still typically uses “environmentalists,” but that terminology is woefully outdated and inapt. For one thing, not all environmentalists are primarily PCCCCE—there are still some, believe it or not, who focus on things like land preservation or biodiversity. More to the point, lots and lots of PCCCCE aren’t environmentalists. They inhabit insurance companies, the cleantech industry, the military, religious groups, hunting and fishing groups. Some are just citizens of good conscience. What unites them is a belief that climate change and clean energy are the top-line issues of the 21st century. Using the term “environmentalists” when you mean PCCCCE is not only inaccurate, it ends up hurting both the climate effort and environmentalism. PCCCCEism needs to be its ...
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GE To Invest $432M In Manufacturing Facilities Focused On Energy Efficient Appliances 18.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK — GE plans to spend $432 million to establish four U.S.-based refrigeration design and manufacturing centers that will be the focus for its...
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Coffee Battery, 'Nespresso Capsule,' Is Powered By Used Grounds 18.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Using coffee to create energy isn't a new idea -- we've already told you about coffee powered cars and 'inhalable coffee'. But now one innovative...
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Heather Taylor-Miesle: Voter Overwhelming Support Clean Energy Candidates 18.10.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Americans know a good idea when they see one. No matter how many millions of dollars the deep-pocketed polluters spend on spreading mistruths this election...
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China rejects clean energy probe, calls US unfair 18.10.2010 Science / Technology News

A senior Chinese official rejected a U.S. trade complaint about Beijing's clean energy policy and said Sunday that Washington might be improperly supporting its own industry.

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Creating Wealth by Reducing Carbon 16.10.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

nvestors and U.S. policymakers face a historic choice: Invest in energy infrastructure now or wait for economic recovery. Certainly, the world faces serious challenges to both capital markets and the global economy as the effects of the financial crisis unfold, but this is not an “either/or” issue. Investing in clean energy infrastructure is a business and environmental necessity that we cannot afford to postpone.

Creating Wealth by Reducing Carbon
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Bike Boxes Come To Toronto In Last Gasp Of Bike Infrastructure Investment 16.10.2010 TreeHugger
Bike Boxes Come To Toronto In Last Gasp Of Bike Infrastructure Investment
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Coming Now to a Job Near You! Why Climate Change Matters for California Workers 16.10.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith and Lisa Hoyos

What will be the impact of climate change on California workers if the US and other countries around the world fail to significantly reduce green house gas emissions? In other words, what happens in a "do nothing" scenario?

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China says US clean energy probe 'irresponsible' 16.10.2010 Science / Technology News

The U.S. decision to investigate China's trade policies in the clean energy market is "groundless and irresponsible," China said Saturday.

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The solar ninja uprising 16.10.2010 Gristmill
by Osha Gray Davidson. At precisely 5:30 Wednesday night, a dozen or so black-clad solar ninjas converged on booth 1239 toward the back of the cavernous exhibit hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Handing out small black flags and rolls of stickers reading “No on Prop 23!” Lynn Jurich, the mastermind behind what was about to go down, confessed her ambitious plan: “We want this to go viral,” she said. “This guerrilla action is going to be just the first of many. The oil and gas industries are united. We need to be, too.” “Right on!” cried one of Jurich’s comrades, fist in the air, half in self-parody, but also with a real sense of purpose. With that, Jurich’s band of guerrillas fanned out, distributing flags, stickers, and fliers condemning California Proposition 23 as a “deceptive ballot proposition that would kill clean air standards and kill clean energy jobs.” Jurich is a co-founder of SunRun, a pioneer in ...
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German Renewable Energy Pioneer, Hermann Scheer, Dies 16.10.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines

BERLIN - Hermann Scheer, a member of parliament who was a driving force in making Germany a world leader in renewable energy, has died at the age of 66, his Social Democratic Party said on Friday.

Scheer was the main architect of Germany's pioneering Renewable Energy Act, which set up a system of incentives paid for by utilities to encourage hundreds of thousands of home owners and investors to build solar and wind power systems.

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Will Zimmerman Wins Royal Society's Brian Mercer Award For Innovation For 'Bubble-Maker' That Boosts Algae Biofuel Production 16.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A bubble-maker that looks like the flux capacitor from the Back to the Future films last night won a £250,000 prize from the Royal Society...
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Wind Turbines Would Save Wildlife If Painted Purple: Loughborough University Study 16.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A study has revealed that a wind turbine's colour affects how many insects it attracts, shedding more light on why the turbines occasionally kill bats...
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