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Upward e-mobility: How electric vehicles are driving a new class of 'pro-sumers' 18.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
EV supply and demand are both growing rapidly in popularity, but obstacles still remain to mass adoption.
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Inside Kathy Hannun's quest to provide accessible household geothermal energy 16.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's about the consumer-friendly product, yes, but for this ex-Googler, it's especially about the right employees.
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A glimpse into the future of energy 15.5.2018 GreenBiz.com
Mastering the transition to the new energy era will require a balance between security, affordability and sustainability.
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Conventional shipping get on deck for decarbonization 10.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
International shipping produces as much CO2 as aircraft. Here’s what we can do about that.
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Elon Musk touts 600-mile range, clean energy for electric Semi 4.5.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Tesla's CEO disclosed a few tidbits about its electric semi-truck that tout battery innovations.
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Review of Canada's energy systems unlikely to cut through noise generated by pipeline frenzy 2.5.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga The furious debate about the merits of current and future pipeline projects underscores the need for an evidence-based long-term energy strategy for our country, the conclusions of a new review of Canada's energy systems suggest. Alas, the report released yesterday by the Corporate Mapping Project and its partners at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Edmonton-based Parkland Institute is likely only to intensify a debate that has become highly politicized and, in some quarters, frenzied. Anyone who doubts this need only consider the rhetoric used to attack the University of Alberta's plan to award an honorary degree to renowned biologist and environmentalist David Suzuki, whose views on oilsands extraction have literally been characterized on social media as treasonous and terroristic in the past few days. Even commentary in so-called mainstream media is not that far removed from what's spewing out of the darker corners of the internet. A Postmedia columnist last week ...
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Scott Pruitt Is Killing Us 26.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Pruitt Unveils Controversial "Transparency" Rule Limiting What Research EPA Can Use , Washington Post, 04/24/2018 That last one is a real doozy: "A chorus of scientists and public health groups warn that the rule would effectively block the EPA from relying on long-standing, landmark studies on the harmful effects of air pollution and pesticide exposure," reports the Post. In short, Pruitt is attacking basic science itself. Some of these reports used the personal medical data of patients, and so were not made public. This kind of data was previously used to link leaded gasoline to neurological disorders and air pollution deaths. This kind of data, in other words, saved many lives. This decision, like many others Pruitt has made, will eventually come with a body count. Anthropogenic climate change is fact, according to the US National Academy of Sciences and the UK's Royal Society's most recent report . It bluntly explains the evidence "that the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have ...
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How UPS navigates a culture of sustainability and innovation 26.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
UPS is building partnerships with governments and citizens to help find solutions to environmental and congestion challenges.
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Why ARPA-E is essential for U.S. energy innovation 25.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The federal agency has a mission of overcoming long-term, high-risk barriers to developing energy technologies.
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How Dow Chemical and Boise are taking aim at plastics 23.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Many U.S. cities are struggling with how to keep items like juice pouches, candy wrappers and plastic dinnerware out of landfills.
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It won't be easy, but Hawaii should speed up its transition to clean energy 23.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The state has made major progress in its shift from oil to renewables but there’s still a lot to be done, according to a new report analyzing its ongoing transition.
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Demanding Renewables Not Pipelines, Environmentalists Are Heading to Albany 22.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Independent journalism provides a vital alternative to the mainstream news, but it can't exist without your help. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! That's it, we're storming the castle. On April 23, thousands of New Yorkers are showing up at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's front door in Albany  to demand  genuine action on climate change. We're not going to bus up just to go "rah-rah-rah" on the steps of the statehouse for the press and going home. We have three specific demands: halt of all fracking infrastructure now, a just transition to 100 percent renewables, and make corporate polluters pay into a transition fund. We will meet in Albany at noon, at the site of a proposed fracked-gas plant slated to power Empire State Plaza and hear from local residents on Sheridan Avenue. Then we will march to the Capitol building and peacefully walk through its doors. How did we go from congratulating Gov. Cuomo for banning fracking, vetoing the  Port Ambrose LNG terminal  and stopping two pipelines to storming ...
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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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For 15 Years, Energy Transfer Partners Pipelines Leaked an Average of Once Every 11 Days 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance, Dakota Access builder Energy Transfer Partners has had spills amassing over 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids over the course of fifteen years. The report also notes that the fossil fuel industry's record of spills has only gotten worse over time. An aerial view shows a natural gas liquids pipeline under construction October 26, 2017 in Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images) 5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that's the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines involving  Dakota Access  builder Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). It's based on public data from 2002 to 2017. All told, those leaks released 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids, including 2.8 million gallons of crude oil, according to data collected from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ...
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Under Louisiana Bill, Peaceful Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a second line parade as it made its way through the french quarter. Under a proposed Louisiana law, peaceful protests against pipeline infrastructural projects bear the possibility of prison sentences as long as 20 years, or fines of up to $10,000. (Photo: Julie Dermansky / Corbis via Getty Images) With House Bill 727, Louisiana has joined a growing number of states that are criminalizing nonviolent civil disobedience actions at "critical infrastructure" sites, which typically include pipelines, refineries and electrical power facilities. Financed by Big Oil, the Louisiana bill makes even discussing a possible trespass action punishable with prison sentences of five years and fines up to $10,000. New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a ...
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How the network can protect earth's natural cycles 17.4.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: IoT is opening doors to innovation, conservation, and more sustainable resource cycles.
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Clean Energy Deal Tracker: Facebook, Microsoft and L'Oreal shape strong quarter 16.4.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The pace of deal-making in corporate renewables is faster than ever.
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Kinder Morgan ultimatum reveals fraudulence of Trudeau's climate deal 12.4.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Last time I checked, Alberta's oilfields had not been seized by marauding bands of eco-warriors. But you might be confused into thinking so by the inflamed rhetoric coming out of Ottawa and Alberta. We're told that the country faces a national crisis over the resistance to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline, following an ultimatum by Houston-based Kinder Morgan that it's suspending long-stalled building plans unless it's assured a green light by May 31. With both Alberta and Ottawa offering full-throttle support for the project, including potential financial backing, a chorus of rage has arisen from the country's business and political ranks over B.C.'s refusal to fall into line. Some commentators insist this shows Canada is broken, even implying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a sissy unless he gears up to send in the army to restore the rule of law. So what precisely has B.C. done that it is trampling on the rule of law? After hiring the distinguished former B.C. Supreme Court ...
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Trudeau's Kinder Morgan deal is a compromise on climate change 12.4.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Last time I checked, Alberta's oilfields had not been seized by marauding bands of eco-warriors. But you might be confused into thinking so by the inflamed rhetoric coming out of Ottawa and Alberta. We're told that the country faces a national crisis over the resistance to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline, following an ultimatum by Houston-based Kinder Morgan that it's suspending long-stalled building plans unless it's assured a green light by May 31. With both Alberta and Ottawa offering full-throttle support for the project, including potential financial backing, a chorus of rage has arisen from the country's business and political ranks over B.C.'s refusal to fall into line. Some commentators insist this shows Canada is broken, even implying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a sissy unless he gears up to send in the army to restore the rule of law. So what precisely has B.C. done that it is trampling on the rule of law? After hiring the distinguished former B.C. Supreme Court ...
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Trump's Rush to Judgment on Syrian Chemical Attack: Illegal and Deadly 12.4.2018 Truthout.com
Donald Trump speaks with the media before a meeting with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 9, 2018, in Washington DC. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool / Getty Images) Although there has been no independent investigation, Donald Trump is blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack that killed 49 people. Trump is vowing to retaliate but bombing Syria would run afoul of the US's own War Powers Resolution passed by Congress in 1973. Moreover, it would violate international law and risk a confrontation with Russia. Donald Trump speaks with the media before a meeting with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 9, 2018, in Washington DC. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool / Getty Images) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. Donald Trump says the United States is about to bomb Syria, and Russia has vowed to shoot down US aircraft ...
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