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On a Finite Planet Nothing Grows Forever
by Richard Heinberg
20 Jul 2017 at 4:20am
Richard Heinberg joins Juliet Jacobs at BFM radio to discuss realistic avenues for transitioning to renewable energy, the environmental implications of economic growth, and how we can build more resiliency into the sustainability movement.
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Shared Renewables Hold Big Potential for Communities Left Out of Clean Energy...
by Nithin Coca
19 Jul 2017 at 3:40am
Shared renewables is a democratic system, in which a community or neighborhood collectively owns or operates small-scale energy systems. The co-owners do not necessarily have to be neighbors ? or even live near each other ? depending on the type of system.
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Jeremy Leggett?s New Serialised Free-Download Book, The Test: Chapter 1
by Jeremy Leggett
18 Jul 2017 at 5:30am
It seems clear to me now what SolarAid should do in the next year. We should try to work with enough of those companies and organisations, in clever enough ways, that we play a useful role – maybe a catalytic role, if we can – in ensuring that civilisation passes The Test.
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Coal and Nuclear are Uneconomic???More Bombshells from Perry?s Draft Grid Study
by Joe Romm
18 Jul 2017 at 4:03am
On Saturday, we reported that a leaked draft of Energy Secretary Rick Perry?s grid study obtained by Bloomberg debunks his attack on renewable energy. ThinkProgress has now obtained a copy of that draft, and it has many more surprises???or, rather, findings that are fairly well known to energy experts but may come as an unpleasant surprise to Perry and the White House.
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Energy Democracy: A Response to Trump?s Climate Wrecking Agenda
by John Farrell
17 Jul 2017 at 6:45am
Join Anya Schoolman of the Community Power Network and John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance who will lead a discussion on how states and communities can push past Trump?s dirty energy agenda, drive down energy cost and boost renewable energy growth.
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Peak Oil Review: 17th July 2017
by Tom Whipple
17 Jul 2017 at 4:10am
Oil prices climbed steadily last week, ending up Friday about $5 a barrel higher in New York at $46.54 with London the usual $2.50 or so higher.
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Clean Energy in the Age of Trump Means Federal Preemption of State Clean Ener...
by Joel Stronberg
17 Jul 2017 at 3:35am
The most potent weapon in the Trump administration?s arsenal for defeating efforts to combat climate change and slowing the adoption of solar, wind and other low-carbon energy sources is one rarely spoken of: federal preemption of state-based incentives and policies like Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS).
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Masonry Heaters ? Better than a Rocket Stove?
by Sam Rossiter
14 Jul 2017 at 5:54am
Masonry heaters are space heating devices which work on the principle of burning wood rapidly and storing the resulting heat in a large mass (usually at least 500 kg).
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One-Third of BC?s Oil and Gas Wells Leaking Significant Levels of Methane, St...
by Andrew Nikiforuk
12 Jul 2017 at 6:51am
About 35 per cent of British Columbia?s 11,000 active oil wells, abandoned wells and water injection wells in the northeastern part of the province are leaking significant amounts of methane, according to a forthcoming new study. The report will be released later in the summer and submitted to the industry-funded BC Oil and Gas Commission.
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Guns, Energy, and the Coin of the Realm
by Bart Hawkins Kreps
12 Jul 2017 at 2:45am
As David Graeber?s Debt explains in detail, the ability to force people to acquire and use the ruler?s currency has, throughout history, been a key mechanism for extracting tribute from subject populations. In today?s global economy, that is why the pricing of oil in dollars has been so important for the US.
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Water and Oil, Death and Life in Louisiana
by Nora Belblidia
11 Jul 2017 at 3:38am
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is behind both the Bayou Bridge project and the more infamous DAPL, but the parallels run deeper than a mutual stakeholder. Just like in DAPL, those who resist the project are drawing connections between past wrongdoings, conditions today, and a future climate.
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