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Renewable Energy Killing Birds

With both horizontal wind turbine and solar concentrator installations, it is being made clear by the powers that be – including our Federal Government – that the lives of birds are less important than the electricity these installations are generating. ...

Scotland is going 100% Green by 2020

By Juan Cole | Dec. 20, 2013 | Glasgow is the city of the future, not Phoenix. Scotland has a population of about 5.3 million, a little more than the US state of Arizona. But the resemblance stops there. Arizona’s state government is backward-looking, roiled by racial...
Why the Peak Oilers are still right

Why the Peak Oilers are still right

  By Richard Heinberg The piece is excerpted from the new book Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future. We’re running low on cheap oil. For the past decade I’ve been a participant in a high-stakes energy policy debate — writing books,...

DOD Opens NV Lands for Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. will give wind- and solar- energy companies access to 16 million acres of federal land previously set aside for military testing and training. The Interior and Defense departments agreed to encourage energy development on the public...

Island nation of Kiribati moves due to rising seas

By Sarah Parsons 2012-03-07 01:42 PM The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is moving up in the world — but not in the good way. The small country is looking to relocate to higher ground in order to escape rising seas brought on by climate change. Some of Kiribati’s 32...

Molycorp Making Rare Earth Products

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Nov 28, 2011 Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) (Molycorp), Daido Steel Co., Ltd. (Daido), and Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) today announced the formation of a joint venture to manufacture and sell next-generation neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB)...

Australia Votes in Carbon Credits

This is a historic moment. Australia’s Parliament has put the nation’s first carbon price into law. With this vote, the world has turned a pivotal corner in the collective effort to solve the climate crisis. This success is the result of the tireless work...

Japan Approves National Feed-in Tariff

By Steve Leone, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com Japan positioned itself as the next large growth market for renewable energy Friday as the upper chamber of parliament approved legislation that will create a national feed-in tariff. The new law is expected...
Think – Not!

Think – Not!

Tiny electric car maker Think Global AS filed for bankruptcy today in its home market of Norway after attempts to keep the company going through recapitalization and restructuring failed, the company said in a statement. It is the fourth time Think has collapsed...

“Eco Hero” Daryl Hannah-Tree Hugger’s Ball

  From co-founding the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance to her civil disobedience arrest at a West Virginia mountaintop removal strip-mine, Daryl Hannah’s “off the grid” lifestyle and activism make her the perfect speaker & role model for OC residents wanting to...