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Uruguay set to become world leader in wind power

Published: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Uruguay has set its sights on becoming one of the world's leading wind power producers as part of plans to produce 90 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015.

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Small-scale solar's big potential goes untapped

Published: 
Mon, 12/31/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Modest-size projects can produce electricity at a lower cost to consumers and the environment, but financing goes to big plants.

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California issues proposed rules for 'fracking'

Published: 
Thu, 12/20/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration proposes rules that would require more disclosure from oil companies in the state that employ hydraulic fracturing, also known as 'fracking.'

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Keystone's 'dilbit' problem

Published: 
Sat, 12/15/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

"Dilbit" — drop the word in casual conversation and listeners might think you're talking about the comic strip engineer who can't get a date. But dilbit actually stands for "diluted bitumen," a heretofore obscure oil industry term that may soon be trending on your search engine as controversy deepens over the Keystone XL pipeline, a project to carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in Texas that has become the nation's most contentious battle between conservative fossil fuel backers and liberal environmentalists.

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How to cut American oil use in half in 20 years

Published: 
Tue, 12/11/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

The Union of Concerned Scientists has figured out how Americans can cut their oil consumption in half within 20 years.

Sound impossible?