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U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

Published: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 6:17pm
Category: 
Energy

As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts.

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Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:40am
Category: 
Energy

The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.

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Salvation Gets Cheap

Published: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:11pm

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect. 

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Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'

Published: 
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:22am
Category: 
Energy

Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change. 

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Wind Industry’s New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price

Published: 
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:01pm

The wind industry has gone to great lengths over the years to snap up the best properties for its farms, often looking to remote swaths of prairie or distant mountain ridges to maximize energy production and minimize community opposition.