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Life After Oil and Gas

Published: 
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 8:24pm
Category: 
Energy

We will need fossil fuels like oil and gas for the foreseeable future. So there’s really little choice (sigh). We have to press ahead with fracking for natural gas. We must approve the Keystone XL pipeline to get Canadian oil. This mantra, repeated on TV ads and in political debates, is punctuated with a tinge of inevitability and regret.

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A Model for Reducing Emissions

Published: 
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:24pm
Category: 
Energy

Who would have thought the United States would one day be a leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions?

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Cities Weigh Taking Over From Private Utilities

Published: 
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:47pm
Category: 
Energy

Across the country, cities are showing a renewed interest in taking over the electricity business from private utilities, reflecting intensifying concerns about climate change, responses to power disruptions and a desire to pump more renewable energy into the grid.

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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.