7 Posts Tagged "Fossils"

On a sunny day, Germany gets 40% of its electricity from the sun. On a windy day, Samsø, a small Danish island, gets
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The economic case for environmental rules

Posted on November 15th 2011 | 0 comments
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Keystone delay dismay

Posted on November 11th 2011 | 0 comments
The controversial Keystone XL pipeline bringing oil from Canadian tar sands to U.S. consumers will not be built for at least another year. There’s now a chance that it will never be built. If you care about the future of the planet, that’s a reason to celebrate. Is i ...
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If Australia can do it

Posted on November 9th 2011 | 0 comments
Australia, the world’s biggest coal exporter and by most measures the world’s most emissions-intensive industrialized country, officially passed its carbon price law. (The law met its most important hurdle in the lower house last month. Now it’s all but official af ...
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NIMBYism, New York edition

Posted on October 27th 2011 | 0 comments
Forty miles north of New York City is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. I don’t care what you think of nuclear power, having an aging plant within forty miles of 20 million people isn’t the outcome of any rational policy decision. Still, Indian Point’s impac ...
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Picking losers

Posted on October 20th 2011 | 0 comments
We know that we need several Nobel-worthy technology breakthroughs to get out of the current energy mess. We can sit around and hope. That, of course, isn’t a strategy. It’s betting on wind (and perhaps solar) and a prayer. We could also try to pick winners. Th ...
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