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Timothy Hurst
Works at International Renewable Energy Agency
Attended Colorado State University
Lives in Dubai
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Writer, editor, media consultant.
Employment
  • International Renewable Energy Agency
    Chief Communications Officer, 2013 - present
  • LiveOAK Media
    Executive Editor, 2009 - 2012
  • APCO Worldwide
    Senior Counselor, 2012 - 2013
  • APCO Worldwide
    Director, 2013 - 2013
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Dubai
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Abu Dhabi - Colorado - Virginia - Massachusetts - Florida - London
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Noodling at the convergence of sustainability, politics and new media.
Introduction
Writer, editor, social media wrangler; Tim Hurst founded Ecopolitology in 2007 and has written for, edited, promoted, and launched some of the web's top green blogs in the years since.

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  • Green, Environment, Sustainability
  • Media, Social Media, Writers & Editors
  • Energy, Clean Tech
  • Politics
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Education
  • Colorado State University
    Environmental Policy
  • Lynchburg College
    International Relations
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Even if they are only payingthe loan off early because of the soaring tax price, this is good news for EVs, the federal loan program and anyone who supports more sustainable mobility.
The company, using money it raised last week in the markets, is repaying the government nine years before its loan was due.
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Very good advice for speechwriters (and speechlisteners)
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Who better to help Saudi with solar?
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The Cache La Poudre River running black after the High Park Fire in Colorado... A different kind of black gold.
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The common ("wisdom") themes coming from Rio+20 was that it totally failed and that nothing good came from it. But a few thought leaders are finding reasons to be hopeful... at least not be totally hopeless.
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Yeah, Rio+20 sealed the failure of global deals but ushered in a new realization (mainstreaming?) that it is now up to local-level initiatives, companies, NGOs and citizens to save this thing.
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Ready to be underwhelmed? The word "reaffirm" is used 59 times in the 49-page Rio+20 document, "The Future We Want."

I hate to be so cynical but institutional continuity and stability leads to job security. The problem is that the UN delegates at the summit already have jobs!
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This is a good start to trimming the fat on American ag policy.

But I know we can do better.
By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press – 1 day ago. WASHINGTON (AP) — A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest fr...
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This week, Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, launched the world's largest concentrated solar power plant here in Abu Dhabi. I was honored to be part of the historic occasion. 
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Sungevity's Danny Kennedy says it about as good as it can be said:

“Think about it this way. We’re killing people in foreign lands in order to extract 200-million-year-old sunlight. Then we burn it . . . in order to boil water to create steam to drive a turbine to generate electricity. We frack our own backyards and pollute our rivers, or we blow up our mountaintops just miles from our nation’s capital for an hour of electricity, when we could just take what’s falling free from the sky.”
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If someone tells you that construction at Masdar City--the sustainable city in the desert--has stalled, keep in mind that they don't really know what they're talking about.
Abu Dhabi
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+Ariel Schwartz highlights a critical and often overlooked point in her piece about Masdar City when she writes:

"Regardless of whether these projects are more or less successful, the world’s eyes will remain fixed on the city inside Abu Dhabi, both because of its location and ambition. That gives Masdar a unique opportunity to demonstrate the perils and potential successes of trying to create a truly sustainable city."

Disclosure: Masdar is a client.
When it was first announced in 2006, it seemed like an incredibly odd fit: the world’s first large-scale carbon-neutral development, located in Abu Dhabi.
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Asked how long the decision had been brewing to end the 25-year-old "Car Talk," the show's executive producer Doug Berman laughed and said: “It’s been in the works for 24 years."

Thanks Tom and Ray for years of weekend morning laughs.
Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, co-hosts of “Car Talk,’’ a staple of National Public Radio programming for 25 years, announced their upcoming retirement Friday in typical “Click and Clack’’ fashion: w...
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