Two tanker trains carrying crude oil have gone up in flames in the past week, one in West Virginia and one in Ontario, as part of a disturbingly frequent chain of oil train disasters in North America. When's the last time you heard of a shipment of solar panels exploding and polluting the local water supply? http://bit.ly/1Bm1Q2W
FCC approves landmark net neutrality policy - Proponents of net neutrality have been on a bit of a political roller coaster, but as of today, the ride ended right where they wanted it to. http://on.msnbc.com/1FZD9eC
It's rare to find a novel, obvious and completely benign form of energy production, but a company out of Portland, OR is offering just that. Lucid Energy has developed an in-line pipe turbine that generates energy from the water being used throughout the city on a daily basis. Flush the toilet and create energy - brilliant! http://bit.ly/1DMuPfN
Between a strong year for hydro power, stronger environmental regulations, and the world's largest investment in renewable energy, China's coal production fell in 2014 for the first time this century. A promising trend which needs to continue if we hope to keep warming below 2ºC. http://bit.ly/1KCU1aF
To add another dot-matrix to this picture, China is now the biggest importer of gold in the world. Why? My sources say it is because they are building the hedge to prop up the Yaun when the debt equity markets collapse and the next big financial crisis is upon us. This is not a matter of if, but when.
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