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SunEdison has been the darling of the clean technology news for a few weeks now, and they’re at it again, announcing that they intend to “electrify 20 million people in underserved communities around the world.” The ambitious plan will be led by SunEdison…
SunEdison has been the darling of the clean technology news for a few weeks now, and they're at it again, announcing that they intend to
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China has a long term strategic plan to completely dominate the global solar power industry.  America does not. Since 2000, China has steadily increased its subsidy of solar power which has resulted in the rapidly falling price of solar power today.  To catch up with China and to compete in this crucial industry, America needs a long term strategic commitment to solar energy.  Which means America must elect a Democrat Congress and a Democrat President in 2016.
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+Stephanie Cullers The writer of this article is the only one I have read who actually quotes from the 5 year plans of the Chinese Communist Government.  He really did his homework. 
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Proterra Announces Extended-Range Electric Bus With 180 Mile (290 km) Range :)

Oil-gas-coal produce smog that causes early death for billions of people. :)  Cornell University says 40% of deaths are due to pollutionhttp://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/08/pollution-causes-40-percent-deaths-worldwide-study-finds  

some reasons for buying your next car electric and supporting solar-wind-green energy:

1.  help humanity since you no longer generate carcinogenic exhaust, otherwise known as smog, which kills millions of people each year ► http://goo.gl/jDj0hI and leads to lower IQ ► http://goo.gl/alNQIk and autism ► http://goo.gl/66nqwr.  

2.  save lives since you reduce heart attacks caused by traffic noise ►  http://goo.gl/Fuhvn.   Electric cars are much quieter.

3.   save humanity from oil wars that destroy the environment and kill countless civilians.  Iraq war trillions could have powered all US with solar/wind ► http://goo.gl/ZqN47.  

4.  you no longer have to change oil or spark plugs; no more smog check either; electric cars have 60% less parts, so you will go for repairs much less.  Combustion engines are noisy and only 15% efficient;  electric motors are 90% efficient. 

5.  bring the end of gas stations that poison the water wells with MTBE or other compounds leading to billions of dollars wasted in cleaning up the well water (example:  $0.4 billion settlement ► http://goo.gl/eKasZD)

6.  save money as you spend 2-4 times less money on fuel depending what area of the globe at the current low prices of oil, since electricity is 4 times cheaper than gasoline as a fuel.  If you have enough solar panels,  you get free CLEAN fuel for life, since you charge at home and utilities pay you for energy you put on the grid.  Likewise, Tesla Motors offers free solar ☼ charging for lifehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgk5-eB9oTY?  

7.  save money for noble purposes because electric cars are cheaper than many oil cars after the federal and state rebates:  in Colorado, you can buy a Nissan Leaf for only 15, 000, while in most other states for 18-21, 000.  A Smart EV costs only $12, 000 in Colorado, see http://smartusa.com.  Mitsubishi i-MieV is only $13, 000 in California and $10, 000 in Colorado ► http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?rssid=31881

8.  electric car batteries and solar panels are far greener than alternatives.  Battery recycling for today's oil car lead batteries is happening at a 97% rate globally. It will be even better for the far safer lithium car batteries.   Lithium Ion batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste.  Lithium ion batteries are made from nontoxic lithium carbonate (used in ovenware), nontoxic cobalt oxide (in pottery glaze), nontoxic graphite (in pencils), and a polymer (plastic) membrane. The most toxic components are the electrolyte and lithium cobalt oxide, neither of which are persistent in the environment and both of which are increasingly being replaced by safer compounds.  Wang Chuan-Fu, CEO of BYD, demonstrated the safety of the electrolyte in their lithium ion batteries by drinking it. Zero Motorcycles founder Neal Saiki said that the Lithium Ion batteries they use are safe to eat

Solar is way better than coal, oil or natural gas which spew 100-1000 times more carcinogens in the environment per unit of energy produced, besides far more CO2.  How long does a solar panel system have to operate to recover the energy used for making the panel? Energy payback for rooftop panels is 1-4 years depending on type.   Assuming a life of 30 years for a panel, that means that most energy produced will be free from pollution of any sort ► http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35489.pdf.   

9.  save time, thus money, since you are allowed to use the carpool lanes to avoid traffic if you drive an electric car, in many countries, even if there is only 1 person in the car.  

10. http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/08/pollution-causes-40-percent-deaths-worldwide-study-finds explains that 40% of deaths due to pollution.  Smog kills billions earlier.  Natural gas and Coal can be replaced with solar-wind immediately:) as a public health priority, especially since they are cheaper in many areas than fossil fuels and storage eliminates the need for sun-wind 24-7 ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNKz8qXRmk.  In China's worst areas, smog makes people live only 4 decades ►  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DNjJd2YfA.   Coal-fired plants lead to birth defects in China, see the 2 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wImJC6xEoU.  In all nations, including USA, people near coal-fired plants often die of cancer at 45 or so, see the 10 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZWAQ_3yoj8.  Coal pollution leads to cancer, asthma, autism (mercury), etc. Clean coal doesn't exist ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l0iqdfFyC0.

11.  Germany increased its solar capacity 16000 times between 1990 and 2012https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/2K5Ln8zyrqH.  It's possible.   In 2014, Denmark generated 39% electricity from wind ► https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/1FraSFPpWBv. For comparison, the renewables percentage in the US is 15%, India & Australia & China 13%,   Germany 31%, Paraguay & Norway & Lesotho & Bhutan 100% (hydro), All Africa 32% (hydro), Japan 11%, Russia 15% (hydro), Mexico 26%, Indonesia & UK 18%, Canada 60% (hydro), Portugal 60% (hydro+wind), Brazil 90% (hydro), Iceland 100% (hydro+geothermal), Ghana 75% (hydro), Spain 45% (wind-solar-hydro),  New Zealand 80% (hydro+geoth+wind).
There’s a battle ongoing in the world of electric buses, and the latest salvo comes from the Proterra camp, which has just announced its new TerraVolt XR extended-range electric bus. Offering up to...
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Ensuring the #powergrid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new #battery technology that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. PNNL’s new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications, uses an electrolyte that has more than two times the energy density of the next-best flow battery used to store #RenewableEnergy and support the power grid. Read more at http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=4182.
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   How well judges are versed in physics, chemistry and math?
In Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future v. Ultra Resources, the environmental advocacy group alleged oil and natural gas extraction company Ultra Resources violated the Clean Air Act because its eight compression sites, all within five square miles of one another, emitted more than 100 tons of nitrogen oxide per year. Such total emissions would require a special permit given under heightened scrutiny—one Ultra Resources did not get because it received eight individual permits for the compression stations, each of which individually emitted far less than 100 tons per year.
U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani of the Middle District of Pennsylvania said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and any of the district courts in the circuit have not weighed in on the meaning and scope of "adjacent" when applied to gas extraction through fracking. And the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in its guidance on determining when sources should be considered adjacent for purposes of determining if aggregation is appropriate, did not define the term beyond its dictionary definition.

In other words 8 sites emitted more than 100 tons of nitrogen oxide per year each in the area of 5 sq. miles -- I.e 160 tons of nitrogen oxide per sq. mile. What do you think -- how good was air quality in the area?
#fracking #airpollution #nitrogenoxide #EPA  
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I know that judges are not scientists, so they should be more humbled and ask scientists for explanation instead of making stupid decision. The laws are always written with the loopholes for business because the lobbyists are writing them. The fact that "proximity" was not defined in the law specifically in measurable form does not mean that it means  literally next door. EPA sets concentrations of pollutions standards and it is obvious to anyone that if sources of pollution are close the concentration of pollutants in the air increases. Judge arrogance literally means that he does not care about health of the people who live and work in that area. He certainly could seek more precise definition than just his "common" sense.
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VIDEO: North Sea 'must be competitive'

#northsea   #oilandgas  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31599147
The future of the North Sea oil and gas industry is being called into question, after its worst performance in decades.
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Fossil Energy is, both figuratively and literally, a dirty business. Because of the vast amounts remaining, and currently being the cheapest form of energy in terms of BTU/$, it is necessary that fossil fuels remain in the energy mix of any developed nation. Environmental issues are not the only factor that should dominate the energy portfolio of a developed nation. One must also be cognizant of economical and geopolitical issues as well. 
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Hi Guy,

Did you hear that noise? That's the sound of the climate breathing a small sigh of relief. Because just last week, some good news came through -- UK political leaders announced they will put aside their differences and work together to phase out highly-polluting coal plants.

This new pact by David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband is not only highly unusual in the run up to a general election, it also means that the UK is now the world's first major economy to commit to end the age of climate-wrecking coal.

I wanted to let you know about this because in the last few months you signed one of Greenpeace’s petitions asking UK politicians to take a tougher stance on coal -- and now, after tens of thousands of you added your names, it's happened.

Though it might seem like only a small act, the deal they signed could send out signals far beyond the paper it’s written on.

Energy firms that were considering refurbishing their old coal plants will now be thinking twice. And like the recent news that China and the US will work together to slash their emissions, the UK's announcement could help breathe new life into UN talks taking place in Paris this year, where countries will aim to negotiate a global deal to tackle climate change.

For lots of us, this news has been a long time in the making. From defeating E.ON’s plan to build the first of a new fleet of plants in 2008, through to 60,000 people challenging David Cameron’s plan to give millions of pounds to the coal industry last year -- so many of us have campaigned tirelessly to get where we are now.

The journey to a future free from fossil fuels is a hard fought one. But today we’re a step closer -- and that is something to be proud of.

Richard

PS. Now Cameron, Clegg and Miliband have all committed to quit highly-polluting coal, the next step will be to make sure whoever is in power after the election knows that they must make good on their promise. Can you set up a regular donation and help us keep the pressure on in 2015? Please click this link to donate:
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/coal-win

 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg have signed a pact to end unabated coal burning for power generation, but they haven't yet committed to a date. Please make a donation to support our work to take on the coal industry, so we can keep up the pressure and get them to commit to a date for ending our ...
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One of Senator Jim Inhofe's "unquestionable" sources.
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More and more often, a digital marketing plan, is seen as 'necessary', and even more often times as a
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Following a continuous surge in capacity levels over the past half decade, the northern Chinese coal hub of Shanxi province posted a record level of wind power generation in the second half of January. According to official data, wind power comprised a…
Following a continuous surge in capacity levels over the past half decade, the northern Chinese coal hub of Shanxi province posted a record level of wind power generation in the second half of January. According to official data, wind power comprised a total of 14% of electricity generation in Shanxi province on January 18, 2015, with
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EURECI - THE FUTURE SOLUTIONS IN SMART CITY AND ENERGY THEMES
NEW TECHNOLOGY - NEW CONCEPTS - NEW SOLUTIONS
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Ensuring the #powergrid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new #battery technology that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. PNNL’s new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications, uses an electrolyte that has more than two times the energy density of the next-best flow battery used to store #RenewableEnergy and support the power grid. Read more at http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=4182.
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In the long, narrow Terai Arc landscape, which spans nearly 20,000 square miles of southern Nepal and northern India, communities depend on the forests for food, water and shelter, as well as firewood and income. This is especially true for women in Nepal, who are increasingly becoming guardians of the environment on which they rely.

#environment   #sustainability  

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2015/feb/25/nepals-women-of-the-terai-arc-become-forest-conservationists-in-pictures?
Communities in the Terai Arc in southern Nepal and northern India depend on the forests for food, water, shelter, firewood and income. Women in Nepal are increasingly becoming guardians of their environment
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“If Musk is even close to correct, NRG could lead the pack in an important new industry segment.”
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Where #Step #Down #Transformers should not be installed?

Finds here right way to install step down transformers and some important things where this kind of transformer should be not installed because of safety purpose.
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You are very well known about what are the benefits and features of step down transformers which you have read in many articles and websites. But it is also fact that they have not share the detail about where this kind of tr...
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http://fracfocus.org/chemical-use/what-chemicals-are-used
59 chemicals used in fracking .... this stuff leaks into drinking water as it pushes its way up to the surface ... should you be drinking it?
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  Do you know what is the reason that Green Companies lack funding?
To Washington insiders he is Dr Evil: the hidden orchestrator of industry campaigns against the Humane Society, Mothers against Drunk Driving, and other seemingly uncontroversial groups.
Now Richard Berman, a one-time lobbyist turned industry strategist, has zeroed in on another target: Barack Obama’s new power plant rules.
Over the last year, Berman has secretly routed funding for at least 16 studies and launched at least five front groups attacking Environmental Protection Agency rules cutting carbon dioxide from power plants, the Guardian has learned.
The rules, the centre-piece of Obama’s climate agenda, are due to be finalised in mid-summer. They have come under sustained assault from industry and Republican-controlled Congress - and Berman is right at the heart of it.
#lobbyists #EPA #climatechange  
Richard Berman routed funding for at least 16 studies and five front groups attacking Environmental Protection Agency rules on power plant emissions
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Is the sun rising on an African solar revolution? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31503424
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