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26 Mar 2015

Why This Tea Party Leader Is Seeing Green on Solar Energy

by DIANE TOOMEY
As a founder of the Tea Party movement, Debbie Dooley may be an unlikely advocate for renewable energy. But in an e360 interview, she explains why she is breaking ranks with fellow conservatives and promoting a Florida ballot initiative that would allow homeowners to sell power produced by rooftop solar. READ MORE

12 Mar 2015

On the River Nile, a Move to Avert a Conflict Over Water

by FRED PEARCE
Ethiopia’s plans to build Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the Nile have sparked tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river to irrigate its arid land. But after years of tensions, an international agreement to share the Nile’s waters may be in sight. READ MORE

23 Feb 2015

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

by CARL SAFINA
It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes President Obama’s proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring. READ MORE

16 Feb 2015

Will New Obstacles Dim Hawaii’s Solar Power Surge?

by ERICA GIES
Blessed with lots of sun and keen to cut its reliance on imported oil, Hawaii has moved to the forefront of residential solar installations in the U.S. But financial and technical hurdles are slowing the state’s drive to generate 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. READ MORE

22 Jan 2015

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy. But in the U.S., where pellet facilities are rapidly being built, concerns are growing about logging and the carbon released by the combustion of wood biomass. READ MORE

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e360 digest

01 Apr 2015: Curbing Global Warming Aligns With U.S. Christians' Beliefs, Survey Finds

31 Mar 2015: Major Wildlife Impacts Still Felt 5 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

26 Mar 2015: Interview: Why This Tea Partyer Is Seeing Green on Solar Energy

25 Mar 2015: Dutch Energy Company Heats Homes With Custom-Built Computer Servers

19 Mar 2015: Electric Vehicles Keep Cities Cooler than Gas-Powered Cars, Study Says

17 Mar 2015: California Could Install Ample Solar Power Without Damaging Habitats

10 Mar 2015: Solar and Wind on Track to Dominate New U.S. Power Capacity in 2015

05 Mar 2015: Shifting to Electric Power From Oil Not Always the Greener Choice

26 Feb 2015: Heat-Trapping Effects of CO2 Measured in Nature for First Time

20 Feb 2015: Wind Produced 10 Percent of Texas Electricity in 2014, Grid Operator Says


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