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Archive: Energy

19 Sep 2016

In Fukushima, A Bitter Legacy Of Radiation, Trauma and Fear

by FRED PEARCE
Five years after the nuclear power plant meltdown, a journey through the Fukushima evacuation zone reveals some high levels of radiation and an overriding sense of fear. For many, the psychological damage is far more profound than the health effects. READ MORE

12 Sep 2016

Why We Need a Carbon Tax, And Why It Won’t Be Enough

by BILL MCKIBBEN
Putting a price on carbon is an idea whose time has come, with even Big Oil signaling it may drop its long-standing opposition to a carbon tax. But the question is, has it come too late? READ MORE

08 Sep 2016

Clinton vs. Trump: A Sharp Divide Over Energy and the Environment

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09 Aug 2016

Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture

by MARC GUNTHER
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it’s time to end the wasteful clothing culture and begin making new apparel out of old items on a large scale. READ MORE

01 Aug 2016

The New Green Grid: Utilities Deploy ‘Virtual Power Plants’

by MARIA GALLUCCI
By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the U.S. and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity. READ MORE

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27 Sep 2016: Could California’s Gridlock Generate Electricity for the Grid?

20 Sep 2016: China Leads in Wind Installation, But Continues to Prioritize Coal in the Grid

08 Sep 2016: Clinton vs. Trump: A Sharp Divide Over Energy and the Environment

07 Sep 2016: Costa Rica Runs on Renewable Energy For More Than Two Months Straight

25 Aug 2016: Scientists Find New Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide into Energy

22 Aug 2016: For China’s Massive Data Centers, A Push to Cut Energy and Water Use

12 Aug 2016: July Electric Car Sales in China Rose by 188 Percent Over Last Year

08 Aug 2016: Ending U.S. Oil Subsidies Would Have Minimal Impact, Study Says

27 Jul 2016: Ukraine Looking to Turn Chernobyl Into a Massive Solar Farm

25 Jul 2016: Global Economy Has Reduced Its Energy Intensity By One-Third Since 1990


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