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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

13 Jan 2015

Could Global Tide Be Starting To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?

by FRED PEARCE
From an oil chill in the financial world to the recent U.S.-China agreement on climate change, recent developments are raising a question that might once have been considered unthinkable: Could this be the beginning of a long, steady decline for the oil and coal industries? READ MORE

08 Jan 2015

How Falling Oil Prices Could Help Stop the Keystone Project

by JACQUES LESLIE
The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on expediting the Keystone XL pipeline. But plummeting oil prices and opposition to other proposed pipelines for tar sands oil are upending the rationale for this controversial project. READ MORE

11 Dec 2014

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

by CHERYL KATZ
Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. READ MORE

24 Nov 2014

Can Green Bonds Bankroll A Clean Energy Revolution?

by MARC GUNTHER
To slow global warming, tens of trillions of dollars will need to be spent in the coming decades on renewable energy projects. Some banks and governments are issuing green bonds to fund this transformation, but major questions remain as to whether this financing tool will play a game-changing role. READ MORE

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16 Jan 2015: Solar a Better Investment Than Stocks in Most Large U.S. Cities, Study Says

14 Jan 2015: Offshore Wind More Profitable Than Drilling on U.S. East Coast, Report Says

12 Jan 2015: Maasai Group Plans to Sell Biogas Made From Slaughterhouse Waste

08 Jan 2015: Land Disturbances Darken Snow And Increase Melt Rate, Researchers Say

05 Jan 2015: U.S. Cities Are Significantly Brighter than German Cities, Scientists Say

29 Dec 2014: The Arctic Is Absorbing More and More Sunlight, NASA Images Show

23 Dec 2014: Madrid Announces Largest Energy-Efficient Street Lighting Project

22 Dec 2014: A Green Dilemma for the Holidays: Better to Shop Online or In-Store?

17 Dec 2014: Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development

16 Dec 2014: Falling Gasoline Prices Have Little Effect on Car Travel, Analysis Shows


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