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US Wind Power Growth May Surpass Natural Gas and Coal for 2012

US Wind Power Growth May Surpass Natural Gas and Coal for 2012

According to current data, wind power capacity in the United States might beat natural gas and coal in 2012. Up until November 2012, the United States has installed new wind power adding up to 6,519

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Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming

Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming

On the heels of the recent COP 18 climate conference in Qatar, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that global coal use is on the rise. Without controls to make one of the most polluting

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Fracking for Shale Gas Receives UK Government Approval

Fracking for Shale Gas Receives UK Government Approval

Just days after the UN climate change conference closed in Qatar, Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey has given government approval to fracking for natural gas in the UK. A ban prohibiting the company

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Morocco Plans to Produce 14% of its Energy From Solar Power by 2020

Morocco Plans to Produce 14% of its Energy From Solar Power by 2020

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa are embracing solar power to take advantage of the copious amount of sunlight they receive. Recently the Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy (MASEN)

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The London 2012 Summer Games Were The Greenest Olympics Ever

The London 2012 Summer Games Were The Greenest Olympics Ever

Before the London 2012 Olympic Games began, we explored how the event had failed to live up to some of the green targets it had set itself. The organizers of London 2012 had always claimed that they would

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How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron?

How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron?

The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games had many highlights, culminating in the lighting of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Olympic Cauldron. A major aim of the Olympic committee has been

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North Carolina Lawmaker Accidentally Legalizes Fracking By Pressing The Wrong Button!

North Carolina Lawmaker Accidentally Legalizes Fracking By Pressing The Wrong Button!

We all make mistakes, but our errors are rarely made law. That is what happened in North Carolina when state representative democrat Becky Carney accidentally pushed the wrong button whilst casting the

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Bright-Red U-Shaped Salburua Social Housing Sells Excess Energy in Spain

Bright-Red U-Shaped Salburua Social Housing Sells Excess Energy in Spain

This is a mixed-use development that clusters all the services (such as waste and energy generation) in one central space to ensure maximum efficiency. Each apartment is positioned for maximum solar

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EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

Today the EPA finally introduced long-delayed regulations requiring natural gas companies to utilize technologies that reduce or eliminate the emission of smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCS)

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Matt Damon Set To Star in Anti-Fracking Movie “Promised Land”

Matt Damon Set To Star in Anti-Fracking Movie “Promised Land”

Natural gas drilling has starred in several documentary films in recent years, including Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated “GasLand,” and now it’s set to become the subject of a major

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Meet the RE:VOLT, Chevy’s Next-Generation Green Vehicle

Meet the RE:VOLT, Chevy’s Next-Generation Green Vehicle

Much has been made about the environmental costs associated with natural gas drilling, but there's a different type of natural gas that's produced by every one of the planet's more than 7 billion

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Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking - the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation

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New Study Shows Natural Gas is a Bridge (Fuel) to Nowhere

New Study Shows Natural Gas is a Bridge (Fuel) to Nowhere

Natural gas has been widely billed as a “bridge fuel” – a low-carbon alternative to coal that will help us make the transition to cleaner energy – but a new study pokes some big

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Sierra Club Turned Down $30 Million Gift From Natural Gas Fracking Company

Sierra Club Turned Down $30 Million Gift From Natural Gas Fracking Company

Thanks to efforts by environmentalists and opponents of the natural gas industry, the process of fracking has come under the limelight recently - and the federal government is considering new, tougher

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Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

The Energy Information Administration has released data to show that in 2011, coal power made up less than 40% of all U.S. electricity. As coal-fueled electric dropped to 30 year lows last year, the

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3M’s New Nanoparticle Technology Could Make Natural Gas Cars Cheaper and More Attractive

3M’s New Nanoparticle Technology Could Make Natural Gas Cars Cheaper and More Attractive

Gas prices have increased at record levels this month, with prices climbing for 20 days in a row, and as gas prices rise, interest in more fuel efficient vehicles go up as well. Automakers have continued

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US Department of Energy Decreases Estimate of East Coast Natural Gas Reserves by 66%

US Department of Energy Decreases Estimate of East Coast Natural Gas Reserves by 66%

The US Department of Energy took a chunk out of the natural gas industry's high hopes for the future yesterday by slashing the amount of gas estimated to be held in the Marcellus Shale -- a huge swath of

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Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

The designers behind Ski Dubai's artificial ski slope, Snow World and B01 Arquitectos, have teamed up to improve on their original design with the world's very first carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in

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Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

The country of Bulgaria just thwarted Chevron and took a big step forward for the environment by banning hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) for natural gas, making it the second European nation to do so

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EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania

EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania

Showing concern for the dangerous impact of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) on ground water reserves, the EPA has decided to provide clean drinking water to four families in Dimock, Pennsylvania who

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Report Shows 18.5-Mile-Wide Cloud of Air Pollution Rose From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Report Shows 18.5-Mile-Wide Cloud of Air Pollution Rose From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

According to a study released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the massive plume from the Deepwater

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EPA Finds Fracking Chemicals in Wyoming Groundwater, Oil and Gas Industry Fights Back

EPA Finds Fracking Chemicals in Wyoming Groundwater, Oil and Gas Industry Fights Back

Late last week the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a preliminary report that they've found dangerous levels of toxic chemicals related to hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in

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Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin Preserved After Meeting to Lift Ban is Cancelled

Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin Preserved After Meeting to Lift Ban is Cancelled

Thanks to a petition put together by CREDO Action, a grassroots political advocacy group, the ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (usually referred to as fracking) in the Delaware River Basin is

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Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show!

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show!

There haven't been too many surprises at the LA Auto Show this year, but Green Car Journal served up a shocker first thing this morning by naming the Honda Civic Natural Gas its 2012 Green Car of the

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Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Located in the Bohnsdorf-Grünau neighborhood of Berlin, an Evangelistic Church community, the school occupies a corner plot of land thick with trees. Almost a miniature forest, the plot was played up by

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This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

On their latest weekly episode, Public Radio International's popular show, This American Life, digs deep into the issue of hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking as it is commonly referred to. Fracking is a

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Study Shows Natural Gas Fracking is More Harmful Than Coal

Study Shows Natural Gas Fracking is More Harmful Than Coal

Natural gas may be a marginally cleaner fossil fuel than coal, but obtaining it through the processing of fracking turns out to be more damaging to the climate than coal ever was. Fracking is a process

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Florida Launches the World’s First Hybrid Solar Energy Plant

Florida Launches the World’s First Hybrid Solar Energy Plant

The Sunshine State is embracing solar energy with the launch of the world's first hybrid solar energy plant -- the Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center. Situated in Martin County, the plant utilizes

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UPS Switches Trucks From Diesel To Liquefied Natural Gas

UPS Switches Trucks From Diesel To Liquefied Natural Gas

Mail carrier services use a substantial amount of gas as they deliver packages, so it comes as no surprise that they're also on the forefront of a lot of eco-friendly, fuel-efficient practices. UPS just

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