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THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE: The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90. Fukushima, Chernobyl, USA

THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE: The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90. Fukushima, Chernobyl, USA | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 ALL NUCLEAR PROCESSING SHOULD BE HALTED UNTIL WE HAVE FOUND A WAY TO NEUTRALIZE THE RADIOACTIVE WASTE - FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH AND ALL LIFE ON PLANET EARTH

 

July 6, 2013 TruthOut

▶  THE LONG-DANGEROUS HALF LIFE OF STRONTIUM 90. Strontium-90 - and other nuclear byproducts linked to significant suffering, disease and death - will linger in our soil and water, our tissue and bone, for generations.... http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17351-the-brief-wondrous-life-and-long-dangerous-half-life-of-strontium-90

 

                                RADIOACTIVE WASTE - WIKIPEDIA
                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste

 

April 24, 2011 Guardian
▶  NUCLEAR WASTE:  "KEEP OUT OUT FOR 100,000 YEARS "
Few architects have to design anything to last more than 100 years, so how do you build a nuclear waste facility to last for millennia? And what sign do you put on the door? http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/apr/24/nuclear-waste-storage

 

 ▶  THE LETHAL LEGACY OF AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/nuclear-waste/

 

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                            THE ONGOING  FUKUSHIMA DISASTER

                                           http://sco.lt/7FL11d

 

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 September 3, 2013 EarthSky Science

▶  UNDERSTANDING THE RADIOACTIVE LEGACY OF CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA http://earthsky.org/human-world/understanding-the-radioactive-legacy-of-chernobyl-and-fukushimaSept

 

 

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                                        CHERNOBYL DISASTER                            

                                                 WIKIPEDIA 
                         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster

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                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                 PBS Newshour, April 22, 2014
                                         REVISITING CHERNOBYL  
                A NUCLEAR DISASTER SITE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science-jan-june11-chernobyl_03-29/

                                             
                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                                France24
                                  "CHERNOBYL REVISITED"
http://webdoc.france24.com/chernobyl-revisited/#Chernobyl_revisited_

 

                                                     TED VIDEO
▶  WHY 200 GRANDMOTHERS STAY IN CHERNOBYL - BECAUSE IT'S HOME http://www.ted.com/talks/holly_morris_why_stay_in_chernobyl_because_it_s_home

 

                                                        VIDEO

                             Global Possibilities, October 19, 2013

▶  TINY BIT OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL FOUND NEAR CHERNOBYL IS STILL SHOCKINGLY RADIOACTIVE - 27 YEARS ON http://www.globalpossibilities.org/tiny-bit-of-spent-nuclear-fuel-found-near-chernobyl-is-still-shockingly-radioactive-video/

 

BBC News, November 26, 2013
▶  CHERNOBYL'S ARCH: SEALING OFF A RADIOACTIVE SARCOPHAGUS TO AVOID ANOTHER RADIOACTIVE RELEASE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25086097

                                               

                                                  VIDEO (55:00)

                                   PBS Nature, October 19, 2011                                       

                                        "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES"

                   Chernobyl: 25 Years On:  A Land Without Humans

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

Program Description:

What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

 

   

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                              U.S.A. NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE

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August 23, 2013 Living on Earth

▶  THE NUCLEAR POWER STORAGE CRISIS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00034&segmentID=1

 

Oracle: ThinkQuest Library

▶  NUCLEAR WASTE http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/nuclear_waste.html

 

August 25, 2013 Los Angeles Times

▶  NUCLEAR WASTE CAN'T WAIT: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-disposal-20130825,0,3109839.story

 

The Raw Story, May 10, 2014
▶ NEW MEXICO NUCLEAR WASTE SITE HALTS SHIPMENTS TO TEXAS. 

New Mexico nuclear waste dump, which saw a radiation leak in February, has halted shipments of toxic waste barrels to a commercial Texas facility amid concerns that chemical reactions could trigger another release there, officials said on Friday. A probe found the February 14 accident may have been linked to improperly prepared and packaged drums of toxic waste accepted from the Los Alamos National Laboratory by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), its managers said in a statement.... http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/new-mexico-nuclear-waste-site-halts-shipments-of-toxic-materials-to-texas/

 

 Reuters, February 16, 2014
▶  POSSIBLE RADIATION LEAK AT NEW MEXICO MILITARY NUCLEAR WASTE SITE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-radiation-leak-newmexico-idUSBREA1F06Y20140216

 

  nsnbc International

▶  400 % SPIKE IN RARE BIRTH DEFECTS NEAR LEAKING U.S.HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE http://nsnbc.me/2014/04/24/400-spike-in-rare-birth-defects-near-leaking-hanford-nuclear-site/

 

Center for Public Integrity , November 18, 2013
▶  THE MASSIVE CLEAN UP MESS AT USA HANFORD'S NUCLEAR SITE GETS WORSE http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/11/18/13770/mess-gets-worse-hanford-s-nuclear-site

 

 June 20, 2013 The Nation

▶  FIXING AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE: A CATASTROPHE WAITING TO HAPPEN. The spent-fuel pools at our reactors, containing thousands of tons of poorly protected but highly radioactive waste, are a catastrophe waiting to happen... http://www.thenation.com/article/161500/fixing-americas-nuclear-waste-storage-problem#

 

 Detroit Free Press, April 13, 2014
▶ PLANNED NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITY RAISES FEARS FOR GREAT LAKES FROM WHICH 24 MILLION U.S. RESIDENTS GET DRINKING WATER  http://www.freep.com/article/20140413/NEWS06/304130074/great-lakes-nuclear-waste

 

                               RADIOACTIVE WASTE - WIKIPEDIA
                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste

 

                                   VIDEOS, PICTURES NSFW

                             Before It's News, November 24, 2013
▶  FEDS CREATING NUCLEAR SACRIFICE ZONES TO STORE OVER 71,000 TONS OF NUCLEAR WASTE http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/feds-creating-nuclear-sacrifice-zones-to-store-over-71000-tons-of-nuclear-waste-video-and-pictures-nsfw-2831448.html

 

Politico, November 30, 2013
▶  THE $38 BILLION U.S. NUCLEAR WASTE FIASCO http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/nuclear-waste-fiasco-100450.html

 

March 22, 2013 CS Monitor

▶  THE NUCLEAR WASTE PROBLEM: WHERE TO PUT IT? http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0322/The-nuclear-waste-problem-Where-to-put-it

 

TruthOut, March 11, 2014

▶ STUDY:  NUCLEAR REACTORS ARE TOXIC TO SURROUNDING AREAS, ESPECIALLY WITH AGE http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22324-study-nuclear-reactors-are-toxic-to-surrounding-areas-especially-as-plants-age

 

Common Dreams, February 28, 2014

▶ MAJOR NUCLEAR DUMP HAS LEAKED, BUT DOES US GOVERNMENT HAVE A PLAN B? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/28-3

 

University of Michigan

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION: REMEDIATION OF WASTE http://sitemaker.umich.edu/sec003group5/remediation_of_waste

 

NationofChange, December 09, 2013

▶  WEST VIRGINIA LANDFILLS NOW ACCEPT UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE http://www.nationofchange.org/west-virginia-landfills-will-now-accept-unlimited-amounts-often-radioactive-fracking-waste-138660435

 

Daily Kos, Decembeer 20, 2013
▶  BP AD CHEVRON ACCUSED OF DUMPING TOXIC RADIOACTIVE WASTE INTO THE SWAMPS OF LOUISIANA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/20/1264313/-BP-and-Chevron-are-accused-of-dumping-toxic-radioactive-waste-into-the-swamps-of-Lousiana#

 

                                                  SLIDESHOW
▶  LIFE AFTER A NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE:  AN INSIDE LOOK http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=life-after-a-nuclear-catastrophe

 

The Independent, November 28, 2013

▶  UK GOVERNMENT'S RADICAL PLAN TO 'BURN UP' UKs MOUNTAIN OF PLUTONIUM http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/revealed-uk-governments-radical-plan-to-burn-up-uks-mountain-of-plutonium-8967535.html

 

June 14, 2013 Forbes

▶  WHY BILLIONAIRE PAUL ALLEN BACKED PRO-NUCLEAR FILM "PANDORA'S PROMISE" http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2013/06/14/why-billionaire-paul-allen-backed-pro-nuclear-power-film-pandoras-promise/

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

                               November 14, 2013 DC Bureau

                                       THE 3 AM NIGHTMARE
            THE BOMB PLANT AT USA SAVANNAH RIVER SITE:  http://www.dcbureau.org/201211148053/national-security/video-the-bomb-plant-the-3-am-nightmare.html

 

 

June 22, 2013  NBC News
▶  USA FEDS: NUCLEAR WASTE MAY BE LEAKING INTO SOIL FROM HANFORD SITE The tanks are now beyond their intended life span. The Energy Department announced last year that AY-102 was leaking between its two walls, but it said then that no waste had escaped.
Two radionuclides comprise much of the radioactivity in Hanford's tanks: cesium-137 and strontium-90. Both take hundreds of years to decay, and exposure to either would increase a person's risk of developing cancer
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/22/19088481-feds-nuclear-waste-may-be-leaking-into-soil-from-hanford-site?lite

 

June 24, 2013 Grist
▶  USA: NUCLEAR WASTE LEAKING AT HANFORD SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE, AGAIN http://grist.org/news/nuclear-waste-leaking-at-hanford-site-in-washington-again/

 

July 3, 2013 Observer

▶  PROBLEM WITH A WEST TEXAS RADIOACTIVE WASTE DUMP GET BURIED. The preferred method for getting rid of radioactive waste is to bury it deep underground and hope to never see it again. Texas’ approach to regulating radioactive waste is similar. Instead of a public airing, problems with a burgeoning West Texas nuclear dump often get buried.... http://www.texasobserver.org/problems-with-a-west-texas-radioactive-waste-dump-get-buried/

 

August 14, 2013 DC Bureau
▶  NEW YORK IMPORTS PENNSYLVANIA'S RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE DESPITE FALSIFIED WATER TESTS http://www.dcbureau.org/201308148881/natural-resources-news-service/new-york-imports-pennsylvanias-radioactive-fracking-waste-despite-falsified-water-tests.html

 

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               NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING IN THE WORLDS' OCEAN

                               114 TONS OF IT (deutsch, english subs)

                                         http://sco.lt/7Y3KT3

 

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                                                     GENERAL

 

                                           BEYOND NUCLEAR
                             http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

 

 DW.DE News

▶  FEARS GROW OVER SAFETY OF NORTH KOREAN REACTOR FAILURE IN COOLING SYSTEM http://www.dw.de/fears-grow-over-safety-of-north-korean-reactor/a-17581047

 

 March 11, 2013 New York Times
▶  NUCLEAR: IN SEARCH OF ENERGY MIRACLES: HOW MUCH FAITH SHOULD WE PUT IN BIG TECHNOLOGY FIXES TO SAVE THE WORLD?  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/science/in-search-of-energy-miracles.html?_r=0

 

 

December 16, 2013
▶  POWER CRAZED: Why do we transfer the real health risks inflicted by coal onto nuclear energy? http://www.monbiot.com/2013/12/16/power-crazed/

 

                                                  --- WATCH----

                                         THE PRICE OF CARBON

                                       The Climate Reality Project

                       http://climaterealityproject.org/the-price-of-carbon/

 

June 6, 2013 TruthOut
▶  PEACE TALK AND WAR BUDGET http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17376-peace-talk-and-war-budget

 

 

August 25, 2013 The Telegraph
▶  NUCLEAR MAY BECOME OBSOLETE WARNS U.S. SOLAR ENERGY CHIEF http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10265065/Nuclear-may-become-obsolete-warns-US-solar-energy-chief.html

 

▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE | @scoopit http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOLAR ON A ROLL : TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

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      EVERY SURFACE EXPOSED TO THE SUN IS A SOURCE OF ENERGY

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OilPrice.com, June 23, 2015

▶ COULD $12 TRILLION TRIGGER A RENEWABLES REVOLUTION?  http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Could-12-Trillion-Trigger-A-Renewables-Revolution.html


Bloomberg Busines, June 23, 2015

▶ THE WAY HUMANS GET ELECTRICITY IS ABOUT TO CHANGE FOREVER: These six shifts will transform markets over the next 25 years

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-23/the-way-humans-get-electricity-is-about-to-change-forever


SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND OF TOKELAU TO BECOME WORLD'S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED NATION http://inhabitat.com/south-pacific-island-of-tokelau-is-to-become-the-worlds-first-solar-powered-nation/


The Climate Group, April 23, 2015

   NEW REPORT HAILS UAE'S LEADERSHIP IN GREEN ECONOMY : A new report published today says the UAE is providing an exemplary model of leadership in the green economy regionally and nationally, and has the potential to be at the ‘hub’ of a new global energy revolution. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/new-report-hails-uaes-leadership-in-green-economy/


The National, December 31, 2014
   SOLAR POWER TO SHINE THROUGH IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN 2015
http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/solar-power-to-shine-through-in-the-middle-east-in-2015


The National UAE, December 16, 2014
   IN THE MIDDLE EAST, SOLAR POWER PICKING UP PACE : BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/solar-power-picking-up-pace


 ▶   SAUDI ARABIA PLANS TO LAUNCH THE MOST AMBITIOUS SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM ON EARTH http://ecowatch.com/2012/saudi-arabia-plans-to-launch-the-most-ambitious-solar-energy-program-on-earth/


 July 24, 2013 Your Middle East
▶   THE MIDDLE EAST'S GREEN REVOLUTION IS MORE THAN ECO-FRIENDLY http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/business/the-middle-easts-green-evolution-is-more-than-ecofriendly_16641

 

August 2, 2013 Renewable Energy
▶   OPEC NATIONS SEEK CASH FOR $1.5 BILLION SOLAR POWER PLAN. DUBAI -- Two of the largest oil producers are readying the Middle East’s first big push into renewable energy, planning solar-power plants that will need more than $1.5 billion in financing by the end of 2014. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/08/opec-nations-seek-cash-for-1-5-billion-solar-power-plan


The Guardian, December 04, 2013

-▶ 'ALEC''s ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY:  HOW ALEC-INSPIRED LAWS PLANS TO CHARGE HOMEOWNERS WHO INSTALL OFF-THE-GRID SOLAR
• Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda
• Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
• Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms' profits
 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/alec-freerider-homeowners-assault-clean-energy


HuffPost Politics, March 28, 2014
U.S. TRIES TO STOP INDIA'S SOLAR POLICY WHILE PUSHING FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/india-us-solar-wto_n_5031345.html


ClickGreen, June 23, 2014

 -▶ SOLAR POWER COULD RELIABLY MEET 24-HOUR CONSUMER DEMAND, STUDY FINDS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124845-solar-power-could-reliably-meet-24-hour-consumer-demand%2C-study-finds.html


Minds, February 16, 2015
-▶ BANGLADESH TO BECOME 100% POWERED BY SOLAR: PANELS ON EVERY HOUSE BY 2021. In 2011, one million Bangladeshi homes were powered by solar power.  Today, there are over 15 million homes (and counting) that are powered by solar power.  Every month, the Bangladesh governments adds solar panels to 50,000-60,000 homes through their Solar Home System (SHS) government program.  The idea, is that the entire country will be operating on solar power by 2021. This is a huge feat and an example of what people can do when they coordinate.  Bangladesh is the 8th most populous country in the world, with over 160 million citizens. https://www.minds.com/blog/view/414130823768313856/bangladesh-to-become-world039s-1st-nation-100-powered-by-solar-panels-on-every-house


BBC News, February 17, 2015
-▶ IS THE SUN RISING ON AN AFRICAN SOLAR REVOLUTION?  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31503424


Triple Pundit, November 13th, 2014
   LARGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT IN AFRICA FLIPS THE SWITCH http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/largest-solar-power-plant-africa-flips-switch/

                                                VIDEO 6:59
                                     Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU


Al Jazeera, December 13, 2014
   NETHERLANDS ROLLS OUT 'SOLAR ROAD'. Solar panels installed beneath bike path in Netherlands town, in experiment that has huge potential.  http://blogs.aljazeera.com/blog/europe/netherlands-rolls-out-solaroad


ZME Science, February 18, 2015
-▶ ALL 6,000 MOSQUES IN JORDAN TO RUN ON SOLAR ENERGY

http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/renewable-energy-ecology/jordan-mosque-solar-energy-18022015/


                           "GREEN CREDIT" vs "CARBON CREDIT"
                          The Economic Times, January 20, 2015
-▶ INDIA PM, NARENDRA MODI, CALLS FOR A "PARADIGM SHIFT" IN GLOBAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE. URGES NATIONS OF HIGH SOLAR POWER POTENTIAL TO JOIN HANDS.  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/pollution/narendra-modi-calls-for-a-shift-in-global-attitude-to-meet-climate-goals/articleshow/45948075.cms


Science Alert, July 08, 2014
 - INDIA IS BUILDING A MASSIVE, FLOATING SOLAR POWER PLANT http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20140807-25843.html

 

ClimateProgress, May 20, 2014
  -▶  INDIA'S NEW LEADERSHIP:  400 MILLION PEOPLE WILL HAVE POWER IN 5 YEARS WITH THE HELP OF SOLAR http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/20/3439254/india-prime-minister-modi-solar/

 

 HuffPost Politics, March 28, 2014

U.S. TRIES TO STOP INDIA'S SOLAR POLICY WHILE PUSHING FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/india-us-solar-wto_n_5031345.html


 Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html


July 17, 2013 Inhabitat

▶   CHINA BECOMES WORLD'S FIRST NATION TO INSTALL 35 GW OF UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR POWER http://inhabitat.com/china-becomes-worlds-first-nation-to-install-3-gw-of-utility-scale-solar-power/


 ▶   KOREA: GREEN SKYSCRAPER FEATURES EFFICIENT SOLAR ELECTRIC FACADE  http://www.greenpacks.org/2010/10/29/federation-of-korean-industries-tower-features-efficient-solar-electric-facades/


Popular Resistance, December 26, 2014
HOW SOLAR POWER COULD SLAY THE FOSSIL FUEL EMPIRE BY 2030 https://www.popularresistance.org/how-solar-power-could-slay-the-fossil-fuel-empire-by-2030/

 

Mashable, September 10, 2014
   PRINTABLE SOLAR PANELS MAY BE COMING TO A DEVICE NEAR YOU http://mashable.com/2014/09/09/printable-solar-panels/

 

Mother Jones, April 15, 2014
TURNS OUT, YOU CAN MAKE SOLAR PANELS WORK IN CLOUDY SKIES - WITH 3D PRINTING. Organic solar cells, which can be 3D-printed or coated over large areas, may make solar power realistic in perpetually gloomy cities like London and Seattle. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/you-can-make-solar-panels-work-cloudy-cities


 FastCoExist, August 21, 2014
   AMERICA'S GREAT SOLAR BOOM -- IN 6 ENCOURAGING CHARTS http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034488/americas-great-solar-boom-in-6-encouraging-charts

 

 August 12, 2013 Grist
▶   A TEA PARTY JOINS THE SOLAR REVOLUTION  http://grist.org/climate-energy/a-tea-party-leader-explains-why-shes-teaming-up-with-the-sierra-club-to-push-for-solar-power/


Ecowatch, December 04, 2014
▶   ROOFTOP SOLAR SET TO OUTSHINE MASSIVE "THERMAL" SOLAR FARMS http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/04/rooftop-solar-outshine-solar-farms/

 

          MEGA "THERMAL" SOLAR FARMS FRYING BIRDS IN MID-AIR

The Independent, November 15, 2013
▶   BIRDS BEING HARMED, KILLED BY THERMAL SOLAR PROJECTS PLACED ALONG 'PACIFIC FLYWAY" MAJOR MIGRATION PATHS

Birds are diving into the reflective surfaces of these solar panels, believing them to be bodies of water, or are being burned by concentrated solar.,, http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-projects-placed-along-pacific-flyway-major-migration-paths-are-burning-wings-of-birds-8942681.html

                                                      VIDEO

                              AN EXPENSIVE SCALED UP MEGA DUD

                              San Jose Mercury News, August 18, 2014
CALIFORNIA NEW THERMAL 'STATE-OF-THE-ART' MEGA SOLAR PLANT IS FRYING BIRDS IN MID-AIR   http://www.mercurynews.com/weird-news/ci_26357650/emerging-california-solar-plants-scorch-birds-mid-air
The Atlantic, April 28, 2014
▶  HOW TO STOP SOLAR "THERMAL" POWER PLANTS FROM INCINERATING BIRDShttp://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/how-to-stop-solar-power-plants-from-incinerating-birds/361318/

                                                      VIDEO

THE THERMAL 'STATE-OF-THE-ART SOLAR PLANT IN QUESTION - USES FOSSIL FUELS AND WATER. 'Streamers': Birds Fried in Midair by Solar Plant, Feds Say http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/streamers-birds-fried-midair-solar-plant-feds-say-n183336

 

The Motley Fool, August 31, 2014
  CORPORATE AMERICA IS BETTING BIG ON SOLAR, BUT NOT FOR THE REASON YOU MAY THINK http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/31/corporate-america-is-betting-big-on-solar-energy.aspx

 

                                              THE WAR ON SOLAR 

               SOLAR PANELS COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES

                                   ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

                                              http://sco.lt/6AA9Nx

 

Treehugger, November 21, 2013
▶   AMAZING GLASS THAT TINTS ON DEMAND IS NOW SOLAR POWERED http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/greenbuild-2013-sage-glass-goes-solar.html

 

                                    Science Daily, August 19, 2014
 - SOLAR ENERGY THAT DOESN'T BLOCK THE VIEW Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a flat, clear surface.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140819200219.htm

 

Mosiac, February 25, 2014
▶  FIVE JAW DROPPING SOLAR ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD https://joinmosaic.com/blog/solar-architecture/

 

Vice News, August 30, 2014
  HOW AUSTRALIA PERFECTED SOLAR POWER AND THEN WENT BACK TO COAL https://news.vice.com/article/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-and-then-went-back-to-coal

 

Salon, May 05, 2014
▶  NEW SOLAR BREAKTHROUGH COULD BE THE FINAL NAIL IN COAL'S COFFIN. Researchers figured out how to make solar cells out of safer, environmentally friendly materials http://www.salon.com/2014/05/05/new_solar_breakthroughs_could_be_the_final_nail_in_coals_coffin/

 

Grist, April 24, 2014
▶  GOOGLE TEAMS WITH SOLAR CITY TO BRING YOU AFFORDABLE SOLAR http://grist.org/list/google-wants-to-bring-you-affordable-solar-panels-again/

 

Treehugger, August 19, 2014
▶  SOLAR IS SO POPULAR RIGHT NOW, WE'RE FACING A SHORTAGE OF PANELS http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/solar-panels-are-going-glut-shortage-first-time-2006.html


Huffington Post Green, September27, 2013
▶   HAWAII IS GETTING CLOSER TO THE HOLY GRAIL OF SOLAR POWER http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/solar-power-battery-storage_n_4004125.html?ref=topbar

 

August 28, 2013 Solar Power Portal

▶   ANNUAL DEMAND FOR SOLAR POWER IN UK PASSES 1GW MILESTONE http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/annual_demand_for_solar_power_in_uk_passes_1gw_milestone

 

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                                       COMMUNITY SOLAR

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▶   MINNESOTA'S FIRST SHARED, COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR ROOF INSTALLATIONS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/community-solar-gardens-set-to-sprout-in-minnesota/

 

July 24, 2013 Renewable Energy World

▶   THE COMMUNITY SOLAR 'HOLY GRAIL"?

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/the-community-solar-holy-grail?cmpid=rss

 

Grist, November 20, 2013
▶   HOW ONE SMALL COMMUNITY IS GOING BIG ON SOLAR (GETTING OFF THE GRID) http://sco.lt/6WLIZd

 

 August 28, 2013 The Guardian UK
▶   BERLINERS'  CO-OP AIMS TO EXPEDITE RENEWABLES BY TAKING OVER ELECTRICITY GRID OF CITY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/28/berliners-co-op-aims-run-electricity

 

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                                                   GLOBAL SOLAR

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  Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014

CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD

 

 Treehugger, January 24, 2014
▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html


July 15, 2013 Renewable Energy
▶   CHINA CONFIRMS GOAL FOR 35 GW OF SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2015 http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/07/china-confirms-goal-for-35-gw-of-solar-capacity-by-2015


 Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

 

Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2014
   WORLD'S LARGEST COAL COMPANY PLANS BILLION-DOLLAR SOLAR PROJECT IN INDIA http://e360.yale.edu/digest/worlds_largest_coal_company_plans_billion-dollar_solar_project_in_india/4257/

 

CleanTechnica, July 20, 2014
   INDIA DOUBLES TAX ON COAL TO FUND CLEAN ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS  http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/20/india-doubles-tax-coal-fund-clean-energy-environmental-projects/

 

Treehugger, June 18, 2014

GERMANY BREAKS 3 SOLAR POWER RECORDS IN TWO WEEKS:
Despite being quite a grey country, with average solar irradiation levels worse than even the US Northwest and Alaska, Germany is the world's solar power leader. In the past couple of weeks, it just broke another three records http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/germany-solar-power-records.html

 

The World Economic Forum, July 23, 2014
▶   CAN AFRICA'S DESERT SUN POWER EUROPE? http://forumblog.org/2014/07/africa-solar-power-europe/

 

August 12, 2013 Renewable Energy World

▶   GERMAN UTILITIES HAMMERED IN MARKET FAVORING RENEWABLE ENERGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/08/german-utilities-hammered-in-market-favoring-renewable-energy

 

 ▶   SOLAR BOOM HEADS TO JAPAN CREATING $9.6 BILLION MARKET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-17/solar-boom-heads-to-japan-creating-9-6-billion-market-energy.html

 

   DENMARK ACHIEVES SOLAR ENERGY GOAL - 8 YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE http://www.care2.com/causes/denmark-achieves-solar-energy-goal-8-years-early.html

 

March 23, 2013 Greener Ideal
▶   7 COUNTRIES WITH MOST SOLAR POWER USEAGE http://www.greenerideal.com/alternative-energy/0323-7-countries-with-most-solar-power-usage/

 

 ▶   National Geographic, June 12, 2012
LOW-COST SOLAR BRIGHTENS LIVES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2012/06/120606-low-cost-solar-in-the-developing-world/

 

 Digital Journal, December 28, 2013
▶   PERU'S POOREST RESIDENTS TO RECEIVE FREE SOLAR POWER http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/peru-s-poorest-residents-to-receive-free-solar-power/article/364744

 

 July 30, 2013 IEEE Spectrum
▶   PERU WILL PROVIDE SOLAR POWER TO HALF A MILLION POOR HOUSEHOLDS http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/renewables/peru-will-provide-solar-power-to-500000-poor-households

 

The Guardian, December 17, 2013
▶   HAITI SWITCHES ON TO SOLAR POWER AS SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY SOLUTION  - Ushering in the world's largest solar hospital http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/17/haiti-solar-power-sustainable-electricity-solution

 

BBC News, November 22, 3013
▶   PHILIPPINES: SOLAR FRIDGES FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES IN DISASTER AREA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-25059102

 

Bloomberg, April 04, 2014
SOLAR CHEAPER THAN LNG IN ASIA POWER GENERATION. Solar power is cheaper in many parts of Asia than electricity from liquefied natural gas, meaning photovoltaics don’t need subsidies to compete with fossil fuels. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-04/solar-cheaper-than-lng-in-asia-power-generation-bernstein-says

 

 Grist, January 27, 2014
▶   LONDON'S NEW SOLAR BRIDGE IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/jan-june14/naturalgas_01-27.html

 

 August 12, 2013 Green Prophet
▶   QATAR, WORLDS 3RD LARGEST NATURAL GAS PRODUCER, TO SPEND UP TO $20 BILLION TO SUPPLY 1,800 MW OF SOLAR ENERGY BY 2014 -- QATAR SOLAR BUYS INTO GERMANY'S SOLARWORLD http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/qatar-solar-buys-into-germanys-solarworld/

 

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                                                   BUSINESS SOLAR

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August 20, 2013 Solar Daily

▶   U.S. BIG-BOX RETAILERS TURN TO SOLAR, HOW CAN "OLD MODEL" ELECTRIC UTILITIES ADAPT? http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Big_Box_Retailers_Turn_To_Solar_How_Can_Electric_Utilities_Adapt_999.html

 

Future Tense, November 12, 2013
▶   KYOCERA SOLAR POWER PLANT:  AFTER FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN FINDS BEAUTY IN RENEWABLE ENERGY - This is what happens when a country confronts the real costs of nuclear and fossil fuels. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/11/12/kyocera_solar_power_plant_after_fukushima_japan_finds_beauty_in_renewable.html

 

 June 20, 2013 TriplePundit
▶   IKEA SURGES TO SECOND-LARGEST PRIVATE PRODUCER OF SOLAR ENERGY IN U.S.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/06/ikea-surges-second-largest-private-producer-solar-energy/

 

July 5, 2013 GreenBiz
▶   BEHIND IKEA's COAST-TO-COAST PUSH FOR SOLAR http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2013/07/04/how-ikea-designed-its-us-solar-strategy

 

▶   IKEA STORES IN CHINA EMBRACE SOLAR POWER http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/ikea-stores-in-china-embrace-solar-power/

 

 The Balance Sheet, October 18, 2013
▶   SOLAR PANELS ARE SPROUTING ON BUSINESS ROOFTOPS ACROSS THE USA http://blogs.denverpost.com/thebalancesheet/2013/10/18/solar-panels/11074/


 July 10, 2013 GreenBiz
▶   MGM RESORTS BETS BIG WITH GIANT LAS VEGAS SOLAR SYSTEM. the gambling capital of the world soon will be home to one of the world's largest rooftop solar systems... http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/07/10/mgm-resorts-raises-stakes-giant-vegas-solar-system

 

July 1, 2013 Wall Street Journal

▶   APPLE INVESTS IN SOLAR FARM FOR NEVADA DATA CENTER http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/07/01/apple-invests-in-solar-farm-for-nevada-data-center/


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                                                         USA

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 FastCoExist:

▶   GETTING SOLAR POWER IS NOW AS EASY AS BUYING A PLANE TICKET  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3023089/getting-solar-power-is-now-as-easy-as-buying-a-plane-ticket


July 26, 2013 GreenBiz
▶   IS BUILDING INTEGRATED SOLAR CLOSE TO A TIPPING POINT? http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/07/26/building-integrated-solar-close-tipping-point

 

July 24, 2013 GristMill
▶   FORGET SOLAR PANELS, HERE COME BUILDING-INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS http://grist.org/news/forget-solar-panels-here-come-building-integrated-photovoltaics/

 

June 30, 2013 Digital Journal

▶   SOLAR PV INSTALLATION MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH US$146.9 BILLION GLOBALLY IN 2018 http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1335237

 

 July 23, 2013 Treehugger
▶   BONUS: SOLAR PANELS HELP KEEP BUILDING COOL, REDUCING A/C NEEDS http://newsongreen.org/bonus-solar-panels-help-keep-buildings-cool-reducing-ac-needs/

 

 Gizmodo, November 11, 2013

▶   SOLAR PANELS: NOT JUST BIG RECTANGLES ON THE ROOF ANYMORE http://gizmodo.com/solar-panels-not-just-big-rectangles-on-the-roof-anymo-1462529121

 

▶   ROOF SHINGLES POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY http://www.oksolar.com/roof/

 

Grist, John Upton, September 30, 2013
▶   SOLAR POWER IS HOT, HOT, HOT IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY RACE http://grist.org/news/in-the-renewable-energy-race-solar-power-is-hot-hot-hot/

 

August23, 2013 EarthTechling
▶   SOLAR POWER IN UNITED STATES GROWS EVERY 4 MINUTES  http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/08/solar-power-in-united-states-grows-every-4-minutes/

 
                                              SHORT VIDEO

                                   August 23, 2013 TreeHugger
                          WHEN WILL SOLAR BE CHEAP ENOUGH?

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/when-will-solar-be-cheap-enough-video.html

 

August 14, 2013 Nation of Change

▶   IT KEEPS GETTING CHEAPER TO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS IN THE U.S. http://www.nationofchange.org/it-keeps-getting-cheaper-install-solar-panels-us-1376491370

 

  August 21, 2013 Solar Feeds
▶   U.S. ROOFTOP SOLAR SOARING http://www.solarfeeds.com/utilities-be-afraid-of-rooftop-solar/

 

July 23, 2013 Climate Progress
▶   HOW TWELVES USA STATES ARE SUCCEEDING IN SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATION. A dozen states are leading the way on solar energy policy — what can the other 38 learn from them to reap the benefits?

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/23/2341551/how-twelve-states-are-succeeding-in-solar-energy-installation-new-report/?mobile=nc

 

June 19, 2013 Phys Org

▶   DNA CONSTRUCTS ANTENNA FOR SOLAR ENERGY http://phys.org/news/2013-06-dna-antenna-solar-energy.html

 

 September 15, 2013 Renewable Energy World
▶   BOULDER, COLORADO LOOKS TO SOLAR AS IT DEBATES CREATING NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY UTILITY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/09/boulder-looks-to-solar-as-it-debates-creating-utility?cmpid=rss

 

June 26, 2013 Los Angeles Times

▶   LOS ANGELES PROGRAM LETS PUBLIC UTILITIES DWP PAY CUSTOMERS TO GENERATE SOLAR POWER http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-solar-buyback-20130627,0,4976105.story

 

June 26, 2013 EarthTechling
▶   LOS ANGELES INAUGURATES USA'S LARGEST ROOFTOP SOLAR FEED-IN-TARIFF PROGRAM http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/solar-power-rooftops-in-los-angeles-light-up/

 

September 15, 2013 Grist
▶   BILLS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR CALIFORNIANS TO BUY AND SELL SOLAR POWER http://grist.org/news/bills-will-make-it-easier-for-californians-to-buy-and-sell-solar-power/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

August 14, 2013 CleanTechies

▶   HOW SOLAR TECH IS BREEDING INDEPENDENCE FROM THE GRID http://blog.cleantechies.com/2013/08/14/how-solar-tech-is-breeding-independence-from-the-grid/

 

July 21, 2013 Treehugger

▶   RESEARCHERS DOUBLE EFFICIENCY OF SEE-THROUGH SOLAR CELL Researchers at UCLA have developed a new kind of see-through solar cell that could be used on windows, car sunroofs, smartphone displays and other transparent surfaces to harvest energy from the sun http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/researchers-double-efficiency-see-through-solar-cell.html

 

 

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                                                SOLAR ROADWAYS

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                                                        WATCH
                                SOLAR ROADWAYS: THE PROTOTYPE

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep4L18zOEYI

 

                                                       TED VIDEO
                                THE PROMISE OF SOLAR ROADWAYS
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvWTaqUvsfA


                                                        VIDEOS

                                            SOLAR ROADWAYS

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home


FastCoExist,
THESE SOLAR ROADS COULD POWER THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. The Solar Roadways project, now crowdfunding on Indiegogo, hopes to re-pave the country in custom, glass-covered solar panels that are strong enough to drive on while generating enough power to light the road, melt ice and snow, and send extra energy to cities. Eventually, if every paved surface was covered in the product, the panels would produce more power than the nation uses. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029874/fund-this/these-solar-roads-could-power-the-entire-country


 Gizmag, April 22, 2014

▶  SOLAR ROADWAYS: REPLACING ASHPHALT ROADWAYS AND BYWAYS WITH SOLAR PANELS TOUGH ENOUGH TO BE DRIVEN ON - AND COULD BE HEATED TO PREVENT SNOW AND ICE BUILD UP

http://www.gizmag.com/solar-roadways-parking-lot/31780/

 

                                             WIND TURBINES

IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?  http://sco.lt/6PBEO1

 

Bloomberg, September 26, 2013
▶   ANNUAL GLOBAL SOLAR INSTALLS TO BEAT WIND FOR FIRST TIME http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-26/annual-solar-installs-to-beat-wind-for-first-time.html


 Renewable Energy World, September 26, 2013
▶   SOLAR GROWTH OUTPACES WIND FOR FIRST TIME http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/09/solar-growth-outpaces-wind-for-first-time

 

 

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         EMERGING NATIONS SHUN FOSSIL FUELS, EMBRACE SOLAR

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EarthTechlingYale Environment 360
▶   BRINGING SOLAR POWER TO AFRICA ONE WOMAN AT A TIME http://www.earthtechling.com/author/yale-environment-360/

 

RTCC Climate Change, October 28, 2013
▶   SOLAR GROWING IN INDIA AT 'TREMENDOUS' RATE http://www.rtcc.org/2013/10/28/indias-solar-capacity-passes-2gw-milestone/

 

NRDC, August 14, 2014
 -▶ SOLAR ENERGY FOR INDIA:  IMPROVING THE LIVELIHOODS OF INDIA'S RURAL POOR SALT-PAN FARMERS http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ajaiswal/solar_energy_improving_the_liv.html

 

▶   A PEEK INSIDE INDIA, WHERE SOLAR COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING http://www.solarindustrymag.com/issues/SI1307/FEAT_05_A_Peek_Inside_India_Where_Solar_Could_Change_Everything.html

 

                   INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH July 01, 2013

▶   ***INDIA, giant corporations are increasingly tapping solar energy, making solar installations “a market of around $1.4 billion” according to Ajay Goel, the head of Tata Power Solar Systems. Thanks to government subsidies in some Indian states, the investment entailed in the solar proposition is being recovered in 2-3 years....

▶   ***PAKISTAN: S Bank has become the latest among a growing list of Pakistani businesses to embrace the use of solar power to meet their energy needs....


 July 1, 2013 MenaFN
▶   SOLAR LEASING ARRIVES IN NEW MEXICO http://www.menafn.com/daa79b0e-92c4-4fd8-a59e-d069c5785b55/Solar-leasing-arrives-New-Mexico?src=main

 

 

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                                                 SOLAR DEVICES

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 CNET, November 16, 2013
▶   SOLAR ON THE GO:   SOLAR-PANEL SUNGLASSES RECHARGE YOUR IPHONE IN THE EVENING http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57612659-1/solar-panel-sunglasses-recharge-your-iphone-in-the-evening/

August 16, 2013 Green Prophet

▶   iLAND SOLAR BACKPACK FOR HIKERS AND NOMADS ON THE GO http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/iland-solar-pack/

 ▶   WAKA WAKA POWER SOLAR LAMP AND DEVICE CHARGER http://www.gizmag.com/review-waka-waka-power-solar-lamp-phone-charger/27543/

 ▶   SOLAR OUTDOOR COOKING, NIGHT AND DAY  http://inhabitat.com/wilson-solar-grill-stores-the-suns-energy-for-nighttime-fuel-free-grilling/

 July 5, 2013 InHabitat
▶   STELLA IS THE WORLD'S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED FAMILY CAR http://inhabitat.com/stella-is-the-worlds-first-solar-powered-family-car/

July 16, 2013 PRI's The World
▶   SOLAR-POWERED CAR SEAT FAMILY OF FOUR http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/solar-powered-car-seats-family-of-four/

June 28, 2013 Sustainable Business
▶   SUPER MOON PRODUCES SOLAR ENERGY AT NIGHT http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25019

July 5, 2013 SF Gate
▶   SOLAR PLANE: MAKING CLEAN TECH SEXY, ADVENTUROUS http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Solar-Plane-Making-clean-tech-sexy-adventurous-4646709.php

Treehugger, August 26, 2013
▶   GIANT SOLAR PLANE COULD STAY AIRBORNE FOR 5 YEARS, REPLACE SOME SATELLITES http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/giant-forever-flying-solar-powered-drones-replace-satellites.html

June 18, 2013 Treehugger
▶   WORLD'S BIGGEST SOLAR BOAT REACHES NEW YORK CITY http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/worlds-biggest-solar-boat-reaches-new-york-city.html

July 15, 2013 Treehugger
▶   COLLAPSIBLE SOLAR PAVILION CHARGES VOLVO V60, FITS IN ITS TRUNK http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/collapsible-solar-pavilion-charges-volvo-v60-fits-trunk.html

July 18, 2013 Care2
▶   HOW SOLAR PARKS COULD HELP SAVE BUMBLEBEES http://www.care2.com/causes/how-solar-parks-could-help-save-bumblebees.html

July 4, 2013 Solar Power Portal
▶   SOLAR FARMS TO PROVIDE LIFELINE TO DISAPPEARING BRITISH BUMBLEBEES http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/solar_parks_to_home_british_bumblebees

August 23, 2013 Grist
▶   THESE GIANT SINGING FLOWERS ARE ALSO CREATING SOLAR POWER http://grist.org/list/these-giant-singing-flowers-are-also-creating-solar-power/

August 22, 2013 Green Prophet
▶   SKY TRAN:  WORLD'S FIRST LEVITATION SOLAR TRANSIT SYSTEM, DESIGNED BY NASA, HEAD TO TEL AVIV http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/skytran-worlds-first-levitating-transit-system-heads-to-tel-aviv/

August 28, 2013 Climate Progress
▶   'SOLAR GARDENS' PUT CLEAN ENERGY WITHIN REACH OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/28/2546291/community-solar-income/

 

                                                      WATCH
              SOLAR-POWERED GAS STATION OPEN IN SALT LAKE CITY http://fox13now.com/2013/06/30/solar-powered-gas-station-opens-in-salt-lake-city/

 

 ▶   THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS - RETHINKING THE NEW ECONOMY http://sco.lt/6TGUIT

 

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                               WORLD'S SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE

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July 5, 2013 Grist
***SOLAR-POWERED SEDAN HITS DUTCH STREETS http://grist.org/news/solar-powered-sedan-hits-dutch-streets/

July 16, 2013 PRI's The World
*** NETHERLANDS: SOLAR-POWERED CAR SEAT FAMILY OF FOUR http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/solar-powered-car-seats-family-of-four/

Earth Techling
***STANFORD SOLAR CAR LUMINOS LIGHTS UP WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/stanford-solar-car-luminous-lights-up-world-solar-challenge/

*** UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO B-7 WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR UNVEILED http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/university-of-toronto-b-7-world-solar-challenge-car-unveiled/

*** NEW WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE ENTRY A FAMILY SOLAR CAR http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/new-world-solar-challenge-entry-a-family-solar-car/

***OREGON COLLEGE SOLAR CAR DRIVES 661 MILES ON CLEAN ENERGY http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/oregon-college-solar-car-drives-661-miles-on-clean-energy/

pdjmoo's insight:

                                         RESOURCES

 

                        GLOBAL SOLAR ENERGY NEWS

                               http://www.solardaily.com/

                               SOLAR POWER PORTAL

                                  http://ow.ly/mHN4L

                                        SOLAR FEEDS

                              http://www.solarfeeds.com/

                              RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD

            http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home/solar-energy

                      SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

                                      http://www.seia.org/

                                        RENEW ECONOMY

                                 http://reneweconomy.com/



HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? Unearthing the True Cost of Fossil Fuels http://sco.lt/97hfX7


PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OF OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/7UBKIj


▶   CLIMATE CHANGE PROMISES TOUGH TIMES FOR ASIA AND AFRICA - REPORT http://sco.lt/8vOrab


 ▶   WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY  http://sco.lt/82bCM5


 National Geographic
▶   FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

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In the developing world, where land-intensive wind turbines are being rapidly constructed, wind power has often turned clean energy into dirty business. Carbon-Offsets controversy, landgrabs, towering turbines, often with blades as long as 30 yards, are installed in huge groups – wind farms – and require large tracts of land. Acquisition of that land has been a sometimes violent flash point in the new "wind rush,"

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Food or Fuel? Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

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May 08, 2013 EurActive

FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES

*EXCLUSIVE* / Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=e1dcaf21b8-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-e1dcaf21b8-245661818

 

February 2, 2012 EurActive
EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

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                                                    ETHANOL

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013
HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

July 29, 2013 EarthTechling
THOUGHTS ON CORN ETHANOL IN BIOFUELS DEVELOPMENT http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-corn-ethanol-in-biofuels-development/

 

July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

A POWERFUL LOBBY: ETHANOL INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH (GMO) AG GROUPS AND AUTO INDUSTRY TO ENSURE IT'S FUTURE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/07/24/ethanol-industry-partners-with-ag-groups-and-auto-industry/

 

July 12, 2013 Slate
ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

BRAZIL: EFFORTS TO REINVIGORATE GMO SUGAR ETHANOL FOR CARS IN BRAZIL: SUGAR GENERATES TWICES AS MUCH ETHANOL THAN CORN http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/efforts-to-reinvigorate-sugar-ethanol-for-cars-in-brazil/

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay
BRAZIL MAY LIFT BAN ON AMAZON ETHANOL EXPANSION DRIVING NEW DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0609-brazil-amazon-cane-ban.html

 

July 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
BIOFUEL CROP MIX 'NOT FAVOURABLE FOR ENVIRONMENT' - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FINDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/biofuel-crop-mix-environment

 

 

 

March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment
THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE USA -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

 July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

A FORESEEABLE DISASTER - THE EUROPEAN UNION'S AGROENERGY POLICIES AND THE GLOBAL LAND AND WATER GRAB http://www.tni.org/briefing/foreseeable-disasteragrofuels-industry-0

 

BIG MONEY AND INVESTED-INTEREST GMO BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL SAYS: "BIOFUELS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ENERGY SECURITY" (No Mention of environmental, biodiversity, biological deserts) http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2013/06/24/biofuels-are-essential-to-energy-security-bio-tells-house-energy-and-commerce-committee/

 

June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
FOOD FOR FUELS? LAST CHANCE LOBBYING FOR THE AGROFUELS INDUSTRY - THEIR TACTICS AND FRONT GROUPS http://corporateeurope.org/news/food-fuels-last-chance-lobbying-

 

July 25, 2013 Climate Progress
UNTANGLING THE U.S. POLITICAL AND POLICY KNOT AROUND AMERICA'S BIOFUEL MANDATE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2357181/untangling-the-political-and-policy-knot-around-americas-biofuel-mandate/

 

July 24, 2013 MediaGlobal News
FOOD vs. FUEL DEBATE TO AGGRAVATE HUNGER FOR WORLD'S POOREST http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/07/24/food-vs-fuel-debate-to-aggravate-hunger-among-the-worlds-poorest/

 

GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/8MPR6v

 

 

                                      ++++WATCH++++

VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

+++BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y/7LE5cv

 

 December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet
CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH

 

FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES http://sco.lt/7SrhEv

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact

 

DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/8ZX41R

 

July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS:  FOOD OR FUEL?  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9

 

BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

October 21, 2012 About My Planet
EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 

UK'S BIOFUEL DRIVE WILL COST MOTORISTS £13bn BY 2020, report claims http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/analysis/general-analysis/123863-uk%5Cs-biofuel-drive-will-cost-motorists-13bn-by-2020%2C-report-claims.html

 

 

 

March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk.... http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

 May 2, 2013 RTCC Climate Change News -
WHY BIOFUELS ARE NOT A SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/why-biofuels-are-not-a-sensible-solution-to-climate-change/

 

 

June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times

BIOFUEL PROJECT IN KENYA IGNITES LAND, ENVIRONMENT DISPUTES http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya-biofuel-20130622,0,7673575.stor

 

Earth Techling

WHEAT EATER: GIANT UK BIOFUEL PLANT OPENS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wheat-eater-giant-uk-biofuel-plant-opens/

 

Science Direct

BIOFUELS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN WELLBEING:  Putting biofuels in the ecosystem services narrative http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911001423

 

 

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July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
VIDEO
THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE SUGARCANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 

WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://sco.lt/7OmWav

 

January 5, 2013 New York Times
AS BIOFUEL DEMAND GROWS SO DO GUATEMALA'S HUNGER PANGS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feel-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?ref=biofuels

 

SLIDESHOW: THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?ref=biofuels

 

 

 July 5, 2013 Grist
BIOFUEL PROGRAM COULD INVITE GIANT GRASS INVASION http://grist.org/news/biofuel-program-could-invite-giant-grass-invasion/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

 July 18, 2013
TANZANIA FARMERS ACCUSE BIOFUEL INVESTORS OF LAND GRAB http://www.trust.org/item/20130718134927-q50zx/?source=tw

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

 

 

USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment
THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/75KXLd

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy
AVOIDING NEGATIVE IMPACTS FROM A BIOMASS ENERGY STRATEGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/avoiding-negative-impacts-from-a-biomass-energy-strategy?cmpid=rss

 

May 13, 2013 Business Green

BIOMASS DEVELOPMENT CAP TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM SUMMER http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2267660/biomass-development-cap-to-come-into-effect-from-summer

 

July 29, 2013 Green Prophet
GERMAN IS POWERING BUILDINGS WITH BIOREACTOR ALGAE SKIN FACADES http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/07/powering-buildings-with-bioreactor-algae-skin-facades/

 

 

July 19, 2013 New Scientist
THIRSTY CLEAN ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ

 

July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

 

SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE  http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

 

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay

CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html

 

HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

“SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISK OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

 

                                                WATCH

+++ REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

                                                 WATCH:

David Suzuki: DOCUMENTARY -

++++"A SILENT FOREST" - THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES - FULL MOVIE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970510201/documentary-a-silent-forest-the-growing-threat-genetically-engineered-trees-full-movie

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS:  FOOD OR FUEL?  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9

 

Rainforest Alliance
WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 

SEE:

Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

 

 

******WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

National Geographic
THE GREAT ENERGY CHALLENGE http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/

 

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:34 AM

Common sense tells us that growing biofuels on arable land for fuel can, at the most, only provide us with a small percentage of so-called renewable fuel.   It takes up huge acreage of good land for food; often from deforestation; it is constantly being harvested, not allowing natural biodiversity to re-establish itself; it requires water; pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers; it is energy intensive to process and transport; and it carries nice, hefty subsidies (as does wind) for investment and bottom-line.   But it is not cost-effective when all is taken into account and t is dependent upon the weather and climate change is coming in fast. So let's stop with the public relations spin and tell it like it is.  It is a boondoggle that will fade as the subsidies are withdrawn.

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy? | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

WIND POWER ONLY WORKS WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING:  NO WIND, NO POWER


Johnson City Press, December 01, 2014
-▶ WIND POWER PROMISES ARE JUST A LOT OF HOT AIR http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/122471/wind-power-promises-are-just-a-lot-of-hot-air


EarthTechling

-▶ WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/


May 14, 2013 Associated Press

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTECTED BIRDS Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? Is it OK for a luxury home developer to kill California condors in its quest for profits? http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-impact-wind-farms-get-pass-eagle-deaths


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      BIRDS, BLADES AND THE BRUTAL BUSINESS OF CLEAN ENERGY

Does a shift toward renewable energy sources mean choosing between wind turbines and wildlife? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/01/09/birds-blades-and-the-brutal-business-of-clean-energy/


Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶ CAPE WIND IN DOUBT - TAX CREDITS AND THE MONEY GAME http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=3


 New York Times, December 25, 2013
-▶ WIND POWER DEVELOPERS RACE CLOCK TO SECURE U.S. GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/business/energy-environment/wind-power-developers-race-clock-to-secure-subsidy.html?ref=us&_r=0


January 26, 2012 CS Monitor

-▶ WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business


Daily Mail Online, October 26, 2014
-▶ WIND FARMS 'WILL NEVER KEEP THE LIGHTS ON': STUDY CLAIMS WIND TURBINES ARE 'EXPENSIVE AND DEEPLY INEFFICIENT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2808868/Wind-farms-never-lights-Study-claims-turbines-expensive-deeply-inefficient.html


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                                Video March 18, 2013 CFact

BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/



Conservation Magazine, October 03, 2014
-▶ WIND TURBINES ARE KILLING THE TINY FLYING BATS IN RECORD NUMBERS  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/10/bats-get-confused-by-wind-turbines-pretending-to-be-trees/


Summit Voice, February 16, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY UPS ESTIMATE OF WIND TURBINE BAT DEATHS TO 600,000 By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012, with the highest fatality rates in areas near the Appalachian Mountains.

The bats are killed when they fly into the towering turbines which spin at up to 179 mph with blades that can stretch 130 feet. Previous estimates of bat deaths ranged from 33,000 to 880,000. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/


Summit Voice, November 09, 2014
-▶ WHY DO BATS FLY INTO WIND TURBINES? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/09/why-do-bats-fly-into-wind-turbines/


Focusing on Wildlife, December 15, 2013

-▶ WIND TURBINES STILL KILLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wind-turbines-still-killing-hundreds-of-thousands-of-birds/


Bloomberg BNA, June 09, 2014
-▶ THE APPLICATION OF MIGRATORY BIRD PROTECTION STATUTES TO WIND POWER PROJECTS http://www.bna.com/application-migratory-bird-p17179891163/


May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html



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                                                   EAGLES

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Seattle Times, December 06, 2013

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ALLOW EAGLE DEATHS - TO AID WIND POWER. Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2022408924_apxwindenergyeagledeaths.html?syndication=rss


May 14, 2013 Deseret News
-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html


Reuters, June 2, 2014
-▶ BIRD CONSERVANCY GROUP SUES U.S. OVER 30-YEAR PERMITS TO LEGALLY KILL EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-usa-eagles-idINKBN0EV01120140620


September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
-▶ WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green


August 8, 2013 The Hill
-▶ OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths


 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html


 -▶ Focusing on Wildlife, December 12, 2013
POLL: SHOULD THE REGULATION ON THE KILLING OF BALD EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES BE LOOSENED? New law relies exclusively on the for-profit wind industry to self-report bird fatalities, even when such information may prove detrimental to the industry’s bottom line. ... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-regulations-on-the-killing-of-bald-eagles-be-loosened/


REWIRE, September 26, 2013
-▶ FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WIND FARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html


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HuffingtonPost, November 22, 2013
-▶ DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES GUILTY PLEA NETS BIG FINE FOR BIRD-KILLING WIND TURBINES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/duke-energy-bird-fine_n_4326596.html


Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html



Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html

 

 New York Times, December 16, 2013
-▶ A STRUGGLE TO BALANCE WIND ENERGY WITH WILDLIFE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/earth/a-struggle-to-balance-wind-energy-with-wildlife.html?hp&_r=1&;


                                                  WATCH
                                                KQED Quest
                  FATAL ATTRACTION: BIRDS AND WIND TURBINES
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtgBWNKwBkE


Smithsonian, December 16, 2013
-▶ HOW MANY BIRDS DO WIND TURBINES REALLY KILL? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-birds-do-wind-turbines-really-kill-180948154/?no-ist


Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html


 Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html

 

Reuters, October 17, 2013
-▶ BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WIND FARM THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 


August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
-▶ TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 
                                                     VIDEO

                                 June 28, 2013 Mirror News

 BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724



 Canada.com, November 14, 2012
▶  BRITISH COLUMBIA SCIENTIST SAY WAVE TURBINES WOULD PUT KILLER WHALES AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://www.canada.com/technology/scientists+turbines+would+killer+whales+risk/7547671/story.html



                              AND NOW "THERMAL" SOLAR TOO:

The Independent, November 15, 2013
-▶ BIRDS BEING HARMED, KILLED BY THERMAL SOLAR PROJECTS PLACED ALONG 'PACIFIC FLYWAY" MAJOR MIGRATION PATHS

Birds are diving into the reflective surfaces of these solar panels, believing them to be bodies of water, or are being burned by concentrated solar.,, http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-projects-placed-along-pacific-flyway-major-migration-paths-are-burning-wings-of-birds-8942681.html


Inhabitat, February 19, 2014
▶  THE WORLD'S LARGEST SOLAR THERMAL PLANT IS FRYING BIRDS - SHOULD WE WORRY? http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-solar-plant-is-frying-birds-should-we-worry/


 

                                                    VIDEO 56:44
                                          "THE NEXT FRONTIER:  
                      ENGINEERING THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEN"
This entertaining one-hour documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.  It features interviews with some of the top energy and economic experts along with educators and high-level government officials, all striving to develop clean energy solutions and alternatives to burning fossil fuels.
                                http://www.thenextfrontiermovie.com/


 

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---



-▶ ****STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

-▶ ****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT


 -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, WINDFARMS HAVE KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATShttp://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

-▶ ****WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

 

-▶ PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFETS: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

 

-▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

 

-▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions. We must begin to think differently from our conditioned military industrial mindset, top-down GDP mindset where big business controls our energy and food.

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pdjmoo's curator insight, December 26, 2013 6:49 PM

      YOU ARE IN INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides