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Energy myths abound - even for Peak Oil believers - TheBull.com.au

Energy myths abound - even for Peak Oil believers - TheBull.com.au | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
TheBull.com.au Energy myths abound - even for Peak Oil believers TheBull.com.au If, for example, refineries in Europe are short of light, sweet crude because such oil from Libya is mostly still unavailable, a European refinery might be willing to...
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Unions in Europe, then and now: The ETUC at 40 | STRONGER UNIONS

Unions in Europe, then and now: The ETUC at 40 | STRONGER UNIONS | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
Peter Coldrick (left) alongside Heinz-Oscar Vetter (DGB), Mathias Hinterscheid (OGB-L) and Wim Kok (FNV) at the ETUC's third Congress in Munich in (Peter Coldrick looks back over 40 years of European trade unionism ahead of the #ETUC40 conference ...
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For more information on the ETUC www.etuc.org  Not only the ETUC has developed in these 40 years. Also its Federations like EPSU (www.epsu.org)

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Noam Chomsky Post-Election: We Need More Organization, Education, Activism

Noam Chomsky Post-Election: We Need More Organization, Education, Activism | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
In a far-ranging discussion of US politics and policies, history and prospects, Noam Chomsky's analysis of the issues before us probes deeply.
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Interesting interview and includes a discussion on the role of trade unions and the importance of militancy of the labour movement to effect change, The interview is published on  truth-out, a remarkable powerful independent news organisation "Truthout works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. With a powerful, independent voice, we will spur the revolution in consciousness and inspire the direct action that is necessary to save the planet and humanity." It is funded by its readers and do not do advertising nor accepts corporate funds.

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European Commission Holds Firm, Rejects Daimler's Push to Block replacing substance in cars for cooling

European Commission Holds Firm, Rejects Daimler's Push to Block replacing substance in cars for cooling | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
The world's best thinkers on energy & climate. Home · About & ...
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What Daimler is trying is another example of industry lobbying - and how strong vested interests are to make transition to sustainable economy

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Europe seeking alternatives to Russia's natural gas - Alaska Dispatch

Europe seeking alternatives to Russia's natural gas - Alaska Dispatch | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
A $20 billion natural gas pipeline project, called South Stream, is the latest bid in the Kremlin's drive to “divide and fuel” the European energy market by making lucrative deals with individual countries.
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Linking quest for gas independence from Russia, with shale gas developments in the US, and money from China to Ukraine to help in process of weaning country of gas.

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'THE NORMAL HAS CHANGED... THE NORMAL IS EXTREME'

'THE NORMAL HAS CHANGED... THE NORMAL IS EXTREME' | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- As 2012 began, winter in the U.S. went AWOL. Spring and summer arrived early with wildfires, blistering heat and drought.
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Huffington Post article gives overview of extreme weather events and how this fits climate change forecast

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12 Graphics that Contain Everything You Need to Know about ...

12 Graphics that Contain Everything You Need to Know about ... | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
Climate change is real, it's here and it will be affecting the planet for a long, long time. That's the lesson of the latest iteration of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's state of climate science report, released in its ...
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Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics and what the science really says

Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics and what the science really says | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
Examines the science and arguments of global warming skepticism.
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This weblog details over 175 arguments of climate skeptics and compares the statements with the science. Chekc out the intermediate science explanations for more detail. Quite detailed and convincing.

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Trade Unions Are Stronger Than They Might Think

Trade Unions Are Stronger Than They Might Think | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
These are dark times for trade unions and workers. They face a strong and European wide political consensus claiming that Member States should exit the crisis by cutting wages and weakening collect...
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Another interesting post from ETUC's chief economist. Using the Treaty and wage safeguard clause important to challenge intervention in wages - which also occur in utilities.

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Reading reports on shale oil and shale gas critically - often too many unsupportable assumptions

Reading reports on shale oil and shale gas critically - often too many unsupportable assumptions | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
So, (h/t Leanan) there now comes an Energy Study from Harvard which boldly states that this is rubbish - that by 2020, global production will be at 110.6 mbd and these concerns that most of us have at The Oil Drum (inter alia) ...
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The Newest Species To Make Endangered List Thanks To Climate Change

The Newest Species To Make Endangered List Thanks To Climate Change | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two types of ice seals joined polar bears Friday on the list of species threatened by the loss of sea ice, which scientists say reached record low levels this year due to climate warming.
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Reading the different news items together - developments of concern - even if the eyes of the puppy ice seal are too much...

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Using google earth to find coal fired power plants

Using google earth to find coal fired power plants | Energy, Climate Change, Energy companies, Europe, trade unions | Scoop.it
News category: energy-discussions.com - Page 1 - Energy Discussions provides up-to-the-minute news coverage on energy topics such as green / renewable energy. Visitors are invited to participate by posting their opinion and comments.
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interesting tool to locale coal fired power plants near your neighborhood.

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