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The psychology of energy savings: A Q&A with Alex Laskey and Sendhil Mullainathan | TED Blog

The psychology of energy savings: A Q&A with Alex Laskey and Sendhil Mullainathan | TED Blog | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Why behavioral economics is at the heart of Opower, which partners with utility companies to deliver personalized home energy reports.
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Incentives to save energy

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Oslo Copes With Shortage of Garbage It Turns Into Energy

Oslo Copes With Shortage of Garbage It Turns Into Energy | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Oslo, where roughly half the city and most of its schools are heated by burning garbage, is forced to import garbage to supply its waste-to-energy incinerating plants.
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Rachel Maddow Show

Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBC’s top-rated primetime show, The Rachel Maddow Show. The show features Maddow’s take on the biggest stories of the day, including issues in the news that most of the media may have underplayed or overlooked.
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Here's the actual show clip

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About The Project | Keystone XL Pipeline

About The Project | Keystone XL Pipeline | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Keystone-XL.com provides key updates and information related to TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone XL Pipeline Project.
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Interesting!

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Alexandra Hathorn's comment, April 4, 2013 10:41 AM
I think it's a good idea too, but are there going to be more spills?
Kevin Lynch's comment, April 4, 2013 10:42 AM
I think the pipeline is a goo idea because it will increase domestic oil output. rather than totally relying on foreign oil, we can increase domestic production.
Caleb Stone's comment, April 4, 2013 10:52 AM
I think it's a good idea as well because it would be easier and cheaper to get the oil from our own country instead of trying, another good reason is to because it wouldn't disturb the areas around it.
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Exxon pipeline breaks spilling 84,000 gallons of Canadian crude oil near Arkansas lake [UPDATED]

The ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline, which carries Canadian crude oil from Illinois to Texas, ruptured Friday, leaking at least 80,000 gallons of oil into Central Arkansas.
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Photos from residents and videos of the pipeline break

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Arkansas Oil Spill Raises Scrutiny of Pipeline Network

Arkansas Oil Spill Raises Scrutiny of Pipeline Network | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
An oil spill that fouled an Arkansas town is raising questions about the U.S. pipeline network and the safety of importing Canadian heavy crude, as President Barack Obama weighs whether to approve the Keystone XL project.
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Julian Martin's comment, April 4, 2013 10:41 AM
This oil spill is getting out of hand and needs to get fixed. And not at the last second.
dalia lorenz's comment, April 4, 2013 10:43 AM
i feel like they should shut down the reserve and replace new pipes every few years. in the article there wasnt alot that mentioned how often its closed or how often the pipes are replaced
Anne Van Meter's comment, April 4, 2013 11:48 AM
@Dalia, I would like to know what the maintenance schedule is also! For instance, like Ian said yesterday, nuclear energy is super-safe because there are so many procedures and protections built into the system. What protections are built into this pipeline? How did they fail?
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Arkansas opens probe into Exxon oil spill; clean-up continues

Arkansas opens probe into Exxon oil spill; clean-up continues | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
LITTLE ROCK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Arkansas on Tuesday launched an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline rupture that spilled thousands of barrels of crude oil into a housing development last week, just...
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Jessica Meyers's comment, April 4, 2013 10:47 AM
Are they going to evacuate the area?
Sadie Entwisle's comment, April 4, 2013 10:55 AM
Alexandra - they keep throwing around the term "aging Pegasus pipeline..." I think it just broke because it was deteriorating.
Anne Van Meter's comment, April 4, 2013 11:44 AM
They evacuated at least 22 houses. I don't know how long those people are out of their houses, where they are staying, nor who is paying if it's a hotel!
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California’s Lancaster is first municipality in US to require solar on new homes

California’s Lancaster is first municipality in US to require solar on new homes | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Earlier this week Lancaster, Calif., became the first municipality in the U.S. to require solar on all new buildings.
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Solar! Yay!

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Alexandra Hathorn's comment, April 4, 2013 10:51 AM
^ If the citizens do have to pay for the panels then they should at least get a discount or a tax break or something
Austin Groeneveld's comment, April 4, 2013 10:54 AM
If you think about it, if a whole community switches to solar energy, they would probably save a lot of money in the long run. I agree with you Alexandra, I think they should get at least a small discount in order to make the change.
Cailyn Pacuraru's comment, April 4, 2013 10:57 AM
I think this is a good idea because it is mostly always sunny in California, so the solar panels will help make electricity for each house. I have the same question as Jess, and will the price of the solar panels be included in the price of the house when someone buys it?
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Israel Turns On Natural Gas Flow at Offshore Site

Israel Turns On Natural Gas Flow at Offshore Site | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Natural gas started flowing from the Tamar reservoir, which is expected to supply 50 to 80 percent of Israel’s natural gas needs over the next 10 years.
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politics?

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When sidewalks and dance floors become energy sources | TED Blog

When sidewalks and dance floors become energy sources | TED Blog | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
The average person takes about 150 millions steps in a lifetime. What if we could turn all that movement into energy?
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How about high school hallways? Lots of foot traffic at predictable times. Wonder how much power we could generate?

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London's going to power 40,000 homes with used kitchen grease

London's going to power 40,000 homes with used kitchen grease | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
You know how you're not supposed to pour oil and bacon fat down the drain? Before that oil and fat gets discarded, the city's going to collect it and use it to run "the world's biggest fat-fuelled ...
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BioFuels!

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Maddow Slams Exxon's 'Paper Towel' Cleanup Efforts

Maddow Slams Exxon's 'Paper Towel' Cleanup Efforts | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Rachel Maddow addressed photos released by the EPA last week of the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill that some estimates say could reach upwards of 300,000 gallons.
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Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Pipeline | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
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From the horse's mouth...

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Kevin Lynch's comment, April 4, 2013 10:34 AM
This pipeline doesn't seem like it affect the environment at all. Farmland has regrown over the work site and we are still gettign the fuel we need.
Cailyn Pacuraru's comment, April 4, 2013 10:42 AM
I like how the route of the pipeline was revised to go through areas that would not disturb land and water resources. Fuel would still be transported without people worrying too much about it leaking into water supplies.
Joe Sobolewski's comment, April 4, 2013 10:43 AM
I like the idea of this pipeline. if it will help our economy i am all for it. Even though the environment might be effected a little, us kids are looking for a job after college and if this helps the economy, that means more jobs will open up.
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Why Won't Exxon Come Clean on the Arkansas Oil Spill Details?

Why Won't Exxon Come Clean on the Arkansas Oil Spill Details? | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Spill response and information access is a flashback to BP disaster.
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Mother Jones is a very liberal and activist-oriented organization... just so you know!

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Joe Sobolewski's comment, April 4, 2013 10:54 AM
Its crazy how they are being stubborn about the situation. They arent saying how much exactly was spilled, they are lying about everything. I think that exon should pay for all of this. And apologize to the families that had to evacuate cause of this.
Julian Martin's comment, April 4, 2013 10:55 AM
Exxon are beyond cruel, I hope the government shuts them down. I mean they are that lazy, they don't even care about who they affect.
Anne Van Meter's comment, April 4, 2013 11:46 AM
I would wonder whether clean-up wouldn't be easier if you did it sooner.
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Arkansas opens investigation into Exxon oil spill

Arkansas opens investigation into Exxon oil spill | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
LITTLE ROCK / HOUSTON - Arkansas on Tuesday launched an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline rupture that spilled thousands of barrel...
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Jessica Meyers's comment, April 4, 2013 10:51 AM
Everyone should stop going to Exxon for gas until they clean up their mess!
Joe Sobolewski's comment, April 4, 2013 10:59 AM
I agree with you Ian, they are in a lose lose situation with this one
Anne Van Meter's comment, April 4, 2013 11:49 AM
I wonder how the company makes those decisions? Is one person in charge of "public relations" after accidents like these? Is it a committee (notoriously slow to react)?
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US law says no 'oil' spilled in Arkansas, exempting Exxon from cleanup dues — RT USA

US law says no 'oil' spilled in Arkansas, exempting Exxon from cleanup dues — RT USA | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
The central Arkansas spill caused by Exxon’s aging Pegasus pipeline has reportedly unleashed 10,000 barrels of Canadian heavy crude - but a technicality says it's not oil, letting the energy giant off the hook from paying into a national cleanup...
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Ian Briggs's comment, April 4, 2013 10:56 AM
^ I didn't say that. I said the company should do whatever they feel is best for their business. In this case they chose to not clean up but I'm not going to argue considering they are a billion dollar business.
Joe Sobolewski's comment, April 4, 2013 10:58 AM
I agree Sadie. I feel like exxons reputation is really destroyed. They are very sloppy with everything you do and it is not a good company
Anne Van Meter's comment, April 4, 2013 11:51 AM
I agree with Ian. Rewrite the law, redefine it, and pull that loophole. That won't fix this situation, but at least it will prevent it in the future. Another thought, if Exxon knew that they were going to be responsible for any leakage, would they have been more careful about maintenance?
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When Israel starts exporting natural gas, Cyprus and Lebanon could be the big losers

When Israel starts exporting natural gas, Cyprus and Lebanon could be the big losers | JHS Energy | Scoop.it
Israel has started its first flow of natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, one of the most frenzied new hydrocarbon plays in the world.
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Ian Briggs's comment, April 4, 2013 10:48 AM
Well if they don't want to be losers, Cyprus and Lebanon should jump on the national resources while they still can. Just because Israel is smart enough to turn resources available to them into revenue, they shouldn't be labeled as the bad guys.