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Breaking New Ground on Grid Rules

Breaking New Ground on Grid Rules | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Grid operators are scratching their heads over how they should weigh a proposal for an undersea transmission line for electricity.
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Soot is No. 2 global-warming culprit, study finds (+video)

Soot is No. 2 global-warming culprit, study finds (+video) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that soot plays a major role in climate change – second only to carbon-dioxide emissions. Targeting soot could lead to quicker results in battling global warming.
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2013 Nissan LEAF Gets Massive Price Cut

2013 Nissan LEAF Gets Massive Price Cut | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The 2013 Nissan LEAF will now be made in the USA, and along with some technical improvements, it will sport a new much reduced price tag.
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Running the Numbers, and the Country, on Renewables

Running the Numbers, and the Country, on Renewables | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

There is general agreement across the (sane, rational) political spectrum that renewable energy is the future. In 2009, Scientific American published a detailed vision of how a renewable planet could be achieved, and what such a world might look like.

Now, in a major effort at the University of Delaware, a much more detailed and specific look at how a shift to renewables could replace, watt for watt, the current system in a large regional grid called the PJM Interconnection, representing 13 states and one fifth of the US grid.

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AUSTRALIA: Reputex predicts carbon trade will shrink without floor price - EnergyAsia

AUSTRALIA: Reputex predicts carbon trade will shrink without floor price - EnergyAsia | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Edible edifice: The offices of tomorrow

Edible edifice: The offices of tomorrow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The office buildings of the future will be intelligent - and tasty too - says the BBC's Michael Millar.
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United Airlines accused of running ‘sham’ fuel business to avoid taxes | Transportation | News | Financial Post

United Airlines accused of running ‘sham’ fuel business to avoid taxes | Transportation | News | Financial Post | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Regional Transportation Authority alleges United Aviation Fuels Corp., a subsidy of United Airlines, has operated a “sham” office in the DeKalb County community of Sycamore since 2001
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The Really, Really Big Picture

The Really, Really Big Picture | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
[Many longtime followers of the Crash Course have asked Chris to update his forecasts for Peak Oil in light of the production increases in shale oil and gas over recent years.
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West is failing to capitalise on rising China: HSBC

West is failing to capitalise on rising China: HSBC | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Singapore (AFP) Jan 15, 2013 - Western nations have failed to capitalise on China's economic rise as they struggle with their own problems, leaving others to benefit from the Asian giant's insatiable demand, HSBC said Tuesday.
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Nissan cuts price of electric Leaf

Nissan cuts price of electric Leaf | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Detroit, Michigan (AFP) Jan 14, 2013 - Nissan said Monday it would slash the price of its pioneering all-electric Leaf sedan to boost sales, after a disappointing 2012.
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Fusion helped by collision science

Fusion helped by collision science | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Jan 16, 2013 - An international team of physicists has calculated the efficiency of a reaction involving an incoming electron kicking out an electron from the metal beryllium (Be) or its hydrogen compound molecule...
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Chinese hope to snatch beleaguered Australian coal tycoon's assets | MINING.com

Chinese hope to snatch beleaguered Australian coal tycoon's assets | MINING.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As beleaguered Aussie mining tycoon Nathan Tinkler watches his troubles augment, Chinese investors are seeking to take advantage of his travails by salvagi
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The University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water

The University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The University of Vermont has become the latest institution (following closely on the footsteps of the entire town of Concord, Massachusetts) to fully ban bottled water.
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Renewable energy could 'run Australia' — The Daily Climate

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The Hyper-Efficient TWIKE Human-Electric Hybrid Vehicle

The Hyper-Efficient TWIKE Human-Electric Hybrid Vehicle | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We visit the factory where the only human-electric hybrid sold in series is produced to explore the benefits of a car you can pedal.
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Wake-up Call Climate Report from U.S. Government Made Public

Wake-up Call Climate Report from U.S. Government Made Public | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A government advisory committee has submitted for public review of an climate report that -- surprisingly -- doesn't mince words.
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Zero emission synfuel from seawater

Zero emission synfuel from seawater | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guest post by John Morgan. John runs R&D programmes at a Sydney startup company. He has a PhD in physical chemistry, and research experience in chemical engineering in the US and at CSIRO. He i...
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Plugged In to Progress with Geothermal Energy in Kenya

Plugged In to Progress with Geothermal Energy in Kenya | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Jackson Kiloku, a 26-year-old Masai who herds animals and raises vegetables, stood at the far end of Inkoiriento village, a panoply of wooden and rusted tin-roofed buildings in Kenya's Nakuru County, and pointed to cables in the sky.
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A Radical Homemaker's Take on Investing - Shannon Hayes

A Radical Homemaker's Take on Investing - Shannon Hayes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The website and blog maintained by farmer, radical homemaker and writer Shannon Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers, Grassfed Gourmet, and Farmer and the Grill.
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Welcome to The Sietch - Projects Build Your Own Solar Thermal Panel

Welcome to The Sietch - Projects Build Your Own Solar Thermal Panel | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Sietch is a community dedicated to changing the world for the better, through education and direct action. Do you have what it takes, if so become a member. A place of sanctuary in times of danger.
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Hollande calls for more investments in clean energy

Hollande calls for more investments in clean energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Jan 15, 2013 - French President Francois Hollande called on Tuesday for pumping more investment into renewable energy projects to prepare for the post-oil era and to avoid global warming and very high oil prices.
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Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Detroit, Michigan (AFP) Jan 15, 2013 - Toyota launched a new hybrid version of its IS luxury Lexus sedan at the Detroit auto show Tuesday, but it will only be available in showrooms in Japan and Europe.
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Lower nitrogen losses with perennial biofuel crops

Lower nitrogen losses with perennial biofuel crops | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Urbana IL (SPX) Jan 16, 2013 - Perennial biofuel crops such as miscanthus, whose high yields have led them to be considered an eventual alternative to corn in producing ethanol, are now shown to have another beneficial characteri...
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Government incentives speed up installation of utility-scale solar power plants

Government incentives speed up installation of utility-scale solar power plants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mountain View CA (SPX) Jan 16, 2013 -
The adoption of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the United States is expected to accelerate during the next decade.
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Chevy Volt goes upscale in new electric Cadillac (Update)

Chevy Volt goes upscale in new electric Cadillac (Update) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
General Motors is trying to take the Chevrolet Volt's electric technology upscale with a new Cadillac.
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