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Energy Industry Regulation and Policy | The Energy Collective

Energy Industry Regulation and Policy | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As fracking activists of all stripes campaign for and against the practice, it is crucial that the oil and gas industry itself intervene to bridge gaps, open dialogues, welcome criticisms, and demonstrate proactive efforts to make fracking safer...
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Why Do You Need a Sustainable Energy Plan? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Why Do You Need a Sustainable Energy Plan? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Creating a Sustainable Energy Plan is a simple, systematic way to examine, refine, and act on one of the most important aspects of a sustainable business. A plan lets you see where you are, decide what immediate positive changes your company can make, and create long-term practical and actionable goals.


Why create a plan specifically about energy?


Energy use is your most important environmental impact.

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Kilowatt Hours Electricity Costs Around the World | The Energy Collective

Kilowatt Hours Electricity Costs Around the World | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Australia and Germany each just had an election. In both cases electricity prices were an election issue. That seems fair enough given that in both countries they are paying significant more $/kWh than most countries.
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3.2 Million Tesla Supercharger Miles Already Logged

3.2 Million Tesla Supercharger Miles Already Logged | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On Monday, Tesla Motors tweeted that its Model S owners had already logged 3.2 million miles (5.15 million kilometers) on the company's Supercharger network. To be honest, that's a lot more than I would have guessed.
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Hornet attacks kill dozens in China

Hornet attacks kill dozens in China | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hundreds of people stung in Shaanxi province by swarms of giant insects believed to have multiplied over warm summer
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12 Tips to Green Your Dishwashing | Caelus Green Room

12 Tips to Green Your Dishwashing | Caelus Green Room | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
To green your dishwashing, be sure to buy an energy and water efficient dishwasher, wash full loads, avoid hand-washing, and buy eco-friendly detergent.
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The whitewashing of the environmental movement

The whitewashing of the environmental movement | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The traditional environmental movement has a diversity problem. And for the environmentalism as a whole to succeed, that needs to change, says Van Jones.
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Colorado Struggles To Repair Flooded Roads And Bridges Before The End Of The Year

Colorado Struggles To Repair Flooded Roads And Bridges Before The End Of The Year | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The cost of repairing roads and bridges destroyed by the flood will cost at least $430 million. And disaster response is threatened by the potential of a government shutdown.
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Toxic Chemicals in Brazilian Blowout and Other Salon Products Increase Risk of Cancer

Toxic Chemicals in Brazilian Blowout and Other Salon Products Increase Risk of Cancer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bloody noses. Blistering rashes. Piercing migraines. These are just a few of the symptoms veteran hairstylist Jennifer Arce experienced after she was diagnosed with chemical poisoning ...
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New Interactive Experience from Boulder's Climate Reality Helps You Discover the Things You Can't Live Without - The Denver Egotist

Today at the Mashable Social Good Summit, Climate Reality Project is launching a digital experience called 'What I Love.' This interactive experience is intended to make climate change personal for people around the world.

 

"For a lot of people, climate change is an abstract, distant threat. Some don’t realize that climate change is in our backyard, affecting the things we care about. By connecting the dots between man made carbon pollution and our most intimate personal interests, What I Love will compel people to take action and protect the things they can’t live without," says Creative Director Larry Olson.

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Six Myths About Renewable Energy, and Seven Answers

Six Myths About Renewable Energy, and Seven Answers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Keith Johnson, writing recently in the Wall Street Journal, does a commendably even-handed job laying out “Six Myths About Renewable Energy.”   Citing the rapid progress renewables have made in recent years, he concludes that “Many of the debating...
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Disclaimer: The Keith Johnson referenced in this article is not the same Keith Johnson that is associated with Sustain Our Earth.

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Remember The Tar Sands Leaks That No One Knew How To Stop In July? They’re Still Leaking.

Remember The Tar Sands Leaks That No One Knew How To Stop In July? They’re Still Leaking. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Leaks that may have began as long ago as last winter are still spilling oil into Alberta's boreal forest.
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Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale

Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Lytle has already forgone six days of work this year due to the automatic government cuts known as sequestration.
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Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials

Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.
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Climate Change Predictions and Hindsight | The Energy Collective

Climate Change Predictions and Hindsight | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With attention focused on the release of the Working Group I report of Fifth Assessment of the IPCC, I thought that it would be worthwhile to present the findings of Working Group I from the Fourth Assessment (AR4) which were expressed with the...
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Solar Subsidies Article in Wall Street Journal Misses The Beat

Solar Subsidies Article in Wall Street Journal Misses The Beat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Originally published on Cost of Solar.
Generally speaking, reading and debunking horrible clean energy or electric vehicle stories in the mainstream media is not something I enjoy doing.
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One Million Euro Dutch Wind Turbine Crowd-funded in Just 13 Hours

One Million Euro Dutch Wind Turbine Crowd-funded in Just 13 Hours | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In only 13 hours, Windcentrale raised €1.3 million from 1,700 Dutch households interested in buying shares in a wind turbine in the center of the Netherlands.
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Greenpeace activists denied bail by Russian court considering piracy charge

Greenpeace activists denied bail by Russian court considering piracy charge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Three of 30 arrested over Arctic drilling protest remanded in custody with decision on others expected later on Thursday
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NREL Releases New Roadmap to Reducing Solar PV 'Soft Costs' by 2020 - HispanicBusiness.com

GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy'sNational Renewable Energy Laboratory issued the following news release:

The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently issued a new report, "Non-Hardware ('Soft') Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaics, 2013-2020,"


(http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/59155.pdf)funded by DOE's SunShot Initiative and written by NREL andRocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The report builds off NREL's ongoing soft-cost benchmarking analysis and charts a path to achieve SunShot soft-cost targets of$0.65/W for residential systems and $0.44/W for commercial systems by 2020.

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Climate change policy is just good economics

Climate change policy is just good economics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For the majority of the new century, Americans have largely stopped caring about the environment.
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Scientists identify top ten priority regions for climate adaptation funding to secure food security and biodiversity  | BirdLife Community

Scientists identify top ten priority regions for climate adaptation funding to secure food security and biodiversity  | BirdLife Community | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

A new study investigating the impacts of climate change has identified 10 global priority regions where targeted funding for building resiliency and adapting to the impacts of climate  change  would provide the greatest benefits to both people andthe natural ecosystems that support life on Earth.

 

The regions identified in the study, ranging from Africa to South America, to Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, are areas where small-scale farmers will be most affected by climate change and where Biodiversity Hotspots are also located.

 

The 10 priority regions with the greatest potential benefits to humanity include:

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4 climate myths you'll hear this week

4 climate myths you'll hear this week | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Tis the season of climate denial. Be prepared.

 

Leading into Friday's upcoming release of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, climate skeptics have gone into overdrive. They're doing anything they can to undermine public acceptance of the dangers posed by global warming, which, at least according to a leaked draft of the report, is "extremely likely" (or, 95 percent certain) to be caused by human activities.

 

Unfortunately, much of this glut of misinformation is likely to make its way to people in your life—whether it's your congressman, your favorite talk radio host, or even your family. Heck, this stuff might even pop up in a heated conversation over your dinner table with your Uncle Larry (who always seems to be dying to argue about climate change).

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Picture Climate: What’s a USCRN Station? | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Picture Climate: What’s a USCRN Station? | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. Climate Reference Network’s observing sites are equipped with a standard set of sensors to monitor climate.
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The Maldives, a fledgling democracy at the vanguard of climate change

The Maldives, a fledgling democracy at the vanguard of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An IPCC report on future sea-level rise looms, but climate issues are absent from the political campaigns on the paradise atolls
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