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Germany's Revolution in Small Batch, Artisanal Energy

Germany's Revolution in Small Batch, Artisanal Energy | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The industrial engine of Europe is increasingly powered by backyard windmills and locally owned solar panels. And this complex, patchwork system just might be the future of sustainable energy.
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Germany demonstrating the world that transitioning towards renewable energy systems is possible.

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No More Air Conditioners: This "Skin" For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

No More Air Conditioners: This "Skin" For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The facade works with no power at all--not even solar panels--and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.
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Energy bulls are ready for a run - Fortune

Energy bulls are ready for a run - Fortune | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Energy bulls are ready for a run Fortune Three long years: That's how long Jonathan Waghorn, a onetime Shell drilling engineer turned energy investor, has been watching with frustration as the oil and gas stocks in which he specializes have lagged...
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War and conflicts, good news for the oil industry, bad news for the rest of us.

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Creating resilience against natural disaster - Al Jazeera America

Creating resilience against natural disaster - Al Jazeera America | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Creating resilience against natural disaster Al Jazeera America Today's beachgoers in the three coastal states hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — encounter huge piles of sand on ocean beaches as well as...
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Planning for resilience. "A wall can only be built higher and wider in the face of greater flooding, but you can adjust a marshland or a dune as conditions change".

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Why does big business want to save the world?

Why does big business want to save the world? | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Lucy Siegle: Multinational companies do have the power to make things better and perhaps they are beginning to show it
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Will we see value driven transnational corporations in the coming future?

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IEA Says the Party's Over - Resilience.org

IEA Says the Party's Over - Resilience.org | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency has just released a new special report called “World Energy Investment Outlook” that should send policy makers screaming and running for the exits.
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IEA report

Rising oil prices, fracking bubble bursting and the need of investing $1.5 to $2.5 trillion a year to maintain our current energy regime.  

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Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Onshore windfarms far cheaper than coal and gas when health impacts are factored in, report shows
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When all the costs are taken into account renewable energy sources have no competitors

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‘Limits to Growth’ vindicated: World headed towards economic, environmental collapse

‘Limits to Growth’ vindicated: World headed towards economic, environmental collapse | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Australian researchers have shown that a book written ‒ and written off ‒ four decades ago accurately predicted where the world would be in terms of resource allocation and the environment. And that does not bode well for the future of humanity.
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Scary to see that despite of all the progress humanity have made in the last 40 years, no country has found the time and resources needed to avoid such a catastrophic scenario.

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The Global Shift To Clean Energy Is Not Just An Idea Anymore

The Global Shift To Clean Energy Is Not Just An Idea Anymore | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Originally published on The Tyee.
By Geoff Dembicki.


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"Renewables are starting to become cost competitive without subsidies" Ethan Zindler (head of policy analysis @  Bloomberg New Energy Finance)

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Fracking boom depletes, pollutes US water supplies

Fracking boom depletes, pollutes US water supplies | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The US's 'dash to frack' for oil or gas, which has transformed the country's energy market, is seriously depleting and contaminating aquifers and surface water supplies, writes Valerie Brown. The choice facing America is plain - energy, or water?
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Summary of the negative impact of fracking on the environment and society as a whole.

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Wind Subsidies & Solar Subsidies ~50% Nuclear & CCS Subsidies (Charts)

Wind Subsidies & Solar Subsidies ~50% Nuclear & CCS Subsidies (Charts) | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Originally published on Renew Economy. 
By Sophie Vorrath
After a week which saw the use of renewable energy support schemes in Australia described as “plain crazy”, it seems like a good time to take another look at the study published last month by Agora Energiewend that shows European subsidies for solar and wind essentially come at half the price of
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Subsidies to renewables still below those of nuclear and coal plants

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