Will Greenpeace Guinness Record Attempt Clean Facebook’s Energy Policies?


‘Member when we reported last week about Facebook’s pending announcement on “ the latest technology powering Facebook ?&# Well, seems like Mark Zuckerberg and crew had a different view about “technology&# and “power&# — its event made no mention of the renewable energies that Greenpeace’s Unfriend Coal campaign has suggested to The Social Network.

Five Principles For Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy

Sierra Club Compass

Misguided and inappropriate safeguards threaten to handicap some of the most dynamic and innovative approaches to ending energy poverty for 1.3 That the findings of Sierra Club’s latest report -- Expanding Energy Access: Beyond The Grid --  which proposes five policy principles to ensure clean energy access markets thrive. Lighting, however, is the beginning, not the end, of energy access. Energy Solutions International


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TEPCO and Japan's National Energy Policies


A kihiro Sawa, one of Japan’s leading experts in the field of analysis and research on policies, published his suggestions for Japan’s national energy policies, proposing a new framework for Japan’s national policies on energy and nuclear power with a view to compensation for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and the need to ensure a stable supply of electric power.

Seeking Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy


We are currently recruiting for an exciting new program, the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP), and are seeking applications from rising leaders in the United States and European Union. I would greatly appreciate any assistance from you spreading the word about this program and helping us identify appropriate candidates.

The Need for a Real Domestic Energy Policy in the USA


Alternative energy (or renewable energy) is a new manufacturing industry paradigm that is in its infancy. After the oil shortages in the 70's, government officials began discussing energy policy as a matter of national security, but this misses the point of a globally competitive economic world.

Solar vs. Fracking to Reshape National Security.

Elephant Journal

Solar energy is a truly renewable energy source that could very well act as our nation’s greatest security asset. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green drinking water aquifers energy policy fracking national security solar

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 8

Conservancy Talk

A few of your favorite fast food brands are switching to a greener paper policy. US energy policy fails to address climate change , argues one blogger. As usual, climate change is bad news. Oceans could be bearing the brunt of global warming. YaleE360 ). Mongabay ). Christian Science Monitor ). Might have to get used to that green slime , Cleveland. Grist ). This former NBA player saved a dolphin with his bare hands (and really long arms). Treehugger ).

Obomney: Obama v Romney on Environment & Energy

Green Living Ideas

While lacking luster, did his policies keep us from going deeper into economic disaster? Hard to tell, but I’ve been trying to pay attention to his policies regarding the environment, energy and agriculture (GMOs specifically). Although if you look to the RNC platform, it is easy to see where Romney draws his environmental and energy planks from. More renewable energy sources are necessary.”. “ WARNING: this is an opinion piece.

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Nuclear energy might see increased opposition after Japan crisis

Green Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has sparked new life in the nuclear energy debate in many countries. And the fear for possible nuclear accidents in other countries forces politicians to reconsider and review their current energy policy stance. The continued protests against nuclear energy in Germany has seen an upswing during these past days. Energy Britain china energy policy Germany India Japan nuclear energy nuclear industry nuclear power nuclear safety UK USA

Turkish Government Renews Efforts to Reduce Dependence on Foreign Energy

Green Prophet

Turkey imports more than three-quarters of its primary energy supply, primarily from Russia and Iran. The country’s energy ministry says it wants to become less dependent on foreign sources — but how sensible are its methods? As Turkey faces a 10 percent growth rate in energy demand and unrest in the Middle East pushes oil and gas prices up , Turkey’s government has unveiled a new strategic plan to wean itself from foreign energy sources.

NIST Releases Long Awaited Standards Report

Green Life Smart Life

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu chaired a meeting of nearly 70 executives from the power, information technology and other industries at which they expressed their organizations’ committment to support NIST’s plan. To prioritize its work, NIST chose to focus on standards needed to address the priorities idenfitied by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Policy Statment plus four additional items.

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What Is Cap & Trade: Understanding the Waxman-Markley Climate Bill

Green Life Smart Life

There is a new climate energy bill making its way through the House this week, named after its two sponsors, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) Each year, the number of permits will be reduced, thus increasing the market value of each permit and gives companies the incentive to install and use renewable energies. According to the bill’s summary, companies will be required to adhere to increasingly tough standards on energy consumption.

Cue that breaking news headline music!

Environmental Economics

The finding is likely to be welcomed by Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states but is sure to further rankle environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama over his energy policy. The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.

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Pres. Obama Stays at Eco-Friendly Hotel in Las Vegas


President Obama stays in eco-friendly hotel while in Las Vegas keeping in-line with his energy policies and agenda. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News barack obama

I'm on the look out for the M.I.T. ad in the JOE*

Environmental Economics

I'm fairly sure that there is a nonzero probability that the ad won't include a preference for expertise in the hopeless CVM **: Michael Greenstone, an international leader in energy and environmental economics, has been appointed Professor of Economics and director of the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at Chicago.

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"Job creation shuffle"

Environmental Economics

Severin Borenstein: Renewable energy proponents and advocates of the Keystone pipeline finally agree on something: that the right way to count “job creation” is to focus narrowly on the jobs in the industry they want to boost and ignore the overall impact on employment.  The “job creation” justification for government energy policies isn’t new, but its support among economists remains in the range of, well, zero.

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Philadelphia Eagles Stadium Going Solar

Solar Power Ninja

The plans are to install solar panels, wind turbines and an alternative-fuels power plant will save over $60 million on electricity costs over the next 2 decades.The savings “prove that sustainable energy policies are consistent with sound business practices,” club owner Jeffrey Lurie said at a ceremony in the 70,000-seat field.

Hotels ‘green up’ for business guests

Green Traveler Guides

A hotel stay might have once been thought of as an opportunity to overindulge on rich buffet food, multiple luxuriant baths and mini-bar nightcaps, but is the modern business traveler more likely to demand gluten-free breakfasts, in-room yoga mats and a green-energy policy?

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New Energy Economics book

Environmental Economics

Energy Economics  By Peter M. From the publisher: Energy Economics outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, and presents a framework for energy decisions based upon sound economic analysis. It considers market forces and policy goals, including economic prosperity, environmental protection, and other considerations that affect societal well-being. Schwarz.

"The staggering economic cost of air pollution"

Environmental Economics

Air pollution caused by energy production in the U.S. In 2002, the damages totaled as high as $175 billion, and the decline in the past decade highlights the success of more stringent emissions regulations on the energy sector while also pointing out the need to continue cracking down. The new analysis , just published in the journal Energy Policy, did just that. The authors suggest that the Great Recession in 2008 caused demand for energy fuels to dip for a few years.

"Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics"

Environmental Economics

Via caseyjwichman.com : Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics. Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. NBER Summer Institute – Environmental & Energy Economics. New York, NY. May 17-18, 2018. Submissions: closed. link]. Cambridge, MA. July 23-24, 2018. Submissions: closed (invite only). link]. Camp Resources XXV. Wrightsville Beach, NC. August 12-14, 2018. Submissions: closed. link].

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Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out Keystone XL Pipeline


He told the Huffington Post, “We invite the president to make good on his promises of a real renewable energy policy for the United States.” More than 10,000 protesters marched on the White House Sunday to fight the Keystone XL Pipeline. Among the protesters was actor and director, Mark Ruffalo. ” Ruffalo made his stances clear [.]. Causes Environment News Pop Culture mark ruffalo

My analysis suggests this was caused by a reduction in job-killing regulations from the radical EPA

Environmental Economics

energy policy The Onion : With gasoline prices dropping a full 26 cents from where they were a month ago, a new era of confidence and hope washed over Americans this week, confirming the United States is once again the greatest nation in the world.

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Climate policy after Paris?

Environmental Economics

So this happened a week ago today: Climate policy expert Billy Pizer will give a public lecture Thursday, November 3, at 5 p.m. The lecture, "Climate Policy After Paris: How the U.S. and 190 other countries can save the world" is being organized by the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis  (CERPA),  the Department of Economics , and the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics at Appalachian.

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Of course, the Senate Democrats' climate plan must tout jobs

Environmental Economics

Because jobs are the only benefit of environmental policy (sarcasm): Leading Senate Democrats unveiled their vision Tuesday for a comprehensive energy policy overhaul that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through new technology. the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, combines tax policy changes, emission reduction goals and research with smaller provisions, seeking to rapidly grow low- and zero-carbon energy in the United States.

Daily demand and supply: ethanol (i.e., theory of 17th best)

Environmental Economics

million in 2007, said Larry Goldstein, an economist and a director of the Energy Policy Research Foundation. A single policy that would provide incentives for ethanol production AND increased fuel economy would be a carbon tax (or cap-and-trade Don't be frightened when you get to the parts where it says "Congress set out to create" and "lawmakers assumed."

I know, right?*

Environmental Economics

From the blog formerly known as Green, Inc: Hoping to find a way around the current political impasse on climate change and energy policy, a former top adviser to President Obama has devised a policy proposal to drive down greenhouse gas emissions from the utility industry over the next 20 years. It would also pre-empt the clean energy mandates adopted by 29 states and the District of Columbia.

2011 109

Two mini bagels or too many bagels?

Environmental Economics

Energy Department. energy policy." " Although conservation, the sluggish economy and wider use of renewable energy contributed to the decline, low-priced natural gas was the prime factor, the Energy Information Agency found. Two more years to Kyoto: Mainly because power plants have switched from coal to natural gas, climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions hit an unexpected 20-year low earlier this year, the Associated Press reports.

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No quick fix: Fracking shale gas won’t make UK energy self-sufficient, says study

Green (Living) Review

Government researchers claim politicians have “overhyped” the energy potential of the shale gas industry, claiming it would not necessarily result in the UK’s energy self-sufficiency. Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Sussex and author of the report ‘The UK’s Global Gas Challenge’ claimed that government ministers and industry professionals had “overhyped ” the impact shale would have on the UK’s energy security.

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I went ahead and created a gas tax category

Environmental Economics

MANKIW PRESCIENTLY STATED during a 2006 interview conducted by CNBC's Larry Kudlow that the alternative to a simple gas tax is "an energy policy that looks like it was created in the Kremlin." The gas tax is really the least invasive way of getting toward our energy goals."

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Global Wind Day

Wind Power Ninja

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is declaring June 15th as “Global Wind Day” to help in the promotion of wind energy all around the planet. The American Wind Energy Association calling for a national renewable electricity standard and arranging Wind Day tweets. “In

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or we could just increase the gas tax

Environmental Economics

Interesting results, but the policy recommendations seem like killing an ant with a sledgehammer. In the first study of its kind, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher Alan Meier, working with Yuche Chen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have estimated the fuel consumption penalty of this popular and fast-growing vehicle add-on. "A national perspective is still needed to justify policy actions," the authors write. "For

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Rick Santorum-Environmentalism is "a Religion that's being pushed on the American Public"


On New Year's Eve, and a few days ahead of the Iowa Caucus , here is Rick Santorum on energy. We need an energy policy that not only from a national security point Environmentalism according to him is nothing to do with risks to humans and every other life form, not driven by a basic desire to keep the planet liveable for our kids and grandkids, nothing like that. It is, according to Rick." an ideology. A religion of its own that’s being pushed on the American public".

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Oxford says Africa’s not going green this decade

Green Prophet

New research from the University of Oxford predicts that total electricity generation across the African continent will double by 2030, with fossil fuels continuing to dominate the energy mix – posing potential risk to global climate change commitments. . Energy Afirca Solar Energy

Study: Renewable Energy Sector Grows Despite Recession, Further Growth Expected In 2010

Eco Friendly Daily

The recent economic slowdown appears to not have impacted the renewable energy sector as many had feared. Renewable energy has actually been exhibiting strength in recent years according to a new study. The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century recently released their study, which was requested by the United Nations. The study found that renewable energy installations outpaced fossil fuel installations in 2009 in Europe and the United States.

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Domestic production won't lower gas prices

Environmental Economics

How will the President respond to complaints from economists that his rhetoric is restricting the rational development of domestic energy policy? President Obama, facing voter anger over high gasoline prices and complaints from Republicans and business leaders that his policies are restricting the development of domestic energy resources, announced Saturday that he was taking several steps to speed oil and gas drilling on public lands and waters.

2011 143

Mom's Changing Tastes

Hug a Tree with Me

It’s kind of exhausting keeping up with mom because every time we’re on the phone she asks if I’ve had a chance to go to www.electriccompaniesindallas.com like she emailed me about and look at their energy policies and whether or not I’ve been able to research solar panels for the house yet. Mom''s Changing Tastes Guest post by Gerard Mcdaniel When I was a kid my mom would get really into one thing after the next.

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Daily demand and supply--Why are corn prices rising so fast?

Environmental Economics

Many farmers and ethanol producers worried then that the complaints would force a change in agriculture and energy policies and fewer subsidies for their industries, but prices came down and that didn’t happen. Farmers and ethanol producers have braced for what they expect could be widespread criticism as corn prices are rising rapidly and other food costs are following.

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Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy | 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems

Environmental Economics

Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems March 20-22, 2016 • New Orleans, LA • Royal Sonesta Hotel. Highlighting the challenges of socioeconomic research and policy in coastal systems, the 5th National Forum promises to generate collaborative efforts while providing a prominent venue for your current research, extension, and policy work.  Energy policy in coastal environments.

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Monterey Shale Downgraded

Green (Living) Review

Department of Energy Agency Reduces Monterey Tight Oil Estimate by Over 95% Oakland, California (May 2014) – In an article released May 20, 2014 , the Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has drastically reduced its estimate of recoverable oil in California’s Monterey shale formation from 13.7 He is a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and a board member of Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy.

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3 Natural Gas Myths Debunked

Green (Living) Review

A pair of new reports from the Post Carbon Institute and the Energy Policy Forum suggest that the explosion in unconventional natural gas drilling isn''t all it''s cracked up to be. The "Shale Revolution" is overblown, two new reports suggest. As studies and reports of water and air contamination continue to surface, these two reports outline less-talked-about problems like projecting more gas than really exists and a potential financial bubble.

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Post-Revolution Egypt Restarts Planned Peak Load Swap With Saudis

Green Prophet

The very progressive renewable energy policy spearheaded by Hassan Younis, the pre-revolution Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy will continue, post-revolution. Cleantech, Science & Technology clean technology Energy Efficiency sustainable cities Sustainable DevelopmentSome very good news from Egypt.

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Attitude's about carbon taxes

Environmental Economics

Sightline Daily : Today Yale and George Mason are releasing the third report from their latest national survey, Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in April 2013. Here is the graph that shows where 61% are in favor of a carbon tax on fossil fuel companies: Most of the other policies that people are in favor of are already implemented or politically feasible.

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