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

Eccorazzi

‘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. Luckily, Unfriend Coal has not moped off with its head hanging low. This week it is reaching for a Guinness — a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of comments on a Facebook post within 24 hours. On Wednesday, April 13, Unfriend Coal will place a post on its Facebook Fan Page simultaneously worldwide – then the page’s fans are encouraged to start commenting to participate in the record. The 50 best commenters will win a ‘Facebook Unfriend Coal’ t-shirt. (I have one — organic goodness and super comfy.) Greenpeace will display the comments on a giant LCD screen at Facebook’s global headquarters in Palo Alto, California. More info on this Guinness attempt can be found at Unfriend Coal’s Facebook event page. What do you think of Unfriend Coal’s latest effort to get Facebook to go green? Will you participate in its Guinness Record attempt? web mark zuckerberg

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 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

Celsias

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident has highlighted the unclear responsibility for Japan’s national energy policies, particularly concerning nuclear power. Allow Larger Scale Operations Rather Than Demanding Separation Between Power Generation and Transmission.

Seeking Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy

Celsias

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.

The Need for a Real Domestic Energy Policy in the USA

Celsias

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). More renewable energy sources are necessary.”. “

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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.

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? Business & Politics Energy energy policy

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.

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"Trump denies calling climate change a hoax"

Environmental Economics

In case you missed the debate Monday night (I wish I had), I think this was the only environmental economics: Donald Trump on Monday sparred with Hillary Clinton over whether he has called climate change a hoax as they debated the nation's energy policy. Clinton said the United States should invest in clean energy, build up to half a billion solar panels and work toward powering every American home with clean energy.

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

Eccorazzi

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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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.

"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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The price of a coal mining job-related air pollution premature death @rff_org

Environmental Economics

Here is a summary of an analysis of part of the Trump Administration energy policy from a new RFF working paper by Daniel Shawhan and Paul Picciano: A leaked US government memo proposes preventing the scheduled retirement of coal and nuclear power plants for two years. Using a detailed simulation model, we estimate the effects of such a policy on emissions, mortality, and coal-mine jobs.

The price of a coal mining job-related air pollution premature death @rff_org

Environmental Economics

Here is a summary of an analysis of part of the Trump Administration energy policy from a new RFF working paper by Daniel Shawhan and Paul Picciano: A leaked US government memo proposes preventing the scheduled retirement of coal and nuclear power plants for two years. Using a detailed simulation model, we estimate the effects of such a policy on emissions, mortality, and coal-mine jobs.

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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"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.

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. Pizer was deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy at the U.S.

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Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out Keystone XL Pipeline

Eccorazzi

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

"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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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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I consider myself an unpaid advisor to the Clinton campaign.

Environmental Economics

  Clinton, though, has not said she supports such a policy, and her personal climate change plan does not include a carbon price of any kind.   “Her plan is clearly articulated on her website," Clinton energy policy adviser Trevor Houser said, The Associated Press reports. "It's and I focus primarily on climate change: Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton WATCH LIVE: Clinton speaks at Florida rally GOP Sen.

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and we're off.

Environmental Economics

Well, that didn't take long : It’s been reported that Trump had chosen Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, to lead his Environmental Protection Agency transition team. He is the Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit public policy organization founded in 1984 by Fred L.

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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."

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.

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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.

2012 130

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. This is in large part due to China’s renewable energy sector growth.

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Mom's Changing Tastes

Hug a Tree with Me

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. For a while it was crafting and everything in our house seemed to be made out of paper mache and then after that it was cooking.

2013 130

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

2016 122

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.

2011 176

Global leaders make plans at world’s biggest energy shindig – IRENA in Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

IRENA was founded a decade ago to solve the world’s energy problems. It’s like the United Nations of Renewable Energy and anyone who is a serious stakeholder in renewables from government to news to suppliers goes to this annual event.

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New Hampshire: Clean Energy is One of Our Primary Concerns

Conservancy Talk

While attention is fixed on the New Hampshire primary, Granite Staters of all political stripes support a clean energy future. But they’re also asking about energy and climate. In New Hampshire, support for clean energy and action on climate change is strong and bipartisan.

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. Some very good news from Egypt.

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