Month: December 2010

Climate Change and Civil Society Environmental News Global Warming News Government Grassroots Activism

How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in the New

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) 2010 was a disappointing year for environmentalists. This was the year Congress was supposed to pass climate change legislation, but each and every time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seemed on the verge of pushing the bill forward, the […]Read More

Environmental News Global Warming News

The Best and the Worst Environmental News of 2010

Here is a quick review of some of the best and the worst environmental stories of 2010. BEST: Mass Production of Electric Cars Cars and trucks are responsible for a quarter of US carbon emissions. However, this year, both Chevrolet and Nissan were amongst a slew of car makers who launched electric vehicles. Even SUVs, crossovers, luxury cars, station wagons and […]Read More

Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Environmental News Fossil Fuels Global Warming News

Enviro News Wrap: Coal Ash Sludge; 7 Billion People; Addicted

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Industrial processes leave behind nasty sludge and companies want to deal with it the cheapest way possible. The only thing standing in their way is our government. The U.S. government has deemed waste from incinerators “non-toxic” and waste from coal […]Read More

Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Renewable Energy

Latest EIA Report Shows Renewable Energy Production Continues Growth in

The latest Monthly Energy Review released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week shows both nuclear and renewable energy sources provided roughly 11 percent each of primary energy production for the first nine months of 2010 – the latest period for which data is available. The EIA report states that renewable energy sources, […]Read More

Efficiency Energy Policy New Energy Economy Renewable Energy

The Future of Energy – Bloomberg-Business Week Energy Survey

Smart grids, government incentive key to energy future –  Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services has recently completed a survey of energy professionals to gauge their thoughts and opinions on the key global energy issues we face in the coming decades. Sponsored by ABB, an automation technology service company for industry and utilities, the survey results show […]Read More