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Diversified Renewable Energy Base Emerging in the US Northeast

Renewable energy initiatives and investments in the northeastern US are producing results and paying dividends economically, socially and environmentally, according to a report from ACORE, the American Council on Renewable Energy. Northeast region state governments have been at the leading edge of the drive to craft and implement policies to foster development and use of […]Read More

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EarthTalk: Progress in Biofuels Development

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How far along are we at developing algae-based and other higher yield sources of biofuels?    — Jason McCabe, Tullahoma, TN A few years ago biofuels were all the rage. Environmental advocates to national security […]Read More

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The Biofuels Pipedream

First generation biofuels have been widely criticized, but even second, third and fourth generation biofuels have uncertain technical, economic and environmental viability. A full assessment of the environmental costs of biofuels reveals that the vast majority do not make sense. For biofuels to be a truly feasible alternative to oil, life cycle analysis must take […]Read More

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Biofuels: Bad Policy Turns Win-Win Into a Losing Situation

Bad policy has thwarted the positive socio-economic and environmental effects biofuels production could have, according to a recently released report from Christian Aid. A drastic rethink, retooling and new vision is needed, they say. Read More

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Will Europe Become Energy Independent in a Generation?

The Europeans seem confident they’re at a competitive advantage in the current climate and economic crisis because they’ve been playing by the (environmental) book for the past decade. Brussels has just adopted an Energy and Climate Package (pdf) that insiders boast will set the scene for a “new global industrial revolution”.  Those are the very […]Read More