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Energy in Our World: Good, Bad, and Ugly

Enviro News Wrap: Energy in Our World – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Much of the costs for energy sources like petroleum (oil) and nuclear are paid not with money, but with the health of our families as our kids get asthma or exposure to nuclear radiation. The New York Times updates us on Japan’s current situation with…

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Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground – It’s Time to Restore Sanity to Energy Policy

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to roll back progressive energy legislation in California are the most important policy fights to watch right now. Neither will revolutionize the way Americans get power, and in…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: What’s Missing from Obama’s Clean Energy Agenda? (Hint: Wind and Solar)

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with Permission) Nuclear power, biofuels, clean coal: These are the Obama administration’s answers to climate change. The 2011 budget, released this week, promised new loans for the construction of nuclear power plants, and on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), White House, and other departments detailed steps to encourage ethanol and clean coal…

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“Leave Ethanol’s Carbon Footprint Alone or Waxman-Markey Gets It”

House Ag committee chair Collin Peterson vows to sink the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.

Just How Clean Can Ethanol Get?

The Obama administration creates the Biofuels Interagency Working Group to help set new standards for the biofuels industry.

Duckweed Shows Promise for Second Generation Biofuel Feedstock and Wastewater Treatment

Researchers from North Carolina State University believe Duckweed will be a key to sustainable biofuel ethanol production.

International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day Two from Copenhagen – New Renewables to Power 40% of Global Electricity Demand by 2050

Day Two from the International Scientific Congress in Copenhagen projects up to 40% of global electricity supply will come from renewable energy.