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Enviro News Wrap: Tariff on Chinese Solar Panels; Green Data Center for Apple; Brazil’s Rainforest, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The U.S. Government has made a preliminary ruling to put a 30 percent tariff on Chinese made solar panels. The final decision is on its way. The tariff will not bring Solar panel manufacturing to America because there are still countries in…

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Metrics for the Triple Bottom Line

Many are suggesting that our metrics need to assess the triple bottom line  (TBL). The health of the planet and measures of human happiness are not included in the leading economic indicators. The most commonly used measure of a nations health is gross domestic product (GDP) which refers to the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country…

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Gulf Oil Spill and the Changing Energy Equation

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has critical implications for the energy industry. In response to the spill, the federal government and Congress are rewriting the rule book on offshore oil and gas production. These new rules will change the way the US produces, transports and consumes energy. The Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium…

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