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Solar Paint Technology May Revolutionize the Renewable Energy Industry

Lowering your carbon footprint and reducing greenhouse gasses may become as simple as painting your home or office, thanks to breakthrough research from the University of Notre Dame.  The researchers, led by Professor Prashant Kamat, have created a new solar paint dubbed “Sun-believable,” which is laced with power producing nanoparticles capable of producing electricity.  With the ability to generate renewable…

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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra, Big Oil Subsidies, and Politics, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:  Obama promised to try to end subsidies for oil companies and he followed through, but the US Congress voted down the bill, mostly along party lines. The main argument Obama is using is that oil companies are very profitable and will not be hurt by…

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Enviro News Wrap: The Real Story on Gas Prices; Chevron Execs Barred from Leaving Brazil; the Growth of Solar, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A lot of what I know about the American oil industry I learned from Antonia Juhasz, an activist working in California who recently went on MSNBC to discuss oil prices. Her best point was this: the price of oil will no longer be…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Solar Trade War Between China and the U.S.; Oil Spill Blackens River in Venezuela; Shareholders and the Environment, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Permitting is a huge headache in the PV Solar installation industry; fixing the way local building departments issue and approve permits is a whole side battle for the renewable energy industry. Here is a summary of the “solar panel trade war” between China and the US. Oil…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Texas Comes Clean on Fracking; Some Fear Smart Meters a U.N. Plot; a 7-Year Spill in the Gulf, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Natural gas companies in Texas are reporting what chemicals they use to frack and how much water they are using. NPR explores the idea that cheap natural gas undermines the rise of the renewable energy industry. And don’t forget that natural gas destroys our environment just as much as…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra and the Chinese; Dirty Data Centers; Greenwashing Natural Gas, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Solydndra and the Chinese PV solar market: Solyndra, the made-in-the-USA solar panel company, recently filed for bankruptcy after taking a $535 million loan guarantee from the US government. The political response is to pressure Obama to restrict the importation of Chinese made solar panels due to the…

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