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Spain may tax solar

Sad news from my home country have prompted me to write this blog (***versión en español debajo***): Bloomberg announced on ...

STORY URL: Spain Hurts Solar With Plan to Penalize Power Producers
Spain plans to make consumers pay for the clean electricity they generate and use themselves, a move unheard of in any other market.

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We need energy independence

Renewable energy, our saviour! If only everyone was for renewable energy and used renewable energy then the world would be ...

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Millenial trouble

In its latest quarterly report on household debt and credit, the New York Federal Reserve broke the happy news that ...

STORY URL: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/millennials-in-their-parents-basements/?_r=0

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Profiling the risks in wind and solar

According to "Profiling the risks in wind and solar", a recently published study by CorSo Environmental & Commodity Markets and ...

STORY URL: Renewable energy risk management and the institutional investor | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Profiling the risks in wind and solar, a joint study by Swiss Re and Bloomberg...

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Solar breakthrough

Scientists in Delft have developed a simple technique for separating oxygen and hydrogen in water using sunlight. http://www.sciencedaily ...

STORY URL: Best of both worlds: Solar hydrogen production breakthrough
Using a simple solar cell and a photo anode made of a metal oxide, scientists have successfully stored nearly five percent of solar energy chemically in the form of hydrogen. This is a major feat ...

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Coal can shorten your life

If ever there ever was a reason to stop using fossil fuel, then it has to be this: Over decades ...

STORY URL: China's coal addiction 'shortens lives'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23247803

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Who cares?

The achievement of longer lives brings with it challenges. Thanks to the reduction of infectious diseases in many countries, this ...

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Importance of Relationships & Later Life

Relationships remain important in older age. In a survey conducted by RELATE with Ipsos MORI, 83% of people over 50 ...

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Piper Alpha after the fire

When the North Sea platform Piper Alpha exploded on 6 July 1988 killing 167 men, Brian Krause was given the ...

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Extreme Oil Drilling

Our hundred year reliance on oil is at a turning point. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf ...

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What if we *never* run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Campaign to bridge the generational gap

The UK WRVS last year launched a campaign to actively bridge the gap between generations; their concern being that opportunities ...

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Renewable Energy - Start now!

The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact ...

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Shall we breakdown our traditions?

Modern societies provide better healthcare for longer lives but break down the tradition that the growth children take care of ...

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