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Let's insure for the absence of wind!

Hurricanes are impressive, nobody will deny that. I confess, they make me feel meaningful, too. When I talk about hurricanes ...

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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On…

The first few days of 2016 have brought a flurry of earthquakes to the residents of northwest Oklahoma. On New ...

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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What's the drill with hydrofracking?

Fracking is all over the news today. Some people think it's brand new but its actually been used in ...

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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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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Does environmental protection bury the nuclear phase-out?

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and ...

STORY URL: Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten - NZZ.ch
Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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Is nuclear fusion the future?

Nuclear power usually gets a bad press. The conventional wisdom is that it's fraught with too many risks. All very ...

STORY URL: ITER - the way to new energy
ITER - the way to new energy

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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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