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Dueling Charts of the Day: Peaker Plants vs. Green Power

January 21, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Peaker Plants and Green Power

Wind and solar power are transitioning from marginal to central players in the grid energy landscape. But wind and solar are also subject to the vagaries of daily and seasonal weather patterns, which means they sometimes can't be relied on to meet the grid’s critical needs.[read more]

The (not so) green energy race

September 2, 2010 by David Hone
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Pick up almost any mainstream media publication today and there will doubtless be a story about the “green race”, the rapid growth of investment in renewable energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency. It is certainly true that these areas have seen a stunning upswing in recent years, often backed by government mandates, fiscal support mechanisms and in some places a carbon price, but there is also another reality in play.[read more]

Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act

May 14, 2010 by Scott Edward Anderson

I've been away this week and am just starting to catch up on the news. Thanks to our friends at The Green Energy Reporter for pointing me to Brad Johnson's analysis of the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act from Think Progress/The Wonk Room: A First Look At The Details Of The Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act The side-by-side...[read more]

Toward a green economy in New Brunswick

October 22, 2009 by MichaelSmith1

The world is at a crucial moment in the battle against runaway climate change. Entire populations and ecosystems are threatened by climate change impacts including drought, heat waves, fires, floods, storms and rising sea levels. World leaders will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark this December to negotiate the next phase of a global climate...[read more]

Wake-Up Call

September 28, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles

In his column in Sunday's New York Times, Tom Friedman highlighted the growth of renewable energy in China and proposed that it represented "The New Sputnik"--referring to the wake-up call this country received when the Soviet Union orbited the world's first satellite in 1957. As is so often the case when Mr. Friedman turns his...[read more]

Nuclear Power as Green Power? Debate Will Heat Up as U.S. Eases Permitting Process

September 20, 2007 by Stephen Del Percio

Currently, 439 nuclear reactors in 31 nations supply 15 percent of global electricity, and 31 new plants are currently under construction throughout the world, including in Finland- Europe’s first in 15 years. Last week, in a fascinating and expansive cover piece on nuclear power’s “new age,” The Economist reported a projection that...[read more]