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Warming to the science of global warming

Giles Parkinson at The Climate Spectator has a look at our warming planet - Warming to the science.It’s getting more difficult to pretend that the world is not warming. A report compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and...

Posted August 1, 2010    

Energy and Climate Policy A Low Priority Election Issue

Neither of the major parties are running an election campaign with climate change (let alone peak oil) as a major issue, with Labor handpassing the issue to a future "citizens assembly" (so much for the "greatest challenge of our generation" - now...

Posted July 30, 2010    

Spain - A Solar Thermal Powerhouse

Energy Matters has a post on solar thermal power in Spain - Spain - A Solar Thermal Powerhouse.Spain has become the world's largest producer of solar thermal energy after the connection of the La Florida solar farm in Alvarado; and also now boasts...

Posted July 22, 2010    

Blimps could replace aircraft in freight transport ?

The Guardian has a somewhat far-fetched article on the prospects for airships replacing planes - Blimps could replace aircraft in freight transport, say scientists.Fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and other foreign luxuries could be part of a global...

Posted July 21, 2010    

Driving the electric car revolution

The Climate Spectator has a look at the trend towards electric cars - Driving the electric revolution.After some false starts, the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) is now seriously on the political agenda right around the world.The fact that EV...

Posted July 20, 2010    

With a Boost from Innovation, Small Wind Is Powering Ahead

Yale Environment 360 has a look at the fast growing micro-wind sector - With a Boost from Innovation, Small Wind Is Powering Ahead.The Solarium, a new 8-story apartment building in New York City, is part of a new wave of green buildings in Gotham....

Posted July 19, 2010    

Germany targets switch to 100% renewables for its electricity by 2050

The Guardian has an article on German interest in switching to 100% renewable energy - Germany targets switch to 100% renewables for its electricity by 2050.Germany could derive all of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050 and become...

Posted July 18, 2010    

Oil gusher plugged, says BP

The SMH reports that BP are claiming a new cap fitted over the leaking Macondo well has is capturing the oil flow - After three months, oil gusher plugged, says BP. The SMH also reports that BP's role in the release of the Lockerbie bomber is being...

Posted July 16, 2010    

Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf

The NYT reports that huge columns of oil are floating under the surface of the Gulf of Mexico - Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf. Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large...

Posted May 17, 2010    

Building a North Sea Supergrid

REW has an article on a new proposal for a north sea supergrid - Stakeholders Team Up To Expand Europe's Super-Grid. Europe has plenty of grid initiatives to help meets its ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the help of...

Posted May 15, 2010    

Brazil Announces Large Offshore Oil Find

The Latin American Herald Tribune has an article on Brazil's latest deepwater offshore oil find - Brazil Announces Large Offshore Oil Find. I wonder if Petrobras will manage to avoid covering the Atlantic with oil as they develop all these prospects...

Posted May 14, 2010    

Bill Gates Announces Funding for Seawater-Spraying Cloud Machines

Inhabitat has a post on yet another crackpot geoengineering scheme - people really do waste a lot of time trying to find ways to avoid harnessing renewable energy sources - Bill Gates Announces Funding for Seawater-Spraying Cloud Machines....

Posted May 14, 2010