‘Just how bad has the coal ash situation gotten in the United States? So bad that the Department of Homeland Security has told Sen. Barbara Boxer D-Calif. that her committee can’t publicly disclose the location of coal ash dumps across the country.’
‘BONN, Germany — China wants the United States to deliver top of the line technology as part of a new global warming agreement, the chief U.S. climate negotiator said Thursday.’
‘As the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill moves forward in the House, Big Ag interest groups are circling their plows and sharpening their pitchforks. Some of the largest corporations in the agribusiness sector—including the GMO-and-herbicide giant Monsanto—are pushing to control how agriculture would fit into the bill’s cap-and-trade scheme.’
‘WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are calling for a hundred new nuclear power plants to be built in the next two decades as part of an energy plan they say is a better alternative than one championed by Democrats.’
Researchers and startups might tout flow or sodium batteries, but caves are going to be tough to beat when it comes to energy storage, says Robert Schainker, a senior technical executive at EPRI.
‘China is planning a vast increase in its use of wind and solar power over the next decade and believes it can match Europe by 2020, producing a fifth of its energy needs from renewable sources, a senior Chinese official said yesterday.’
‘Chalk up another casualty of climate change: Wind speeds in many parts of the U.S. seem to be decreasing, which could make life tougher for the wind industry.’
This video features Ivaneide Bandeiras of Kaninde.org.br speaking (Portuguese with English subtitles) at the World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil on the Rio Madeira hydroelectric dam complex being developed as part of IIRSA in South America and the impacts on on local indigenous populations.
‘Late last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pulled together a small, motley crew of companies with a stake in upcoming climate policy to launch its Innovation, Development & Employment Alliance — a group trying to ensure that an international climate deal doesn’t weaken rules about who can profit from cleantech innovations’
BEIJING Reuters – China must press ahead with new ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions for the world to have hope of containing global warming, a U.S. energy official said, urging cooperation to end distrust between the two biggest emitters.