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The energy-efficient way to punish Putin and protect the planet | Chris Huhne 27.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
For once Europes greens and securocrats can join forces by reducing the EUs dependence on imports of Russian gas Europe has a Russia problem, as Herman van Rompuy, the president of the European council, recognised on Friday by sending out the latest draft of the proposed sanctions . Nick Clegg is right that Russia should lose the 2018 World Cup , but that is Fifas call. In those areas where it has clout, the EU is going to be tougher than most predict. The shooting down of MH17 has dramatised Russias role, and made it harder for European leaders to duck the consequences. Astonishingly, the MH17 incident does not appear to have even interrupted Russian arms supplies to the Ukrainian rebels. Petro Poroshenko, Ukraines new president, believes Russia is continuing to supply weaponry and according to western intelligence sources, he is right. Whether Putin wants to annex the Donbas Luhansk and Donetsk as well as Crimea is moot. Some argue that he sees Russian interests as equally well served by a fractured ...
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Is it harmful to burn my rubbish? 27.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Our neighbourhood is blighted by fly-tipping. I wonder whether recycling policies are working. Im tempted to return to backyard bonfires to get rid of the small amount of rubbish our household produces mainly packaging. Wouldnt this be simpler?

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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Appeal of eco-friendly homes grows in Illinois 26.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Real Estate
Illinois is decidedly in the bottom half of states with homes certified as green by the U.S. Green Building Council, but the appetite for them is growing, one foundation at a ...
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Letter: I don’t get the reason for solar fee 26.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
I don’t get the reason why Rocky Mountain Power should charge customers with a solar panel installation for the connection they already have. We are paying for that connection through the use of power and existing fees. As a homeowner considering the option of having a large solar panel array on my home, I feel it would be an injustice to have to pay an additional fee to the power monopoly for the connection I already have. Rocky Mountain Power should instead be providing incentives to customers...
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Green deal cashback scheme is shut after surge of applications 25.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Final £70m of money for energy efficiency measures under green deal home improvement fund is taken up in just three days

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Vikings won't enhance stadium to protect migrating birds 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The Vikings say they’re working with Audubon on lighting design and procedures, but can’t afford the added cost -- $1.1 million -- of special glass.
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China to build $1bn Gallic-themed 'film city' and Cannes-style festival 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Chinese authorities, who are working with Cannes counterparts on film festival, are planning film-themed tourist centre three hours from Shanghai Angelina Jolie angers China with Taiwan comments China plans to create an ambitious $1bn Cannes-style film festival in the eastern coastal province of Zheijiang, according to China Daily . Chinese authorities are teaming with counterparts in the French city, which has hosted the event since 1946, to bring a similar festival to the county of Anji. The aim is to build a Gallic-themed "film city" and tourist centre in one of China's most scenic regions, which is known for its bamboo forests and is a pilot region for green building. (It produces 12m commerical bamboo poles annually and boasts China's largest bamboo ...
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NASA honors Utahn for bringing the heavens to Earth 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
<freeform> The tiny Utah town of Kanarraville was about to be overrun with astronomy tourists. The problem? No one in the area knew it. But a call from Patrick Wiggins months before the 2012 annular solar eclipse allowed the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau to set up facilities, vendor booths and activities to help deal with the 20,000-strong horde drawn to a place that 350 folks call home. “If not for his heads up, we would have been ill-prepared, but we were able to plan for and even...
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Kazakhstan plans to remain world uranium leader, says Kazatomprom head 21.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Kyzlorda Region (Kazakhstan), July 21 : The chairman of Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan's National Atomic Company, has said that the country plans to remain a world leader in uranium supply.
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Greg Barker departure deals another blow to green Toryism 16.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Several prominent green Tories have been forced out of their jobs in recent months, and green businesses are worried Continue reading...
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Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in pictures 16.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Our pick of the winning and best entries from this year's international competition to design and build solar-powered houses, held in Versailles, France. Photographs by Lucien Lung

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Lone Tree makes it a point to encourage solar energy citywide 16.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Residents in Lone Tree may have noticed more and more solar panels on top of homes and commercial buildings.
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UK on track to miss carbon targets, climate change advisers warn 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Government's flagship energy efficiency schemes are found wanting in report by Committee on Climate Change

The coalitions flagship insulation programmes have failed to put the UK on the right track to meet its commitments on cutting greenhouse gases, a review by the statutory advisers on climate change has found.

The number of cavity wall insulations one of the most effective measures for cutting energy use has plunged by more than two-thirds owing to a change in government schemes to encourage insulation.

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Beat the heat in NW homes with these cool strategies 12.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Keeping your home comfortable in the hottest weather without spending a lot of money or wasting energy is easier than you may think.
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Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility 10.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry.
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Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility 10.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry.
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EDF nuclear deal is a bad economic bet 10.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Rising renewables output makes promise to buy Hinkley Point electricity at twice its current price a costly gamble

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Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan's Fukushima utility quit in droves 10.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility 10.7.2014 AP Business
TOKYO (AP) -- Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry....
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Five reasons for the new senate to keep the carbon price 10.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
With the senate vote on the carbon price repeal imminent, here are five reasons the laws should be kept. Continue reading...
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