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Jacqui Lambie resigns from Palmer United party – politics live 24.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Senator has quit the Palmer United party after Clive Palmer accused her of being a plant to wreck his fledgling party. Follow the day’s events in Canberra live

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Fort Drum now powered by wood as part of military-wide goal of boosting renewable energy 23.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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The Thames garden bridge is nothing but a wasteful blight 22.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The cost of Joanna Lumley’s idea has risen to £175m so far and the impact on the surrounding area will be horrendous You get a cold call from someone charming and plausible, who tells you about something wonderful – solar panels, let’s say, or a conservatory – that will transform your house, give a faint glow of green virtue and which due to some miraculous financing arrangement will cost you nothing. Feeling weak, you say yes, and end up with a leaking roof, unmet promises and large bills. Something like this is happening to the public with the garden bridge proposed for the Thames. Lord Davies , chairman of the Garden Bridge Trust , says that “support for the bridge has been overwhelming”. You would expect this: who could not want the free gift of a poetic-vision-cum-infrastructural-facility? Except that such public consultation as has happened is rendered worthless by the fact that it was vague or silent on a number of significant details, which might well have led to different responses. The small ...
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Indian helping to light up Gambia 22.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
By Francis Kokutse, Banjul (Gambia), Nov 22 : Like many Indians who are proving to be philanthropists around Africa, Ram Mohan has set up a social business called Comafrique Intelizon Initiative and has embarked on the replacement of candles in villages in the Gambia with solar lights from India.
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L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts 22.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a summit in Los Angeles next year to kick-start efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions in both countries.
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A chance to tackle energy issues 22.11.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Energy and water issues do not galvanize the District’s interest the way schools and funding for new stadiums do, but perhaps they should. Without aggressive leadership, the city could become a laggard on climate change, clean rivers and other critical environmental ...
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Resilient energy systems: how will the UK adapt? 20.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Hurricanes and floods will become commonplace unless carbon emissions are cut right back, but will a clean energy supply system be reliable and robust enough to weather the storm? This article is sponsored by Atkins Earlier this month, the UN released a report that said climate change was set to cause “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on the natural world unless carbon emissions were cut sharply. UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon added his voice to the warnings by urging financial markets to stop investing in fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, and focus on renewables. While the warnings are stark, there are also opportunities for those striving to make energy systems more resilient to the risks posed by climate change and the move to clean ...
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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells 20.11.2014 NPR Health Science
Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
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St. Paul Saints stadium builders aim to make it a 'green' field 20.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
By next spring there will be ranks of photovoltaic solar panels behind the stands, waiting to power up Minnesota's newest sports complex.
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Huge solar plant lags in early production 18.11.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The largest solar power plant of its type in the world -- once promoted as a turning point in green energy -- isn't producing as much energy as planned.
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How to make old homes energy efficient 18.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Green deal is inappropriate for Britain’s 5m historic homes, so what’s the best way to stop them leaking energy? John Vidal gets expert advice for his Grade II listed home

Thirty five years ago I bought a row of 350-year-old Welsh half-timbered industrial workers’ cottages. Good move, except for the several kinds of damp, the beetles, woodworm, rotting windows, multicoloured moulds, doors that did not fit and a resident cat.

Over the years, nearly everything has been repaired and re-repaired, new bits
have been added, and other bits have dropped off. The cat has long gone and today it’s like so many of Britain’s other 400,000 listed buildings – hungry, expensive to maintain, and a mix of styles, materials and ages. I love it.

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Modi proposes global centre for clean energy research 16.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Brisbane, Nov 16 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday proposed to G20 nations that a global virtual centre be set up for clean energy research and development.
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Back off, Prince Charles... The countryside is too vital to leave to its grasping owners | Catherine Bennett 16.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The Prince of Wales and his ilk ride roughshod over legitimate concerns for preserving our landscape In the latest sermon he has entrusted to Country Life magazine, the Prince of Wales returns to a favourite theme: the inability of most of his future subjects to connect with the countryside, or land, as its owners generally call this facility. It is not that town dwellers do not treasure the country, he concedes, presumably aware that every survey and the membership of the National Trust tell us that; more that they do not value the countryside in a special way natural to those who know the soil. Urban dwellers might want to picture, for example, Tess of the dUrbervilles slicing turnips or feeding a mechanical thresher: The perspiring ones at the machine, including Tess, could not lighten their duties by the exchange of many words. It was the ceaselessness of the work which tried her so severely, and began to make her wish that she had never come to Flintcomb-Ash. One of the things that strikes me most ...
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Social-media misstep revives sexual assault allegations against Cosby 16.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
On Monday, Bill Cosby's website released the Cosby meme generator (now removed), an image macro that was supposed to let people create memes of the famed comedian from his "Cosby Show" days. But Cosby's meme generator turned into an unfiltered vehicle to denounce the comedian over ...
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Green Climate Fund: five key facts 15.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Developing countries see fund as help for countries that did the least to cause climate change and are likely to suffer most

G20 Brisbane: follow our live coverage

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Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor 15.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Keystone bad news for America 14.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping just announced a major agreement to cut carbon emissions in both countries and tackle global warming over the coming decades.
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Guest: How to fight climate change by harvesting wood 14.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Don’t just knock on wood; use it to fight global warming, writes guest columnist Bruce Lippke.
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BREAKING: The US and China Just Announced a Huge Deal on Climate—and it's a Gamechanger 12.11.2014 Mother Jones
In a surprise announcement Tuesday night, the world's two biggest economies and greenhouse gas emitters, United States and China, said they will partner closely on a broad-ranging package of plans to fight climate change, including new targets to reduce carbon pollution, according to a statement from the White House. The announcement comes after President Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping today in Beijing, and includes headline-grabbing commitments from both countries that are sure to breathe new life into negotiations to reach a new climate treaty in Paris next year . According to the plan, the United States will reduce carbon emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, nearly twice the existing target—without imposing new restrictions on power plants or vehicles. Tuesday's announcement is equally remarkable for China's commitment. For the first time, China has set a date at which it expects its emissions will "peak," or finally begin to taper downwards: around 2030. China is currently ...
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Save the Earth, but don't destroy a desert 12.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: I have driven through and visited the Silurian Valley on trips to and from Death Valley. The road from Baker north to Death Valley is a journey through time: vast, beautiful, haunting. Now an energy firm from Spain wants to place a solar and wind project that would scrape and...
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