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MIT Conference Focuses on Future of Electric Vehicles 30.5.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
The future of the EV movement was the topic of the 5th annual technology conference co-sponsored by MIT and the New England Motor Press Association ...
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EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gas 29.5.2015 LA Times: Business
The nation's gasoline supply likely will have more ethanol in coming years — but not as much as was required by federal law.
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ETI Dynamics introduces solar electric hybrid vehicles in India 29.5.2015 New Kerala: Technology
Read Full story of ' ETI Dynamics introduces solar electric hybrid vehicles in India ' at newkerala.com.
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Drive your car, help fight climate change? The new biofuel that claims to be carbon negative 29.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Colorado-based startup Cool Planet says it has created a fuel that mixes seamlessly with gasoline and actually removes carbon from the atmosphere

The entrepreneurs and innovators at Colorado-based Cool Planet are betting that a word you’ve probably never heard is about to change the world. “Pyrolysis” refers to a process that involves heating materials to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. The result, says Wes Bolsen, Cool Planet’s head of development, is a biofuel that mixes seamlessly with gasoline and actually removes carbon from the atmosphere.

“There’s a massive benefit for climate change,” he says.

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Paris climate summit sponsors include fossil fuel firms and big carbon emitters 29.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

French climate officials’ announcement of ‘pragmatic choice of sponsors’ sparks outrage among green groups

Fossil fuel firms and big carbon emitters sponsoring the Paris climate summit in December are “a part of the problem” that delegates will address, but their patronage was unavoidable for financial reasons, senior French climate officials say.

About 20% of the €170m (£122m) cost of the Paris conference will come from firms such as EDF, Engie (formerly known as GDF Suez), Air France, Renault-Nissan and BNP Paribas, the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius,said on Thursday.

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STEM Academy students envision green space built atop 101 Freeway 29.5.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The STEM Academy of Hollywood is perched above eight lanes of traffic on the 101 Freeway. Its classroom windows offer the high school engineers a bird's-eye view of some of Los Angeles' most enduring woes.
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'Sceptical environmentalist' Bjorn Lomborg on climate change - podcast 29.5.2015 Guardian: Science
We take a closer look at some of Lomborg's arguments on fracking, emissions and green energy Continue reading...
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We didn't demonise solar: the Grattan Institute responds to the critics | Tony Wood 29.5.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Whether solar power is ultimately ‘the winner’ is a conclusion that remains premature. But of course solar has a future, as our analysis demonstrated A new world of distributed electricity generation is emerging that will profoundly challenge the business models of generators, grid operators and retailers. In cities, consumers will draw less power from the centralised system as they generate and store their own. In rural areas, individuals, clusters of houses and even small towns may find it financially viable to disconnect from the grid. But, critical policy reforms are urgently needed to support these changes, and we must learn from the expensive mistakes of the past. A new report for the Grattan Institute, Sundown, sunrise: how Australia can finally get solar right , identifies and quantifies these past mistakes and makes recommendations on what must be done to deliver electricity in a way that is fairer, cheaper and more ...
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Poor nations waiting for a deal on climate, says French minister 29.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Developing countries will wait to see if rich nations will ‘meet their expectations’ in global warming talks, says Ségolène Royal

Developing countries are “waiting to see” what rich nations will offer them in global warming talks, the French minister of environment has said, ahead of crunch negotiations to be hosted in Paris later this year.

Ségolène Royal, the environment minister and former presidential candidate, will play a leading role in the United Nations conference in December as the French government is working to produce a new “Paris protocol” that would determine the future of global action on climate change for decades beyond 2020.

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Minn. regulators approve site permit for huge solar project 29.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Geronimo Energy's Aurora project will build up to 21 solar generation facilities across the state to supply electricity to Xcel Energy customers.
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Two radically different cities, and the sustainability challenges they face 28.5.2015 Guardian: Environment
Leading a sustainable life in Iqaluit and Johannesburg isn’t always easy, but communities are rallying to overcome long-standing hurdles Sustainability is often seen as the preserve of the well-off. They are the ones that have the time and money to care about saving the planet. For everyone else, there are day-to-day concerns to worry about. Yet it’s communities with very real social and environmental problems that arguably have the most to gain from sustainable solutions. Here, we look at two cities where, against the odds, efforts to promote sustainable living are emerging. The first is Iqaluit, a remote indigenous community in the Canadian Arctic that is entirely reliant on imported diesel for power yet at the same time is seeing climate patterns impact its traditional ways of life. The second is Johannesburg in South Africa, where efforts to promote alternatives to private car ownership are slowly bearing ...
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Norway fund could trigger wave of large fossil fuel divestments, say experts 28.5.2015 Guardian: Environment
Other investors are likely to follow Norwegian fund’s move out of coal-based investments, due to its size as the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund Norway’s decision to dump all coal-focused investments from its $900bn sovereign wealth fund could unleash a wave of divestment from other large funds, according to investment experts. The fund, the largest in the world, is one of the top 10 investors in the global coal industry. The move, agreed late on Wednesday, is one of the most significant victories to date for a fast-growing and UN-backed fossil-fuel divestment campaign . It will affect $9bn-$10bn (£5.8-£6.5bn) of coal-related investments, according to the Norwegian ...
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Obama visits Florida to talk hurricanes and raise cash 28.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
MIAMI — Many a political fortune has been buffeted by summer storms. Think President George W. Bush and Hurricane Katrina. So with an eye on the fickle nature of winds, political and otherwise, President Obama arrived Wednesday in Miami, one of the U.S. cities most vulnerable on the eve of a new hurricane season.Read full article ...
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How Sepp Blatter won the hearts and minds of Africa to ride out Fifa storms 28.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
The support Sepp Blatter enjoys from football associations across the developing world has been bolstered by his Goal project, which delivers millions of dollars to improve facilities. A visit to Zambia underlines how it has helped to keep him in power Continue reading...
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Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism 28.5.2015 AP Business
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) -- Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts....
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Securing Smart Cities aims to make smart cities safer 28.5.2015 New Kerala: Technology
Read Full story of 'Securing Smart Cities aims to make smart cities safer' at newkerala.com.
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Russian gas industry looks east 28.5.2015 BBC: Business
Why Russian gas companies may turn to China
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Nick Stern: Shell is asking us to bet against the world on climate change 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Oil giant is wrong on climate policy and on the progress that will be made in renewables over next 20-30 years, says influential economist Nick Stern Shell is asking investors to bet against the world taking action on climate change or in renewables displacing fossil fuels, says influential economist Nick Stern. Speaking at a Guardian debate on divestment last night , Lord Stern said Shell and other hydrocarbon companies were getting it wrong on the potential of renewables technology and that people will insist on policies to hold global warming to 2C of global ...
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Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Technological advances have made removing salt from seawater and waste water less energy-intensive, but will they simply encourage us to use more? The average Briton uses 150 litres of water a day; the average American gets through 570 litres of the stuff. The world is getting thirstier and the global demand for fresh water is rising by 640bn litres a year. Population growth is one factor, not only the need for drinking water and sanitation but also the need to produce more food. Agriculture accounts for 70% of water ...
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Why India is captured by carbon - The Guardian 27.5.2015 google news
Why India is captured by carbon The Guardian Even with stringent policy action to increase the deployment of renewables and increase energy efficiency, “coal use is projected by all but one study to be more than two times current levels”. (Although India has a small nuclear industry – which ...
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