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Direct Action unlikely to meet emissions target, says Climate Change Authority 22.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Advisory body also finds renewable energy target should remain at existing level but deadline could be pushed back to allow for investment uncertainty

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The firm that tests the world's ships 22.12.2014 BBC: Business
The Norwegian firm that tests the world's ships and oil rigs
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Taking a stand for a secure energy future in Minnesota 22.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Oil price plunge creates winners, losers 21.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Centaurs, Soviets, and Seltzer Seas: Mariner 2’s Venusian Adventure (1962) 21.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
Hydrogen is the most common kind of normal matter in the universe. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell us something, for the most common chemical element makes an excellent energetic rocket fuel. That does not mean, however, that it is easy to manage. Odorless and colorless hydrogen gas becomes liquid, and thus dense enough ...
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NY's bad move on fracking 20.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
"I consider the people of New York my patients," acting New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said this week as he cited health-related reasons for recommending New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ban hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to develop natural gas resources in the state. New York's environmental conservation commissioner joined in with the recommendation, which the governor quickly accepted.
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Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future 20.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate nonfiction book This Changes ...
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10 things to know about China, Latin America and the environment 20.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

New book argues Chinese firms’ presence in Latin America focuses on the most environmentally-damaging sectors

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New pathway to turn sunlight into electricity 20.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Dec 20 : An spectroscopy experiment at University of Oregon has opened a window on how sunlight can be converted into electricity.
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Seahawks are close to completing a stunning turnaround 20.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
As the Seahawks go caroling around the NFL, singing the songs they want to hear and stiff-arming anyone attempting to impede their joy, they’re writing a remarkable story without realizing it.
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Continuing Maryland’s energy boom 20.12.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Trivia question: What governor signed the first legislation in Maryland to boost solar energy from a cottage industry to a major business in the state? Was it liberal Democrat Parris Glendening? Current Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat? Or conservative Republican Robert Ehrlich?Read full article ...
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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths 20.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
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Xcel gets 427 solar garden applications in Minnesota 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The projects, if all built, would have the combined output of a major power plant.
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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in Wyoming bird deaths 20.12.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
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Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths at wind farms in Wyoming 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Why methane on Mars has reignited our quest for life on other planets 20.12.2014 Guardian: Science
Quantities of this gas on the red planet are measly, but Curiosity’s rover analysis could lead astrobiologists to distant worlds and watery moons

The existence of life beyond Earth is a prospect so profound that few others could be more deserving of Carl Sagan’s caution that extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence. What else competes? Proof of God? Proof that we are, as an Oxford professor has speculated, hapless characters in a computer simulation?

The announcement this week that Nasa’s Curiosity rover had detected unusual bursts of methane on Mars prompted a flurry of speculation that the gas came from alien life – that microbes on Mars could be churning out the gas, much as happens on Earth.

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UK's biggest solar farm connects to national grid 19.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Landmead in Oxfordshire is capable of powering 14,000 homes a year from panels on land used for grazing, says company running facility

The biggest solar farm in the UK, capable of powering 14,000 homes a year, has been connected to the national grid in Oxfordshire.

The 46MW Landmead solar farm, in East Hanney near Abingdon, is built on low-grade farmland used for grazing sheep, which will remain along with new wildflowers to be planted as part of efforts to improve the site’s biodiversity.

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UK energy auction boosts coal and nuclear power generation 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Government wanted new gas-fired power stations to be built but 68% of the capacity is to be provided by existing power stations

Consumers will need to stump an extra £1bn a year in 2018 to encourage power stations to stay open and keep the lights on, the government confirmed on Friday.

A “capacity market” auction undertaken this week by National Grid has ended with a price of £19.40 per kilowatt (kW) being agreed as a subsidy.

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Allete Clean Energy acquires Iowa wind farm 19.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The affiliate of Duluth-based Minnesota Power now owns four wind farms in the U.S.
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Removal of anti-windfarm group's charity status is a 'victory for science' 19.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Greens say decision by regulator to remove Waubra Foundation’s tax-deductible status is ‘a victory for science and a victory for public health’

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