• Green Jobs Outsourced

    • Date: 12/08/10

    President Obama promotes federal subsidies for the renewable energy industry, saying they will create “the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced.” But some green jobs can be outsourced, as Michigan solar cell maker Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., demonstrated Tuesday. ECD said it will move final assembly of some of […]

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  • Spain’s Electric Car Sales Off Target

    • Date: 11/08/10

    Spain’s plans to have 2,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2010 have been dealt a blow as figures showed just 16 have been sold. The government-backed REVE electric car and wind power project said 15 cars had been sold so far this year, in addition to one last year. In April, […]

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  • Why Carbon Sequestration Won’t Work

    • Date: 09/08/10

    For those who believe in anthropogenic global warming, carbon dioxide is public enemy number one. They warn that CO2 must be avoided at all costs or Earth will heat up uncontrollably causing all sorts of ecological havoc. One proposal for avoiding global warming is the sequestration of CO2 by trapping it at combustion sites or […]

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  • Green Subsidies Gone Mad

    • Date: 07/08/10

    Imagine this scenario: Politicians at the state and federal levels begin handing out billions of dollars in subsidies so that over the next decade America’s wealthiest people – those with household incomes of $200,000 or more – will be encouraged to buy more vacation homes. Oh, and those homes should be concentrated in the areas […]

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  • Wind Farms Could Face New Restrictions As Government Launches Investigation

    • Date: 03/08/10

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has admitted noise regulations are applied “inconsistently” by councils and planning inspectors. They have ordered an investigation which may lead to stricter controls being imposed where officials have been too lax in the past. Campaigners who claim their lives have been made a misery by constant turbine […]

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  • Spain Cuts Solar Subsidies By Up To Half

    • Date: 01/08/10

    Spain will cut photovoltaic premiums by 45 percent for new ground-based installations and up to 25 percent for new roof-mounted plants, the Industry Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The step is subject to approval by the country’s energy regulator, the ministry said. Reuters, 1 August 2010  

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  • Britain bans new coal-fired power plants without CCS

    • Date: 28/07/10

    No new coal-fired power stations can be built in the UK without including carbon capture and storage technology, the government said on Tuesday. A consultation on an “emissions performance standard”, which would penalise power plants that operate below a certain level of efficiency, will be launched in November. However, Charles Hendry, energy minister, said it […]

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  • This talk of wind farms is so much hot air

    • Date: 26/07/10

    It is always a joy to travel around the most beautiful parts of Britain, particularly those wild and mountainous counties that make a special appeal to our national sense of romanticism and the picturesque. But for the past couple of months, reason has made that pleasure all the greater. At last, she has resumed her […]

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