• Public Backlash: Denmark Turning Again Windfarms

    • Date: 12/09/10

    Denmark has long been a role model for green activists, but now it has become one of the first countries to turn against the turbines. To green campaigners, it is windfarm heaven, generating a claimed fifth of its power from wind and praised by British ministers as the model to follow. But amid a growing […]

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  • Did ‘Renewables Mania’ Cause The Tech Slide?

    • Date: 09/09/10

    Catherine Rampell did a marvelous job in Tuesday’s New York Times of pulling the cover off one of the most overlooked impediments to economic recovery: stagnation in the tech sector. Silicon Valley and other American tech centers simply aren’t coming up with the marvels they produced in the late 1990s and early 2000s.  Perhaps the Internet Revolution […]

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  • French Taxpayers Face €54 Billion Wealth Transfer To Green Investors

    • Date: 07/09/10

    France needs to revise targets for solar energy and further cut subsidies to curb costs to consumers that may balloon to 54 billion euros ($70 billion) by 2020, according to a government report. New installations should be capped at 300 to 500 megawatts a year, wrote Jean-Michel Charpin in a report published on the finance ministry’s website […]

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  • Wind Falters While Nuclear Surges

    • Date: 06/09/10

    In Europe and North America, the development of nuclear power effectively halted after the March 1979 accident in Pennsylvania at Three Mile Island. Until recently the building of additional nuclear reactors in most developed nations was unlikely. Meanwhile, the greatest hope of the alternative energy industry has been wind power, but people around the world […]

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  • Prince Charles Blasted For Green Hypocrisy

    • Date: 05/09/10

    Prince Charles faced ridicule yesterday for taking the Royal train on a week-long nationwide tour to promote cycling. The prince has ordered the nine carriage train for a five-day, 1300-mile “green tour” of Britain, starting from Glasgow tomorrow. His trip is aimed at promoting environmentally friendly lifestyles and ethical modes of transport and he has […]

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  • Czech Government To Kill Solar Boom

    • Date: 02/09/10

    The [Czech] government is currently weighing a draft amendment that would further limit the solar industry. Following recent reports that electricity prices in the country could go up significantly to pay for government solar subsidies, a number of government measures are in the works that would reign in the solar industry while meeting goals to […]

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  • After Coal Rush, A New US Oil Rush?

    • Date: 31/08/10

    It contains hundreds of billions of barrels of light crude oil and thousands of wells and should be scaring the pants off any oil exporter needing high crude prices to balance its budget. It is the Bakken Shale oilfield, which sprawls across two Canadian prairie provinces and two western US states including North Dakota, under […]

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  • Diesels Greener Than Electric Cars?

    • Date: 31/08/10

    Swiss boffins have mounted an investigation into the largely unknown environmental burdens of electric cars using lithium-ion batteries, and say that the manufacturing and disposal of batteries presents no insurmountable barriers to electric motoring. However, their analysis reveals that modern diesel cars are actually better for the environment than battery ones. The revelations come in […]

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