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nuclear power

Top U.S. Nuclear Regulator’s Parting Message: Fukushima Was “A Wake-Up Call”

Gregory Jaczko announced his resignation from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but he continues to fight for better safety

More than 100 Coal Plants Shutting—But How Much Difference Will It Make?

Many coal plants are shutting, and natural gas plants are on the rise—but switching from coal to natural gas might not make much difference this century

Leaked Documents Describe Plan to Push Climate Change Denial in Schools

Documents allegedly from the libertarian Heartland Institute describe a curriculum meant to cast doubt on climate science

Nuclear Generation Capacity Drops in 2011

If nuclear power continues to decline, the world will need a lot more renewable energy

IEA Outlook: Time Running Out on Climate Change

The infrastructure the world builds over the next several years could lock in dangerous climate change

Solar Industry “Darwinism” Weeding Out Weaker Companies

Solar panel manufacturer gets raided by the FBI, Iran officially becomes a nuclear-powered country, and scientists plan a ghost town for research

The Climate Post: Japan, Germany Struggle With Nuclear Power Slowdown

Also, U.S. has few options in the event of a massive oil shortage, and Los Angeles turns “carmageddon” into “carmaheaven”

The Climate Post: Australia’s Ambitious Scheme Sets World’s Highest Price on Emissions

Saudi Arabia—and the world—may soon face peak oil production, said Goldman Sachs, and San Francisco emulates Groupon to boost solar power

The Climate Post: OPEC Discord May Be “the Beginning of the End” of the Oil Cartel

General Motors’ CEO calls for higher gas taxes to push people to more efficient cars, and MIT researchers develop “Cambridge crude” to give electric cars more flexibility

The Climate Post: Record-breaking Greenhouse Gas Emissions, but Carbon Market Failing

In other news, Germany and Switzerland decided to abandon nuclear power, and industrial countries plead for more oil but OPEC is unlikely to supply it


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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