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renewable energy

After Record Growth, Renewable Energy to Face “Very Difficult” Year

A report from the United Nations Environment Programme and Bloomberg New Energy Finance sums up the rapid growth of renewable energy in 2011, and looks at some of the clouds on the horizon

Shale Gas: A Boon That Could Stunt Alternatives, Study Says

If shale gas remains plentiful and cheap, it could crowd out renewable energy as well as ways of capturing carbon dioxide and storing it underground

Fight Over Tar Sands Pipeline May Lead to Cancellation, “Huge” Consequences

The Keystone XL pipeline, planned to run from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the topic of a fierce battle

Nuclear Generation Capacity Drops in 2011

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

The Climate Post: As Markets Dive, Clean Energy Stocks Hit by “Triple Whammy”

Renewables companies are struggling with producing too much for the demand, problems with government debt, and broader risk aversion among investors

Renewables investment up in 2010—but mainly because of China

The ailing economy has taken its toll on renewables investment in the U.S. and Europe—so what does the future hold?

The Climate Post: After Fukushima, Japan Vows to Boost Renewables

U.S. cars will get revamped efficiency labels, developed countries may have reached “peak travel,” and China suffers energy shortfalls

The Climate Post: Natural Gas Fracking Under Increasing Pressure

In other news, residents along the Mississippi struggled with historic floods, and research shows it’s not easy being green—especially when it comes to biofuels

Going “All The Way” With Renewable Energy?

Political will seen as main green power obstacle, but practical issues remain


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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