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Obama Calls for “All of the Above” Energy Strategy for America

In his third State of the Union address, Obama called for more natural gas and oil production in the U.S., and apparently more coal, too—while also remaining supportive of renewables and efficiency

As Eurozone Crisis Deepens, Fight to Save Emissions Trading Scheme Begins

Europe needs to take action to save its system for trading greenhouse gas emission permits, argued analysts and big businesses

Cutting Oil Use Should Be Focus of U.S. Energy Research, New Roadmap Says

The Department of Energy’s new Quadrennial Technology Review lays out new targets for energy research and development

Libya’s Revolution Could Provide Stimulus through Cheaper Oil

However, analysts predicted that getting back to pre-revolution oil production may take Libya a few years

Scrambling to Head Off Power Outages Caused by Heat Waves, Rapid Growth, and Disaster

Record-breaking drought and severe heat waves hit Texas, growing pains wracked China, and Japan worked to recover from Fukushima

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

The Climate Post: Debt Ceiling Impasse Could Hit Clean Energy Hard

Subsidies for wind, solar, ethanol, and other alternatives to fossil fuels will soon be on the chopping block, many experts say—and if the U.S. defaults, these payments could cease much sooner

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: 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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