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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

Natural Gas a Weak Weapon Against Climate Change, New Study Asserts

A new study argues that replacing all the world’s coal power plants with natural gas would do little to slow global warming this century

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

Maldives President and Climate Advocate Forced at Gunpoint to Step Down

Also, global warming could be behind Europe’s frigid winter, fracking for natural gas could be a major greenhouse gas culprit, and grass clippings could make a new kind of solar panel

U.S. Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada—For Now

After pressure from Republicans for a quick decision, the Obama administration decided to reject the proposed pipeline rather than try to rush its environmental review

Planting Wind Energy on Farms May Help Crops, Say Researchers

Wind energy may do more than improve farm income. When sited in agricultural fields, turbines may help crops to grow, new research indicates.

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: The World has Passed Peak Oil, says Top Economist

In other news, renewables hit bottlenecks, feed-in tariffs for clean energy get choked by austerity measures, and the “Battle of the Buildings” begins

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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