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Tag: "biofuels"

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

Clean energy is growing again in the U.S. as investments in renewables increased in 2014 after a two-year decline.

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Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret - capture methane

Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret – capture methane

There are fairly easy ways to dramatically slow our methane emissions — if we make the commitment to do so.

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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

The odds that any climate agreement among the biggest greenhouse emitters will succeed became a little greater as China & U.S. commit to slash carbon pollution.

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Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Bioenergy: Australia’s forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

When we think of renewable energy, it’s easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy?

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Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

The Netherlands has found a way to refurbish existing buildings to net zero energy, within a week, with a 30-year builders’ guarantee and no subsidies.

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New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

UN sponsored report says emissions will have to be curbed sharply to keep warming above “safe” levels. They have an ingenious plan.

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Three EU countries hit 2020 renewable benchmarks early

Three EU countries hit 2020 renewable benchmarks early

New data shows a number of EU countries already hitting the 2020 renewable target. Meanwhile other countries such as the UK have a long way to go.

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US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

Infrastructure that Americans rely on to heat their homes and power their lights are all becoming more exposed to failure in a changing climate.