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Loyalty Slipping In Climate Change Loyal Opposition

What Republicans Think About Climate Change — in Maps Nadja Popovich and Livia Albeck-Ripka, December 14, 2017 (NY Times) “Over the past two decades, Republicans have grown increasingly doubtful about climate change, even as Democrats have grown increasingly convinced that it’s happening and is caused by humans. Show More Summary

Research Shows EVs Can Go Much Farther

Electric Car Range May Soon Triple, Thanks to New Research Chelsea Gohd, December 12, 2017 (Futurism) “…[C]ompanies like Tesla, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Samsung are making great strides in improving [electric vehicle] range and battery...Show More Summary

Booming Solar Faces Tricky Future

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back Installations; Trade case, tight global supply of modules drive up prices in all segments December 14, 2017 (Solar Energy Industries Association via PR Newswire) “The U.S. Show More Summary

Wind Floats!

Wind On The Waves: Floating Wind Power Is Becoming A Reality December 11, 2017 (Department of Energy) “Worldwide, 13,000 megawatts of offshore wind has been deployed —yet the U.S. only has…[the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm] off the coast of Rhode Island…[S]everal U.S. Show More Summary

How to Build a More Resilient Power Grid

During big storms, falling trees cause more damage to power grids than strong winds

Protecting the Prairie Dog and Federal Overreach

Reed Watson, Caleb O. Brown Protecting species is often a complicated task. It doesn’t help when the feds overreach. Reed Watson of the Property and Environment Research Center comments.

New infrastructure projects in India to trigger rise in steel demand

The boom in infrastructure projects is driving steel demand in India as the country prepares for national elections to be held in 2019. Steel consumption in fiscal 2018-2019 is likely to continue at an estimated 4-5% annual rise, according to a survey of mill officials and traders. Show More Summary

Global Leaders and Businesses Connect in Paris to Reaffirm Climate Goals

Global leaders and international businesses joined hands in Paris this week to affirm their commitment to the global climate treaty and to share the wealth with developing nations. Is it enough? The post Global Leaders and Businesses Connect in Paris to Reaffirm Climate Goals appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Carl E. Smith, CEO & President – Call2Recycle, Inc.

Is the product stewardship movement on the decline? The post Carl E. Smith, CEO & President – Call2Recycle, Inc. appeared first on Environmental Leader.

It's the Last Stop on the Light-Rail Gravy Train

Randal O'Toole When it comes to mass transit, politicians never learn. Last month, Nashville Mayor Megan Berry announced a $5.2 billion proposal that involves building 26 miles of light rail and digging an expensive tunnel under the city’s downtown. Show More Summary

Video: The Pasture Problem

In a new essay for Breakthrough's Future of Food series, James McNamara delves into forecasts that suggest pasture may be on the verge of a dramatic expansion in emerging economies, with potentially disastrous consequences for biodiversity. Show More Summary

Investors Anticipate Global Meat Taxes To Curb Emissions

A group of investors is predicting that governments around the world will soon start taxing meat products over environmental and health concerns. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative explores this possibility in a new report to their investor members. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How California Is Easing Off NatGas With New Energy

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How California Is Easing Off NatGas With New Energy As gas plants struggle, California seeks new flexible capacity strategies; With up to 6 GW of gas plants at risk of closure, energy planners are scrambling for new compensation techniques and zero-carbon alternatives Herman K. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Illinois cloud computing debate could open utility rate reform

In Illinois, cloud computing debate could open next chapter of utility rate reform; Changes sought to the financial treatment of cloud computing could be applied to efficiency and other resources Herman K. Trabish, July 10, 2017 (Utility...Show More Summary

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