Energy

The Toxic Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons

The Toxic Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons

EcoWatch By Paul E McGinniss We all should be aware of the dangers posed by the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons. The eight countries known to possess nuclear weapons have 10,000 plus nuclear warheads. And, especially post-Fukushima, we now understand firsthand the potential danger of nuclear power plants, many which are aging and highly vulnerable […]

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    Electricity from Trees Dirtier than Coal

    Electricity from Trees Dirtier than Coal

    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Burning whole trees in power stations can be dirtier than coal, concludes a new report by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. The report uses Government’s own data to show that burning whole trees to generate electricity is worse […]

    Trouble Down Under! A Charming Look Into the Very Un-Charming Australian Coal Industry

    Trouble Down Under! A Charming Look Into the Very Un-Charming Australian Coal Industry

    Kick Kennedy Despite recent promises by the Australian Government to keep Queensland’s water supply clean, new legislation allows coal companies to get an exemption from pollution limits and dump polluted water into Queensland’s rivers. These laws spell disaster for local drinking water supplies, river ecosystems and, ultimately, the Great Barrier Reef. Watch Greenpeace Australia artfully […]

    DEBATE: McKibben vs. Epstein—Are Fossil Fuels a Risk to the Planet?

    DEBATE: McKibben vs. Epstein—Are Fossil Fuels a Risk to the Planet?

    After one hour and thirty-nine minutes of watching Bill McKibben “debate” Alex Epstein on whether fossil fuels pose a risk to the planet, my daughter and I were outraged that Epstein is capable of taking such a humanistic, anthropocentric position on the issues regarding the health of our planet. Nothing could better demonstrate Epstein’s complete […]

    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Oil Change International By Andy Rowell This morning the last two protestors occupying the chimney of a huge gas power station in the UK intend to end their protest having shut the new power station down for a week. This morning the last two protesters from the No Dash for Gas group occupying the chimney […]

    How Solar Energy is Moving India Beyond Coal

    How Solar Energy is Moving India Beyond Coal

    India Beyond Coal by Chaitanya Kumar Building a movement around climate change requires fighting the strong forces of fossil fuel power. People’s movements world over are taking to creative forms of protest in challenging the status quo. India has a history of peoples movements that have taken on big infrastructure projects impacting their way of […]

    PART II: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

    PART II: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

    Lester Brown Photo courtesy of Shutterstock In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, […]

    Why U.S. and Canada Refuse to Kick Their Fossil Fuel Addiction

    Why U.S. and Canada Refuse to Kick Their Fossil Fuel Addiction

    DeSmogBlog By Farron Cousins Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Just three short years ago, it appeared that North America was on the verge of finally kicking that nasty dirty energy addiction that has been crippling our economy and energy independence. The U.S. had elected a President Barack Obama who set incredibly lofty goals for renewable energy […]

    Blueprint Confirms Feasibility of Replacing Nuke Plant with Renewables

    Blueprint Confirms Feasibility of Replacing Nuke Plant with Renewables

    Riverkeeper The blueprint delivered by the New York Energy Highway Task Force to Governor Cuomo on Monday provides a viable plan for moving the state into an energy future without the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Here’s a statement by Paul Gallay, president and Hudson Riverkeeper: The plan sent to Governor Cuomo confirms what the […]