Tag Archives: renewable energy

Build Back Better Act: Climate Salvation? Or Trojan Horse? via NIRS, Beyond Nuclear, Indigenous Environmental Network, NEIS

Devils in the details reveal massive spending on “false climate solutions,”safe energy advocates reveal WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Close inspection of the mark-up language being proposed in parts of the “Build Back Better” Reconciliation package have uncovered large hidden subsidies and loopholes … Continue reading

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UPDATE 1-Japan’s Kyushu Electric may restrict renewable energy supplies after nuclear ramp-up via Reuters

By Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Kyushu Electric Power Co may start restricting third-party supplies of solar energy after it restarts a fourth nuclear reactor, the company said on Wednesday, underscoring the risks to a government push to … Continue reading

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Indy Q&A: Harry Reid on why coal industry is doomed, Yucca Mountain still dead and his pick in Nevada’s gubernatorial primary via The Nevada Independent

[…] Q: Is there someone in the Senate Democratic caucus or in Nevada’s delegation who can fill your shoes and draw that line in the sand over investments in solar? A: Well I certainly hope so. I hope the whole … Continue reading

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The Trash Incinerator Industry Is Trying To Tank A Massive Renewable-Energy Effort via Huffington Post

Advocates for the trash-incineration industry are trying to sink an effort to get nearly 1,500 cities behind 100 percent renewable energy, according to an email obtained by HuffPost. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the largest nonpartisan coalition of city executives … Continue reading

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Community Power Offers Fukushima a Brighter, Cleaner Future via Truthout

In 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami ravaged the Fukushima prefecture, in the Tohoku region of Japan’s main island of Honshu. The natural disaster was catastrophic 15,894 dead, an estimated 470,000 displaced, and more than 2,500 are still missing. In Fukushima, the scale of … Continue reading

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In Fukushima, a Determination to Move Past Nuclear Power via Nuclear News

IITATE, Japan—Many residents of Fukushima prefecture are still angry about the nuclear disaster five years ago that contaminated towns, farm fields and forests. But as the cleanup continues, local governments and some business owners here are channeling their frustration into … Continue reading

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Sun no longer shines on Japan’s solar boom as subsidies wane via The Japan Times

JUL 14, 2016 Japan’s solar boom is beginning to falter. Until recently, the resource-poor nation has been one of the leading markets for photovoltaic (PV) units, helping to prop up an industry hurt by falling prices for the technology and … Continue reading

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Can America’s First Floating Wind Farm Shake Off Environmental Concerns? via The Guardian

By Matt Weiser he deep waters off the coast of California could become home to the country’s largest offshore wind energy project and a test case for a technology that is still in its infancy. The 765-megawatt project, proposed by … Continue reading

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Despite nuclear fears, Japan solar energy sector slow to catch on via Aljazeera

Local officials endorse his plan, in theory. They too want Fukushima to get all its energy from renewables by 2040. Solar panels are already visible on rooftops, in backyards and open spaces, while green enterprises and research institutes are encouraged … Continue reading

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One Tech Billionaire Sees Nuclear As The Path To Clean Energy, But Is He Right? via Forbes

The United Nations climate summit begins today in Paris and already there are headlines. The world’s richest man, Bill Gates, and a slew of his fellow billionaires have announced the Breakthrough Energy Coalition: an effort to take private money to … Continue reading

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