The world should more than double reliance on renewable energy by 2030 as part of goals to slow climate change in a drive that will need strong backing from the private sector, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday. (Reuters)
Michael Lind (Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation)
has written an article about the U.S. and world energy future that everyone – particularly our political decisions makers – should read. He makes a convincing case for the assumption that conventional wisdom about our energy future is completely wrong. (The New Nostradamus of the North)
Two conservation groups and a California resident have sued to stop construction of a SunPower Corp solar power plant, saying the project would harm the rural area’s wildlife, air quality and natural beauty. (Reuters)
UK-based Cairn Energy has filed a legal action in the Netherlands, seeking damages of up to $2 million a day if Greenpeace protesters again disrupt the explorer’s drilling plans offshore Greenland. (Reuters)
Scare story on the BBC on Wednesday morning, about shale gas extraction by “fracking” and agitating Blackpool. What a surprise. There appears to be a concerted effort to kill shale gas, despite (or because) it being so plentiful. What a surprise.
Anyway: the scare is unwarranted. What a surprise. Third time.
We’re so green about the environment, we’re recycling our fears too. (OmniClimate)