A news round-up of global hot topics
- U.S. and Chinese Energy Policy: Chinese Carbon Caps – Greentech Media: While U.S. Republican presidential candidates are vying for who will dismantle the EPA fastest upon winning the election and dismissing air pollution as liberal propaganda, China is considering a cap on greenhouse gases… (more)
- U.S. Carbon Emissions Exploded in 2010, Largest Single Year Rise in 22 Years – Forbes: In 2010, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States saw their largest absolute and percentage increase – 213 million metric tons or 3.9% – since 1988 when they rose by 218 metric tons or 4.6%, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration… (more)
- The Selling of Renewable Fuels – Biofuels Digest: In all the discussions about renewable fuels R&D, engineering, policy, finance, and construction, the customer – that is, you and me – generally are an afterthought… (more)
- Why the Scorching Summer Underlines the Need for a Smart Grid – GreenBiz - I live in Dallas, TX, and it’s been hot this year — scorching hot — not unlike many other cities across the U.S. As people crank up their air conditioners in attempt to find relief, the utility’s solution for preventing rolling blackouts has been a simple request to customers: “please turn off your electronics.”… (more)
- Solar PV Makes Most Sense at Modest Size – Renewable Energy World: Is bigger better when building solar PV power plants? When looking at historic data in the U.S., no… (more)
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