China appears to be heading for its worst power shortage since 2004, putting pressure on already struggling industries and strained livelihoods due to restricted energy access. The 26 provinces served by the State Grid Corp of China could face a combined power shortage of 30 gigawatts (GW) this summer. Central, southern, southwestern and eastern provinces introduced power use restrictions and rationing in late March, well ahead of the summer peak demand season, fueling concerns that shortages could worsen and spread to other regions.
Jiangsu, Henan, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Hubei provinces are most susceptible to electricity shortages this summer. Jiangsu…
A short animation detailing the efforts of billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch to undermine belief in climate change and prevent legislation that threatens their profits. By pouring money into pseudo-scientific studies and funding third parties such as think tanks and front groups (posing as everything from Senior’s groups to Women’s groups) the public is led to believe a genuine scientific debate is raging. In truth, as one climate denier candidly admits, those doubting the science are just a small, if brilliantly coordinated, minority.
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Released for the second time ever, the U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index by Clean Edge has ranked how all 50 states compare across the clean energy spectrum. Using 70 different indicators in technology, policy, and capital, the index names the following as the top 10 states:
California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Vermont.
On the other end of the list, flushing out places 41 through 50 are Oklahoma, Wyoming (note from Eric Wilson regarding Wyoming; “which is sad, because I think this – along with North Dakota and possibly Nebraska…
According to China’s deputy director of the National Energy Administration, Qian Zhimin, Chinese cities, counties and towns will be increasingly green in the next few years. As reported in China Daily, Qian estimated that by 2015, the country could see as many as 100 cities, 200 counties and 10,000 towns relying on alternative sources of energy like renewables.
“Against the backdrop of combating climate change and pursuing development in a way that saves energy and avoids harming the environment, the notion of a low-carbon town is becoming prevalent, and promising exploration have been conducted by…
The Denver Federal Center, home to numerous federal agencies, recently finished installing the second photovoltaic array. Located in the western suburb of Lakewood, the Federal Center is located just south of Highway 6 and on the new light rail line that will run out to nearby Golden starting in 2013.
According to 9 News, The Federal Center received $120 million via the Recovery Act. However, a document from the Recovery Act’s website indicates a cost of $18.4 million. Interestingly, the document blasts the cost of building carports to specifically serve as infrastructure upon which solar panels were to…
A settlement that would have speeded decisions on 251 endangered species cases is on hold until a June 20 hearing.
Concerned because of the critical role that bats play in maintaining healthy ecosystems, the government seeks a solution for a widespread ailment.
From agricultural areas to low-income urban neighborhoods, prenatal exposure can have an impact on cognition and behavior, research indicates.
A new stamp, Save Vanishing Species, will raise money for the Multinational Species Conservation Fund.
The sea lions have been gorging on endangered salmon migrating upriver to spawn.