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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 25 Green Energy News


“Where The US Got Its Oil in 2013” As events in Iraq continue to unfold, many people have asked about just how much oil the US imports from Iraq. The author has tabulated a list of the top 10 sources of crude oil imports for the US for 2013. [Energy Trends Insider]

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April 17 Green Energy News


“No, the IPCC climate report doesn’t call for a fracking boom” Interpretations of the report saying it endorses fracking, urging a “dash for gas” as a bridge fuel to put us on a path to a more renewable energy future are exaggerated, lack context, and are just plain wrong. [Grist]

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March 16 Green Energy News


“Can Coal Ever Be Clean?” Coal provides 40% of the world’s electricity. It produces 39% of global CO₂ emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted air. Environmentalists say that clean coal is a myth. Of course it is. [National Geographic] “Could a giant sunburst unplug the Earth?” A coronal […]

January 25 Green Energy News


“How Smart Grid Technology Can Build a Better Utility Industry Future: Part 1” Each year analysts at IDC offer their predictions for utility industry trends. Here are their first five predictions, and how they related to smart grids and smart grid technology. [Energy Collective] “Telling Sugarcane Ethanol’s Full Sustainability Story” The focus on volume […]

Making Buildings Part of the Smart Grid Solution

by Christine Hertzog, reposted from

A very important conference occurred in Portland, Oregon last week – the Gridwise Architecture Council hosted the first international Transactive Energy Conference. The topic of transactive energy is so new that there’s no formal definition yet, but as the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary, here’s […]