Rural America’s New Cash Crop: Renewable Energy

Republished from By John R. Platt   A federal program is bringing solar energy and other green technology to farms and small communities. A winery with a solar array in rural Oregon. A greenhouse in Montana tapping geothermal energy. A farm in Kansas that deployed

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Sweeping plan to use Mojave for solar, wind development wins OK

Republished From SFGATE By Carolyn Lochhead   At the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert, some of the plant’s 347,000 garage-door-sized mirrors used to generate power can be seen. California is looking for a reliable way to store green energy for when customers need

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France Just Banned Plastic Cups and Cutlery

Republished From By DAISY MEAGER   Half the fun of an al fresco lunch is the challenge of steadying a slice of quiche, three sausage rolls, and a squashed crisp sandwich on a precariously balanced plastic plate, all while inexpertly stabbing at a rogue cherry

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A New Debate Over Pricing the Risks of Climate Change

Republished From The NY Times By HIROKO TABUCHI and CLIFFORD KRAUSS Some companies, including Exxon Mobil, say the economics of climate change are too hard to predict for them to give investors hard numbers about the business impact of global warming. Federal regulators may disagree and are

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