European Mobility Week 16-22 September

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EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2015 activities in cities and towns across Europe and the world were launched on 16 September at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). Currently more than 1600 local governments from 42 countries have registered their participation online and are carrying out activities celebrating this year’s theme of multimodality.
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Solarization of Greece

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From Austerity to Abundance

Greece is home to heroes and goddesses, mythical creatures and jeweled beaches, damn fine olives, and the most sun-kissed skin in Europe. While the recent coverage from Greece has been about scarcity, austerity and converging crises, it has failed to cast a shadow over a country that is abundant in a powerful and ancient source of hope: the Sun. Continue reading “Solarization of Greece”

Nice: Google makes its 15th clean power investment . . .15th!!

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Google has now made over a dozen commitments to back wind and solar farms. On Tuesday Google announced its 15th investment in clean power, with a plan to put $75 million into a wind farm in North Texas, just outside of the city of Amarillo, near the border with New Mexico.

The wind farm, called the Panhandle 2, is 182 MW — or enough wind capacity to power 56,000 U.S. homes — and is being developed by the Pattern Energy Group. It’s supposed to be up and running by the end of the year.

The deal is Google’s second investment in a wind farm in Texas. The first was a 240 MW project also just outside of Amarillo called Happy Hereford, which will be live in late 2014.

Wind power is one of the only forms of clean power that is competitive with natural gas and coal when built…

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Five Steps America Must Take Now to Combat Climate Change

 

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In the United States, the government’s shutdown, even after it ends will slow much of the president’s Obama second-term agenda items. Despite reports by U.N. scientists and Nature researchers this month that the planet’s climate is still warming, ice is still melting, seas are still rising and humans are still certainly to blame, the President’s Climate Action Plan — which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, assist communities in adapting to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and increase U.S. leadership in spurring global climate action — is also getting stuck coming out the gate.

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Hungry Planet: What The World Eats

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Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio traveled the world documenting that most basic of human behaviors — what we eat. Their project, “Hungry Planet,” depicts everything that an average family consumes in a given week–and what it costs — laid out in thought-provoking detail. Their results will be exhibited by The Nobel Peace Center to give viewers a peek into kitchens from Norway to Kuwait, and to raise awareness about how environments and cultures influence the cost and calories of the world’s dinners.

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China’s oil demand will rise at a faster pace this year than previously forecast amid an economic recovery, according to Deutsche Bank AG.

Consumption by the world’s second-largest crude user will increase by 4.9 percent, or 468,000 barrels a day, Soozhana Choi, Deutsche Bank’s chief oil strategist in Singapore, said in a report e-mailed today. The bank predicted in December that growth would be 3.4 percent this year.

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