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News: Archive for May, 2010

2010 on track to be hottest ever: U.S. climate data | Reuters

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

‘Reuters – This year is on track to be the hottest ever after data published by America’s climate agency this week showed record global temperatures in April and the first four months of 2010.’

via 2010 on track to be hottest ever: U.S. climate data | Reuters.

LED Bulbs for the Home Near the Marketplace – NYTimes.com

Monday, May 17th, 2010

‘Two of the lighting industry’s three biggest manufacturers, Osram Sylvania and Philips, plan to sell energy-efficient LED bulbs this year that can replace a 60-watt bulb, the most commonly used incandescent lamp.’

via LED Bulbs for the Home Near the Marketplace – NYTimes.com.

BBC News – Barack Obama: No more cosying up to oil industry

Friday, May 14th, 2010

‘US President Barack Obama has vowed to end the “cosy relationship” between oil companies and US regulators in the light of the Gulf of Mexico disaster.’

via BBC News – Barack Obama: No more cosying up to oil industry.

I.E.A. says 25% of power could come from PV and C.S.P.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

‘Solar power could make up as much as a quarter of the world’s total electricity production by 2050 with the use of photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies, the International Energy Agency said.’

via I.E.A. says 25% of power could come from PV and C.S.P..

GMO Trees Approved for U.S. South : GJEP

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

‘Yesterday the USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service issued its decision to approve the mass-release of over a quarter of a million GE eucalyptus trees across seven states in the U.S. South Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, despite overwhelming public opposition.’

via Global Justice Ecology Project: GlobalJusticeEcology.org , Hinesburg, VT.

Senate Climate Bill Makes Its Debut – Green Blog – NYTimes.com

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

‘Senators John F. Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, presented their long-delayed proposal to address global warming and energy Wednesday afternoon. They are calling it the American Power Act.’

via Senate Climate Bill Makes Its Debut – Green Blog – NYTimes.com.

Solar can provide 22 percent world’s power by 2050: IEA | Reuters

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

‘Reuters – Solar power can provide up to a quarter of the world’s electricity by 2050, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, but it needs government lifelines in the next decade until it can compete with conventional power.’

via Solar can provide 22 percent world’s power by 2050: IEA | Reuters.

Climate scientists decry ‘political assaults’

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

’05-07 19:53 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — In an unusually strong attack on politically powerful deniers of global warming, 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 32 from Northern California, have charged that opponents are using “McCarthy-like tactics” against legitimate climate scientists.’

via Climate scientists decry ‘political assaults’.

Pentagon focused on developing alternative energy | Reuters

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

‘Reuters – The Pentagon is working hard to promote development of biomass fuels that could power future fighter jets and other warplanes, but defense officials say it could take years to get a full-fledged industry on its feet.’

via Pentagon focused on developing alternative energy | Reuters.

White House says time right for climate bill | Reuters

Friday, May 7th, 2010

‘Reuters – The White House on Friday said the massive oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico showed the need for climate change and energy legislation, dismissing calls from a Republican backer of the bill to hold off.’

via White House says time right for climate bill | Reuters.