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News: Archive for April, 2012

This Week in Clean Economy: China Is Leading the Race for Clean Energy Jobs | InsideClimate News

Friday, April 27th, 2012

‘The United States is winning the global clean energy race—at least in terms of luring investment in developing low-carbon technologies. But China appears to have vaulted past competitors to become the leading engine for green manufacturing jobs.’

via This Week in Clean Economy: China Is Leading the Race for Clean Energy Jobs | InsideClimate News.

Public split over elimination of U.S. energy subsidies, poll finds – latimes.com

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

‘Fifty-four percent oppose doing away with subsidies for oil, gas, coal, nuclear or renewable energy, while 47% favor the idea. Support for building more nuclear power plants has fallen dramatically.’

via Public split over elimination of U.S. energy subsidies, poll finds – latimes.com.

Diablo Canyon reactor gets unwelcome guests – latimes.com

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

‘Strange, jellyfish-like creatures swarming a coastal nuclear power plant: It might sound like the premise of a cult horror flick, but the invasion has prompted officials at the Diablo Canyon facility in San Luis Obispo to curtail operations for at least a few days.’

via Diablo Canyon reactor gets unwelcome guests – latimes.com.

Melting men: Thousand ice sculptures left to thaw in the sun to highlight climate change in Arctic | Mail Online

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

‘A thousand miniature people have slowly melted away in a Berlin square in an effort to draw attention to melting ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica.’

via Melting men: Thousand ice sculptures left to thaw in the sun to highlight climate change in Arctic | Mail Online.

US grabs lead over China in clean energy race – Yahoo! News

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

‘The United States has regained the lead in the clean energy race, investing $48 billion last year to surpass China, which held the world’s top spending spot since 2009, said a study Wednesday.’

via US grabs lead over China in clean energy race – Yahoo! News.

GM pulls support for Heartland Institute – latimes.com

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

‘Citing its corporate stance that climate change is real, General Motors announced Wednesday that its General Motors Foundation would no longer be funding the Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank that has attacked human-caused global warming as “junk science.”’

via GM pulls support for Heartland Institute – latimes.com.

This decision follows a pledge made earlier by Chairman Dan Akerson to look into the Heartland Institute when he spoke at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. See the video report of that appearance.

‘The Island President’ and Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives – NYTimes.com

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

‘JON SHENK, the director of the new documentary “The Island President,” said he made the movie to give a human face to climate change, in the form of a Maldivian leader who has passionately argued that rising sea levels could wipe out his country unless the world takes action now.’

via ‘The Island President’ and Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives – NYTimes.com.