Energy Quote of the Day: 'Short-Sighted and Reckless Victory for Health and Climate'


Source: The Energy Collective 19 December 2014
Energy Quote of the Day: 'Short-Sighted and Reckless Victory for Health and Climate'

That’s actually a hybrid quote from opposite ends of the fracking spectrum that came alive recently thanks to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Tesla Model S named 'Most important car of the last 20 years' by The Telegraph


Source: TreeHugger 19 December 2014
Tesla Model S named 'Most important car of the last 20 years' by The Telegraph

It's that time of the year again. Year-end lists of "the best X of 2014" are rolling out, soon to be followed by all kinds of predictions for 2015.

Personalisation: what can the NHS learn from social care?


Source: The Guardian 19 December 2014
Personalisation: what can the NHS learn from social care?

It’s rare to find a health or care planner who doesn’t talk warmly about the importance of involving people in decision making.

Peru's Climate Leaders Awarded over $11 Million for Low-Carbon Urban Transport


Source: SustainableCities 19 December 2014
Peru's Climate Leaders Awarded over $11 Million for Low-Carbon Urban Transport

Peru was recently awarded €9 million for its urban transport Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) by the German and British NAMA facility.

ScottishPower axes Welsh farm


Source: ReNews 19 December 2014
ScottishPower axes Welsh farm

ScottishPower Renewables has abandoned plans for an up to 78MW wind farm at Dyfnant Forest in Wales.

German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification


Source: BusinessGreen 19 December 2014
German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification

Energy demand in Germany is set to fall by nearly five per cent over the course of this year, new figures this week predict.

Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?


Source: The Energy Collective 19 December 2014
Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?

The World Bank is failing to invest enough resources in clean energy access but Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim now has the opportunity to change that

For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids


Source: Reuters 19 December 2014
For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army.

Magical Thinking in the Age of Green


Source: SustainableCities 18 December 2014
Magical Thinking in the Age of Green

We are not in the Age of Aquarius that had brought radical hope about societal change and a turn toward ecology and steady state growth.

How NHS organisations should use social media


Source: The Guardian 18 December 2014
How NHS organisations should use social media

New report analyses top NHS social media users and recommends top tips for engagement and building presence.

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels


Source: BusinessGreen 18 December 2014
UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output.

Commissioning special report: Pressure is on for CCGs to step up in primary care


Source: Health Service Journal 18 December 2014
Commissioning special report: Pressure is on for CCGs to step up in primary care

Clinical commissioning groups need to come to grips with how they will become involved in primary care next year.

Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change


Source: The Energy Collective 18 December 2014
Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region in the world, with 80 percent of its inhabitants living in cities.

Perfect storms


Source: The Economist 18 December 2014
Perfect storms

AS A sharp winter wind whips up the Irish Sea off the coast of Cumbria, a group of engineers gaze contentedly at their screens.

China's largest coal power plant violating air pollution levels every week


Source: The Guardian 18 December 2014
China's largest coal power plant violating air pollution levels every week

China’s largest coal-fired power plant has been violating national emission standards for chemicals that cause dangerous pollution.

North Sea CO2 storage vision gets £2.5m boost


Source: BusinessGreen 18 December 2014
North Sea CO2 storage vision gets £2.5m boost

The UK has earmarked £2.5m to encourage the development of CO2 storage under the North Sea by helping companies to identify sites to store emissions.

Dutch Government Battles to Save Health-Care Overhaul


Source: The Wall Street Journal 18 December 2014
Dutch Government Battles to Save Health-Care Overhaul

A rebellion within the governing Labor Party has triggered a political crisis in the Netherlands, with emergency meetings quickly planned.

Revealed: the Best and Worst Solar PV Panels You Can Buy


Source: SustainableCities 18 December 2014
Revealed: the Best and Worst Solar PV Panels You Can Buy

Your solar electricity may not be as clean as you think. The technology used is known to have ethical and environmental problems.

Natural Gas Overwhelmingly Replaces Coal


Source: The Energy Collective 17 December 2014
Natural Gas Overwhelmingly Replaces Coal

The growth of natural gas generation in the US power sector has overwhelmingly displaced coal generation, a new Breakthrough analysis finds.

Small-scale solar desalination system aims for affordable water independence


Source: TreeHugger 17 December 2014
Small-scale solar desalination system aims for affordable water independence

By combining solar PV, solar thermal, and a heat exchanger, Desolenator has developed a low-cost portable water purifier and desalination device.

'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'


Source: The Register 17 December 2014
'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

Sixty-six heavyweights in the field of biodiversity conservation have pleaded with the world's greens to get over their objections to nuclear power.

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