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China nuclear power

Too little, too late?

China will award a contract to build two nuclear reactors in its southeast to France's Areva SA, a Chinese official said according to reports in China Daily and other publications. The deal, covering two reactors for Yangjiang in Guangdong Province, …

American Consumer Institute favors carbon tax over emission trading

Those people are smart

Robert J. Shapiro of the The American Consumer Institute favors a carbon tax (PDF) over emission trading: Based on recent economic analyses and evidence, it is clear that carbon taxes are the more effective and efficient strategy for addressing climate …

The DaVersity Code

The latest from the makers of The Meatrix

The latest from Free Range Studios, makers of The Meatrix: The DaVersity Code. Check it.

Mano-a-mano on solar policy

A radio debate

Some people think that solar is too expensive to justify public spending. Put your public funds into energy efficiency now, which is much cheaper, and wait for solar's costs to come down. Severin Borenstein, Director of the University of California …

First human-gene-containing rice gets initial approval, London hatches ambitious climate plan, and m

Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: CSI: My Apiary If At First You Don’t Secede But Wait, There’s More Carry On My Wayward Gene Yes We Ken Read the articles mentioned at the end of the …

Mitt Romney takes a stand on his intent to eventually take a stand on energy

Watch him dance

Watch as Multiple-Choice Mitt tries to say sensible things about energy independence without taking a stand on any particular scientific or policy issue: (via Hugg)

Monday linkfest

Take a magical tour of discovery!

Ugh. I’ve got about 50 things stacked up to write about, but I’ve finally been struck by the illness that’s been floating around Seattle. I can’t breathe, my muscles ache, and my head is … fuzzy. I feel stoopid. Anyway, …

That problematic cubic mile of oil, revisited

Expressing energy consumption

A while back, I mentioned this idea of expressing energy consumption in "cubic miles of oil." I was not impressed. I feel better now that Engineer-Poet has expressed (far more intelligently) his own dissatisfaction:

Newsweek article on emissions trade

Not happy

Newsweek, "Global Warming: No Easy Fix":