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Kingsnorth six acquitted in U.K. for coal-plant protest and vandalism

Good news from the U.K.: The Kingsnorth Six were acquitted by a Crown Court jury. They were members of a group of 23 Greenpeace volunteers who had attempted to shut down the Kingsnorth coal-fired power plant, specifically the six were …

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Energy Star program needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

The U.S. EPA is facing off with Consumer Reports over the federal Energy Star program, which rates the energy efficiency of products in more than 50 categories. In a recent article, the consumer magazine declares that Energy Star “standards are …

Climate & Energy

Power Vote plans to mobilize 1 million young adults to vote on climate change

The Energy Action Coalition officially launched Power Vote yesterday, a nationwide effort to mobilize a million young people to vote on the issue of climate change in November. The nonpartisan campaign aims to put curbing emissions, leading in clean energy, …

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Sarah Palin’s record on climate change

  Sarah Palin, U.S. vice presidential candidate, may be an influential actor in Congressional efforts to pass climate change legislation. Photo Courtesy State of Alaska. When comparing the U.S. presidential candidates’ green credentials, both contenders support greater action to address …

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Alaska natural-gas pipeline is far from a done deal

Photo: triciaward In her speech at the Republican National Convention last week, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin touted her role in moving forward a plan for a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to the Lower 48. The GOP veep candidate …

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Taxi!

Gas prices getting you down?  Take a free ride in the Solartaxi. ….adding: just don’t try it in Alaska.

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She knows ‘more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America’

This is an amazing video (via). A reporter (of course a local Maine reporter — no campaign reporter would be so rude as to ask difficult questions) finally asks McCain about the many vulnerabilities of Sarah Palin, and his answers …

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Sex and drug scandal at Interior could affect the offshore-drilling debate in Congress

Yesterday’s revelation that 13 Interior Department employees who handle oil royalties are under investigation for allegedly engaging in illicit sex with and accepting gifts from employees of oil companies may affect the debate over drilling currently underway in Congress. An …

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So how much do renewables cost anyway?

One of the attractions of renewable energy is that for most renewable generators (except biomass power plants) the cost of the fuel is free. However, even more so than with a conventional power plant, much of the expense of a …