Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

Wind Power Subsidies Chump Change Compared to Fossil Fuel & Nuclear Subsidies

June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

So many clean energy haters love to pull the "wind and solar energy couldn't survive without subsidies" card. Well, if you look at the full story, that is a totally bogus statement since wind and solar subsidies don't compare to nuclear and fossil fuel subsidies, not now and not at the same point in the early development of nuclear and fossil fuel power plants

12 Animal Activists Arrested in Spain for "Eco-Terrorism"

June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Soooo ridiculous. Will Potter, THE expert on animal and environmental activists being inappropriately treated as terrorists had a breaking story yesterday on 12 animal rights and environmental activists who have been arrested in Spain and labelled “eco-terrorists." It seems to have gone viral (gotten extremely popular), and for good reason

SunPower Solar Panels Set Guinness World Record

June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I don't know how long this Guinness World Record is going to last, given that solar panel efficiency records seem to be set several times a year, but for now at least, SunPower's newest solar panels are holding on to the world record for solar cell efficiency

Nuclear Power Remains "Safe" (By Changing the Rules)

June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

You may think of the Associated Press (AP) as just another typical major media outlet, but I've seen on more than one occasion that people there also go out of their way to cover subjects thoroughly, carefully, and uniquely. A recent investigation of the nuclear industry and nuclear regulators in the U.S. is more proof of that

Obama Administration Ordered a “total and complete” News Blackout Regarding Near Catastrophic at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant — Don't Think So

June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

One of our most popular stories over the past week was about a Nebraska nuclear power plant (or two, actually) at risk of some serious problems. A ton of people have been coming to our site via Google searches related to that for days. Normally, with such big news, we have to compete with other leading news sites for such views and may get a lot fo traffic for awhile, but generally not for several days. But, that didn't seem to happen this time. Turns out, there may have been an obvious reason for that

Maglev Train (Super Fast) Moving Forward in Japan

June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Now, there are some pretty high-speed trains out there these days -- in Europe, Japan, China, and even Turkey. But the maglev trains being developed in Japan are super, super fast! Not close to being fully developed, but moving along steadily and being tested in Japan already, keep your eye on these things (if possible)

In Atlantic City, Wind Turbines Attract Tourists

June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

You hear all kinds of propaganda about people not liking the site of wind turbines. Sure, some people don't, but a lot of people love seeing these beautiful, massive, clean energy pinwheels. This is obviously the case in Atlantic City, where thousands of tourists go on wind farm tours and request hotel rooms with a wind farm view

Join the 'Climate Hot Map Scavenger Hunt' & Win a Trip to Brazil

June 23rd, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has unveiled its latest salvo in the fight to curtail human-caused global warming: an interactive 'Climate Hot Map Scavenger Hunt'. The Climate Hot Map educate sand entertains as it stimulates the user's curiosity to sift clues and scavenge for answers. What's more, completing the scavenger hunt qualifies you for a chance to win the fabulous Grand Prize: an Earthwatch Institute trip for two to assess climate impacts in Rio Cachoeira national Reserve in Brazil!

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