Tuesday July 10th 2012

‘Environment’ Archives

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly than Expected in 2011

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly than Expected in 2011

The global economy grew 3.8 percent in 2011, a drop from 5.2 percent in 2010. Economists had anticipated a slowdown, but this was even less growth than expected, thanks to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, unrest in oil-producing countries, the debt crisis in Europe, and a stagnating recovery in the United States. As richer economies struggle [...]

Santa Clara CA Purchases 50 MW Of New Projects Wind Energy

Santa Clara CA Purchases 50 MW Of New Projects Wind Energy

Iberdrola Renewables recently announced that it had sold 50 Megawatts to the City of Santa Clara Silicon Valley Power (SVP) from its Manzana Wind Power Project that is still under construction. According the contract Iberdrola will provide 50 MW to Santa Clara for a period of twenty years starting from the commercial operation of the Manzana plant [...]

The Benefits of Solar Power For Homes

The Benefits of Solar Power For Homes

Despite the legal fracas you might have seen on the news, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are of immense benefit to those householders able to take advantage of them. If you live in the UK, and have a south or south-east facing roof, that is not shaded by trees or nearby buildings, you can, for a modest investment, install PV panels on your roof in [...]

Solar Power for Energy Conservation: Yes or No

Solar Power for Energy Conservation: Yes or No

With so much focus on a green environment and with the escalating prices in fuel consumption, solar power has come in a big way to help conserve energy with many due advantages. Among the renewable energy sources, solar power has proved to be the most sustainable energy source, as the best alternative to gaseous fossil fuels. Solar panels for [...]

A Future Investment: Solar Panels to Shoot up your House Value

A Future Investment: Solar Panels to Shoot up your House Value

Solar panels are being installed as a long term future investment by smart house owners despite its initial cost. No doubt, this may be quite a pocket drainer to begin with but with the passage of time, you will have greater financial benefits to make up for the investment. Solar panel will not only be a value investment but will add to the [...]

5 Simple Recycling Tips to Save Our Landfills

5 Simple Recycling Tips to Save Our Landfills

There’s been a lot of talk recently about saddling our children and grandchildren with a huge national debt. But that’s not the only problem we’re creating for our kids: They’re going to inherit a nation of landfills that are packed beyond their capacity. How about recycling more of this material and solving this problem [...]

Ron Paul says "drill, baby drill" – bad idea says economists

Ron Paul says "drill, baby drill" – bad idea says economists

In a recent Feature, Al Jazeera English talked to five professional economists about their views on Ron Paul’s economic policies. One of the economic points discussed was Paul’s idea to lower the price of fuel. Ron Paul believes, just like the other Republican front-runners in the 2012 election, that the price on fuel could be lowered if the [...]

Obama may still buckle on Keystone

Obama may still buckle on Keystone

So Keystone has become a high-stakes political chess game following the president’s decision to kill the project. This Talking Points Memo article says Republicans have no expectations of getting Obama to sign infrastructure legislation including a Keystone rider, but they’ll attach the rider anyway as a pure political play: to blame [...]

Hundreds of protesters called for an end to fossil fuel subsidies

Hundreds of protesters called for an end to fossil fuel subsidies

Yesterday hundreds of demonstrators dressed in referee uniforms called the US Congress to end the huge tax breaks and other subsidies to Big Oil and the fossil fuel industry. Bill McKibben, founder of the +350.org movement and one of the key speakers at the event, said that this year the US Congress will give "billions of dollars in taxpayer [...]

Nuclear Piranhas Eat Their Own

Nuclear Piranhas Eat Their Own

We already know that the nuclear industry is quite comfortable colluding with governments to deceive the public or spying on environmental groups so that senior executives are sent to jail or lying to regulators to cover up radioactive leaks that are contaminating groundwater. So, it should come as very little surprise that the nuclear industry [...]

 Page 4 of 17  « First  ... « 2  3  4  5  6 » ...  Last »