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Aggressive climate pollution plan part of China’s ‘energy revolution’

By Jessica McMathis / December 17, 2014

China is making strides toward cutting carbon emissions, but will it be enough? New research shows that the country’s mitigation strategies may not be enough to overcome increasing demand.

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U.S. earns near-last-place finish in global energy efficiency rankings

By Jessica McMathis / August 11, 2014

Germany is the most energy-efficient of the world’s major economies, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The United States finished 13th of 16 countries—far behind Italy, the European Union, China, and France.

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Report: Push for clean energy may impair America’s ability to reduce carbon emissions

By Jessica McMathis / May 5, 2014

New data suggests that America’s efforts to make its energy cleaner and greener are actually impeding its ability to reduce harmful carbon emissions.

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Video of the week: Gates talks about the future of energy, miracles and the need for “200 crazy” people

By / March 27, 2012

Love him or hate him, Bill Gates does have influence. In this new Wall Street Journal video of an on-stage interview at WSJ’s recent “ECO:nomics” conference, Gates discusses several key points, including: • Energy is what enabled civilization to evolve dramatically over the most recent centuries. • People in “poor” nations pay more for energy…

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‘Do we really want renewables?’ States backtracking on green energy purchases

By / November 9, 2010

Matthew L. Wald and Tom Zeller Jr. in the New York Times report on a disturbing phenomenon that I haven’t seen written about before: “Even as many politicians, environmentalists and consumers want renewable energy and reduced dependence on fossil fuels, a growing number of projects are being canceled or delayed because governments are unwilling to…

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DOE brings Secretary of Energy Advisory Board back to life

By / August 10, 2010

Deep-sixed four years ago by the Bush administration, the DOE’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board will soon surface again after the agency today announced the formation of a new panel of 12 members from science, academia, government, military and industry. The SEAB, formed to provide independent advice and recommendations, was axed in 2006 in a…

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