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Could the desert sun power the world?

Why the world is burning more coal

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Fred Pearce
A worker walks past freshly-mined, high quality coal awaiting transport on a tra
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The inconvenient truth is that coal remains a cheap and dirty fuel — and the idea of 'clean' coal remains a distant dream ... Read more about Why the world is burning more coal

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$48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says

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Fiona Harvey
$48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says
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Giving the poor access to electricity would bring huge gains in health, education and economic growth, with little increase in emmissions, according to International Energy Agency study

More than 1 billion people in poor countries around the world could have access to electricity within 20 years, if the international community is prepared to make the effort, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday. ... Read more about $48bn a year would provide electricity to the poor, report says

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“New York’s identity is its skyline. By making our buildings greener and greater, New York is saving money, creating jobs, and reducing carbon emissions.” –Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York

“New York’s identity is its skyline. By making our buildings greener and greater
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New York City’s Clean Revolution has been led by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and his detailed and comprehensive sustainability plan, called PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York. PlaNYC’s most important initiative has been to take on a comprehensive approach to reducing energy consumption in existing buildings, leveraging the fact that New York City has control over its own construction and energy codes. ... Read more about “New York’s identity is its skyline. By making our buildings greener and greater, New York is saving money, creating jobs, and reducing carbon emissions.” –Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York

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Oil Consumption Hits All-Time High

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Economic Recession a Blip on Oil Consumption’s Upward Climb

World Consumed 87.4 Million Barrels Per Day in 2010

Washington, D.C. - Global oil consumption reached an all-time high of 87.4 million barrels per day in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs Online report from the Worldwatch Institute. The 3.1 percent increase more than makes up for the brief decline in consumption caused by the economic crisis.
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Deployment of renewables increased: report

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