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China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

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Adam Vaughan
China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined Photograph: US Energy Information Administration U.S. Energy Information Administration
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China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.

The country's appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% of worldwide coal consumption. ... Read more about China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

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Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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George Aggidis, Ian Arbon, Colin Brown, Charles Clarke, John Earp, Tim Fox, David Greenway, Alistair Smith, Bob Stannard, David Warriner, Simon Whatley, David Williams
Farmer tending rice paddy.
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Feeding the 9 Billion: The tragedy of waste

By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century, a period in which substantial changes are anticipated in the wealth, calorific intake and dietary preferences of people in developing countries across the world. ... Read more about Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even Greener

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Elisabeth Rosenthal
Taxes on garbage and fossil fuels are part of Ireland’s novel strategy to shrink its debt. Video by Elisabeth Rosenthal on Publish Date December 28, 2012. by Derek Speirs for The New York Times.
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DUBLIN — Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause.

The government imposed taxes on most of the fossil fuels used by homes, offices, vehicles and farms, based on each fuel’s carbon dioxide emissions, a move that immediately drove up prices for oil, natural gas and kerosene. Household trash is weighed at the curb, and residents are billed for anything that is not being recycled. ... Read more about Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even Greener

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Don Liddell

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Don Liddell

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General Counsel - CESA

Don Liddell is the General Counsel of CESA and a principal of Douglass & Liddell.  Don provides legal and government affairs support for CESA's regulatory and legislative advocacy in all forums.  In addition to CESA, he is in private practice as an attorney focused exclusively on energy law.  Don was Assistant General Counsel of Sempra Energy, where he was dedicated to all aspects of its unregulated companies.  Don served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Energy Producers Association from 1990 to 1997, including a term as Chairman. ... Read more about Don Liddell

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02-11-15 Procurement of Grid-Scale Energy Storage

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Don Liddell

California Energy Storage Alliance
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Co-Founder and General Counsel, CESA

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Thomas R. Brill

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Thomas R. Brill

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Director of Strategic Planning and New Products and Services - San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Thomas R. Brill is the Director of Strategic Analysis at San Diego Gas and Electric Company.  In this role, Tom leads strategic analysis and strategic plan development work at a time of significant industry changes in both the electricity and natural gas markets and also heads SDG&E's Rates, Load Analysis, and Demand Forecasting Departments.  Previously, he served as Director of Corporate Regulatory Policy, Assistant General Counsel of Regulatory Policy, and as Director of Regulatory and Legislative Policy at Sempra Energy.  In all of these positions, Mr. ... Read more about Thomas R. Brill

Nilmini Silva-Send

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Nilmini Silva-Send

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Senior Policy Analyst - Energy Policy Initiatives Center, USD

Nilmini Silva-Send is the senior policy analyst at USD's Energy Policy Initiatives Center, where she contributes research and analysis to EPIC's ongoing energy and climate change projects. Currently she is researching energy use and costs and benefits of measures to develop greater efficiency in road transportation in the San Diego region. Silva-Send has conducted legal and technical analysis of environmental laws in Europe and the U.S. throughout her career. She has also taught upper level and graduate level international law courses in Germany. ... Read more about Nilmini Silva-Send

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