Energy

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/global-ghg-emissions.html

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"This figure shows worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by sector from 1990 to 2010. For consistency, emissions are expressed in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. These totals include emissions and sinks due to land-use change and forestry. ... Read more about Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Diego J. Rodriguez
Thirsty Energy
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Thirsty Energy – World Bank launches global initiative on Energy and Water

Dear colleagues and friends,

Last week, on 22 January 2014, the World Bank formally launched its global initiative at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014 in Abu Dhabi: Thirsty Energy ... Read more about World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Cooker reduces black carbon problem

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Roger Harrabin Sep 24, 2013
Why the old stove causes so much pollution - and how the new stove works
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It's a wonder gadget. It safeguards eyes and lungs.

It protects glaciers from melting. It saves forests. This miracle device is... a cooker.

The organisation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves says the smoky mud stoves used in developing countries are a health problem thatdisproportionately affects women. ... Read more about Cooker reduces black carbon problem

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Good Electricity Grids Make Good Neighbors

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Daniel Kammen of University of California, Berkeley, Nov 20, 2013
Hell's Gate, Rift Valley, Kenya, a source of geothermal energy that will feed a new transmission line running between Kenya and Ethiopia. Photograph by Franca DelSignore, National Geographic Your Shot
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In the poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost asserted that “good fences make good neighbors.”  World history is replete with foreign policy built around physical walls, from Emperor Hadrian, to the Great Wall of China, to the Berlin Wall, the wall between Palestine and Israeli, to the U.S.-Mexico border.  Containment and isolation have often been the cornerstones of policy. ... Read more about Good Electricity Grids Make Good Neighbors

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Electricity use and GDP

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http://blogs.edf.org/californiadream/page/13/?wvsessionid=35f357d2293b49059a82d2044643d9c2

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While California’s per capita electricity consumption has held steady for three decades, per capita gross state product (GSP) has doubled.  This shows that California’s economy has become less reliant on energy to produce goods and services ... Read more about Electricity use and GDP

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Systems Diagram of a City

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Systems_diagram_of_a_city.png

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Systems Diagram of a City

This is an interesting "Systems Diagram of a City", found at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Systems_diagram_of_a_city.png

And the image appears on the wikipedia page for Emergy, and is labelled "Energy system diagram of a city in its support region"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergy

This diagrams the major energy  flows in and out of a city. ... Read more about Systems Diagram of a City

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