Thursday July 20th 2006, 9:00 PMDespite broad popular support for wind power in Vermont, pollution problems with traditional power, and energy costs at record highs, the decision against installation of wind turbines focused only on narrow technical issues. [News Source]
My turn: decision-making is limited on energy.
Universities for sale.
Thursday July 20th 2006, 9:00 PMAcademics are exploiting weak conflict-of-interest policies and cashing in on their research. [News Source]
Making sense of the “coal rush.”
Thursday July 20th 2006, 9:00 PMAs of June 2006, power producers have approximately 150 new coal-fired plants on the drawing board, representing a $137 billion investment and the capacity to supply power to 96 million homes. [News Source]
Did Al get the science right?
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMThe usual oil industry flacks and dogmatic skeptics have surfaced to denounce Al Gore's global warming movie. But climate scientists say that, basically, he got it right. [News Source]
Undersea gas could speed global warming.
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMIf the world continues to get warmer, vast amounts of methane gas trapped in ice under the sea could belch up and worsen climate change, according to a study. [News Source]
Coal power plants fuel a warning on global warming.
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMWith two new coal-fired power plants planned in New Jersey and 148 more planned U.S.-wide, an environmental group warned that this "coal rush" could cause global warming to spiral out of control. [News Source]
As emission restrictions loom, Texas utility bets big on coal.
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMA utility company is racing to build 11 big power plants in TX that will burn pulverized coal in a process which releases substantial amounts of carbon dioxide. [News Source]
Green grows grassroots.
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMThe most interesting environmental leader in the United States right now is a former petrochemical worker from Louisiana's "Cancer Alley" named Jerome Ringo. [News Source]
Ottawa fashions new plan for thorny green issues.
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMFederal officials have plans for a wide-ranging environmental strategy that would include targets to reduce greenhouse gases, a global-warming adjustment strategy and measures to combat smog, among other ideas. [News Source]
Council kills breast-feeding initiative.
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMBurlington City Council decides breast feeding is not a "core city mission". [News Source]
Global warming disputes heat up Congress
Thursday July 20th 2006, 8:00 PMAs a heat wave baked the capital, global warming dominated a number of conversations in and around the government Thursday. [News Source]