Politics

The London Olympic Games and Sustainability

July 23, 2012

London is on the verge of feeling the full effect of the Olympic invasion, as the Games kick off on Friday, July 27. The organizers have been keen to emphasize the Games’sustainability credentials, so we dedided to have a look at it and see what is on offer. Related Posts:Sustainable solar tower could light up […]

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Clean Energy Trends on Twitter

June 18, 2012

As the world converges in Rio de Janeiro for the biggest sustainability conference of the year, the Rio+20, twitter activity is booming. One of the most popular hashtags today was #endfossilfuelsubsidies, which aims to end subsidies for fossil fuel energy. Related Posts:Video: A Chronology of Fossil Fuel DependencyProtest in London Against UK Biofuel SubsidiesLet’s drill […]

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2012: International Year of Sustainable Energy For All

December 29, 2011

Alternative energy will be a major talking point in 2012, thanks to the UN’s decision to declare it as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The decision was made back in December 2010 during a UN General Assembly. The initiative recognizes that access to “modern affordable energy services in developing countries is essential […]

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Greece Looks To Solar Power To Boost Economy

October 10, 2011

Anyone vaguely interested in international news is probably aware of Greece’s economic crisis. But despite that, or perhaps because of that, the country’s Energy Minister has big plans for solar power. Related Posts:The Politics of Solar PowerBig Solar Power Plans for TunisiaEuropean Energy Companies Form Alternative Energy AllianceWorld’s Biggest Solar Plant Goes Online in SpainProtest […]

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Bipartisan Bill Wants an End to Corn Ethanol Subsidies

March 17, 2011

Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md) have joined forces to sponsor a bill that ends the refundable Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC). This tax credit subsidizes the blending of corn-based ethanol into gasoline. The legislation, if enacted immediately, would save taxpayers nearly $4 billion during the remainder of 2011, said ActionAid […]

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