Other Cleantech News of the Week

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Other cleantech news from around from the past week or so, stuff that didn’t seem fit into my other five categories too well — politics, solar energy, wind energy, transportation, and energy efficiency. Enjoy!!

clean, green jobs more than fossil fuel jobs

Clean Energy, in General

  1. Power Generation from Renewables Surpasses Nuclear
  2. Germany’s Phase-Out of Nuclear Power Will Speed Up the Low-Carbon Economy
  3. As Cuomo Plans Shuts Down of Indian Point Nuclear Plant, Experts Fail to Grasp Value of Solar and Efficiency for NY City
  4. Kansas Town Builds A Clean Energy Field of Dreams

Green Jobs

  1. “Troops to Energy Jobs” Opens New Doors for Veterans
  2. Green Economy Employs More People Than Fossil Fuels (or Cleantech Jobs Reach 2.7 Million: The “Clean Economy” Starts Delivering on Its Promise of High-Wage Jobs, Brookings finds)


  1. Mountaintop removal not creating jobs, regulation not killing them
  2. While Concerns Over Fracking Grow, Four Pennsylvania Summer Camps To Host Drilling Operations
  3. Pro-Fracking Coloring Book Dropped After Receiving ‘More Attention Than It Should Have’
  4. Fracking Fatally Destroys Forests In As Little As Two Days
  5. Stephen Colbert Skewers Talisman Energy Over Gas Fracking Coloring Book

Rare Earth Metals

  1. US and EU lead condemnation of China’s rare earth quotas
  2. Paper says China has legal, moral right to curb rare earth
  3. Analysis: Underwater rare earths likely a pipe dream

Geothermal Energy

  1. A Deep Dive With Geothermal

Tidal Energy

  1. New Interactive Map Reveals U.S. Tidal Energy Resources (or Mapping US Tidal Power Potential)

Nuclear Energy

  1. Japan’s nuclear industry credibility crumbles amid email scandal
  2. Japan PM calls for nuclear-free future


  1. Red Sox, Chiefs among 20 pro teams joining Green Sports Alliance
  2. Helpful Energy Comparisons, Anyone? A Guide to Measuring Energy
  3. Coal Industry Commits Suicide, NY Times Gets Story Half Right
  4. As America’s “Last Best River” Suffers Through Exxon Spill, Experts Warn of Risks from Keystone XL Pipeline
  5. University of Nebraska Professor releases study showing that State Department environmental review for proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline deeply flawed
  6. Report: Damages From Each New Ton Of Carbon Pollution May Be Practically Infinite By 2050
  7. AT&T signs up for 11 fuel cell Bloom boxes
  8. Sainsbury’s, Ikea and others eye up dye-sensitised cells

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