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What The Climate INDCs Really Mean: Part 2

Picking up where we left off yesterday, the nations that were actually expected to meet this week’s INDC deadline all fall into the “developed” category. I use quotation marks to indicate the fuzzy nature of that concept. A more appropriate term might be “industrialized,” since the world’s concept of what’s developed and … [continued]

Top 10 states in the US for solar, 2013 (

Top 10 Solar Energy States Per Capita (US)

Environment America Research and Policy Center recently released Lighting the Way, a fascinating hard numbers–based take on the US solar energy boom, the top states that fostered it last year, and what the others are up to. The research organization finds that the top 10 solar energy states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, … [continued]

"Biomass: Good for the Environment" because it's carbon-neutral? (

Biomass Emissions Question Arises Again

It’s called “urban biomass,” and it’s ours ( Hard to imagine a subject that would find The Wall Street Journal and Grist in line with each other’s thinking, but burning wood for energy has achieved it. Neither outlet seems to view the topic positively. Both have cited the scientific work … [continued]