The offshore wind farms that were to replace Germany's nuclear and coal-fired power plants aren’t coming online quickly enough.
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Proposed legislation would repeal a provision allowing secrecy over chemicals injected underground during high-tech gas drilling — such as benzene and toluene, which are known to be toxic.
A cooperative effort of federal and state agencies, coal companies, and environmental groups, the database lists coal-waste impoundments in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
FOIA requests and Congressional pressure got the Obama administration to reverse its decision to withhold key information about dangers to communities from coal-ash ponds operated by electric utilities.
"The US, China, and dozens of other countries are meeting [this week] in Egypt to chart the course of a new international agency aimed at promoting renewable energy."
"The Energy Department issued new standards for lighting that would save large amounts of energy by boosting the efficiency of fluorescent tubes common in office buildings and reflector lamps used in recessed fixtures in homes and retail stores."
"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced measures on Monday to hasten the development of solar energy on Western public lands."
"Where the natural gas from the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline will end up is a murky question. ..."
"A new study argues the human costs of coal mining in Appalachia far outweighs its benefits."