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Roan Plateau settlement: Final or not? Who won? Who lost?

The Roan Plateau, in a way, is the best of both worlds. And therein lies the problem.

Rising about 3,500 feet above Rifle and Parachute in Western Colorado, with the Colorado River near its base, the plateau is rich in both energy and natural resources. 1,082 more words


World bank to focus future investment on clean energy | Environment | The Guardian

The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim. 125 more words

Climate Change

Sioux Indian Song Stuns Senate After KeystoneXL Pipeline Vote Fails

This took place early last week and seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle of Obama’s immigration speech (bump to 20 seconds).

The Senate failed to achieve a filibuster proof majority (60 votes) to approve the construction the KeystoneXL pipeline which brings Canadian tar sands oil through the United States and Sioux Indian territory and down to the Gulf of Mexico to be refined into gasoline. 62 more words

Obama Agrees To Give China A 16-Year Advantage On Energy Costs.

President Obama announced a “historic” (probably should have said “hysterical”) agreement with China regarding greenhouse gases.  The President says we will reduce CO2 emissions by an economy-wide targets by 26%-28% below its 2005 level in 2025.     286 more words


MIT Creates World’s First ‘Perfect Mirror’ with Zero Distortion, Signaling Breakthrough for Solar Power

Perfect reflection could help boost the efficiency of concentrated solar power installations, as well as lasers and biological sensors.
Scientists at MIT just announced that they have created the perfect mirror – and it could signal a breakthrough for solar power technology. The team’s “perfect …

Opinion: low cost, high capacity

The first time I heard the phrase, low cost, high capacity, was at a town hall meeting at my place of work. The term is used to refer to projects that involve improving and or increasing the working dimensions of a manufacturing vessel(s), as opposed to investing to replace the vessel(s) entirely, thereby reducing the cost. 109 more words

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Article: EnergyNet "Wind for Prosperity" project

This commentary is based on the post by EnergyNet, and the “Wind for prosperity” project, which is an initiative to provide electricity through wind power generation to the some of the off-grid population in Africa. 456 more words

Energy Development