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GOP Led House Passes Cut Version Of Obama’s Energy Bill By $6 Billion

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On Friday, the Republican led House passed a 30.6 billion dollar energy bill covering the Energy Department and the Army Corps of Engineers programs. The final cost was $1 billion less than this years budget, and $6 billion less the President Barack Obama’s request for the energy and water projects. The Republican leaders called it …

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Clean Coal Fact or Fiction

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Our current coal power plants produce approximately 1/3 of our carbon emissions, and 40% worldwide, with modest increases predicted worldwide, except Asia, mainly China, which is projected to more than double by 2030. And I won’t even touch on all the other harmful toxins released not only by burning coal, but by mining it, and …

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Sustainability What Does Sustainable Development Mean For Us And The Environment

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The term sustainability is derived from sustain, and pertains to sustainable development in this reference, and has ten meanings according to most dictionaries. The word sustain in it’s basic form means to maintain, support or endure. In the 1980’s, sustainability was implemented more in terms of mankind’s sustainability on our planet. There are differing interpretations …

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Asian Oil Takeover? PetroChina Buys Out MacKay River Oil Sands Project In Canada

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Asian oil takeover? PetroChina became the first Chinese state-owned company to wholly own MacKay River Oil Sands Project in Canada, a Canadian oil sands development after agreeing on Tuesday to buy out its partner’s stake in a newly approved project for $680 million Canadian dollars and $674 million US dollars. Calgary-based Athabasca Oil Sands Corp …

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DOE Announces $4.5 Billion For 3 Solar Projects

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DOE Announces .5 Billion For 3 Solar Projects LOS ANGELES — The Department of Energy has announced nearly $ 4.5 billion in conditional commitments for loan guarantees for three California solar projects, the agency said. The announcement includes $680 million for the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch in Los Angeles County, $1.88 billion for the Desert …

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Earth Day 2011 A Billion Acts of Green When is it and What is the Theme

When is Earth Day 2011 A Billion Acts of Green® and what is the theme for this year many of us are wondering, as well as what we can do to help be better citizens and inhabitants of this beautiful planet. The date is always the same every year, which is April 22, 2011. The …

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