Tag Archive: renewable energy

Aug 18

Tom Friedman: “Eight Strikes and You’re Out”

In the August 12 NYTimes, Tom Friedman points out that while John McCain is out there talking big about America’s energy crisis, he has failed to vote eight times on a Senate Bill that would extend tax credits that support renewable energy. Both the wind and solar industries depend on these credits — which expire …

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Aug 10

David Biello: “China’s Big Push for Renewable Energy”

Scientific American offers an overview of renewable energy in China in an August 4 article by David Biello. Highlights: There are 158 wind farms in China — which sounds impressive, until you know that wind power supplied just 0.6 percent of the country’s power in 2007 (which is on par with America). China’s current plan …

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Aug 07

Elizabeth Kolbert: “Island in the Wind”

Great article by Elizabeth Kolbert in the July 7 New Yorker about a small Danish community that has embraced wind power and other alternate sources of energy. Here’s a taste: For the past decade or so, Samsø has been the site of an unlikely social movement. When it began, in the late nineteen-nineties, the island’s …

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