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45 Articles by Timothy B. Hurst

Water: the Unsung Upside to Wind Power

Among the oft-repeated arguments against wind power -- that it is intermittent, unreliable, expensive, noisy, dangerous to wildlife, or aesthetically unappealing -- one argument you will not hear from wind power detractors is that wind uses too much water.  Why? Because wind uses a fraction of the water used by every other ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in March 2011, about Clean Technologies, Green energy, Water

Are Small Nuclear Reactors Safer?

In the wake of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on Friday which now threatens the possibility of partial or full reactor meltdowns at several Japanese nuclear power plants, many anti-nuclear campaigners are using the opportunity to posit that nuclear power is neither clean, green nor safe ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in March 2011, about Environmental Disasters, Nuclear, Pollution, Water

Will Google's Latest Investment 'Transphorm' the Electric Grid?

It has been more than a century since the direct current (DC) electric power distribution favored by Thomas Edison went toe-to-toe with the Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse-backed alternating current (AC), but the tension between AC and DC is as real today as it was during the "War of the ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in February 2011, about Clean Technologies, Electric vehicles, Energy Saving, Green energy

Global Wind Energy Capacity Grows 22.5% in 2010, China Home to More than Half of New Capacity

While the pace of new installed wind power capacity in the United States and Europe may have slowed in 2010, global wind power capacity grew 22.5 percent in 2010, thanks in large part to sustained growth in Asian markets.  The total installed global wind energy capacity at the end ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in February 2011, about Clean Technologies, Green energy, Industry & Business (1 comment)

Digital Dialogue to Engage Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi and Twitter Users Worldwide

2011 World Future Energy Summit to feature a cutting edge global exchange of ideas during January 19th "Masdar Digital Dialogue" in Abu Dhabi It's not that often that I get a chance to co-host a world party. But that is exactly what is happening on January 19, 2011 when ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in January 2011, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Education, Events, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

Clinton Lauds UAE for Renewable Energy Research, Investment

"I want my country to know how advanced you are in pursuing clean renewable energy. I want the world to know that the US is partnering with you because we are betting on Abu Dhabi and the UAE" — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton On the second stop of ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in January 2011, about Climate Change, Economics, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Environmental Justice Takes Center Stage at White House

More than 100 environmental justice leaders, five Cabinet secretaries and senior officials from a wide range of federal agencies and offices participated in the first ever White House Forum on Environmental Justice on December 14 in Washington, DC. The event was convened to illustrate the Obama administration’s commitment to ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in December 2010, about Politics & Government, Pollution, Poverty & Development

Breakthrough at UN Climate Talks? China Moves on Verification, Binding Commitments

After one week of little progress at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, Chinese negotiators have offered a proposal that some analysts are calling a "game-changer."According to reports from Reuters, Xinhua News Agency and other media outlets, China is working to encourage developed countries to continue with the ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in December 2010, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Emissions, Politics & Government

GM Grabs Green Headlines... and Hopes to Keep Doing So

With a successful IPO, a pair of prestigious car awards and a big sustainability investment, it's been a busy week for General Motors, and more specifically, Chevrolet, its number one brand. But GM’s recent news making is more than a well-timed public relations push, it is part of ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in November 2010, about Electric vehicles, Green energy, Industry & Business, Transport

Green Facebook - Time to End the Friendship with Coal?

Coal-fired electricity is still the cheapest form of electricity around, that is, if you don't count the environmental and social costs of emitting large amounts of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury into our air and water. The right mix of cheap electricity, cheap labor, and proximity to raw ... keep reading

Written by Timothy B. Hurst in November 2010, about Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Media, Smart Growth

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