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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 17° (12 replies)

This is the topic of an Oxford-style debate on solving the world’s energy crisis at the Economist -http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=hall&debate_id=11&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate11/spr/blog/tb13 The argument for solving our energy needs with today's technology is made by Joseph J. Romm, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress and the argument for the need for technology ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

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McCain's Nuclear Plans and Bush's Plans to Drill Offshore 15° (15 replies)

I'm curious how other people feel about Bush's recent mention of lifting bans on offshore drilling? McCain's goal of building 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030? (see links below) With high fuel costs, the time seems right to talk about renewables. What will finally cause the political right to begin ...

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Nuclear

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Fuel Protests 15° (15 replies)

What do you think should/will be the outcome of the fuel protests breaking out globally? see: http://www.celsias.com/2008/06/12/fuel-protests-spread-like-wildfire/

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Coal & Oil, Finance & Money

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Cost of War - Reliance on Fossil Fuels? 15° (5 replies)

I have recently been using youtube to get my fix of decent BBC Comedy and stubbled upon Rob Newman's (AKA one half of Newman and Baddiel) excellent one man show - The History of Oil. He comes to a very interesting conclusion that the war in Iraq had little to ...

Started by Roger K. in July 2008, about Coal & Oil

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What do you think of McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for VP? 15° (15 replies)

According to Grist (http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/29/83614/5859) Palin: - Opposed a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit or restrict new mining operations that could affect salmon in the state's streams and rivers - Has pushed to build a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope - Got the state legislature to pass a bill to ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

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Is peak oil real? 13° (13 replies)

We heard back in the Seventies that oil would run out by the end of the century. But with improving exploration and drilling technology, existing oil fields were extended, and new fields were found. So, why won't this happen again?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Coal & Oil

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Ford's Focus on the Environment 11° (6 replies)

Hello everyone, My name is Lynn, and I am a community manager reaching out to your on behalf of Ford Motor Company. I hope that it's okay that, that I wanted to add this thread to the forum to let everyone know that Ford is running a video submission contest ...

Started by Lynn K. in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Nuclear, Solar

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ARCTIC CASES- OIL COMPANIES IS THE CORE PROBLEM 10° (10 replies)

Currently we the people and our planet, the ongoing climate change with its impacts, Arctic zone and its ice is very important in reflecting incoming solar radiation back to the space, the oil companies include shell and BP wants to take advantage of melting ice so as to get a ...

Started by Joseph Bukula in September 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Weather

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Mr. Coal Waste goes to Washington 6° (6 replies)

This time it's 4000 gallons of toxic coal ash slurry from a ruptured pipeline flowing directly into the Potomac and headed for DC. Read more at NRDC Switchboard http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/paltman/coal_ash_spill_upriver_of_wash.html Thanks to 1Sky on Twitter for the heads up.

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 6° (1 reply)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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