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Eco News Roundup: September 10, 2010 – Irma Edition

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has been ubiquitous in recent days as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State, warning of deadly winds and storm surges and imploring residents to heed evacuation orders. “This is a catastrophic storm our state has never seen,” he cautioned at one of many news conferences. By all accounts, Scott and other officials have aggressively tried to prepare the state and its residents...

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Eco News Roundup: September 3, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. CO2 is changing the jet stream in ways that will create more Harveys “Many textbooks have the 60-inch mark as a once-in-a-million-year recurrence interval,” as the Washington Post Weather Gang reported Sunday. We’re seeing these staggering rainfall totals because this tropical storm hovered in place for days over southeast Texas, sweeping in vast quantities of moisture from the warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico. And the latest science points a finger at climate change for this. It’s a fact:...

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Eco News Roundup: August 27, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Denmark Just Generated 140% of Its Electricity Demand From Wind Power On a particularly windy day last week, Denmark’s wind farms produced between 116 and 140 percent of the national electricity requirements, and they weren’t even operating at their full 4.8GW capacity at the time. Eighty percent of the excess was shared by Germany and Norway, and Sweden got 20 percent of the spoils, showing just redundant fossil fuels can be if governments make the commitment to renewable energy sources....

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Eco News Roundup: August 20, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Three EU Countries Hit 2020 Renewable Benchmarks Early Newly released data shows that three European Union member countries have already met their renewable energy goals for 2020. A number of other members are also well on their way to meeting their benchmarks, though some countries, most notably the U.K., are a long ways away. Eurostat, the main entity that keeps data on the EU, released renewable energy data for 2012 on Tuesday. Sweden leads the way for all EU members...

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Eco News Roundup: August 13, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Trump is the past. Clean energy is the future for America and the planet Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the historic Paris climate agreement and turn his back on the other 194 countries that signed it leaves him isolated on the world stage. But Trump is also isolated from the very Americans he purports to lead, and here lies hope. Across America, families, businesses, churches, institutions and governments are busy building a clean energy future. And...

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