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A doctor moves from Tokyo because of radiation

Shigeru Mita, Newsletter of Association of Doctors in Kodaira, Metropolitan Tokyo - To my fellow doctors: I closed the clinic in March 2014, which had served the community of Kodaira for more than 50 years, since my father’s generation, and I have started a new Mita clinic in Okayama-city on April 21.

I had been a member of the board of directors in the Kodaira medical association since the 1990’s, the time I started practicing medicine at my father’s clinic. For the last 10 years, I had worked to establish a disaster emergency response in the city.

... I have been worried about the possibility of radiation contamination in Tokyo, so I had repeatedly requested the medical association, the municipal government and the local public health department to stock medical iodine. However, every time my request was turned down; the reason given was that Tokyo did not expect such an event. Hence there was no plan for preparing for the event.

In the afternoon of March 11, 2011, Tokyo experienced slow but great motions in the earthquake...The temperature of the reactors in Fukushima Daiichi NPP rose and it caused massive explosions, followed by meltdowns and melt-through.

It is clear that Eastern Japan and Metropolitan Tokyo have been contaminated with radiation.

....Since December 2011, I have conducted thyroid ultrasound examinations, thyroid function tests, general blood tests and biochemical tests on about 2000 people, mostly families in the Tokyo metropolitan area expressing concerns on the effects of radiation. I have observed that white blood cells, especially neutrophils, are decreasing among children under the age of 10. There are cases of significant decline in the number of neutrophils in 0-1 year-olds born after the earthquake. In both cases, conditions tend to improve by moving to Western Japan. Patients report nosebleed, hair loss, lack of energy, subcutaneous bleeding, visible urinary hemorrhage, skin inflammations, coughs and various other non-specific symptoms.

Kodaira, in western Tokyo, is one of the least-contaminated areas in Kanto; however, we began to notice changes in children’s blood test results around mid-2013 even in this area. Contamination in Tokyo is progressing, and further worsened by urban radiation concentration, or the effect by which urban sanitation systems such as the sewage system, garbage collection and incineration condense radiation, because contaminated waste is gathered and compressed. Data measured by citizens’ groups showed that radiation levels on the riverbeds of Kawabori River in Higashiyamato and Higashimurayama in Tokyo have increased drastically in the last 1-2 years.

Other concerns I have include symptoms reported by general patients, such as persistent asthma and sinusitis. The patients show notable improvement once they move away.

I also observe high occurrences of rheumatic polymyalgia characterized by complaints such as “difficulty turning over,” “inability to dress and undress,” and “inability to stand up” among my middle-aged and older patients. Could these be the same symptoms of muscle rheumatism that were recorded in Chernobyl?

Changes are also noticeable in the manifestation of contagious diseases such as influenza, hand-foot-and-mouth disease and shingles.

Many patients report experiencing unfamiliar symptoms or sensing unusual changes in their bodies. Perhaps they feel comfortable speaking to me, knowing that my clinic posted signs informing of possible radiation-related symptoms immediately after the nuclear accident. Many young couples with small children and women worried about their grandchildren visit my clinic and earnestly engage in the discussion, and there is not a single patient who resists my critical views on the impacts of radiation.

Ever since 3.11, everybody living in Eastern Japan including Tokyo is a victim, and everybody is involved.

We discovered that our knowledge from the discipline of radiology was completely useless in the face of a nuclear disaster. The keyword here is “long-term low-level internal irradiation.” This differs greatly from medical irradiation or simple external exposure to radiation. I do not want to get involved in political issues; nonetheless, I must state that the policies of the WHO, the IAEA or the Japanese government cannot be trusted. They are simply far too distanced from the harsh realities that people in Chernobyl still face today.

... Residents of Tokyo are unfortunately not in the position to pity the affected regions of Tohoku because they are victims themselves. Time is running short. I took an earlier step forward and evacuated to the west. My fellow doctors of medicine, I am waiting for you here. And to the people in Eastern Japan still hesitating, all my support goes to facilitating and enabling your evacuation, relocation, or a temporary relief in Western Japan.

According to the latest update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, solar and wind energy constituted more than half of the new generating capacity in America.

Earthquakes in frack happy Oklahoma

US oil consumption outdoes China

inside Climate - U.S. oil demand reversed course in dramatic fashion in 2013, as the nation's growth in crude consumption outpaced perennial leader China for the first time since 1999, according to oil company BP's annual compendium of world energy statistics.The U.S. increase follows two years of declines, and dampens hopes that the world's largest oil guzzler was permanently reining in its appetite for crude. The nation's oil use rose by 400,000 barrels per day to a daily draw of 18.9 million barrels; China's oil consumption grew by 390,000 barrels a day, to 10.8 million barrels a day, according to the BP figures released last month.

Studies finds nearly all of 2500 Oklahoma earthquakes linked to fracking

Think Progress - More than 2,500 small earthquakes have hit Oklahoma in the past five years, and nearly all of them can be linked to the process of drilling for oil and gas, according to a recent study published in the journal Science.

The study, led by Cornell University geophysics professor Katie Keranen, is the latest of many scientific studies showing a probable connection between earthquakes and drilling-related activity across the country. Specifically, the quakes are linked not to the fuel extraction itself, but to a process called “wastewater injection,” in which companies take the leftover water used to frack wells and inject it deep into the ground.

Scientists increasingly believe that the large amount of water that is injected into the ground after a well is fracked can change the state of stress on existing fault lines to the point of failure, causing earthquakes.

The research showed that fluid from those wells were migrating along fault lines for miles, and Keranen’s team determined the migration was likely responsible for earthquakes occurring as far as 22 miles away.


MIND UNLEASHED

Pennsylvania health department banned employees from talking about effects of fracking

Nation of Change - The Pennsylvania Department of Health instructed its employees never to talk to residents who complained of negative health effects from fracking, State Impact Pennsylvania reported. Two retired employees of the department detailed restrictions on attending meetings, lists of topics they could not discuss, and a general departmental hostility to the idea of health problems linked to shale gas drilling. The state’s governor, Tom Corbett, declined to comment.

Pennsylvania has had more than 6,000 hydraulic fracturing wells drilled within the last six years, and zero state studies on their health impacts. In Pennsylvania, and near fracking operations across the country, people have won settlements from fossil fuel companies after being sickened. In many cases the drilling company imposes a gag order to prevent sickened people from spreading the word about what caused their illness and building the case that fracking has negative health effects.

Fukishima's effect on children

Nation of Change - 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts.

How an artist stopped a pipeline

53% support requiring existing power plants to cut carbon pollution by up to 30%

Guide to new rules for power plants

Between 600,000 and 800,000 birds have died along the Gulf Coast as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, according to a study to be released this summer by the Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Greenhouse gas emissions plummet in Spain

Ten cities launch plan to save energy costs

A light bulb for the next 25,000 hours

Scientists turn algae into crude oil in an hour

Residents in three Colorado cities along the Front Range -- including Boulder and Lafayette -- voted to put a halt to the energy extraction method within their borders.

Providing non-profit power: how one community in California does it

Saudi Arabia plans to get one third of its power from renewables by 2032

Clean energy gains countered by population growth

New way of cooling uncovered

BP

BP disaster caused severe defects to fish
Unskilled and destitute are hiring targets for Fukushima cleanup

Louisiana parish sues BP and Chevron for allegedly dumping toxic waste

How EPA made the BP spill much worse

Texas joins four other states in suing BP, Hallburton over oil spill

BP's cleanup chemical destroying marine life

New documantary film on the BP disaster

Mutilated fish common in Gulf now

BP says oil spill evidence was destroyed

Evidence of new BP well leakage

Judge lets BP off the hook

Gulf dead zone causing sex deformities in fish

Scientists alamed by Gulf fish symptons

Unusual number of dolphin deaths in Gulf

BP's secret blowout

E-mails show BP tried to rig 'independent' studies of disaster

BP to resume Gulf drilling

The unreported illness caused by the BP disaster

BP spill 'devastating' to sea floor

BP DISPERSANTS CAUSING ILLNESS TO GULF CITIZENS

SOIL AND WATER SAMPLES CONTRADICT BP AND FEDS

LOOKS LIKE BP SPILL ENDED UP IN PART ON OCEAN FLOOR

BLOOD TESTS POINT TO BP SICKNESS

2010

WHITE HOUSE OIL SPILL WITNESS BACKS UP TESTIMONY WITH GUITAR AND SONG

GOVERNMENT INTERFERING WITH OIL SPILL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

REMAINS OF BP OIL STILL THE 8TH LARGEST SPILL IN HISTORY

SCIENTISTS SAY WHITE HOUSE SPINS OIL SPILL STORY

DID COAST GUARD FOUL UP OIL RIG FIRE FIGHT?

BP CHANGES FACE, BUT NOT ITS STORY

BP TRYING TO BUY OFF SOUTHERN SCIENTISTS TO HELP IN ITS DEFENSE

GALLERY: GRIM PHOTOS OF THE BP DISASTER

WHY THE OIL SPILL DISASTER DIDN’T HAVE TO BE THIS BAD

ALL IN THE FAMILY: BP & COAST GUARD SHARE PR TALENT

RIG WORKER WARNED BP WEEKS BEFORE EXPLOSION

KNOWN WELL PROBLEMS DATED TO FEBRUARY

BP'S OTHER DISASTER IN WAITING

HOW THE DUTCH WOULD HAVE HANDLED THE SPILL

JP MORGAN CHASE & BLACKROCK OWN OVER A THIRD OF BP

SIX DAYS BEFORE WELL EXPLOSION, BP ENGINEER CALLED IT A 'NIGHTMARE'

"THE MICROBE ATE MY OIL SPILL" - CAN IT HAPPEN?

FEDS WITHHELD OIL FLOW ESTIMATES

BP: A TESTED IDEA FINALLY TAKES HOLD

BP TOPPED LIST OF SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOR OIL COMPANIES

GALLERY: THE DAMAGE TO CREATURES IN THE GULF

SAUDI APPROACH TO OIL SPILL STILL BEING IGNORED

OIL DRILLERS ALLOWED TO FILL IN OWN INSPECTION REPORTS

SPINNING THE SPILL

AN IGNORED OIL FIX THAT MIGHT WORK

SCIENTISTS HIT OBAMA'S APPROACH TO BP DISASTER

BP ACCOUNTS FOR 97% OF 'FLAGRANT' REFINERY VIOLATIONS SINCE 2007

WHEN WE OVERTHREW A COUNTRY FOR BP

SINCE SPILL, OIL CORPS HAVE RECEIVED 27 EXEMPTIONS

HOW BP WORKED WASHINGTON

OIL RIG WORKERS CONNED INTO SIGNING AWAY THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS

LOVE SALEM

OIL SPILL IS DICK CHENEY'S KATRINA

FOUR CLOSE CALLS BEFORE BP OIL SPILL

BP'S MONEY FLOWED TO WASHINGTON

SMALLEST OIL LEAK CAPPED

OIL RIG WARNING SIGNS IGNORED

BP FOUGHT AGAINST SAFETY MEASURES

BP'S OTHER PROBLEMS OVER THE YEARS

BP WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS COMPANY DUCKED SAFETY STEPS

BP TRIED TO CON VICTIMS INTO LIMITED PAYMENTS

COURT THROWS OUT BP'S ATTEMPT TO SHORT CHANGE VOLUNTEERS

THE COMPLEXITY OF STOPPING THE OIL FLOW

Bio fuels

Study: biofuels aren't what they promised

Pressure to end corn ethanol mandate

Seaweed as biofuel?

Study: biofuels could cause nearly 200,000 deaths due to effect on food prices

Biofuels challenged by European study

STUDY FINDS BIOMASS WORSE THAN COAL

GORE ADMITS HE WAS WRONG ABOUT BIOFUELS

SECRET DOCUMENT REVEALS SERIOUS ISSUES ABOUT BIOFUELS

CALIFORNIA REPORT QUESTIONS ETHANOL

ETHANOL MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY COSTLY AS GAS & DIESEL

BIOFUEL FROM WASTE

FAO HEAD BLASTS BIOFUELS FOR DEPRIVING PEOPLE OF FOOD

BIOFUELS FORCED GLOBAL FOOD PRICES UP 75% SAYS WORLD BANK REPORT

CHART ON THE ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT BIOFUELS

ANOTHER ETHANOL VICTIM: DUCKS & PHEASANTS

TWO NEW ECO-STUDIES SLAM BIOFUELS

ETHANOL HAVE AN UNEXPECTED BAD EFFECT ON AMAZON

ETHANOL PLANTS SUCK UP WATER

WORST FOOD PRICE INFLATION IN HISTORY

ETHANOL REDUCING FOOD FASTER THAN GLOBAL WARMING

Coal

The deady importance of coal

Energy

Study: Oil clearning dispersants made matters worse

Two decades later, embattled cold fusion research lives on

London shopping center to install energy creating foot pads


SINGAPORE'S SOLAR SUPER TREES

Study; Solar and wind power 1/20th the emissions of coal and nuclear energy

Toyota announces one seater
with charging time of an Ipad

Only 1 in 3 hybrid owners trade in for another

U.S. was net oil exporter in 2011

The Keystone XL Will Raise Gas Prices

An environmentalist learns about the downside of wind turbines

The case against wood fires

Progress in wave power

Alternative energy theories just won’t go away

Energy upgrades that pay for themselves

IRELAND BANS TRADITIONAL LIGHTBULBS

Emails show State Department in bed with Candian pipeline company

First time: More corn used for ethanol than for food

Study finds lead and arsenic in new types of light bulbs

INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS BEING REINVENTED
GREEN LIGHTBULBS CAN BE DEADLY FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THEM
HOW DANGEROUS ARE THE NEW FLUORESCENT BULBS?

GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING 62 MPG GOAL

NEW EPA RULES MAY DRIVE RENOVATION COSTS UP

POWER OUTAGES INCREASING

AMAZON TRIBES GET INTERNET & SOLAR POWER

GRAIN FOR U.S. ETHANOL COULD FEED 300 MILLION FOR A YEAR

SOLAR PANEL THEFT BECOMING A PROBLEM

FIFTEEN PERCENT OF EUROPE'S ELECTRICITY COULD COME FROM THE SAHARA DESERT

BIOFUEL LAWS HAVE FATAL FLAW

THE HIDDEN POTENTIAL OF PEE

HOMEBUYERS LIKE GREEN. .. EXCEPT PAYING FOR IT

THE MIXED GREENNESS OF COMPUTERS

CARGO SHIP POLLUTION CAUSES 60,000 U.S. DEATHS A YEAR

SPEED BUMPS AS ENERGY SOURCES

Architecture 2030 - According to the US Energy Information Administration, oil production from drilling offshore in the outer continental shelf wouldn't begin until around the year 2017. Once begun, it wouldn't reach peak production until about 2030 when it would produce only 200,000 barrels of oil per day. This would supply a meager 1.2% of total US annual oil consumption (just 0.6% of total US energy consumption).

SCIENTIST FINDS NEW WAY OF STORING SOLAR ENERGY

ELDERLY HIT BY FUEL COSTS

US ENERGY USE RISES FASTER THAN POPULATION

HAWAII TO REQUIRE SOLAR HEATERS IN NEW HOMES

NEW SOLAR COLLECTORS WOULD USE WINDOWS INSTEAD OF PANELS

PANASONIC DEVELOPS NEW FLUORESCENT BULBS THAT LAST FOR 13,000 HOURS

COSTA RICAN CLEAN ENERGY USE APPROACHES 99%

THE COLOR OF BETTER LIGHTING

WAVE ENERGY EXPERIMENTS MOVE AHEAD

ELECTRIC CARS COULD SUPPLY ENERGY AS WELL AS USING IT

ENERGY FROM PAVEMENT HEAT

Fracking

2014

Feds slash projected fracking output in California

First anti-fracking trial wins $3 milion payment to dmaged family

FrackIng hurting nearby property values

Ohio oil fracking halted because of earthquakes

The fracking fracas isn't just about ecology

Fracking draining water from drought struck areas

Fracking could damage Obama's drinking water

Obamadmin seeking to criminalize opponents of fracking

2013

Pope joins anti-fracking movement

Bad water from fracking is enough to flood Washington DC

Inside the EPA censored fracking study

Drought stricken farmers selling water to frackers...

Drilling company bans children from ever speaking about fracking

Obama's eco plan seems to support fracking

Obama ducking fracking studies

Major earthquake blamed on fracking

New York delays fracking for further environmental study

Secret chemical used in fracking can cause kidney and liver damage

EPA kills damning fracking study

High methane emissions found in extraction

2012

California Public Land Sold to Frackers Despite Public Outcry

Were Dallas earthquakes due to fracking?

Fracking industry may be paying off scientists

Vermont becomes first state to ban fracking...

New Pennsyvania law requires doctors to conceal facts about gas drilling

Recent earthquakes "almost certainly manmade"

Ohio regulators find fracking caused earthquakes

Former regulator warns of fracking danger

EPA says fracking may cause water pollution

Was Oklahama's earthquake due to fracking?

Frackers admit they may have caused earthquakes

TOPICS
Biofuel
BP spill
Fracking
Fukushima
Nuclear
Oil & gas
Pipelines
Solar power

Wind

Fukishima

Whistleblower says nobody knows how to fix Fukushima


Fruits and veggies go freaky
after Japanese nuclear blast

Who's examining the Fukushima impact on west coast?

71 US sailors sue Japanese power firm for Fukushima effects

2013

Record level of radiation at Fukushima

Fukushima: Plans to dump contaminated water into ocean

Fukushima update

Another big leak at Fukushima

Russia keeps ban on Japanese seafood

Fukushima update

Highly radioactive wastewater at Fukushima

Fukushima remains a huge problem

Increased thyroid problems for west coast children following Fukushima

Cancer risk 70% higher for females in Fukushima area

Top Japanese official: Fukishima not contained yet

Fish with radiation over 2,500 times safe levels found near Fukushima plant

40% of Fukushima kids have thyroid problems

Japanese official: ground under Fukishima sinking

Obamadmin put pressure on Japan not to go nuke free

Japan talks about ending nuclear power

Technology doesn't exist to clean up Fukushima

Record radiation found in fish off Fukushima

Fukishima workers told to hide radiation level

More than a third of Fukushima area children found to have growths


Fukushima drift brings non native species to west coast


TSUNAMI DEBRIS ARRIVES IN ALASKA

Japan has no nuclear power for first time in 42 years

How close are we to an American Fukushima?

NRC approves two nuclear plants despite growing Fukushima concerns

Radiation at Fukushima worse than thought

Japanese considered evacuating Tokyo after nuclear disaster

Temperature rises myteriously at Fukushima

Bird population collapsing near Fukushima

Japanese government concealing facts about Fukushima

Study: Fukushima meltdown caused American deaths

British government conspired with nuke industry to play down Fukushima

Britain prepared for Fukushima to be worse than Chernobyl

Nuclear

Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to close by end of 2014

Six tanks at Haniford nuclear site are leaking

Tank storing radioactive waste leaking in Washington

Closing Florida nuke plant will take 60 years to decontaminate

Unlawful Nuclear Power Plant Faces Vermont Supreme Court

Mining for Uranium Could Begin on the East Coast

Atomic scientists finds Germany's nuclear exit helped

Some good reasons to worry about nuclear meltdowns in the U.S.

Air conditioning in homes may account for up to one third of electricity use during periods in the summer when the most energy is required in large cities, according to a study carried out by Carlos III University of Madrid and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

US cutting nuke plant drills, test evacuations

Vermont challenges nuke plant license renewal

Federal judge says states can't protect themselves against nuclear plants

Feds looking for replacement site for Yucca Mountain. . . maybe in your state

American nuke plants not ready for Fukishima type event

What the media doesn't tell you about American nuclear power

Germany to close all nuclear plants by 2022

Into Eternity: Documentary on the making of a nuclear waste facility

Huge increase in ocean radiation near Japan

Map of earthquakes and locations of nuke plants

Organs of dead British nuclear workers removed to hide evidence

AMERICAN NUCLEAR 'RENAISSANCE' COLLAPSING

PLANNED NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS WOULD BE BUILT WITH FOREIGN LABOR

OBAMA PLANS NUKE PLANT NEAR EXISTING ONE, FURTHER ENDANGERING POOR BLACK COMMUNITY

VERMONT VOTES TO SHUT DOWN NUCLEAR PLANT

THE DANGERS AND POLITICS OF OBAMA GOING NUCLEAR

OBAMA THROWS CAUTION TO THE WINDS,LAUNCHING FIRST NEW NUKE PLANTS IN 30 YEARS  MEANWHILE AT THE OLD NUCLEAR PLANTS

OBAMA CANCELS NUKE PROMISE; BACKS HUGE SUBSIDIES FOR DANGEROUS ENERGY

OBAMA, BIG BUSINESS WANTS TO NUKE US

BRIT NUKE SAFETY BODY SAYS PLANNED PLANTS AREN'T SAFE

THE HIDDEN STORY OF THREE MILE ISLAND

RECOVERED HISTORY: THREE MILE ISLAND

STUDY PROJECTS HYPER COSTS FOR NEW NUCLEAR POWER

OBAMA'S NUKE BUDDIES JOIN WITH FRENCH FIRM TO COOPERATE "ON NUCLEAR POWER MATTERS."

OBAMA AND NUCLEAR POWER

Architecture 2030 - Architecture 2030 - 12,954 Nuclear Power Plants - That's how many nuclear plants the world would need to build to replace its current fossil-fuel-based energy. Even if it was physically possible to build this many plants within the seven-year timeline set by scientists to avoid dangerous climate change (it takes 8 to 12 years to get a nuclear plant on-line), the cost would be astronomical. At $6 billion per plant (a conservative figure), 12,954 plants would cost $77.72 trillion - more than the total Gross World Product of $65.95 trillion.

NUKE EQUIPMENT FIRM SAYS YUCCA MOUUNTAIN IS 'FOOL'S ERRAND'

THE CASE AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER

YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT SCALED BACK

EDWARDS ONLY TOP DEM WHO OPPOSES NUCLEAR POWER

PUSH ON FOR NUCLEAR PLANTS

STUDY FINDS EARTHQUAKE FAULT LINE UNDER YUCCA MOUNTAIN

Oil & gas

Study: Natural gas worse for environment than coal

Obama's ethanol catastrophe

Is methane behind DC exploding street holes?

The oil production myth

Massive waste of natural gas

"Natural gas" means "fracking"

Pennsylvania bars doctors from telling patients about dangers of fracking

More drilling doesn't cut oil prices

Oil & gas lobbyist threatens Obama with political retribution over pipeline

Koch Brothers huge winners if tar sands pipeline goes through

OFFICIAL ESTIMATES OF OIL UPPED TO PLEASE AMERICANS SAYS WHISTLEBLOWER

EXPERT: OIL SUPPLY RUNNING OUT FAST

OILFIELD OUTPUT DECLINING FASTER THAN THOUGHT

DRILLING FOR OIL: WHAT BENEFIT?

OUR OIL PAGE

Pipelines

Report shows tar sandings mining damages water supply

Native Americans oppose pipeline

2013

Largest Canadian private sector union joins anti-pipeline fight

Pipeline operators narrowly win ballot fight

Rail will be a lasting competitor to oil pipelines

Top pipeline regulator says his powers are "kind of dying"

Exxon's Arkansas pipeline endangers water for a quarter of state

State Department's report on pipeline written by firm with ties to Trans Canada and Exxon

FBI harassing anti-tar sands activists

Former staffers & advisors of Obama & Hillary Clinton working on tar sands pipeline

Alberta tar sands oil has other ways to the sea

State Department defense of pipeline used experts from companies seeking to build it

Majority of Americans oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Word: The tar sands pipeline

Indians join pipeline protest

Oil sands mining uses up almost as much energy as it produces

After pipeline opens, vaunted jobs disappear

Study finds tar sands pipeline more damaging than thought

Activists Concerned Canadian Tar Sands Oils May Be Routed through Vermont to Maine

Tar sands pipeline shut down because of oil spill

Renewable energy

Cargo sailing ships coming back

CHU WANTS WORLD'S ROOFS PAINTED WHITE TO EASE CLIMATE CHANGE

EXPERTS BEGINNING TO QUESTION WHTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY IS ENOUGH CHANGE

USING HOT ASPHALT TO PROVIDE ENERGY

ENERGY FROM PAVEMENT HEAT

BIOFUELS PRODUCE MORE GREENHOUSE GASES
THAN FOSSIL FUELS

WHY RENEWABLE ENERGY IS NOT ENOUGH

Solar

2014

Utah utility wants penalty fee for installing solar

Solar power installation takes lead for first time

The rise of solar cooperatives

Solar power in the dark?

California greatly increases solar power

2013

Utilities seek to work around solar power with flat fees

Corporados want to penalize solar panel users

Utilities attacking solar power

Solar power from moonlight

Solar power to be sold to electric company for almost half the price of coal

Solar powered schools in South Africa

TWENTY SOMETHING FINDS CHEAP WAY OF MAKING SOLAR CELLS IN PIZZA OVEN

Wind power

One third of Texas running on wind power

Obama plans a 30 year pass for wind fields that kill hundreds of thousands of birds annually

The split in the environmental movement over wind power

According to Roland Schmehl at Delft University, kite power could provide a cheaper, more environmentally acceptable alternative to wind turbines. A prototype 'kite sail' measures only 25 square metres but can generate 20 kilowatts of power in winds of 70-90 kilometres per hour – enough to power 40 homes. One of the advantages compared with wind turbines is that the wind blows more steadily at the heights at which the kite flies.

Britain takes on wind farms vs. neighbors issue

Google aquires kite power company

U.S. has 45,000 wind turbines

Two states get nearly one quarter of electricity from wind

Australian Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Coal, Gas,...

Hydrogen could help cut emissions and boost wind and solar power

New design for wind power

New urban wind turbine design

Denmark aims to get 50% of electricity from wind power

WIND POWER CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR NEARBY RESIDENTS

REPORT: OFFSHORE WIND POWER COULD QUADRUPLE U.S. ELECTRIC GENERATION

WIND POWER SOARS BUT SO DO COMPLAINTS

WIND POWER BLOWING IN NEW JOBS

WIND TURBINES TOO CLOSE TO HOMES CAN CAUSE MEDICAL PROBLEMS

FLOATING WIND TURBINES COULD GIVE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY A BOOST

SHIPS TO BE POWERED BY KITES

AN EARLIER EXAMPLE

FILMS: Windfall, a critical look at the down side of wind power.