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Friday, February 1, 2013

'Just the Beginning': US Drought Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Trees

'Just the Beginning': US Drought Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Trees

The historic drought of 2012, which continues to ravage over half of the contiguous US, has a new legacy: the death of hundreds of thousands of trees across the Midwest.https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/01-6

New research shows complexity of global warming

New research shows complexity of global warming

Global warming from greenhouse gases affects rainfall patterns in the world differently than that from solar heating, according to a new study.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130130132405.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

Ozone depletion trumps greenhouse gas increase in jet-stream shift

Ozone depletion trumps greenhouse gas increase in jet-stream shift

Depletion of Antarctic ozone is a more important factor than increasing greenhouse gases in shifting the Southern Hemisphere jet stream in a southward direction, according to researchers.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130131144339.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

Groundwater fate and climate change

Groundwater fate and climate change

Burnaby, Canada (SPX) Feb 01, 2013
Simon Fraser University earth scientist Diana Allen, a co-author on a new paper about climate changes' impacts on the world's ground water, says climate change may be exacerbating many countries' experience of water stress. "Increasing food requirements to feed our current world's growing population and prolonged droughts in many regions of the world are already increasing dependence on grhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Groundwater_fate_and_climate_change_999.html

Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming

Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming
(Phys.org)—A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-extreme-rainfall-linked-global.html#nwlt

Clean seas by 2020: Scientists identify main environmental 'stressors' in the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Clean seas by 2020: Scientists identify main environmental 'stressors' in the Mediterranean and Black Seas
Over 200 leading scientists from over 20 countries around the Mediterranean and Black Seas gathered in Barcelona last week to share the results of their joint work carried out over the last year. They summarized on a regional and basin scale the environmental "stressors" on which the scientific research of PERSEUS will focus intensively over the next three years. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-seas-scientists-main-environmental-stressors.html#nwlt

New protocol recommendations for measuring soil organic carbon sequestration

New protocol recommendations for measuring soil organic carbon sequestration
Increased levels of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), have been associated with the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, cultivation of grasslands, drainage of the land, and land use changes. Concerns about long-term shifts in climate patterns have led scientists to measure soil organic carbon (SOC) in agricultural landscapes and to develop methods to evaluate how changes in tillage practices affect atmospheric carbon sequestration. University of Illinois professor of soil science Kenneth Olson has used data collected over a 20-year period at Dixon Springs, Ill., to develop a new protocol for more accurately measuring the carbon removed from the atmosphere and subsequently sequestered in the soil as SOC. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-protocol-soil-carbon-sequestration.html#nwlt

More extreme weather predicted in national climate report

More extreme weather predicted in national climate report
Americans can expect more heat waves, heavy downpours, floods and droughts, sea level rise and ocean acidification, according to a draft national climate assessment report that included two Cornell researchers as lead authors. http://phys.org/news/2013-02-extreme-weather-national-climate.html#nwlt

Turning Floodwater into Drinking Water

Turning Floodwater into Drinking Water

Map: China’s Provincial Energy Production (1997-2010)

Map: China’s Provincial Energy Production (1997-2010)

Map: China’s Provincial Energy Production (1997-2010)
Click through the interactive infographic to see how China, the world’s largest nation and second-largest economy, races to meet rising demand for energy.
Similar Interactive China Maps
choke point china interactive infographic map google fusion table china provincial grain production data 1997 2010
Map © Samuel Kosinski / Circle of Blue
Click image to launch the interactive Google Fusion Tables map.
For more interactive maps of China’s historical data, check out the grain map here.
China is the world’s largest energy producer and consumer. The nation’s go-to energy source is coal, as China mines and processes more than 3 billion metric tons of coal annually to fuel its expanding economy. But the coal sector is also the nation’s second-largest industrial consumer of water, so a finite water supply will likely limit the coal industry’s growth.http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2013/world/infographic-china-energy-production-data/

Pollution highlights China energy problem

Pollution highlights China energy problem
BBC News
China continues its battle against toxic air pollution that has covered Beijing on several days in the past few weeks. The government has temporarily closed hundreds of factories and ordered some cars off the road. But Xizhou Zhou, head of China Energyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21270784

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Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035



Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/01/130130-water-demand-for-energy-to-double-by-2035/

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Recent Activities and Ongoing Developments , January 31, 2013


Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Recent Activities and Ongoing Developments
, January 31, 2013https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42942.pdf

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Will Climate Change Hawk Kerry Kill Keystone XL?

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST
The Senate confirmed John Kerry as a Secretary of State by a vote of 94 to 3. I believe this is a turning point in the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Once again, I do not think that a man who had dedicated his Senate career to fighting catastrophic climate change would start his term as Secretary approving the expansion of one of the dirtiest sources of fossil fuels in the world.http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/178816/kerry-keystone-xl-pipeline?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Debating the Future of U.S. Climate Policy

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 08:00 AM PST
Two visions for the future of American energy policy: Fred Krupp, of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Ted Nordhaus, of the Breakthrough Institute, squared off in a lively debate Tuesday at the 3rd annual Energy Innovation Conference.http://theenergycollective.com/jessejenkins/179351/future-us-climate-policy?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Editor's Note

Dear Readers
I am on business travel on Thursday, February 1. Hopefully my day
wont be so long that I can't resume posting tomorrow evening. Hopefully.
Otherwise, I will resume on Friday afternoon.
Best regards.
Michele Kearney

'Development' at Any Cost: US Coasts Left 'Extremely Vulnerable' to Climate Change

'Development' at Any Cost: US Coasts Left 'Extremely Vulnerable' to Climate Change

Scientists: wetlands, sand dunes, other ecological features essential to protecting our coastlines

- Lauren McCauley, staff writer

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/30-5

A Day Of Reckoning Looms For Chinese Agriculture

A Day Of Reckoning Looms For Chinese Agriculture

Winter to hang on in U.S. Northeast

Winter to hang on in U.S. Northeast

State College, Pa. (UPI) Jan 30, 2013
The U.S. Northeast is likely to experience six more weeks of winter weather lasting into March, long-range forecasters at AccuWeather.com say. The Northwest is also likely to have winter maintain its grip on the region, regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil has to say on Groundhog Day, forecasters said. A couple of winter storms may impact the Northeast in February and March, theyhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Winter_to_hang_on_in_US_Northeast_999.html

Beijing issues warnings as smog continues

Beijing issues warnings as smog continues

Beijing (AFP) Jan 30, 2013
Beijing urged residents to stay indoors on Wednesday as emergency measures were rolled out aimed at countering a heavy cloud of smog blanketing the Chinese capital and swathes of the country. The municipal government said children, the elderly and people sensitive to poor air quality should remain indoors, after authorities announced the closure of 103 factories and ordered 30 percent of offhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Beijing_issues_warnings_as_smog_continues_999.html

Laser Eyes Spy a Big Melt in the Arctic


Airborne altimeters yield a disturbing picture of polar ice losshttp://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/environment/laser-eyes-spy-a-big-melt-in-the-arctic/?utm_source=energywise&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=013013

Stretches of Upper Mississippi River near record-low levels

Stretches of Upper Mississippi River near record-low levels

Graph of Mississippi River water levels, as explained in the article text
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
Note: Forecast as of 5:00 p.m. EST, January 29, 2013 based on current rainfall projections. A river stage of zero would be considered near the historic normal for that river gauge, while flood stage is declared at a river stage of 30 feet.

As a result of last year's drought, stretches of the Upper Mississippi River have approached record lows. These low water levels have jeopardized commercial barge traffic shipping agricultural and energy commodities on the river. Recent rock blasting and dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and rainfall in the near-term forecast are expected to provide some relief. Key energy commodities transported via Mississippi River barges are coal and, increasingly, crude oil and distillate fuel oil.
Large stretches of the Upper Mississippi have seen low water levels, although for the most part the Lower Mississippi River Basin (after the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, near the Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky borders) has remained at normal water levels. When levels start to drop below certain points, barge traffic is slowed because of congestion in the narrower portion of the river that remains navigable.
Crude Oil and Petroleum Products
While the Mississippi River has long been an important waterway for U.S. commerce, its importance to oil markets is growing. Crude oil movements by barge and tanker between the Midwest (PADD 2) and Gulf Coast (PADD 3) in both directions averaged 55,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) during January through October 2012, up 14,000 bbl/d from the same period last year while petroleum product movements were down 11,000 bbl/d to 182,000 bbl/d.
In 2007, only 5,000 bbl/d of crude and 71,000 bbl/d of petroleum products, including fuel ethanol, moved on tankers and barges from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast. The growth in waterborne movements began in 2010 and was driven by increases in product movements because Midwest refineries with access to discounted crude oil increased the volume of crude oil processed; however, with limited product pipeline capacity from PADD 2 to PADD 3, those refineries turned to alternative modes of transportation to move their products. The growth in 2011 and 2012 waterborne shipments was driven by crude oil movements as production of crude oil in PADD 2 outpaced pipeline capacity growth and producers looked for alternative ways to move growing crude oil volumes to refining centers on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Graph of waterborne movements, as explained in the article text
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Navigator.

Waterborne movements in the opposite direction, from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest, consist mostly of petroleum products. Waterborne movement of crude oil from PADD 3 to PADD 2 was seen in only two months between January 2011 and October 2012. In general, after peaking at 162,000 bbl/d in March 2010, volumes of waterborne petroleum products moving north, mostly on the Mississippi River, have been declining. The January 16 edition of This Week In Petroleum included a detailed analysis of crude oil shipments from PADD 2 to PADD 3.
Coal
Barge traffic is highly ranked (behind rail) as the most frequent transport mode for coal headed to electric power plants in the United States. The Mississippi River also is a key transport mode for coal being delivered to export terminals in New Orleans.
As with flooding in the spring of 2011, the disruptions in barge traffic have not had a material effect on coal supplies at electric power plants yet. Stockpiles of coal at electric power plants remain elevated because of increased competition between natural gas and coal for power generation as well as a warm winter, providing ample supply of coal at electric power plants.

Deepwater Horizon: U.S. District Court accepts BP settlement

Deepwater Horizon: U.S. District Court accepts BP settlement



http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2013/january/deepwater-horizon--u-s--district-court-accepts-bp-settlement.html?cmpid=EnlDailyPetroJanuary302013

API mulls taking E15 legal challenge to US Supreme Court

API mulls taking E15 legal challenge to US Supreme Court
 

The American Petroleum Institute is considering taking its legal challenge of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s introduction of gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend into the marketplace to the US Supreme Court.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

China's Rise: Environment & Climate Change


China's Rise: Environment & Climate Change

http://theenergycollective.com/jessica-obeid/178196/environmental-degradation-climate-change-cost-chinas-rise?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Warming waters take their toll on Antarctic shellfish

Warming waters take their toll on Antarctic shellfish
Shells that spent decades sitting ignored in a Welsh museum have shown scientists that climate change is seriously harming ecosystems around Antarctica. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-toll-antarctic-shellfish.html#nwlt

Projected U.S. water use likely to increase as climate warms

Projected U.S. water use likely to increase as climate warms
Despite increases in efficiency, water demand in the United States is likely to increase substantially in the future if climate continues to warm, new projections indicate. Brown et al. project future water use to 2090 based on past trends from U.S. Geological Survey water use data from 1960 to 2005 and trends in efficiency. They project U.S. water demand under climate change scenarios using three different global circulation models; they ran each model for three different global socioeconomic scenarios adapted from the scenarios used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). http://phys.org/news/2013-01-climate_1.html#nwlt

Report: Fracking wastewater from Marcellus Shale is radioactive

Report: Fracking wastewater from Marcellus Shale is radioactive

Wastewater from Marcellus Shale natural gas wells that have been hydraulically fractured is 300 times higher in radiation tha -More- http://www.shalereporter.com/environment/article_715b96a4-8388-51fd-a95c-27034db5d078.html

Pipeline Eruptions Causing a Fiery Debate over Safety

Pipeline Eruptions Causing a Fiery Debate over Safety

EnergyBiz
When a 20-inch natural gas pipeline burst and ignited a massive fire outside of Charleston, WV, it took the energy company there more than 60 minutes to manually shut down the line. To improve response times, a government watchdog agency is suggesting the use of automated valves. The U.S. Government Accountability Office is saying in a just-released analysis that government officials in charge of inspecting pipeline safety should be required to provide the necessary data so that monitors can help them improve their response times and the subsequent results.http://www.energybiz.com/article/13/01/pipeline-eruptions-causing-fiery-debate-over-safety

China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined

China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined


http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=9751

Dirty blizzard buried Deepwater Horizon oil

Nature | News

Dirty blizzard buried Deepwater Horizon oil

One-third of oil from 2010 spill may be mixed with sea-floor sediments.
Scientists say large amounts of oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill may have ended up on the sea floor.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have ended up at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 spewed more than 600 million litres of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. While microbes processed the vast majority within months, US government assessments failed to account for the fate of about one-quarter of the spilled oil.http://www.nature.com/news/dirty-blizzard-buried-deepwater-horizon-oil-1.12304
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Scientists underestimated potential for Tohoku quake. Now what?

Scientists underestimated potential for Tohoku quake. Now what?

Corvallis, OR (SPX) Jan 29, 2013
The massive Tohoku, Japan, earthquake in 2011 and Sumatra-Andaman superquake in 2004 stunned scientists because neither region was thought to be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake with a magnitude exceeding ? 8.4. Now earthquake scientists are going back to the proverbial drawing board and admitting that existing predictive models looking at maximum earthquake size are no longerhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_underestimated_potential_for_Tohoku_quake__Now_what_999.html

Huge New Slick at Site of BP’s 2010 Gulf Oil Spill


Huge New Slick at Site of BP’s 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/huge-new-slick-at-bps-gulf-oil-well.html

Groundwater depletion linked to climate change

Groundwater depletion linked to climate change

Climate change may be exacerbating many countries' experience of water stress, according to new research. Experts explain how several human-driven factors, if not rectified, will combine with climate change to significantly reduce useable groundwater availability for agriculture globally.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130128104747.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

Groundwater fate and climate change

Groundwater fate and climate change
(Phys.org)—Simon Fraser University earth scientist Diana Allen, a co-author on a new paper about climate changes' impacts on the world's ground water, says climate change may be exacerbating many countries' experience of water stress. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-groundwater-fate-climate.html#nwlt

USGS-NOAA: Climate change impacts to US coasts threaten public health, safety and economy

USGS-NOAA: Climate change impacts to US coasts threaten public health, safety and economy
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-usgs-noaa-climate-impacts-coasts-threaten.html#nwlt

Scientist publishes first climate change textbook for college students

Scientist publishes first climate change textbook for college students
Dr. Charles Fletcher, Associate Dean and Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, released this month the first edition of "Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us" (published by J. Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ). Fletcher offers the first real textbook to present the science surrounding climate change at the right level for an undergraduate student. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-scientist-publishes-climate-textbook-college.html#nwlt

EPA Releases New Report on Children's Health and the Environment in America



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2013


EPA Releases New Report on Children's Health and the Environment in America


WASHINGTON
EPA today released “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition,” a comprehensive compilation of information from a variety of sources on children’s health and the environment. The report shows trends for contaminants in air, water, food, and soil that may affect children; concentrations of contaminants in the bodies of children and women of child-bearing age; and childhood illnesses and health conditions. The report incorporates revisions to address peer review and public comments on draft materials released in 2011.

“This latest report provides important information for protecting America’s most vulnerable – our children. It shows good progress on some issues, such as reducing children’s blood lead levels and exposure to tobacco smoke in the home, and points to the need for continued focus on other issues”, said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Although we are encouraged by these findings, there is still much work to be done. By monitoring trends, identifying successes, and shedding light on areas that need further evaluation, we can continue to improve the health of our children and all Americans.”

Among the contaminants clearly linked to health conditions in children, key findings include:

  • The median concentration of lead in the blood of children between the ages of 1 and 5 years was 92 percent lower in 2009-2010 compared to 1976-1980 levels. Although the majority of the decline occurred in the 1980s, consistent decreases have continued since 1999.
  • The median level of cotinine (a marker of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke) measured in blood of nonsmoking children ages 3 to 17 years was 88 percent lower in 2009-2010 than it was in 1988–1991. In 2010, 6 percent of children ages 0 to 6 years lived in homes where someone smoked regularly, compared with 27 percent in 1994.
  • The percentage of children living in counties where pollutant concentrations were above the levels of one or more national air quality standards declined from 75 percent to 59 percent from 1999 to 2009.

The level of knowledge regarding the relationship between environmental exposures and health outcomes varies widely among the topics presented in this report, and the inclusion of an indicator in the report does not necessarily imply a known relationship between environmental exposure and children’s health effects. The report provides data for selected children’s health conditions that warrant further research because the causes, including possible contributing environmental factors, are complex and not well understood at this point.

In the case of asthma, researchers do not fully understand why children develop the condition. However, substantial evidence shows exposure to certain air pollutants, including particulate matter and ozone, can trigger symptoms in children who already have asthma. Although the report found the percentage of children reported to currently have asthma increased from 8.7 percent in 2001 to 9.4 percent in 2010 and that minority populations are particularly affected by asthma, the severity of children’s asthma and respiratory symptoms has declined. The rate of emergency room visits for asthma decreased from 114 visits per 10,000 children in 1996 to 103 visits per 10,000 children in 2008. Between 1996 and 2008, hospitalizations for asthma and for all other respiratory causes decreased from 90 hospitalizations per 10,000 children to 56 hospitalizations per 10,000 children.

The report also looks at trends in other health conditions, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and preterm births, for which rates have increased. There is no conclusive information on the role of environmental contaminants in ADHD or preterm births, and additional research is ongoing.

The national indicators presented in this comprehensive report are important for informing future research related to children’s health. Children may be more vulnerable to environmental exposures than adults because children’s bodies are still developing. Children eat more, drink more, and breathe more in proportion to their body size; and their behavior can expose them more to chemicals and organisms.

This report includes 37 indicators of children’s environmental health to address 23 important topics. The expanded content reflects the latest research on children’s health issues and the availability of data for more topics. Each indicator and its supporting text were peer reviewed by independent external experts and made available for review and comment by the public.

More on “America's Children and the Environment, Third Edition”:
http://www.epa.gov/ace/

Our War on Nature

Our War on Nature

With the ‘global war on terror’ dominating the headlines, when Western interests headed by Western security and armed forces are sweeping across vast swathes of the Middle East and North Africa, people are losing sight of a threat that will affect everyone, rich or poor, regardless of their religion, status or nationality.  So caught up in its Crusade – and what else can we honestly call it when the countries we are invading, attacking with drones or interfering with behind the scenes are all entirely or partially Muslim – the West is blind to the crusade it should really be fighting, that of climate change and the destruction of the natural world upon which all humanity depends.http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/01/our-war-on-nature/

Tighter Radiation Monitoring for Frack Sites

Tighter Radiation Monitoring for Frack Sites

Jon Hurdle, NY Times
Pennsylvania will step up its monitoring of naturally occurring radiation levels in water, rock cuttings and drilling wastes associated with oil and gas development in a yearlong study that will be peer-reviewed, the state’s environmental agency reports. . http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/a-boost-in-radiation-monitoring-for-fracking/

Obama Ties Green Jobs to Climate Agenda

Obama Ties Green Jobs to Climate Agenda

Roberta Rampton, Reuters
President Barack Obama will renew his push to spur investment in renewable energy projects that create jobs as a key part of his second-term strategy for tackling climate change, a top White House policy adviser said on Thursday. . .http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/24/us-obama-climate-idUSBRE90N1E120130124?feedType=RSS&feedName=everything&virtualBrandChannel=11563

Keystone XL: A Year in Review

Keystone XL: A Year in Review

Sarah Laskow, The American Prospect
It’s been just over a year since the Obama administration rejected TransCanada’s original permit application for Keystone XL. On the surface, it might seem like nothing much has happened. The State Department has yet to release its assessment of the environmental impacts of the new, revised pipeline route, which TransCanada proposed on May 4, 2012, only four months after the initial permit rejection. . .http://prospect.org/article/keystone-xl-year-review

Solar power cheaper than coal: One company says it’s cracked the code


Solar power cheaper than coal: One company says it’s cracked the code

http://grist.org/business-technology/solar-power-cheaper-than-coal-one-company-says-its-cracked-the-code/

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How Should Washington Address Climate Change? Jan. 28, 2013 via National Journal - Energy Group


How Should Washington Address Climate Change?

Jan. 28, 2013 via National Journal - Energy Group
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Georgia Power seeking coal alternatives


Georgia Power seeking coal alternatives

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Con Edison seeks rate hike for $1B in anti-storm spending

Con Edison seeks rate hike for $1B in anti-storm spending


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Google Spending Millions to Influence Smart Grid Regulations

Google Spending Millions to Influence Smart Grid Regulations


http://energy.aol.com/2013/01/25/google-spending-millions-to-influence-smart-grid-regulations/

Power Up Energy Expo March 19-20

Power Up Energy Expo 2013
You are invited...  
Gulf Coast Energy Network, the National Green Energy Council and National Energy invite you to join us at the largest energy and sustainability event along the Gulf Coast - Power Up Energy Expo 2013, March 18 - 20, 2013 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center along the Gulf Coast in beautiful Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
Who Should Participate?
Attendees include, but should not be limited to: Energy managers, Environmental consultants, Engineers, Construction managers, Architects, Builders, Economic development professionals, Green Building Advocates, Researchers, Scientists, Facility auditors, HERS raters, Policy-makers, Elected officials, Home/business owners, Finance providers, Venture capitalists and investors, and the general public and students in related disciplines.
  
Register to Attend before February 15 and Save!
Power Up Energy Expo offers 10 educational training tracks including Energy Security, Economic Development, High Performance Green Building, Financing Energy Projects, and Energy Policy. For more information, and to see the complete agenda for Power Up Energy Expo 2013, visit http://www.powerupenergyexpo.com/register.
 
Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor (space is very limited)
Power Up Energy Expo 2013 is an admirable way to represent your organization and establish connections with industry peers. The agenda is designed with ample time between sessions to offer plenty of interaction with attendees. Sponsorship and Exhibiting opportunities are offered while supplies last. For details on becoming an Exhibitor and or a Sponsor at Power Up Energy Expo 2013, please contact Anna Covington AnnaC@GulfCoastEnergyNetwork.org or visit http://www.powerupenergyexpo.com/exhibitor-info.


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About Power Up Energy Expo
Power Up Energy Expo has enjoyed four years of promoting economic development and energy independence and advancing the green building movement. Power Up Energy Expo started in 2009 as a small local event. Since the inaugural event, it has grown each year. Power Up Energy Expo 2012 was truly an international event gathering hundreds of energy and sustainability professionals representing over 9 countries: The United States, Germany, Italy, El Salvador, India, China, Israel, Canada, Mexico, and France.
Power Up Energy Expo Mission
Power Up Energy Expo's mission is to connect exhibitors with other energy industry experts, influential business leaders, policy makers, conservationists, and green building enthusiast, as they share innovative techniques to address the energy issues and advance the green building movement and to foster the exchange of important ideas and information impacting the renewable energy industry.
Contact Us
If you have questions, or would like more information about Power Up Energy Expo 2013, Please contact Anna Covington AnnaC@GulfCoastEnergyNetwork.org and 850-855-9850 or Trina Johnson tjohnson@mc-2.com or call 1-800-343-2171. GEC Member companies receive exhibit discounts.

Dave Robau, Executive Director
Gulf Coast Energy Network
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