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Berkeley Earth endorses Natural Gas as a ‘bridge fuel’

From the Frack On department, and their previous endorsement of fracking comes this new paper that suggests we should not worry about methane leakage, and just get on with coal to Natural Gas conversion. Via press release today from Berkeley Earth: Natural gas can help reduce global warming – even if it modestly delays renewables…

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Is our certain fate a coal-burning climate apocalypse? No!

From the Fabius Maximus website, By Larry Kummer Summary: The news media overflows with scary stories as we approach November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The latest are fears about the coal apocalypse, based on forecasts that the fuel of the 21st Century will be that of the 19th C: coal. This is…

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A carbon accounting conundrum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Is Australian coal still “naughty”, if the coal is burned in China? Aussie PM Tony Abbott has infuriated greens in the last few days, by approving a gigantic new coal mine in the state of New South Wales. According to Breitbart; Last week a contentious A$1.2bn open cut coal mining…

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Aussie government slashes renewable target

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Abbott government has dramatically slashed the Australian renewable energy target, from 41,000 GWh / year, to 33,000 GWh / year. The leaked appointment of the new Wind Turbine Commissioner is also now official. According to Sky News; A bipartisan deal – agreed to last month after a lengthy…

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Can heat be controlled as waves?

From the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: A growing interest in thermoelectric materials — which convert waste heat to electricity — and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to improved theoretical and experimental understanding of how heat is transported through nanometer-scale materials. Recent research has focused on the possibility of…