Monday, January 28, 2013

Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 28 January 2013

The only thing they have left they can do, as the attacks that locked the brakes into alternative energy sources we were developing, starting some forty years back, have now lost all meaning as they have been shown to be wrong as these, on climate change, are also being shown to be already. Back then forward they were about fossil fuels being never ending and plentiful, though it took millions of years to form and only minutes to waste. That they were and would always be cheap forms of energy, and that they were clean sources of energy damaging nothing else from using them.

Exclusive: Billionaires secretly fund attacks on climate science
Audit trail reveals that donors linked to fossil fuel industry are backing global warming sceptics

24 January 2013 - A secretive funding organisation in the United States that guarantees anonymity for its billionaire donors has emerged as a major operator in the climate "counter movement" to undermine the science of global warming, The Independent has learnt.

The Donors Trust, along with its sister group Donors Capital Fund, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is funnelling millions of dollars into the effort to cast doubt on climate change without revealing the identities of its wealthy backers or that they have links to the fossil fuel industry.

However, an audit trail reveals that Donors is being indirectly supported by the American billionaire Charles Koch who, with his brother David, jointly owns a majority stake in Koch Industries, a large oil, gas and chemicals conglomerate based in Kansas.

Millions of dollars has been paid to Donors through a third-party organisation, called the Knowledge and Progress Fund, with is operated by the Koch family but does not advertise its Koch connections. read more>>>

Back then it wasn't the koch brothers but others that were just as greedy and wealthy then, and threw these decades names have changed but wealth has only grown and used even in more powerful ways and means to suppress many important and growth for everyone issues to the gain for more and more power and wealth for the few!

Related to above the book by Climate Scientist Michael E. Mann: "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines"

The Eco-friendly Future Of U.S. Army Technologies
01/27/2013 - Check out the U.S. Army‘s fuel-efficient demonstrator, or FED.

The FED sports a number of fuel-saving technologies, such as low-rolling resistance tires, and optimized super turbo charged engine, lightweight aluminum armored cab, and it’s 70% more fuel efficient.

Now, you won’t see troops rolling all over the globe in these eco-friendly babies just yet, but it does serve as an example of the kind of technologies that are being researched and developed for the U.S. military forces. read more>>>

Bloomberg New Energy Finance names 2012's top deal-makers
17 January 2013 - Bloomberg New Energy Finance has unveiled its assessment of the leading investors and service providers in clean energy and the energy smart technologies sectors.

The list shows different leaders from the previous year in every single category, among them the European Investment Bank in asset finance, Japan-based Toray Industries in mergers and acquisitions, Germany-based HEAG in venture capital and private equity, and Goldman Sachs in public markets.

“This is the eighth year we have prepared annual league tables showing the most active deal-makers in the sector," said Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

"The transactions in 2012 that helped to produce winners this time included everything from a $1billion-plus offshore wind financing, to a $701 million energy storage acquisition, to an $18 million venture capital investment in a solid-state lighting technology developer,” he added. read more>>>

Chelsea Green Publishing - the leading publisher of sustainable living books since 1985.

Climate change denial is falling faster then the forty some years of other special interest well financed memes that the people easily bought into to suppress the developing growth of the much needed industry in alternative clean energy. Even the usual easily conned parrots of the memes can't deny the obvious of what's happening around them, to them and let alone all over! But the special interests funding the denier's along with their politicians, federal and state, have managed to waste valuable time, especially as the economy and jobs of were collapsing, these past recent years as have the new reagan capitalists with so little investment in economic growth, the basis of that new capitalism! Even blocking government investments that helped create the once thriving economic growth we were the envie of!

Climate change: No more denying it
January 26, 2013 - Withering drought, vast wildfires, town-leveling tornadoes, fierce heat -- not to mention superstorm Sandy -- all made 2012 one of the worst years in terms of lives lost and property destroyed from extreme weather.

Most scientists believe climate change is partly to blame for last year's wild weather. Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine's senior editor for science and technology, spoke to Jim Axelrod and Rebecca Jarvis about the record temperatures and massive storms and why we're seeing more of these extremes.

First, Kluger wanted to be clear on the distinction between weather and climate.

"Weather is the short term event: A day, a week, a month, even a year," he said. "Climate is these large, thematic changes." read more>>>

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