China’s 12th Five Year Plan has clean energy at its heart. Why dont we even have a plan?

China has now a year into its 12th 5 Year Plan (2011-2015), which has low carbon growth as the heart of its economic, political and social strategy in a way that no other major country has done to date.  China now has more wind energy installed and produces more solar photovoltaic panels than any other country in the world. The Chinese government is More...

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By historyfuturenow On Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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Still Confused About the Higgs Boson? Read This – The Atlantic

Another attempt to try to explain what the Higgs Boson is, from the senior editor at The Atlantic: Part of why it’s been hard to figure out from the news stories what the Higgs boson is is there are actually More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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Has the Higgs Boson particle been discovered?

Those of you who are interested in the Standard Model and particle physics (or just wonder why billions of euros were spent on buildilng the CERN Large Hadron Collider) will be excited by the prospect that the Higgs More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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The implications of solar power reaching grid parity

As many of you know, I am the CEO of Lumicity, a renewable energy development company, focusing on solar, wind and biomass energy. I am a director of a wave energy company, Aquamarine Power. I previously worked More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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Shale Gas: cheap domestically produced natural gas or nothing but hot air?

Shale gas has been seen as the saviour of the US energy market, delivering large volumes of cheap natural gas.  This has upset many of the incumbents, including coal power stations and wind energy farms.  There More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate to Aquifers Within Years – ProPublica

Natural gas extracted from shale rocks has had a significant impact on the US energy market, significantly reducing the price of natural gas which has helped many businesses and caused terrible problems for others. More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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Energy as a proxy for power: renewables vs fossil fuels

Renewable energy frequently gets a bad press because it explicitly and publicly is the recipient of subsidies, whether in the form of feed in tariffs, as in the case of solar and wind energy,  or capital grants, More...