Clean energy industry = Green jobs and money

Read more: Clean energy industry = Green jobs and money Southface, an Atlanta (Georgia, USA) environmental organization promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities conducted the first-ever Southeast Clean Energy Industry Census report that quantifies the clean energy industry's impact on the state's economy. The report provides analysis on full-time employment, revenues, location, export activity, business hurdles, skill gaps and growth potential.

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A Better World Is Here

Read more: A Better World Is Here For centuries, optimists and pessimists have argued over the state of the world. Pessimists see a world where more people means less food, where rising demand for resources means depletion and war, and, in recent decades, where boosting production capacity means more pollution and global warming.

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Shale Gas: Separating fracked from fiction

Read more: Shale Gas: Separating fracked from fictionThere have been suggestions that America's development of shale gas offers a model for investment in renewable technologies elsewhere. Sensitive ears may have detected a whiff of triumphant jingoism in an election year; others may have heard the grating sound of slick industry pr machinery and determined journalism rubbing against each other. Meanwhile, in Europe, hope has been expressed in Poland that her shale gas reserves might finally decouple economic growth from pollution. And, it must be said, at the same time reduce her dependence upon energy imported from Russia. Elsewhere, tremors beneath England forced a temporary halt to prospecting, while France has outlawed it altogether.

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Romania's Parliament is preparing a law for nationwide expropriation

Read more: Romania's Parliament is preparing a law for nationwide expropriationRomanian Chamber of Deputies' committee for industries and services has re-started the series of debates for changing the Mining Law no. 85/2003. The object of these discussions is a legal proposal initiated in 2009 by senators Toni Greblă (PSD) and Ion Ruşeţ (PDL). Some stipulations in this legal text defy several constitutional rights of Romanian citizens, including property ownership rights.

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