Monday, February 25, 2013

Flipping The Switch: What It Takes To Prioritize Electric Cars : The Two-Way : NPR
Estonia is making that leap. The country now has a nationwide charging network for electric cars, making the claim that it's the first country to do so.
So how many Estonians are actually taking part? Here's what Reuters reports:
"Estonia, with a population of about 1.2 million, has 619 all-electric cars, of which 500 are used by public authorities, and about 100 by private people and companies.

"That amounts to one electric vehicle for every 1,000 cars, second only to Norway, which has four per 1,000. The Netherlands is third at 0.6 per 1,000."
What will Obama's 'green quarterback' mean for Keystone XL? - Politics - CBC News
David Vitter of Louisiana recently complained that McCarthy has failed to respond to his requests for information about the science behind the agency's regulations. The Supreme Court has ruled the EPA can and must act on greenhouse gas emissions under the country's Clean Air Act, giving it powers not enjoyed by other federal agencies.

"I want to know who will respond to my outstanding request of one year and nine months regarding the scientific methods used to base the EPA's regulatory agenda," Vitter said in a statement last week.
A 21st-century oil boom in the Lone Star State - San Antonio Express-News
The Texas oil industry for several decades seemed headed into territory best described by the old saying “all hat and no cattle.”

But the state appears awash again in oil and gas, with drilling in fields across the state, including one West Texas shale formation that could dwarf both the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and North Dakota's famous Bakken Shale.
Lunch and Learn, Brown Bag Style: Addressing Climate Change Deniers
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Back by Popular Demand! Do Climate Change Deniers ever baffle you? Do you ever wonder how to respond to the figures they throw your way? Learn both the scientific and activist’s way to respond to public figures and everyday citizens from this panel of two scientists and an activist.

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