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How Thailand Looks at Environmental Issues

By Shel Horowitz During a trip to Thailand, I kept my radar up to see how this small but sophisticated country deals with a number of environmental issues. Disclaimer: This is not intended to be an in-depth look. It’s based

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Massachusetts Reaches Solar goal 4 Years Early, Sets New One

Massachusetts set a 10-year goal to install 250 megawatts of solar. That goal has already been met, and the state has set a new, ambitious goal of 1600 megawatts by 2020.

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Environmental Progress in Ireland and Northern Ireland

I have seen exactly one rooftop solar hot water installation, and the only places I’ve seen photovoltaic have been on self-powered electronic highway signs. Of course, it’s not the sunniest place in the world; an Italian immigrant told us, “in Ireland, they call this a beautiful day. In Italy, we would call it a disaster.”

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Positive Lessons from The Solyndra Debacle

Green activists needn’t be disheartened by the failure of Solyndra. Commentators including Nobel Prize recipient Paul Krugman show how the solar economy is thriving, and even why its success caused Solyndra’s collapse.

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Krugman: Solar is Here, Fracking is Terrible

Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, in the NYT, on why the solar economy is really here, and why natural gas fracking is a lousy idea. (Thanks for the link, Bobby Cookie Hirtle)

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