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Low oil prices aren’t working against solar (probably)

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In the United States, reducing electricity probably won’t lead to a significant reduction in direct oil consumption. Instead (in terms of fossil fuels) it is more likely to reduce your consumption of coal and natural gas. In turn, low oil prices aren’t necessarily working against solar deployment in a direct sense. The United States uses [...]

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Photo Friday: The sounding stone on the Parana River

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The Itaipú Dam is a hydroelectric power generation facility on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, on the Parana River. The name means “the sounding stone” in Guarani, an indigenous language in South America and one of the official languages in Paraguay. Photo Credit: Photo of Itaipú Hydroelectric dam (April 25, 2008) by kevin.j. Found via [...]

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