An underwater eye on climate change, a computer program for monitoring home energy consumption and species relocation to help adapt to climate change… it’s all about new ideas and technologies today.
- How Much Does That Wind Cost? According to recent data, the price of transmitting wind energy from Midwest turbines to the Northeast could be as high as $80 billion.
- The Green Stimulus Debate: Just how much money and how many jobs for green energy will come out of the Obama economic stimulus package?
- Australia Burns: Rachel Nowak questions whether the Australian government’s fire policy is appropriate for current conditions, including climate change and a 12-year drought.
- Eye-in-the-Sea: Is that like “Chicken of the Sea”? Not quite. It’s a new device that allows scientists to actually observe changes going on underwater.
- The Greenest of New Techonologies? Algae start-ups won’t qualify for carbon sequestration funding under the new stimulus package, and Earth2Tech explains why that’s a bad thing. (Hat-tip: The Vine.)
- Gore Wins Again: Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth won a Grammy for best spoken-word album this week.
- Sweden Goes Nuclear: The Swedish government is turning to nuclear power as a weapon in the fight against climate change. (Hat-tip: Climate Feedback.)
- Assisted Colonization: No, we’re not moving to Mars — yet. But the first study of humans helping a species adapt to climate change by moving it to a new location seems to have worked.
- Questioning Success: Andrew Revkin wonders if humanity needs to adopt new values to keep pace with new techonologies in the energy sector.
- Google PowerMeter: The latest creation from Google allows you to monitor real-time home energy consumption over your computer.
- Turbines Need Wind: Is it me, or does this just seem way too obvious? A new study shows that home-based microwind turbines won’t work if you don’t have much wind blowing by in the first place.
- Coal on a Rope: Gristmill reports that two more coal plants won’t be built and a third is converting to biomass.
(Image: Wind turbines and power lines in Oklahoma. Source: Subspace, via Creative Commons.)
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