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After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

April 3rd, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating wind turbines could satisfy the residential electricity needs of 450 million people


Reduce Work Hours to Address Global Warming?

February 6th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Are our work schedules driving global warming? An economist finds that reducing work hours in the developing world could also lower greenhouse gas emissions... and maybe even improve American quality of life


sustainablog Approved: Ecover

October 20th, 2010 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

If you’ve followed our occasional series of sustainablog Approved posts, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve tended to focus on smaller,



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