Posted by: quiscus | May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

1. “In Race against Carbon Catastrophe, Solar Power is Making Strides

On last Friday afternoon, because of clear skies and good weather, Germany was at one point producing 22 gigawatts of solar power, a new record. Today (Monday) is a holiday in Germany, and electricity needs will be only a third of normal. So, for a couple hours this afternoon, all Germany’s electrical power needs will be supplied by renewable energy. That must be a first for an industrialized, G8 country.

Germany has defied the predictions of those who said that mothballing its nuclear plants would cause it to produce more CO2. Its carbon dioxide production was down 2% in the past year. It replaced 60% of its formerly nuclear-generated electricity production with renewables, and became 5% more efficient in using energy.”

http://www.juancole.com/2012/05/21355.html

2. ““Militants”: media propaganda

To avoid counting civilian deaths, Obama re-defined “militant” to mean “all military-age males in a strike zone”

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/29/militants_media_propaganda/singleton/

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