Energy & Renewables Newsletter
August 21, 2008

This Week�s Featured News Stories
Is Obama`s energy plan change we can believe in?
On August 4th the Barack Obama Presidential campaign released a comprehensive program for reform of the US energy system. In the words of Obama supporter and climate blogger and author Joe Romm, it was `easily the best energy plan ever put forward by a nominee of either party.` The critical question, however, is this: is it an energy plan that will actually do the job of giving US leadership to the world in a way which gives us a decent chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change?  There are without question a number of positive aspects to the Obama plan, specifically the call for 1 million ...
Google.org invests US$10m plus in breakthrough geothermal technology
In the continuing effort to develop electricity from renewable energy cheaper than from coal, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), through its philanthropic arm Google.org, announced US$10.25 million in investments in a breakthrough energy technology called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). The announcement also includes funding for research on next-generation geothermal resource mapping, EGS information tools, and a policy agenda for geothermal energy.  EGS expands the potential of geothermal energy by orders of magnitude. The traditional geothermal approach relies on finding naturally occurring ...
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