Enviro News Wrap: Solar Trade War Between China and the U.S.; Oil Spill Blackens River in Venezuela; Shareholders and the Environment, and more...
GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:
- Permitting is a huge headache in the PV Solar installation industry; fixing the way local building departments issue and approve permits is a whole side battle for the renewable energy industry.
- Here is a summary of the "solar panel trade war" between China and the US.
- Oil spill in Venezuela! Oil spills will stop only when we stop drilling for oil on such a large scale.
- Oil and gas companies deal with opposition from environmental groups from every angle, even from shareholders.
- These pictures of vulnerable wildlife remind us why we are against the permit-less Tar Sands XL Pipeline.
- As wind power gains market share and its impact increasingly scrutinized, the current focus is on how much land a wind farm uses and where that lands comes from, i.e. who owned it before the wind company?
- Conflict with Iran is raising oil prices and it could get much worse if Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz.
- There may be rising tension between the federal government and "states rights" politics, but some responsibilities still appropriately lie with the federal government, this article explains why environmentalism is one of those issues.
- Depleting our natural resources comes at a very large financial cost, Europe is feeling the pain of a history of overfishing.
- Whenever anything happens in or near a neighborhood, someone says "not in my backyard." A group in Oakland, California wants to ban the raising of livestock in city limits, thus limiting the freedom of Oakland residents to source their food. Where are the tea-partyists on this one?