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2011-02-15 07:59:00

LONDON, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxime Verhagen, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands, remarks that gas is critical to the fuel mix as we make the complex evolution towards lower-carbon output whilst ensuring economic growth remains unstifled: "For many decades to come, gas will remain critically important to the energy mix worldwide. In our effort to move to an efficient and low carbon economy, natural gas as the cleanest of fossil fuels is indispensable. The...

2011-02-07 21:42:33

In a finding of significant worldwide public-health consequence, researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine and in the Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic have found that emissions from the indoor use of coal for heating and cooking may impair early childhood growth and development. The research, published online today in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Archives journal, found that children reared in homes where coal was the primary fuel source exhibited...

2011-01-26 13:20:34

If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneously halt global warming, reduce air and water pollution and develop secure, reliable energy sources "“ nearly all with existing technology and at costs comparable with what we spend on energy today "“ why wouldn't you do it? According to a new study coauthored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson, we could accomplish all that by converting the world to clean, renewable energy...

2011-01-07 11:07:25

Researchers use macroecology to establish correlations across countries and over time A study that relates global energy use to economic growth, published in the January issue of BioScience, finds strong correlations between these two measures both among countries and within countries over time. The research leads the study's authors to infer that energy use limits economic activity directly. They conclude that an "enormous" increase in energy supply will be required to meet the demands of...

2011-01-07 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center has gone live with solar power, becoming one of the country's first major medical centers to receive a significant amount of its energy from the sun. "Kaiser Permanente has a long history of energy conservation and environmental stewardship, and our use of solar and other forms of renewable energy further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improving the overall health and well-being of our...

2010-12-16 09:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy customers in the Carolinas Wednesday set an all-time record for winter power use. The utility generated 17,570 megawatts of electricity for the hour ending at 8 a.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO) The previous winter peak of 17,282 was set on Jan. 11, 2010. Weather is a major driver of electricity use. Approximately 50 percent of a customer's energy costs are attributed to heating and cooling...

2010-12-03 15:43:53

The increased availability and access of broadband around the world has meant a rise in global demand for online media services and this could have implications for a society that is living within environmental limits. New research has analysed the potential future demand for downloaded data worldwide, such as social networking sites and on-demand TV programs, and the resulting energy requirements. Academics at Bristol University's Department of Computer Science have looked at the provision...

2010-10-07 11:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new agreement announced today between Drexel University and Community Energy, Inc., Drexel will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates equal to 100 percent of its energy use, making Drexel one of the top 50 purchasers of wind energy in the nation. This Renewable Energy Certificate purchase will ensure that 84,268 megawatt hours of electricity will be matched annually with wind energy entering the electricity grid. The Renewable Energy...

2010-09-22 08:43:00

Choke Point: U.S. series chronicles collision between nation's increasing energy demand and diminishing water supply NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Circle of Blue, the international network of leading journalists and scientists, today published Choke Point: U.S., a comprehensive report that is part of its commitment to produce news and actionable information about international water issues that was featured Wednesday at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New...

2010-09-14 13:10:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce today outlined a multi-step plan to eliminate energy poverty and inequality by unlocking the power of coal to advance energy security, generate economic stimulus and create environmental solutions. The 'Peabody Plan' was unveiled during a keynote address before the 21st World Energy Congress in Montreal. The Congress is a gathering of global energy leaders from nearly 100...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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