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Ararat, AUSTRALIA: A photo taken 16 November 2006 shows Australia's largest wind farm, the Challicum Hills wind farm near Ararat, some 195kms west of Melbourne. Australia is among the three worst per capita emitters of greenhouse gases in the developed world, while Victoria is the worst offender in Australia. Recent research showed that three of the four most polluting power stations in Australia were in Victoria's Latrobe Valley. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Coming to a Town Near You: The Great Green Energy Disaster

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a broken down elevator? I have and it’s absolutely bloody terrifying. The claustrophobia; the rising heat; the shortage of air; the gnawing fear that something even worse might happen – a fire, say – before the rescue services have time to reach you…

© AFP/File Cristina Quicler

Solar Energy Lobby’s Texas Goals Clouded by Bankruptcies

A leading solar power lobbying organization’s promises of growth in Texas continue to sit under a cloud of economic challenges. Amid cheap natural gas prices and established wind farms in much of the solar-friendly regions, solar panel arrays are proving a tough sell.

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Who Wants Wind Turbines Besides Crony Capitalists?

Last month’s wind-turbine fire near Palm Springs, California, that dropped burning debris on the barren ground below serves as a reminder of just one of the many reasons why people don’t want to live near the towering steel structures.