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Physics of Sustainable Energy III: Using Energy Efficiently and Producing It Sustainably

Date: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8:30am - Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:30pm

This conference will be an intense weekend short course to enhance the background of physical scientists, especially early-career scientists, who want to work on applied energy topics. Go to the conference web page for details --   http://rael.berkeley.edu/apsenergy2014 .  These will be updated as planning proceeds.

Renewable Energy Policy Uncertainty Stalls A Fossil Fuel-Free Future, Experts Say

February, 2013
Huffington Post

From his solar panel manufacturing facility in Marysville, Wash., Gary Shaver can see and hear passing coal trains.

"The tracks are maybe a block away, and this is not a Texas block," said Shaver, president of Silicon Energy, LLC.

To get to and from his factory, workers and clients have to cross those tracks, which may soon become heavily trafficked if proposed Pacific Northwest ports are given the go-ahead and begin exporting coal to China.

Meanwhile, China continues to ship solar panels to the U.S.

Kammen & Riordan: Coal's no way to make the job market hop

January, 2013
Crosscut

If Peabody Energy, SSA Marine and Goldman Sachsreally want to stimulate Washington jobs, as they claim, they can find much better ways to do so than build a sprawling $665 million coal terminal northwest of Bellingham. They could use the money instead to fund energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects. Per dollar invested, efficiency and renewables generate many more jobs than fossil fuels.