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A bison boost for Native economies

Wyatt Orme | Jul 22, 2014 05:00 AM

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Jonathan Thompson on Efficiency lessons from Germany

Charles: Yes, you're right! It should be, "... miles per capita, in thousands." Now corrected. Also, I should point out that these are older figures. [...]

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Charles Yoder on Efficiency lessons from Germany

"Annual auto vehicle miles per capita: Germany, 3.9. United States, 5.7." Surely there are some missing zeros in this factoid.

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Robert Krantz on Efficiency lessons from Germany

Hi, Jonathan. Two comments: First, can the US do better? Certainly--and we are largely on a trajectory to do that. House sizes decline, residential densities [...]

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Jerry Nolan on Efficiency lessons from Germany

Good to hear Germany is trying to use less electricity as they increase their use of coal. "Between 2011 and 2015 Germany will open 10.7 [...]

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Jonathan Thompson on Efficiency lessons from Germany

Steve, yes, Germany's coal use is up from recent years, but still is 12 percent lower than in 2003. (I refer to overall coal use: [...]

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Steve Snyder on Efficiency lessons from Germany

I should be specific that, post-Fukushima, Merkel actually reverted to the original nuclear phase-out approved before by Schroeder and the Social Democrats. Details here. http://theenergycollective.[…]t-leading-more-coal-burning [...]

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Steve Snyder on Efficiency lessons from Germany

Not quite true on Germany and coal. Post-Fukushima, it upped coal usage hugely. Now, in the long term, it may reduce coal use further. But, [...]

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Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag

Kevin Taylor | Jul 18, 2014 05:10 AM

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Nolan Patrick Veesart on California gears up to fine water wasters: Should we turn our neighbors in?

Judith Lewis Mernit | Jul 17, 2014 07:50 AM

While responsible citizens are wringing their hands about urban water use and considering "turning in their neighbors", corporate agriculture is flooding almond orchards and spray [...]

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