Atlantis Joins RusHydro on Australian Tidal Power Plan  

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Bloomberg has a report on continuing interest in developing tidal power projects in Western Australia - Atlantis Joins RusHydro on Australian Tidal Power Plan.

Atlantis Resources Corp., a Morgan Stanley-backed maker of tidal turbines, and a unit of Russia’s RusHydro JSC will work together to develop tidal power plants in Australia.

Under the agreement, the companies will identify potential sites in Western Australia to build facilities that will use RusHydro’s tidal range “orthogonal” turbines, Singapore-based Atlantis said today in an e-mailed statement. Atlantis will this year apply for funding for the project to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in Australia.

Natural Gas Rolls Into World of Freight Rail  

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US News and World Report has an article on speculation about the conversion of the US rail system to use LNG - Natural Gas Rolls Into World of Freight Rail

Diesel locomotives may soon go the way of the steam engine.

Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, may soon replace diesel in most of the country’s freight locomotives, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday. “It’s still relatively much cheaper than the diesel-gallon equivalent,” EIA economist Nicholas Chase says. In fact, if LNG prices remain as low as they are, some rail companies believe the conversion could happen as quickly as “the dieselization revolution of the 1940s and ‘50s,” when huge numbers of trains were converted from steam to diesel, Chase says.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Debate  

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I quite enjoyed this video from HBO's John Oliver on the Climate Change debate - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Debate. Oliver also got a lot of media attention down here recently after assembling a collection of video clips of PM Tony Abbott - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tony Abbott, President of the USA of Australia.

Scientists Politely Remind World That Clean Energy Technology Ready To Go Whenever  

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It's always hard to tell if The Onion is reporting real news stories or not - Scientists Politely Remind World That Clean Energy Technology Ready To Go Whenever

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Stating that they just want to make sure it’s something everyone keeps in mind going forward, an international consortium of scientists gently reminded the world Wednesday that clean energy technologies are pretty much ready to go anytime. “We’ve got solar, wind, geothermal—we’re all set to move forward with this stuff whenever everyone else is,” said Dr. Sandra Eakins, adding that researchers are also doing a lot of pretty amazing things with biomass these days. “Again, we’re good to go on this end, so just let us know. You seriously should see these new hydrogen fuel cells we have. Anyway, just say the word, and we’ll start rolling it out.”

At press time, representatives from the world’s leading economies had signaled that they would continue to heavily rely on fossil fuels until they had something more than an overwhelming scientific consensus to go on.

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