Thursday, April 12, 2012

Farmer fights frost with hot air blaster

So all over his orchard, Evans has thermometers to help follow the frosty threat, but he also has a special weapon: a large propane-fueled air blast heater.

...Although, he explains the threat is very real. In 2007, Evans claims he lost roughly 70% of his crop to a freeze.

U.S. Clean Energy Policies Risk Losing Lead Over China - Bloomberg

[Warmist] Cuttino said Pew had expected an increased deployment of renewables in 2011, with investment falling, and was surprised spending rose.

“This sector is like the little engine that could -- it just keep growing somewhere, somehow,” she said.

BrightSource Energy Withdraws IPO, Citing Market Volatility - Bloomberg

BrightSource Energy Inc. (BRSE), a developer of solar-thermal systems for electricity and enhanced oil production, withdrew its planned initial public offering,
citing adverse market conditions.

Renewable-Energy Investment Plunges in Quarter to Three-Year Low - Bloomberg

Global investment in clean energy dropped to its lowest since the depths of the financial crisis three years ago as the U.S. and European nations cut support for
wind and solar projects, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said.

Spending on new wind farms, solar parks and other renewable projects fell to $27 billion in the first quarter, a 28 percent slump from the last three months of 2011 and a 22 percent drop from the same quarter a year earlier, New Energy Finance said today in a statement.

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