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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 29, 2011

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August 29, 2011

Daily Roundup: August 29, 2011

Sun Money: A new report shows that the U.S. exported $5.6 billion in solar goods last year, making it one of the only industries to generate a trade surplus with China. Reuters 

Lesser of Two Evils: From source to use, natural-gas electricity emits 47% fewer greenhouse gasses than burning coal. TreeHugger

Goodnight Irene: Hurricane Irene hurtled up the East Coast this past weekend, leaving more than 5.5 million people without power and contending with devastating floods. New York Times

Full Speed Ahead: A new report from the federal government concluded the Keystone XL pipeline would have "no significant impact." Despite protests, officials say approval is likely. Huffington Post and Yale Environment 360

Positive Outlook: Japan passed a law to support renewable energy. Wind-Works.org

--Christa Morris

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/keystone-xl-pipeline-state-department_n_940422.html

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