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Scientific American: 139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Sources

Energy from wind, water and sun would eliminate nuclear and fossil fuels

Scientific American | Mark Fischetti | November 19, 2015

Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi have done it again. This time they’ve spelled out how 139 countries can each generate all the energy needed for homes, businesses, industry, transportation, agriculture—everything—from wind, solar and water power technologies, by 2050. Their national blueprints, released Nov. 18, follow similar plans they have published in the past few years to run each of the 50 U.S. states on renewables, as well as the entire world. (Have a look for yourself, at your country, using the interactive map below.)

The plans, which list exact numbers of wind turbines, solar farms, hydroelectric dams and such, have been heralded as transformational, and criticized as starry eyed or even nutty....snip

...The big knock against renewables such as wind and solar is that they are intermittent; the wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine. That means large amounts of energy storage are needed to save up excess power generated when these technologies are going full bore, which can then be tapped when they are low. Storage adds substantial cost and complexity to a renewable energy system. But Jacobson has an answer. By using a smart mix of technologies that complement one another during different parts of the day and different weather conditions, storage can be kept to a minimum. He, Delucchi and two colleagues explain how this can work across the U.S. in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that will be published Nov. 23.

The engineering detail in all these papers and plans is staggering. The document released for the 139 countries provides an itemized mix of technologies and costs for every nation, as well as how much land and rooftop area would be required. Since 2009 the two researchers, working with many others, have honed the numbers again and again. Now what is needed most, Jacobson says, is exposure. “We have talked to hundreds of expert and politicians. Now we need to reach hundreds of millions of people,” in hopes that they will see the possibilities and begin to call for them...snip
Full Article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/139-countries-could-get-all-of-their-power-from-renewable-sources1/

Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Nov 19, 2015, 05:18 PM (1 replies)

TPP Says Food Health Policies Must Be 'Science-Based,' Except When That Would Harm Profits

from the heads-I-win,-tails-you-lose dept...

Glyn Moody | TechDirt.com | Nov 17th 2015

The good news is that we finally have the complete text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The bad news is that it runs to 6,194 pages, not including dozens of "related instruments" and "side chapters." There is no way that anybody could read through and fully understand the implications of all of that -- certainly not before it comes to a vote next year. But luckily, that's not necessary. Gone are the days when a single commentator would be expected to offer profound insights of a treaty's entire text. Instead, in our Internet-based world, it's very easy to do things in a highly-distributed fashion, parcelling out pieces of the task to many topic experts who carry out deep analysis in parallel.

One such source of expertise is the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, which has recently produced an analysis of TPP's "Sanitary and Phytosanitary" (SPS) chapter dealing with key issues such as food safety, and animal and plant health in agricultural trade. It's well-worth reading for its detailed comments on this section, but there are two main points that it makes. First, it notes a trick that has been used in the SPS chapter:

Growth hormones, food and agricultural nanotechnology, endocrine disrupting chemicals, antimicrobial resistance to anti-biotics, plant synthetic biology and so many others. Nothing about them -- among other controversial food safety, and animal, plant and environmental health issues or technologies -- appears in the SPS chapter. Instead, the chapter describes administrative procedures and consultative arrangements for resolving SPS "issues" insofar as they might impede agricultural trade.

Here's what happened to those key areas:

The [TPP] negotiators decided to locate provisions on "Trade in Products of Modern Biotechnology" for agricultural trade (Article 2.29) in Chapter 2, "National Treatment and Market Access for Goods," apparently believing that "modern biotechnology" does not pose SPS issues about which there might be controversy.

That is, the TPP text tries to sidestep all the heated controversies over the possible safety issues of modern biotechnology by omitting them completely from the chapter dealing with this aspect. The other discovery made by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy concerns a requirement to use "science-based" approaches when TPP countries establish their food safety rules:..snip

...In other words, TPP requires decisions on food safety and animal welfare to be "science"-based, where "science" includes unpublished studies carried out by companies, except when the science shows unequivocally that more stringent measures should be taken to protect health. In that case, countries are allowed to put profits before people, and to ignore the facts completely....snip
MORE: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151114/03255332817/tpp-says-food-health-policies-must-be-science-based-except-when-that-would-harm-profits.shtml

The TPP SPS chapter: not a “model for the rest of the world”
Dr. Steve Suppan
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Published November 12, 2015

Minneapolis, November 12, 2015 — Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, and particularly the White House, have insisted that the TPP is a “high standards” agreement. The Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) “measures” affecting food safety and animal and plant health of agricultural trade are part of these “high standards.” Indeed, the TPP and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are characterized as a “model for the rest of the world” by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.1 Far beyond any changes in tariffs, the most important U.S. export in the TPP is the making and enforcement of rules by which all TPP members, and any other countries that wish to export to the United States, must abide.

If the U.S. regulatory system and its scientific underpinnings had not been captured by the regulated industries,2 it might be credible to claim that repeating the mantra of “high standards” might help lead to improvements in public and environmental health and worker safety. TPP proponent support for Congressional regulatory “reform” and lawsuits for “regulatory overreach”3 indicates to us that what is being exported is a framework for regulatory capture that will be legitimated by reference to binding trade commitments and, in the case of the TPP SPS chapter, by “science.”

The TPP chapter on SPS measures is a mere 18 pages of the total 6,194...snip

TPP Fine Print: Biotech Seed Companies Win Again
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

After six years of secret negotiations, the dozen countries that make up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have finally made the text public. The full implications of the broad-reaching, 30 chapter, 5000-plus page deal will be analyzed intensely in the coming months leading up to a U.S. Congressional up or down vote. Big concerns about the deal’s impact on public health, workers, the environment and the legal rights of corporations are already being raised. A close look at the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) chapter shows how just a few lines in TPP can turn into a big win for an industry—in this case, the biotech seed industry...
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Nov 18, 2015, 02:50 AM (2 replies)

9/11: Decade of Deception (Full Film NEW 2015)

Published on Sep 10, 2015

On the tenth anniversary of the Attacks of September 11th, 2001, expert witnesses gathered at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada to provide evidence-based research that called into question the official story of 9/11. This was known as The Toronto Hearings on 9/11.

Over a period of four days, these experts in Structural Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and History gave researched and professional testimony to an international panel of distinguished judges. The panel of judges, in conjunction with the steering committee would go on to publish their final analysis of the evidence provided, which called for a new investigation into the Attacks of September 11th, 2001.

This film is a summary of the strongest evidence given over the four days of hearings. To see the hearings in their entirety please visit http://torontohearings.org/ or read the final report available on the aforementioned website.

For more info on The Toronto Hearings on 9/11 visit:


9/11: Decade of Deception (Full Film NEW 2015) I've never seen anyone watch this film that isn't or doesn't become fully convinced
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 16, 2015, 07:08 PM (4 replies)

Former George Bush Chief Economist Morgan O. Reynolds Says 911 Was An Inside Job

Feb 21, 2015: Morgan O. Reynolds was a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University and former director of the Criminal Justice Centre at the National Centre for Policy Analysis headquarters in Dallas, TX. He also holds three U.W-Madison degrees

He served as chief economist for the United States Department of Labor during 2001--2002, George W. Bush's first term.

In 2005, he gained public attention as the first prominent government official to publicly claim that 9/11 was an inside job, and is a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
Morgan refers to World Trade Centre # 7 in the video. To see further information on this, please read our article on this subject

Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 16, 2015, 06:21 PM (6 replies)

C. William Kauffman Ph.D. on presenting the controlled demolition evidence to Russians- NoLies Radio

This show was broadcast on November 12, 2015.

Listen Here:

Presenting the controlled demolition evidence to Russians

In this episode of 9/11 Free Fall, engineer and former investigator C. William Kauffman discusses his latest trip to the Russian Federation, where he presented the 9/11 controlled demolition evidence to an audience of fellow engineers. He also describes his fascinating career during and after the Cold War.

C. William Kauffman, Ph.D.

Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Expert on combustion and explosions; aircraft design and aircraft accident investigation.
Frequent media source for interviews on causes of airplane crashes.
Collaborates with Russian aircraft designers.
Excellent source on current condition of Russian aerospace industry.

Every day- more people question the official story, where office fires cause 40+ story high rise buildings to collapse (only on 9/11)
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 16, 2015, 06:00 PM (2 replies)

Truthdig: Chris Hedges "Days of Revolt" - Ralph Nader

In part two of his conversation with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader on TeleSUR’s “Days of Revolt” series, Chris Hedges seeks Nader’s opinion on the role of the third party in American politics, the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline and Bernie Sanders’ game plan.

Warning: this video contains hardcore political analysis by independent thinkers. If this kind of thing is upsetting, then it would be best to continue on to the next post

“Well, Bernie Sanders has been around a long time,” says Nader, whose latest books include “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State” and “Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015.” “He can see beyond the next hill, or around the next corner. I think I know what his game plan is. Basically, he wants to arouse public opinion in a progressive manner, domestically. He’s got real problems with military and foreign policy positions that he has not taken, progressively. But he wants to build progressive public opinion so that it pulls the Democratic party a little bit. But he doesn’t want to do this in any way that can take a vote away from the nominee, if you say, Hillary Clinton.

So, he’s lost his bargaining power electorally, when he said he’ll endorse the Democratic nominee five months ago. Without saying it depends on who it is, he would have had some bargaining power. So, he’s finished in terms of any electoral dynamics when the primary season is over.”

“Do you have a theory as to why?” Hedges asks...snip
MORE: http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/video_chris_hedges_and_ralph_nader_on_the_bernie_sanders_set-up_20151110

Chris Hedges: Days of Revolt

Days of Revolt - The Corporate Coup d'etat with Ralph Nader
Monday November 02, 2015

Chris Hedges at Truthdig
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 16, 2015, 04:40 PM (1 replies)

Toyota to power Kentucky plant with energy from landfill

WTVQ Web Desk | :11/16/2015

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Toyota has announced a partnership with the Central Kentucky Landfill that will generate electricity from landfill gas starting November 23.

Organizers say the electricity will be enough to produce about 10,000 vehicles per year at the Georgetown plant.

Georgetown Kentucky Toyota Plant Credit: Toyota

The plant will collect the methane-turned-electricity via a 6.5 mile underground line. Methane, a byproduct of trash decomposition, reduces greenhouse-gas emissions when captured and burned, according to the EPA.

As a part of their announcement event, Toyota brought the recently launched Mirai, the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The Mirai’s production is part of Toyota’s recently announced sustainability plan — a goal aimed at largely eliminating CO2 emissions from its vehicles and manufacturing plants by 2050...
MORE: http://www.wtvq.com/2015/11/16/toyota-to-power-plant-with-energy-from-landfill/

Oct 20, 2015: Watch the future become reality as two Back to the Future icons see trash get turned into fuel for a car! Discover more at http://www.toyota.com/FBE
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:45 PM (4 replies)

Democracy Now: "A Very Big Mistake": Joseph Stiglitz Slams Obama for Pushing the TPP

As Congress debates the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about the trade deal. "The irony is that the president came out and said, 'This is about who makes the trade rules—China or the United States?'" Stiglitz said. "But I think the big issue is, this is about who makes the rules of trade—the American people, our democratic process, or the corporations? And who they’re made for, which is, for the corporations or for all of us?"

TRANSCRIPT: http://www.democracynow.org/2015/11/12/a_very_big_mistake_joseph_stiglitz

Our Economy Is Not Working: Joseph Stiglitz on Widening Income Inequality & the Fight for $15

May 8, 2015- President Obama delivers remarks at Nike on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, "the most progressive trade deal in history."
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Nov 13, 2015, 03:44 PM (1 replies)

Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Limit Affordable Drugs, Says World Health Chief

The head of the World Health Organization has voiced concerns over the impact the controversial 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership will have on vital drug prices. As she argues, the deal could limit the availability of cheaper generic medicines in favor of patent holders.

Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). (OEA - OAS / CC BY-SA 3.0)

“Can you bear the cost of $1,000 for a pill to treat Hepatitis C?,” Margaret Chan asked the audience of health experts, academics and diplomats. “Unless we get these prices down many millions of people will be left behind.”


Pacific trade deal could limit affordable drugs - world health chief
Source: Reuters - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:17 GMT

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - A massive trade pact between 12 Pacific rim countries could limit the availability of affordable medicines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday, joining a heated debate on the impact of the deal.

Margaret Chan told a conference there were "some very serious concerns" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a central plank of U.S. President Barack Obama's trade policy which still needs to be ratified by member governments.

"If these agreements open trade yet close the door to affordable medicines we have to ask the question: is this really progress at all," Chan asked a conference in Geneva.

The deal's backers, including the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia, say it will cut trade barriers and set common standards across 40 percent of the world's economy...
MORE: http://www.trust.org/item/20151112121937-c04sa/?source=leadCarousel

World Health Org Twitter: https://twitter.com/WHO

Here's the deal: the Trans-Pacific Partnership
November 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM ET by President Barack Obama

Summary: Here's what President Obama said about the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to American jobs and workers...

May 8, 2015- President Obama delivers remarks at Nike on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, "the most progressive trade deal in history."

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:04 PM (2 replies)

Hemp-made flag flies over the US Capitol

The Hill.com November 11, 2015

Flying high over the U.S. Capitol, an American flag made with hemp farmed by veterans is raising awareness about drug reform efforts in Washington.

The Growing Warriors Project, which employs disabled veterans who make flags from hemp, coordinated the flag-raising for Veterans Day. The group is behind the push to legalize hemp for farmers.

Advocates are backing the bipartisan Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which would remove hemp from a list of federally prohibited drugs like heroin and LSD. The bill is unlikely to pass, even though it has the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Farming hemp, which is used to make everything from clothes and paper to soap, could provide jobs for veterans, advocates say, while boosting the economy.

“Hemp was a crop that built our nation,” said Mike Lewis, director of the Growing Warriors Project. “Betsy Ross’ first American flag was made of hemp....snip
MORE: http://thehill.com/regulation/defense/259857-flying-high-hemp-made-flag-adorns-us-capitol

Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Nov 12, 2015, 02:41 PM (0 replies)
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