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  1. Natural Energy Source in the Philippines Suffers Setback

    It’s been almost two weeks since Typhoon Haiyan ripped across the Philippines, leaving behind unimaginable loss of life and livelihoods. But it also crippled something else: a key source of power. Geothermal operations have been producing five times as much energy as Leyte Island needs, with the surplus being sold to other islands. For a island known as “one of the world’s biggest success stories of renewable energy” and a nation with little contribution to global warming, losing this natural energy source would come as double blow. But there is hope.

    Source: New York Times

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