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A Dutch project that integrates solar panels into a bike commuter path officially opened last week, on a special roadway outside Amsterdam. “Power generated by the SolaRoad’s panels will be funneled into the national energy grid.

The project in the town of Krommenie is being called the world’s first public road that includes embedded solar cells. The crystalline silicon solar cells are encased in two layers of tempered safety glass, mounted in a concrete housing.”

While the United States remains mired in massive political corruption, honest governments are moving toward the future.

Check out the rest of the story from NPR by clicking on the link below.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/10/363023227/solar-bike-path-opens-this-week-in-the-netherlands

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The Senate – which is still controlled by Democrats – voted to go behind President Obama’s back and vote on Keystone XL. At least for now, the Keystone pipeline lost on a 59-41 vote. In other words, there were 59 yes votes, and only 41 no votes. Luckily, the senate has been reconstructed to ensure that 60 percent of votes is needed to pass just about anything. That’s a convenient excuse to not get anything done that the 99 percent wants and needs.

The Keystone pipeline would have been an environmental boondoogle. It would have transported Canadian oil to US Gulf of Mexico ports and then exported them elsewhere, to the benefit almost exclusively of the most wealthy of people. In other words, Keystone was an income and environmental scam against the 99 percent.

Democratic Wall Street Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana was the sponsor of the bill. The $1.5 million she has received in her career from the oil industry is once again paying off.

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