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Time to Move Like the Wind to Save Clean Energy

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Democrats in the House spent the past two years fighting to forge a real, long-term plan for energy independence. Unfortunately, Republicans in the Senate killed every attempt to move forward. This is not acceptable.

Hey, Climate Activists, When Technology Is More Powerful Than Law, Go With Technology

Byron Kennard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Byron Kennard

Will green technology kick the door open, walk in, and take over? Isn't it an article of capitalist faith that superior technologies will ultimately win out?

Show Them the Money: Why Restructuring US Investing Mechanisms Is a Necessity for Clean Technology Innovation

Dinkar Jain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dinkar Jain

Whatever form a solution takes, it is clear that the 5 existing mechanisms for financing innovation in the US need substantial prodding to take on the challenges that face cleantech innovation.

Tree Hugging Ain't the (Only) Reason Californians Endorsed Climate and Clean Energy (Prop. 23)

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Just after Labor Day, the race was tied, and with only ten days to go, the lead was barely in double digits. The ultimate 22-point defeat of Prop. 23 arose because of tremendous work by a broad coalition.

Eat or Be Eaten. Gov 2.0's Social Darwinism

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

Get your armor on, and keep it on. Otherwise, you will be stripped bare.

Once Again Fossil Lobby Tramples Clean Tech Start-Ups

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Until Congress puts a price on the emission of carbon dioxide, it is impossible for companies to make hard line investment decisions that impact their emissions profile.

Clean Energy, Brown Fields, Wild Spaces

Majora Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Majora Carter

One of the best things about my work in green project development is that I get to see how innovative projects inspire new policies, which in turn ope...

Economic Recovery? Get Off the Fossil Sauce

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

This was the week of the Green California Summit in Sacramento, where all of the newest green technologies are on display. Companies like Philips were...

Climate & Energy: Congress Stalls, California Threatens

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

On climate & energy policy this Spring, California and Washington, DC, are both running hot. The last two weeks in Congress have seen optimism, retr...

On Climate: Congress Restarts, California Threatens

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Even though the Golden State is among the greenest of them all, this will be a close election that could shut things down in DC and in about 49 other state capitols. So pay attention and get engaged.

A High School for Green Teens

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Steve Ritz's goal is to establish an open enrollment public school in the Bronx that would train students in emerging fields such as green roofing, urban agriculture, and natural resource management.

The Empire State Building: How Gray Towers Become Green

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

An old landmark is getting a makeover that will not only reduce energy use by 38 percent but will pay for itself in energy savings in just three years.

A Factory Where Clean Vehicles, Public Transit, and Economic Growth Converge

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Standing in the lot of the hybrid bus company ISE, I felt like the clean vehicle future is no longer off in the distance; it is right around the corner.

The State of Green -- Obama and the First 20 days

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

Holly Kaufman: "Obama has ushered in a refreshing reliance on science, and a commitment to letting scientific fact, and even scientific hunch, see the light of day."

Obama's Got It Right on Smart Meters

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It is a device that gives real-time, highly specific information about how much electricity your home or office is using at any given time, so you can asses your own energy use.

Clean Energy Outlook: Hands Off the Panic Button

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clint Wilder

I'm not claiming that clean energy is recession-proof. Tight credit is slowing project investment, and jitters throughout the economy have many companies wary of new ventures.

Where Are the Women in the Green Stratosphere?

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

It appears, that 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling are not enough. Never mind, we shall be like ants, patiently building a different world, one tiny green step at a time.

Not a Moment Too Soon: Van Jones' New Book

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It's been a hard fall. That's why I couldn't imagine a better time for Van Jones to release his new book: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.

Clean Energy Sector: Make Your Voices Heard

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Green collar workers, clean tech venture capitalists, and renewable energy manufacturers are already laying the groundwork. But now they need to go one step further.

Las Vegas Green Guide: Sin City Cleans Its Act

Planet Green | Sean Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There was a time, not too long ago, when the only thing green about Vegas was the Emerald City-themed MGM Grand. Now, however, the city is going throu...

Clean Tech: The Light in Dark Economic Times?

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Clint Wilder

Looking for some good news? Try the clean energy industry. Beyond the media buzz about polar bears and fluorescent light bulbs, there is serious money being invested and huge growth potential in this sector.