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Emissions Reduction

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EPA Head Confident That States Will Follow New Carbon Emissions Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that she believes most states will ultimately comply with her ag...

Energy 2030: The Next Generation Of Energy Policy

Elizabeth Tate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Elizabeth Tate

Every unit of energy we do not consume is a unit we don't have to pay for or extract. Energy efficiency is affordable, abundant, adaptable, widely deployable and constantly innovating, evolving and expanding into new applications.

The Opportunity In The Difficulty

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

Climate change can bring out the best in us and help reinvigorate our economy. That's usually not the headline of a story about climate change, but it's a headline we can write if we want to.

Rethinking Emissions Reduction

David Hone | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
David Hone

Since the industrial age began some 250 years ago, roughly 580 billion tons of fossil-fuel and land-fixed carbon -- more than two trillion tons of carbon dioxide -- have been released into the atmosphere, leading to a shift in the global heat balance and a likely 1°C increase in surface temperature. At the current rate, a trillion tons of carbon, or some 2°C of warming, could be reached as early as 2040.

Europe's Carbon Choice

Michael Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Jacobs

Not so long ago, radical long-term emissions targets looked like airy promises without much technological or economic basis.

Superclunkers for Clunkers

Scott Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Page

Allowing people with superclunkers to trade up to clunkers would put children in safer cars, provide people with more dependable transportation, and reduce gas consumption.

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...

States Wrestle With Diversifying Energy Portfolios

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

State renewable energy targets have an extraordinary number of variations - and sometimes loopholes. Take the example of California, which is workin...

Enviros Upset Over Obama's Drilling Stance, Happy With Rest of Energy Plan

Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Sheppard

Many in the environmental community are annoyed by Barack Obama's change of position on offshore drilling, even while they applaud his comprehensive energy plan.

Beijing Says Traffic Measures Cut Emissions By 20%

Xinhua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An official at the capital's environmental regulator has shrugged off the notion of wearing masks in Beijing for fear of poor air quality, saying mask...

I Got Mine

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Bush doesn't think Americans need to be told to conserve. He thinks they are pretty smart and will know what to do. Now THAT'S leadership.

Ted Koppel: Imagine Gas Prices When China Adds 9 Million Cars Per Year

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ted Koppel talks about the future of oil prices -- and of China's massive automotive growth -- on Reliable Sources. Watch below: ...

Fastest Way To A Smaller Energy Bill: Use Less Energy | Steve Hargreaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK ( -- Want to help the country save a quick million barrels of oil a day? Drive 5% less. Slow down. Inflate your tires. Those th...

Obama And McCain's Green Dream | Brian Dumaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(Fortune Magazine) -- What senators McCain and Obama believe about U.S. energy policy matters - hugely. To fight global warming, the next President wi...

Blowing a Green Gasket at an American Auto Crisis

Tom Schey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Schey

I must have missed the appointments of Larry, Moe, and Curly as CEOs of our sad sack U.S. automobile companies.

Sustainable Democratic Convention Challenges Organizers

Wall Street Journal | Stephanie Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DENVER -- As the Mile High City gears up to host a Democratic bash for 50,000, organizers are discovering the perils of trying to stage a political sp...