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Kate Sheppard

The House Is Actually Set To Pass A Bipartisan Energy Bill This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy polic...

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

We Are the Environment

Nikki Silvestri | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Nikki Silvestri

We don't just need to fight against all the things that are broken--carbon pollution, fossil fuels, poverty, and waste. We also need to mend things. We need to build a world that really works; one that we feel good about passing along to our kids and grandkids.

Kate Sheppard

Sidetracked Senate Energy Efficiency Bill Will Be Back Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan energy efficiency bill that got sidetracked last fall in the Senate is expected to come into play again next week. Sens...

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

Why we rob our children

William S. Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

In 1934 when the FBI asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he reportedly answered, "Because that's where the money is." Today, if you ask an inve...

What This Green Super Bowl Signifies

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

In his most recent State of the Union Address President Obama declared that "climate change is a fact." While inside the Beltway that declaration migh...

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

10 American Cities Will Lead the Nation on Energy Efficiency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

Our city skylines stand for power and progress. It's only fitting that they also stand for the most valuable power source today -- energy efficiency.

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Climate Action in State of the Union

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The single most important thing we can do to confront climate change is reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Last night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to have the Environmental Protection Agency implement those carbon pollution limits. This is an historic turning point.

No, Really, You Can Save Energy By Plastic-Wrapping Your Windows

Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

From DealNews' Lou Carlozo: Energy savings is certainly on a lot of people's minds as winter 2014 has kicked off in fearsome fashion across the Un...

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Light Bulb Angst: Grow Up

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Just as with the rather ridiculous and exaggerated claims about the calamities that would befall all of us if we removed lead from gasoline, we hear similar refrains about the catastrophic consequences of eliminating incandescent bulbs. And yet, just as with lead removal, the economy did not collapse as the bulb phaseout was implemented.

Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

Got Science? Beyond the Spin: Here's Why Energy Efficiency Standards Are Worth Celebrating

Seth Shulman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

Recent advances in lightbulb technology offer a gigantic win for consumers, businesses, and the planet.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...

Climate Change This Week: A Climate Change Carol, Signs of Hope, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Happy New Year! Today, Earth got a little bit warmer. *The Ghost Of Climate Change Past: OO Arctic SOS Bottle 54 Years Ago Warned About Van...

Climate Change This Week: The Good, The Bad, The Old, The New in 2013, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jingle right along with us this week, folks, for the usual up and down sleigh ride! Most Important Climate Message: "You CAN Do Something About It" i...

Top Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The United States broke one record after another for extreme weather in 2013. Americans saw what unchecked climate change can do to our communities. But we also witnessed another kind of powerful force: real and positive climate action.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

All Systems Go as We Say Goodbye to the Old, Inefficient 60-Watt Bulb on Jan. 1

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Six years ago, President Bush signed a federal energy bill phasing out energy-wasting light bulbs on a staggered schedule to ensure a smooth and successful transition to more efficient bulbs - and eventually save Americans $13 billion on their annual energy bills.

Climate Change This Week: Sudden Surprises, Cheap Wind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. Abrupt shifts in the c...

DIY Solar Panels

Alice Bean | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Alice Bean

When I needed a new roof on my house in 2009, I researched putting roofing in that could produce electricity from photovoltaic solar tiles.