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Mexico Supreme Court Rejects Energy Referendum

AP | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a bid to hold a national referendum on a major energy overhaul that opened the sector...

Mexico State Legislatures Pass Energy Reform Bill

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a steam-roller operation that ended Monday, a majority of Mexico's state legislatures approved sweeping energy legislation tha...

Energy Reform Starts Outside the Beltway

Tom Steyer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Steyer

The centuries-old stream that is democracy can run around our capital, can run circles around our capital. California has advanced energy laws. So do other states. Isn't it time to coordinate those laws, to fulfill the will and needs of the people?

Mexico Plays the Waiting Game on Big Reforms

Cory Siskind | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Cory Siskind

Early 2013 saw one of the most productive one hundred days in Mexican political history and a burst of international press hype. Now, with Congress out of session, Mexico lies in wait.

Immigration, Economic Growth Top Obama Second Term To-Do List

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

* Immigration reform, economic growth top Obama to-do list * Energy, gun control round out second term priorities * Obam...

South Carolina Lawmakers Take Dim View Of New Light Bulbs

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers are taking a stand in favor of states' lights. With incandescent bulbs being phased out under federal...

Facing the Beast for the Sake of Clean Energy

Tanya M. Acker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tanya M. Acker

If ever we are to confront meaningfully the issue of energy reform, we will first need to confront the three-headed hydra standing in the way.

To Make Green Attractive, Good Science Is Not the Only Key

David Milroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Milroy

Unlike in government, it is difficult to sell green ideas on the open market when business applications have yet to be tested, even if they are backed by good science.

How Energy Reform Can Break the Partisan Stalemate

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

In the aftermath of the midterm elections, it's unlikely that Washington can overcome the crippling gridlock in Congress. Yet one critical opportunity for bipartisan compromise stands out among the rest: energy policy.

Poor Reporting on Front Group's Shady Efforts

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

By Matt Howes Originally posted on The MarkUp. It's hard to think how a recent article in the Akron Beacon Journal could have left out any more rele...

For Energy Reform Advocates, Lessons From Health Care

Matt Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Bennett

Both Clinton's health-care reform experience and today's cap-and-trade defeat contain lessons for the next energy reform effort.

The Second Energy Revolution

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wallace Turbeville

Today, the federal government is considering a second revolution in energy. The concerns today are threats to our future well-being: climate change and dependence on foreign sources of fuel.

Lucia Graves

Poll: Voters Want Energy Reform, More Regulation In Wake Of Gulf Coast Spill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Gulf Coast oil disaster is intensifying the public's desire for clean energy investments and increased regulation of corporate polluters, accordin...

California Ballot Measures: A Step Backwards On Energy Reform

Asher Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

We don't have the resources to engage in a war with vested interests who have far more money than we do. The only way we can win this battle is by taking away the true source of their power.

Harry Reid "Deadly Serious" On Climate Bill Progress

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Does John Kerry have good reason to be so optimistic about a climate bill? The Washington Post reports that he's getting strong signals that Senate Ma...

National Institutes of Health: A Model for Jumpstarting Energy R&D

Joshua Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Freed

The reality is that the current scheme of funding for energy R&D alone is not enough to drive innovation at the pace or scale required to spark a clean energy revolution.

What Gov. Palin Forgot

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. John Kerry

The global climate change crisis threatens our economy and our national security in profound ways. Governor Palin need look no further than the view from her front porch in Alaska to see how destructive this crisis can be.

The Franken Factor (and Counting to 60)

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

As harsh as this may seem, maybe it is time for Ted Kennedy to resign from the Senate and let the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appoint a healthy successor.

Weakened Energy Bill Passes Senate After Lobbies Block Alternative Energy Requirements

NY Times | John Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ared-down energy legislation cleared the Senate on Thursday by a wide margin after the oil industry and utilities succeeded in stripping out provision...