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For A Positive Climate Legacy, Obama Must Ditch Big Green

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 11.27.2015 | Politics
Dr. James Hansen

The scientific community agrees on a crucial fact: we must leave most remaining fossil fuels in the ground, or our children and future generations are screwed. Yet Obama is not proposing the action required for the essential change in energy policy direction.

Public Support for Energy Access Should Be Clean

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Among coal companies, Peabody Coal has been particularly vocal in trying to convince the public that there's a place for coal in decreasing energy poverty. But coal is the wrong tool for the job for several key reasons.

'Green News Report' -- November 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A carbon tax is coming for Alberta's dirty tar sands; Obama says U.N. c...

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scie...

Dear 'Wall Street Journal': Bill Gates Is Not an Idiot

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 11.19.2015 | Media
R.F. Hemphill

Every so often, the Journal just can't help itself, and it has to publish something really nutty about energy. For some reason they hate renewable energy, and continue to ignore facts and data and trends that I can easily find just by reading a couple of free digital newsletters.

When the Tea Party Met the Sea Party

David Helvarg | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
David Helvarg

President Obama's decision two days later to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline after seven years of polarized debate, and the pushback it received, increases the likelihood that energy and the environment will play a prominent role in the upcoming election.

Big Coal Suffers Yet Another Crushing Defeat

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business

London's "fog" -- really just the industrial smog of coal-choked Dickensian England -- may be gone, but the power plants that produced it remain...

'Green News Report' - November 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate and energy get short shrift in 2nd Democratic Presidential Deb...

Do Unto Future Generations as You Wish Past Ones Had Done Unto You

Jostein Gaarder | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Jostein Gaarder

We need to add a new dimension to the Golden Rule: you shall do unto the next generation what you wished the previous generation had done to you. We have no right to hand over a planet that is in a more miserable condition than the planet we ourselves have had the good fortune to live on.

ExxonMobil and the Distortion of Climate Science

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The details are slowly emerging, and sadly no one is particularly surprised that such an outrageous conspiracy might have actually taken place.

Thanks for the Memories, Fossil Fuels, but Now It's Time to Change

Christiana Figueres | Posted 11.14.2015 | Green
Christiana Figueres

The declining costs of technology and the rising costs of fossil fuel recovery have helped increase the space for more ambition and create the political moment in which genuine and transformative change is possible.

Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely.

Janet Redman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Janet Redman

So can these talks deliver an agreement that moves us into a post-fossil fuel world? The simple answer is "no." For starters, the draft agreement they'll be using as the basis for discussion makes no reference to fossil fuels at all.

'Green News Report' - November 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'GNR' Special Coverage: 2016 Republican and Democratic Presidential ca...

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Paul Chesser, Fossil Fuel Pundit, Attacks Tech Industry's Cleantech Investments

Gabe Elsner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These investments are not a good deal for fossil fuel interests -- the same fossil fuel interests that have funded groups like Heartland Institute and John Locke and then pay Paul Chesser to make baseless attacks on renewable energy.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; ...

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of As...

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

Senate Dem Bill Would Ban New Fossil Fuel Leases On Federal Land

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

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China Has Been Spewing Out A Lot More CO2 Than Previously Reported

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.05.2015 | World

China has emitted roughly a billion more tons of carbon emissions a year over the past 15 years than it previously said, according t...

After Typhoon Haiyan, We Must Remember Our Responsibility

Aaron Packard | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

With one degree of global warming already added as a result of human-caused emissions, there's no escaping that we now live in the age of the Super Typhoon, and that will bring severe destruction.

The Paris Agenda: Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground, Auction Permits, Protect People

Mike Sandler | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
Mike Sandler

The math is clear: there is a fossil fuel bubble. There is more coal and oil in the ground than we can safely burn. In this framing, the Paris climate conference is really an economic conference, perched on the brink of a market crash in the fossil fuel sector.

Is Renewable Energy Starting to Bend the Carbon Curve?

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Clayton B. Cornell

Since 2006, the state has had a renewable energy standard requiring the addition of more clean power -- now, in 2015, clean energy powers 25 percent of all electricity used in the 8th biggest economy in the world.

The White House Pushes Clean Energy While Coal States Push the Past

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

While continuing to placate the fossil fuel industry with drilling leases and the last dying gasps of the "all of the above" energy non-strategy, the Obama administration is ending its term by going all in on renewable energy.