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The Failure of Democracy in West Virginia: Redefining "Alternative" Energy

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Alternative energy is a standard reference to energy sources that are not carbon based. But in West Virginia, many of the designated "alternative" energy sources contribute not only significantly more GHG emissions than the dirtiest conventional coal fired plants, they emit toxic pollutants as well.

Four Reasons to Use Cap-and-Trade to Fight Global Warming

Michael Oppenheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Oppenheimer

The window of opportunity to avoid a dangerous warming is closing fast. We can't afford the time to tinker with a tax. Let's rely on a proven approach, and cap greenhouse gases.

3 Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint By Half

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While every person's footprint is a bit different, one thing is true for everyone: You can reduce your carbon footprint by half (or more!) with these ...

EPA Ruling: California Can Regulate GHGs

Sandra Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Thompson

This new ruling opens the door for California business to ramp up development related to engine, fuel cell and battery design, along with innovations in second and third generation biofuels.

The Power to Mislead

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bernie Bulkin

In the last decade, we have realized that we have a very difficult problem to solve. It requires an unprecedented amount of global cooperation. It goes by the name of climate change.

The Simple Arithmetic of Global Warming Supports the Economics of a Climate Change Bill

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Fiderer

One of the great ironies of our age is that skepticism of global warming is treated with greater respect than, say, Holocaust denial.

Majority Of Americans Say U.S. Should Limit Greenhouse Gases: Poll

Washington Post | Steven Mufson and Jennifer Agiesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three-quarters of Americans think the federal government should regulate the release into the atmosphere of greenhouse gases from power plants, cars a...

How Much Will The Climate Bill Cost You?

msn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A nonpartisan congressional study projects only modest household cost increases as a result of a Democratic proposal to limit carbon dioxide and other...

Why Cities and CEOs Can't Relax - Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

We can't count on Washington or Copenhagen to solve the climate and energy problems. The most important leadership ahead still will come from cities and CEOs.

Obama's New California-Based Climate Policy: Six Key Things To Know

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

Obama announced Tuesday that he is making California's standard for greater vehicle fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions the new national standard.

Unsure How to Vote Your Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Other Proxy Ballots?

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Cranston

See how organizations and people you trust, like Ed Begley, Jr., Ceres, Pride Foundation, Responsible Endowments Coalition, recommend you vote and why.

Obama Administration Will Stick With Bush Climate Ruling

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, which promised a sharp break from the Bush White House on global warming, declared Friday it would stick ...

EPA & Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Sandra Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Thompson

The goal of both EPA and industry should be better biofuels and not necessarily more biofuels. This can be accomplished in partnership from industry and the scientific community.

US Wants Mandatory Cuts In Greenhouse Gases Across The Globe In Major Environmental Policy Shift: AP

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS — The Obama administration, in a major environmental policy shift, is leaning toward asking 195 nations that ratified the U.N. oz...

Obama: Clearing the Air in 100 Days

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Perhaps nothing the president has done so far will on its own reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide, the key greenhouse gas. It's only been 100 days, but he has charted a new course.

California Fuel Standard Has Oil Companies Worried

Sacramento Bee | Dale Kasler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In car-crazy California, a new fuel standard ordered by state officials to curb greenhouse gases could dramatically change how vehicles run. It also...

25 Easy Things One Hard Thing You Can Must Do to Save the Planet

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jimmy Seidita

It's excruciating for serious envirowonks to see complex and challenging policy questions distilled down to "tips" that, let's be brutally honest here, are not saving the planet.

How To Get 60 Votes For a Carbon Cap

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

If this idea gains traction, expect coal and oil CEOs to squeal with more misinformation about how capping carbon would affect families and businesses.

How To Comment On The EPA's Finding That Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Got something to say about the EPA's finding that greenhouse gases are a threat to public health and welfare? You've got 60 days to speak, or forever...

Congress, EPA Playing Good Cop, Bad Cop On Climate Law

e360.yale.edu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, a key figure in drafting climate legislation, has warned industry representatives that they can either work with Congress to ...

Greenhouse Gases Threaten Public Health, EPA Finds

washingtonpost.com | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The proposal -- which comes in response to a 2007 Supreme Court decision ordering EPA to consider whether carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases sh...

Ditch the Automobile Altogether

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Lauria

Why not take those millions of dollars that create sophisticated commercial propaganda all day on television to induce us to buy a car and put it to work reducing greenhouse gases instead?

Re-Making the Big (Green) Apple

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

In the U.S. we've looked to places like Portland, Seattle and even Austin, Texas for the crunchy-granola thinking on sustainability. But now, nearly a...

Brazil and the US Should Lead on Climate Change

Marcos Sawaya Jank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcos Sawaya Jank

Meaningful reductions of greenhouse gases require more than just political goodwill. It requires leadership.

Greenhouse Gas Reports Could Be Required Of Businesses

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to require companies for the first time to disclose the amount of greenhouse gases they're releasing i...