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The Other Good News in the U.S.-China Climate Announcement (it's the economy, stupid!)

Julia Zuckerman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Julia Zuckerman

The agreement between the U.S. and China is a big step in the right direction for both emissions and the economy. But there is much more work to be done.

Fasten Your Seat Belts: An Energy Phase Shift Has Begun

Carl Pope | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The turbulent economics of low carbon energy are poised to ride roughshod over everyone's expectations and transform the conventional dynamics of climate policy. A phase shift is occurring -- and like a spring melt, what follows will be wild and unpredictable.

Is Nuclear Energy a Fuel with a Future?

Andy Mannle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Without a major breakthrough, it seems safe to say nuclear will never be cheaper than coal or natural gas; nor will it be as safe, clean, and attractive to consumers and investors as renewables.

Promise of New Renewable Energy Agency in Peril?

Lily Riahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lily Riahi

After three decades of resistance, the first and only intergovernmental agency to focus solely on renewable energy development is finally ready to launch on July 1st.

Smart Growth: Three Simple Steps to Help the Economy and the Planet

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Shireman

Taxes aren't just too high, they're too dumb. Whenever we put a tax on something, we get less of it. Yet, incomprehensibly, we continue to tax the things we want more of.

11 States Move to Develop a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A "low carbon fuel standard" (LCFS) is a market-based, technologically neutral policy to address the carbon content of fuels. 11 states have banded together to start developing this.