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Help Consumers Save Money by Saving Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

In a typical house, replacing 15 traditional bulbs with energy saving bulbs will save about $50 a year. That's enough to run two 50 inch Energy Star plasma TVs -- five hours a day, all year long.

Al Gore Is Wrong. Here's Why.

Brian F. Keane | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Cutting the cost of clean energy is key to making it both mainstream and profitable. The environmental friendliness of clean energy isn't worth much if clean energy is too unaffordable.

Paige Lavender

White House Fails On Promise Of Solar Panels On Roof By Spring

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Despite a promise from a top Obama administration official that solar panels and a solar water heater would be installed on the White Ho...

Nakba Is in the Eyes of the Beholder

David Suissa | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
David Suissa

Perhaps the biggest disaster is the inability of the Arab world to see the Jewish state as anything but a cursed presence. Call me a cynic, but I don't think peace has a chance when Arabs still see the birth of Israel as a Nakba.

Why We Need a Nationwide Moratorium on Fracking

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

While a fracking safety panel might seem a step in the right direction, it falls short of what is truly needed right now: a nationwide moratorium on until thorough scientific studies are conducted to assess the risks posed by fracking.

Sam Stein

Steven Chu On The 'Very Hard' Decision To Cut Energy Assistance For Poor Households

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With commodity prices rising dramatically in the past few weeks, the Obama administration on Friday offered a new variation of its defen...

Major Obama Fundraiser Benefits From Millions In Federal Loans

The Center for Public Integrity | Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk The Center For Public Integrity In connecting green technology startups with government money, Silicon Valley ve...

Obama Jokes About His Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

President Obama took a brief moment during an ambitious speech about energy on Wednesday to simultaneously praise a colleague and drop a bit of self-d...

Green News Report: March 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Not out of ...

Amanda Terkel

Steven Chu: Nuclear Plant Near New York City Will Be Reviewed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu weighed in on Sunday on a controversial nuclear reactor located near New York City, saying that the administ...

Green News Report: March 17, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crisis in ...

For Democrats, A Green Energy Double Standard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Kristen Lombardi The Center For Public Integrity Democrats have turned to Duke Energy Corporation for a $10 million line of credit for their 2012 ...

President Obama Gets It Wrong On the Price of Oil and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We need our president to act on behalf of all Americans to counter and bring to heel the massive influence, lobbying power and money of the oiligopoly. The president does not seem to understand what is happening at the gas pump.

Sputnik? New Frontier? Where Is the Historical Analogy for Green?

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said the U.S. had recently experienced a Sputnik moment in clean energy. That officially marked the 537th Sputnik moment of the last ten years.

Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Chu

The steps the Department of Energy has taken in the past two years have put America on the course that leads to a clean energy future and millions of new jobs.

U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation Is Good for America and Good for the World

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Chu

While the United States is competing for leadership in energy innovation, we have much to gain by cooperating with China.

Will the United States Concede Solar Power to China?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

America has an opportunity to rebuild its economic preeminence through scientific innovation. And given our scientific and technical expertise, solar energy conversion should be a high priority.

The 'Sputnik Moment' Epidemic: Is China Our New Russia?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

Fear is the one common trigger of the recent Sputnik moment outbreak. Fear of being bettered educationally, economically, technologically -- the range of fears is varied, but the source of these fears is not. It's always traceable to China.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Roadmaps to New Power: Appalachian Transition Initiative Leads Coalfields into New Year--and New Era

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"Roadmaps to New Power" is a series of interviews with activists, residents, entrepreneurs and industry analysts about current plans and visions for a...

Green News Report: December 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crunch time...

Energy Secretary Chu Talks Energy Innovation and U.S. Competitiveness

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Secretary Chu's understands the urgency of ramping up energy innovation in order to maintain U.S. competitiveness. He also believes it is not too late to act.

Green News Report: December 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy birth...

Building Clean Energy Partnerships With China and Japan

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Chu

China and Japan have made significant commitments to invest and develop the next generation of clean energy technologies. We need to work closely with both countries, or risk falling far behind in the race for the jobs of the future.

America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...