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The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Natalie Pace

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the same. "This should be the peace century."

Wiggling Wind Power

XPRIZE | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

You've heard all the gripes about wind turbines: they're ugly, they're expensive to build and maintain, they make weird noises, and they kill birds. Might there be another way to capture the power of the wind without relying on traditional windmill designs that have their roots in the ninth century?

Clinton's Bold Clean Energy Plan Is Within Reach

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Clinton's leadership on clean energy and climate action stands in stark contrast to the entire field of GOP presidential candidates. Only two Republican hopefuls acknowledge the science of climate change.

Carbon Confederacy

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Just as common decency and subsequent events proved the Confederacy to be on the wrong side of history after the American Civil War, we have ample evidence that states today should not be flying their Carbon Confederacy battle flag either.

American Businesses -- Small to Huge -- Act on Climate

Bob Keefe | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

Big businesses know climate change is threatening their companies -- and all of us. On Monday, 13 major companies, from General Motors to Microsoft to Coca-Cola, announced they were doing something about it.

Offshore Wind Power Gets Foothold In U.S.

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island, July 27 (Reuters) - Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America's first offshore...

Senate Finance Committee Puts Wind and Solar On Short Leash

Rob Sargent | Posted 07.24.2015 | Green
Rob Sargent

A finance package extending tax credits for wind power to the end of next year, recently approved by a key U.S. Senate panel, has been hailed as progress for clean energy, and it is. But here at Environment America we're containing our enthusiasm.

Jeb Bush Wants To Cut All Energy Subsidies

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that if elected in 2016, he would cut subsidies for both fossil fuels and renewable energy. ...

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

Exposing Koch-Funded Groups And Their Dubious Claims About Renewable Portfolio Standards

Dorothy Barnett | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Dorothy Barnett

Add in strong, bipartisan public and business resistance to efforts aimed at slowing this country's clean energy boom, and it's no wonder fossil fuel interests are resorting to desperate tactics such as the propaganda piece by AFP in The Wall Street Journal.

Kentucky Coal Country's Clean Tech Makeover

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Most of the chatter about this coal state is that it's recalcitrant when it comes to acting on climate change. And while some of that skepticism is certainly valid, there's lots happening in Bluegrass Country when it comes to green energy.

The Climate Post: Power Plants Emissions Fall; Progress Unevenly Distributed

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Power plant carbon dioxide emissions have decreased 12 percent from 2008 to 2013 but remain 14 percent higher than 1990 levels, according to a new report by Ceres, four large utilities, Bank of America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Beyond Coal Milestone: Coal Plant #200 Announced to Retire

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Every week, the transition from coal to clean energy is moving from the improbable to the inevitable. Over the past five years the Beyond Coal campaign has phased out a coal-fired power plant every 10 days.

Something's Changing in North Carolina: First Major Wind Project in the South Breaks Ground

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Big news from North Carolina -- today, wind company Iberdola and retail giant Amazon broke ground on a new wind farm in northeastern North Carolina that's not only the first major wind farm in the state, but the first major wind project in the South.

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

President Obama Plans Empowering People With Solar -- Renewables Goal Still a Climate Fail

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Kyle Ash

Every community deserves clean air and clean power. And if it can produce that electricity on its own, that's community empowerment for the climate.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Four Energy Sources That May Turn Our Future Into A Sci-Fi Dream

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Science

You're already familiar with solar power, wind power, and even water power. But when it comes to the future of energy, those renewable power sourc...

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

Who Says Cutting Carbon Pollution Is Bad for Business? Not These Businesspeople

Bob Keefe | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

Basically there are three ways the Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from existing power plants, is good for business and our economy.

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

This Is What Asthma Feels Like for Marylanders

Earthjustice | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

While the governor drags his heels, Marylanders across the state struggle to survive during bad ozone days.

How Hawaii Could Finally Make Floating Wind Farms A Reality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green

The picturesque waters of Hawaii could soon be home to the country's first floating wind farm. During the Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy...

Wind and Solar Power Are Taking the Lead

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Dam builders like to claim that hydropower is the world's largest source of renewable electricity. But new figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) show that the picture is quickly changing.

Hold Onto Your Bonnets! Breezes and Sunshine to Power Georgetown, TX

Stacy Clark | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
Stacy Clark

It may be hard to believe, but plans are underway to power a conservative Texas community with 100% wind- and solar-powered electricity.