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Can Copenhagen Become the World's First Carbon Neutral City?

James Grundvig | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
James Grundvig

"We believe that carbon neutrality not only benefits the climate, the Copenhageners will gain a lot in terms of increased growth and life quality as well. Cleaner air, less noise and a greener city will give Copenhageners better daily lives and create more jobs."

Climate Change This Week: Browning Dragon, Bright Ideas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Browning Dragon, Heating Planet: China's exploding fossil fuel use threatens far more climate change, reports Lucia Green-Weiskel at the Nation. Coal ...

Daniel Basteiro

The Road Forward: Spain Keeps Thinking Big Thanks To Obama | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

MADRID -- "We've got to make sure we're building sources of energy for the future, not just thinking about next year, but 10 years from now, 20 years ...

The Climate Post: Global Temperature Rises in 2012, Climate Conditions Questioned

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Just days after the announcement that last year was the warmest in history for the continental United States, NASA and NOAA found global temperatures are rising too.

Roundup: Climate Change, Arctic Drilling And Prairie Chickens

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Kate Galbraith of the Texas Tribune looks at how wind farm developers, as well as oil and gas companies are facing off against a potentially formidable opponent: the lesser prairie chicken. This and other energy and environment news to kick off your week at All Terrain.

Climate Change This Week: Solar CrowdFunding, Wild Arctic Times, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Profoundly Impacting Americans already, reads the draft of the new US National Climate Assessment, reports Robert McKie at the UK Gu...

The Lessons of the Battle Over Tax Increases for the Wind Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Now that Congress, as part of its fiscal cliff compromise, has given the wind industry a one year extension on its present tax rules, it's time to take a sober look at the real economics behind the struggle between future energy and fossil fuels.

Congress Must Renew the Production Tax Credit

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

The question of whether to invest in innovation in the laboratory or to deploy new technologies in the field is too narrowly drawn and presents a false choice. We should do both.

The Promises and Challenges of Wind Power in the US

Swara Salih | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Swara Salih

While wind energy can seem like a near-ideal solution to our environmental and energy issues, it has not been without its challenges in the United States. But with sufficient R&D into offshore wind farms, the U.S. energy market could open a new chapter for the wind industry.

An Economy That's Working

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

f we really lean into this we will simultaneously increase prosperity for our people, reinvigorate the American Dream, and restore this magnificent blue planet. This is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our lifetime.

Wind Tax Credits Breathe New Life Into Our Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

It's smart to back industries like wind, for a number of reasons. First, jobs in clean energy and other green sectors create pathways out of poverty and help American families thrive.

The Climate Post: Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached, Clean Energy Not Forgotten

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

After months of negotiating, lawmakers reached an agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Featured in the measure is an extension of a renewable electricity production tax credit for wind, geothermal and some biomass projects.

Climate Change This Week: Super Arctic Cyclones, Droughts to Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You heard plenty about the 2012 U.S. drought, which still continues, but Britain endured a record early drought THEN record deluges that soaked the ground, then flooded over it, nationwide.

Climate Change This Week: Marine Heat Waves, Peel N Stick Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

West Antarctic ice is melting much faster than thought and could raise sea levels ultimately by 11 feet, reports Michael Lemonick at Climate Central....

Gratitude for Environmental Wins in 2012

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

I firmly believe that our species has begun to reunite economics and ecology for a sustainable future. Here are just a few examples of environmental triumphs that we can all celebrate from 2012.

Climate Change This Week: Bumper Clean Energy, Death By Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Collaboration Builds a Sustainable AND Affordable Home, reports Kathy Orton at the Washington Post. Habitat for Humanity, community government and lea...

Don't Let Wind Power Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff

Margie Alt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Margie Alt

Encouraging American wind energy should be a no-brainer for anyone who values a clean environment. But in a mere 14 days, these urgently needed incentives and the benefits they bring could expire once again.

Climate Change This Week: A Break for Clean Energy, 2012 Hottest Yet, GravityLight, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

The Green(ish) Case Against Wind Power Subsidies

Eli Lehrer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Eli Lehrer

As an energy source, wind power looks just about perfect: it creates no greenhouse gases, requires pulling nothing out of the earth, and relies on an inexhaustible resource. But for all its genuine merit, it shouldn't get government subsidies any more than oil or gas.

Climate Change This Week: Plastic Lightbulbs, Bye-Bye Reindeer and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Rudolph and friends are dying off, as Arctic snow now occasionally melts, then refreezes into impenetrable ice, covering reindeer food, explains Jeff Flocken at Living On Earth.

Lucia Graves

Fiscal Cliff Uncertainty Already Hurting Workers | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

Andrew Sipres spent much of the fall waiting to hear if he'd been let go. The Vestas plant in Brighton, Colo., where he worked manufacturing blades fo...

Koch Brothers Fund Bogus Studies to Kill Renewable Energy

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

You can say one thing about the Koch brothers: They don't let the facts get in their way. But the truth about renewable electricity standards is that they have not significantly increased rates. In some cases, rates have even dropped a bit.

Climate Change This Week: Freaky Fracking, the Solar Sell and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Friggin' Fracking Foiling Human Health all over the U.S., as both underground and accidental above ground releases of toxic chemicals enter our air and water, reports Elizabeth Royte at The Nation. Think organic chemicals, heavy metals and even radioactivity. Fun, huh?

Lucia Graves

Beneath Fiscal Cliff Jockeying, A Quieter Fight | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- For the American wind power industry, it’s as if the wind has stopped blowing. A crucial tax credit aimed at spurring renewable energy...

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Mr. Bill Meets Barbie, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which future do you want to invest in -- renewable clean energy, or plastic Christmas trees? It's getting drier as you think...