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Two Iowa Energy Headlines That Say a Lot About the Electricity Market and Policy Changes

Howard Learner | Posted 08.09.2013 | Home
Howard Learner

"MidAmerican Decides Against Iowa Nuclear Plant," Des Moines Register, June 3, 2013. "MidAmerican Energy to Invest $1.9 Billion Building 1,050 MW of ...

The Climate Post: U.N. Climate Talks Pick Back Up in Bonn

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.07.2013 | Home
Tim Profeta

The next round of U.N. climate change talks began in Bonn, Germany -- the final round of midyear negotiations before the 19th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in November.

INFOGRAPHIC: Iowa's About To Get A LOT More Wind Power

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 06.05.2013 | Home

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Why I Wanted to Be CEO of the American Wind Energy Association

Tom Kiernan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Tom Kiernan

My son looked at me and simply replied, "You make the sky blue." While his statement was a "bit" of an overstatement, I have not wanted to disappoint him and have dedicated my life to leaving this planet healthy for our children and their children

U.S. To Sell First-Ever Offshore Leases For Wind Farms

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

The U.S. Department of Interior said Tuesday its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the first ever competitive lease sale for renewa...

PHOTO: U.S. Gets Its First Floating Wind Turbine

Posted 06.04.2013 | Home

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: The first floating wind turbine in U.S. history went upright and onto the water in Brewer, Maine, on Friday, on it...

Climate Change This Week: Partisans Agree, Minnesota Mandates Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Most GOPs and Dems Agree: Push Clean Energy And Tax Carbon says a new poll, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress. From 60 to 66 percent of GOPs...

Vestas Unleashes Longest Blade Made In U.S. To Revive Wind Market

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 07.31.2013 | Denver

BRIGHTON -- A pouring rainstorm on Wednesday morning stole the thunder from a milestone in the American wind industry. Gushing officials from Vestas ...

Climate Change This Week: Tornado Tutorial, Chinese Carbon Caps, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.26.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Water Shortages Drying Up Economic Growth in China, reports Leslie Hook at the Financial Times. Both growing urbanization and climate change are worse...

Big New Investments in Wind Energy Across the Country and Around the World

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Home
Mary Anne Hitt

After spending last weekend at the Heartland Coalfield Alliance's retreat in the Illinois coal basin region, I'm more inspired than ever. Listening to...

Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Home
Kelly Rigg

If you've ever had the feeling that your lifestyle changes amount to tiny drops in a very large proverbial bucket, I invite you to consider taking one of these 'Top 5 actions' to fight climate change.

Climate Change This Week: SheerWind, Damation, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.20.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...

Unreliable Sources 3: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Home
Elliott Negin

Despite the fact that ExxonMobil is still a significant contrarian funder, the flurry of media interest in the company's funding agenda sparked by UCS's exposé died down soon after its release and remains feeble to this day. What happened?

'Green News Report' - May 16, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Climate Change This Week: Acid Arctic, Hot Mama Nature, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

By 2050, California & Southwest Could Have 100% Dry Years NASA Says, reports Climate Progress, according to a NASA analysis, which basically lays out ...

Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Home
Elliott Negin

Too often the news media have provided a platform for fossil fuel industry-funded think tanks and advocacy groups to make spurious claims about global warming and renewable energy and allowed them to pass themselves off as disinterested parties promoting free markets and limited government.

Break the Ban: Tell a Solutions Story Today!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.09.2013 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

With news of Keystone and tar sands and coal-crazy China, it's easy to think that renewable energy is going nowhere, but we'd be so wrong. Between 2008 and 2012, the U.S. nearly doubled its renewables capacity.

'Green News Report' - May 7, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Climate Change This Week: Whiplash Weather, Clean Energy Tax Breaks, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.05.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

US Gets Weather Whiplash With Climate Change notes Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. Warming air and oceans mean more moisture in the air, and the ...

Will Repairs to the Oconee Nuclear Plant Cost Duke Energy a Billion Dollars?

Philip Radford | Posted 07.03.2013 | Home
Philip Radford

Duke Energy and government regulators have been hiding a not-so-little secret from the people of the Carolinas.

Is This The Key To Offshore Wind?

Posted 05.01.2013 | Home

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: Offshore wind power, attractive for so many reasons but right now rather expensive, could get another notch in its...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Shines in 2012, Wrong Clean Energy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Solar Grew 5x Faster Than Rest of US Economy in 2012, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, adding 14,000 new jobs in California, Arizona, New Jersey ...

Climate Change This Week: The $6 Trillion Mistake, Cut The Soot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Fossil Fuels Investments A $6 Trillion Mistake, if the world addresses climate change, says a London School of Economics study, reports Sally Bakewell...

Making Solar Sustainable: Inside a Solar Giant

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.18.2013 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

The Renewable Energy Kids - Solar, Wind, Geo and Wave (wave to the folks, honey!) - are all growing up at different rates, having been nurtured in ve...

'Green News Report' - April 16, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...