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'Green News Report' -- December 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.03.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Historic climate talks now underway in Paris; governments and billionaires launch huge new investments in clean energy research and development; PLUS: Republicans working hard to undermine progress in any way they can...All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Getting To 100: Why the Shift to Mass Renewable Electricity Deployment Will Change Everything

Ron Pernick | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Ron Pernick

The goal of powering a company, city, state, or nation with 50% to 100% renewable electricity would have seemed preposterous (and nearly impossible) n...

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.

Big Business Should Lead the Way on Climate Change Solutions

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Bob Keefe

Smart business leaders know what's good for the environment can also be good for the economy. No place is that more evident right now than at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, where business is taking center stage as global leaders focus on fixing our ailing planet.

It Really Is Time to Choose

Charles Ferguson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Charles Ferguson

The battle to stop climate change is entirely winnable. Only a very small number of people stand in the way. But they are very wealthy, powerful, corrupt people, and the hour is growing late. Do we let them win? It's #TimeToChoose.

Time to Learn, Time to Choose, Time to Act

Steven Chu | Posted 11.29.2016 | Green
Steven Chu

Unlike the situation the world faced in 2009, the tools to combat climate change are now affordable, well established and are being deployed around the globe at a pace never before seen.

Public Support for Energy Access Should Be Clean

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 11.25.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Among coal companies, Peabody Coal has been particularly vocal in trying to convince the public that there's a place for coal in decreasing energy poverty. But coal is the wrong tool for the job for several key reasons.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.24.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Renewable Energy Offers Speed and Scale Needed for Climate Action

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 11.19.2016 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

On an almost daily basis, the scientific community provides new evidence that climate change is accelerating, its impact is deepening, and its associated costs skyrocketing the longer we wait to take action.

Forget Keystone XL, The Clean Energy Sector Has Jobs

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Bob Keefe

President Obama had plenty of good reasons for rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Nov. 6, but here's one more reason that made it all the more logical: We're already creating lots of energy jobs in America.

Paul Chesser, Fossil Fuel Pundit, Attacks Tech Industry's Cleantech Investments

Gabe Elsner | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These investments are not a good deal for fossil fuel interests -- the same fossil fuel interests that have funded groups like Heartland Institute and John Locke and then pay Paul Chesser to make baseless attacks on renewable energy.

Whatever Happens in Paris: Four Reasons Why the Future Will Be Fueled by Renewable Energy

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

More than 60 ministers gathered in Paris over the last three days to help shape the outcome of climate negotiations this December. Regardless of what appears in the final agreement, however, it is already clear that a low carbon future will be fueled by renewable energy.

A Digital Eurasia Economy in a Biosphere World

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Jeremy Rifkin

We are on the cusp of a promising new economic era, with far-reaching benefits for humankind. What's required now is a global commitment to facilitate the transition to a digitalized green economy if we are to avert catastrophic climate change and create a more prosperous and sustainable society.

A Landowner's Legal Introduction to Wind Energy Leases

Brad Reid | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Dutch windmills have produced mechanical power with wind energy for centuries. U.S. interest in electrical power production utilizing wind energy bega...

Do You Stereotype States? You Might Be Wrong on Clean Energy

Keith Gaby | Posted 11.09.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

Wouldn't it be better if state political leaders, who have so much to gain and such an achievable path forward, put their efforts in to creating that future rather than clinging to the past? Forward-looking leaders do, because stereotypes aside, it ultimately comes down to good economics.

How Developing Nations Can Leapfrog Developed Countries with the Sharing Economy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Jeremy Rifkin

The lack of infrastructure in the developing world is both a liability and a potential asset. We are already witnessing a surge of activity in the introduction of solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies that will boost the development trajectories of countries with enormous potential.

'Green News Report' - October 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.29.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans pan government action on climate and energy at their third...

The Rise of the Internet of Things and the Race to a Zero Marginal Cost Society

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Jeremy Rifkin

As the world enters the Third Industrial Revolution, increased connectivity between businesses and prosumers, powered by clean and renewable energies, will change the global economy. Here's how we can make that happen.

Planning an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Nathaniel Sillin

If you're a homeowner considering options in solar, wind, geothermal or other renewable energy technology, here are a few questions to address before making a decision:

Environmental Icons Bill McKibben, Mark Jacobson and Mark Ruffalo Endorse 'When the Wind Blows'

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home
Stacy Clark

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) next month, When the Wind Blows is receiving shining endorsements from leading environmental experts.

American Climate Views Propel New Energy Ethic

Sandy Reisky | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Sandy Reisky

Collectively, we are changing our energy future by adding more clean energy to the grid, using less gasoline, and embracing efficiency.

Lithium Market Set to Explode: All Eyes Are on Nevada

James Stafford | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
James Stafford

While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium--the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war...

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.04.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

Don't Just Blindly Follow All 'Green' Trends -- Do Your Research First

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
The University of Central Florida Forum

A hybrid car is a pretty good choice, but making and disposing of the batteries in electric and hybrid cars results in serious impacts on the environment. They require special chemicals and result in nasty waste. Again, there is always a price to pay.

Are We Heading Towards a Global Energy Proliferation Crisis?

Julian Popov | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Julian Popov

Our history is doted by the ups and downs of real or anticipated energy scarcity crises. The energy shortage tide however might be about to turn. The next energy crisis is more likely to be triggered by abundance of economically available energy resources rather than by their shortage.