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EU: CO2 Cut Review Could Raise Kyoto Ambitions

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

* Kyoto extension could be flexible to enable deeper targets * Could help raise ambitions when economy better * Decision...

Occupy Jail, Occupy Big Banks

Reverend Billy | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Reverend Billy

To shout "You put billions into C02 emitting industries!" in a bank lobby -- oh the echo comes back as the Devil's bad gas. Come with us behind the lines. Nothing -- nothing is scarier than a big bank lobby. Revolujah!

The Magically Green School Bus

Jonny Cohen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Jonny Cohen

One day in seventh grade, I noticed the inefficient design of school buses. Then it hit me! Why not build a shield to retrofit buses by redirecting the airflow to decrease drag and increase gas mileage?

The Audaciousness of Hope: Reasons for Optimism at the Ceres Conference 2012

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Ultimately we need all companies, not just the leaders, to make sustainability part of their corporate fabric. That will require changing the rules of the game.

Do Lawns Contribute to Climate Change?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

With these unmeasured factors, city parks with high maintenance regimes may have much larger impacts than reported here. Thus, urban areas that have a large amount of mowed, irrigated, fertilized lawns and pruned shrubs and trees can be a source of carbon dioxide rather than a sink.

Christie Administration Withdraws Charge Against Federal Agency

Star-Ledger | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

New Jersey has backed out of a federal lawsuit calling for tougher ozone regulation than what was implemented by the Bush administration in 2008, acco...

The Climate Post: As Half the U.S. Contemplates Hydraulic Fracturing, First Liquefied Natural Gas Export Plant Approved

Jan Mazurek | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Jan Mazurek

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday approved the first large-scale liquefied natural gas export terminal in the lower 48 states despite record falling gas prices.

Earth Day 2012: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

More than 1 billion people will call for the protection of our planet today as they gather around the world to celebrate Earth Day. Their mission: to raise support for a more sustainable future as climate change continues to wreak havoc across the globe.

Bill Gates Never Ran an Energy Company

Jigar Shah | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Last year, Bill Gates noted in an interview with Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal that technologies like solar photovoltaics and LED lights were...

Buffett: Business Can't Take 'Shortcuts' On This

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

What's bad for the environment is also bad for the bottom line. That's what Warren Buffett is arguing in the latest sustainability report from John...

The Climate Post: EPA Makes Historic Announcement, First Greenhouse Gas Rule for New Power Plants

Jan Mazurek | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Jan Mazurek

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released long-awaited greenhouse gas rules for new power plants this week. Using the Clean Air Act, the...

New Limit on Carbon Pollution Will Help Protect the Health of Our Families

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are already paying the price for record heat waves, dirty air, and an unstable climate. We need to fight these threats with every weapon we have, and the electricity industry has to do its fair share. The new carbon standard will help make that happen.

Why Religious People Must Speak Up About Climate Change

John Torrey | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
John Torrey

God demands that religious voices be raised to expose the many deaths that will result from rich and rising countries' continued failure to mitigate carbon emissions.

Are Retaliation Threats Against EU Carbon Tax 'Misplaced'?

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green

(The author is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.) By Gerard Wynn LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - ...

Tensions Rise During Carbon Emissions Dispute

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

* Working group to evaluate options, report in June * To consider role of developing countries * Under pressure to find ...

Lynne Peeples

It's About Time: How Working Less Helps Environment, Economy | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green

There's nothing really natural about the 40-hour work week -- let alone the 50-plus hours many Americans spend on the job. Some people argue the U...

A Carbon Emissions Solution

Liza Donnelly | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly


Climate Change: Good for Business?

John Friedman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
John Friedman

So where are the opportunities? If we look at the traditional sectors, energy, construction and transportation one of the biggest things that leaps out to me is the idea of substituting and replacing raw materials using one thing that humans seem to be able to produce in abundance -- waste.

European Carbon Tax On Airlines Is Safe For Now

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

By Gerard Wynn LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Once rhetoric surrounding a brewing "carbon trade war" has cooled, non-EU countries are lik...

The Clean Energy Election

Carl Pope | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

House Republicans passed a bill taking permit authority over the Keystone Pipeline away from the President and giving it to Congress -- you can just imagine how President Bush would have reacted to a similar move by Congressional Democrats on his watch!

Will U.S. Carbon Rules 'Send The Message That Coal Is Dead'?

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

* Proposed rules on new plants expected this month * Could push carbon capture, other ways to cut emissions By Timothy Gardner and Valerie...

The Greedy Bastards Antidote to Rigged Energy

Brian Merchant | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Brian Merchant

Fossil fuels seem cheap and convenient now, but when we get hit with the true costs -- of a spoiled environment, of missing out on vital future industries like clean energy, of a mounting public health burden, of possible war -- we'll see we were had.

The Great Carbon Bubble

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark.

Natural Gas' Role in 2012 Election Cycle

Frank Stewart | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Frank Stewart

In 2012 can we expect the polarizing attitudes and hyperbolic rhetoric to be set aside for pragmatic solutions when it comes to natural gas policy? Don't count on it.

Lucia Graves

EPA Maps Largest Sources Of Carbon Emissions | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new carbon emissions database launched by the Environmental Protection Agency maps out the biggest stationary sources of carbon pollut...