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'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ba...

Six Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of the Climate Fight

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.19.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As I prepare to retire from NRDC and hand the reins over to our incoming president Rhea Suh, I have been reflecting on how the climate movement can secure the solutions we need to protect future generations from harm. In my view, here are issues we need to keep in mind.

New Polling Confirms Climate Denier Will Have Hard Road to Win White House in 2016

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Researchers found that more than two-thirds of likely 2016 voters support the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to limit climate change pollution from power plants. That includes 87 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Republicans.

'Green News Report:' December 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congress wraps up for the year with Republican anti-environment initiatives to be signed by the President; UN climate summit wraps up in Peru

Poll Shows Republicans' Priorities May Be Misplaced

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim wil...

'Green News Report:' December 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Australia goaded into joining UN Green Climate Fund; PLUS: 'Freedom Industries' boss facing accountability in West Virginia chemical spill... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' - December 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Super Typhoon Hagupit blows 2014 into the record books; Doesn't look go...

'Green News Report' - December 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Germany's biggest utility spins off its fossil fuel assets; Are fossil ...

'Green News Report' -- December 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: UN climate summit underway to map the future of global warming; Califo...

The Cheap Oil Curse

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Remember "Peak Oil?" The world was running out of oil, prices would soon skyrocket, and we had better find other fuels. Well, that argument didn't work out so well for environmentalists, did it? As oil reserves and those of other carbon fuels became scarce and prices rose, the law of supply and demand kicked in. The industry invested the profits from those higher prices in new technologies, and the oil barons found even more destructive ways to extract oil and gas -- by exploiting the muck from tar sands, inventing hydro-fracking, and despoiling Third World sources. So now, oil is cheaper than it's been in years, about $66 a barrel. Regular unleaded gasoline can be had for well under $3 a gallon. One of the few things sustaining U.S. consumer purchasing power in the face of dismal wages is close to $100 billion saved in energy costs. OPEC's pricing power has been broken and the United States is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer.

'Green News Report' - November 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: NY Gov. Cuomo blames meteorologists for his failure to prep for deadly ...

Local Climate Change Initiatives Bring Local Benefits and Global Impacts

Gary Gero | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

The community has developed the first forest offset project under the Reserve's Mexico Forest Protocol. The project will help provide clean water, an improved standard of living and improved habitat conditions.

'Green News Report' - November 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record-breaking extreme winter storm breaks Buffalo, NY; It's official...

'Green News Report' - November 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: US Senate floor fight fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline; Can Congress...

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This bill would bypass essential reviews, skip safety assessments, and fast track a dangerous project. This has sweeping implications for future generations. And yet it is entangled in the politics of the moment.

'Green News Report' - November 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic climate deal between U.S. and China: it's the deal Republican...

Solar Road Showboats Innovation, G20 Brisbane

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Dutch have masterfully engineered a solar-paneled bicycle path between two suburbs of Amsterdam.

An Open Letter to Bruce Rauner: New Clean Energy Policies = New Clean Energy Jobs for Illinois

Henry Henderson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Addressing the Clean Power Plan is likely among one of the first big issues your administration will face, here are three things you can push for now to spur the state's energy economy and all the positive activity that brings.

'Green News Report' - November 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The science has spoken": final UN climate change report - the bad new...

'Green News Report' - November 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Election 2014 Environmental Democalypse Now: get ready for the Republi...

GOP Leadership Promises Worst Attack on Environmental Protection in Decades

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This pro-polluter agenda is not what the majority of Americans want. Poll after poll shows strong support for environmental protection. Yet incoming Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner ignore these views.

4 Midterm Lessons About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The GOP has taken control of the Senate after winning a handful of red states. This makes Senator Mitch McConnell the new Majority Leader, yet voters have not endorsed McConnell's pro-polluter agenda of dirty air and unlimited climate change pollution.

Running Clean Draws Support from Swing Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Head-to-head matchups between candidates have varied this entire election cycle, but one item we've been tracking has remained consistent -- voters want action on climate change.

NRDC's Initial Take on EPA's New Ideas that Could Strengthen or Weaken the Clean Power Plan's Carbon Pollution Limits

David Doniger | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
David Doniger

We'll continue pressing for the strongest carbon pollution standards to combat the threats posed by climate change.

'Green News Report' - October 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Sit down and shut up!': Superstorm Sandy recovery stalled, 2 years la...