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Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In West Virginia's largest newspaper this week, journalist Ken Ward Jr., a veteran chronicler of the coalfields, spotlights poll numbers that might surprise the politicians in his state -- most of whom are already bemoaning President Obama's new carbon pollution standards as a "war on coal."

Public, Politicians, and Others Rally to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies at Rio+20

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Over the last 24 hours the social media world was abuzz with ending fossil subsidies as a core part of efforts to address global warming.

Make Every Day Earth Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

Why Bike Power? There are huge physical and fiscal benefits to biking. With obesity on the rise in U.S. children and one out of every three American adults weighing in obese, biking is one way to get America moving again.

High-level Panel Urges Phase-out of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Commitment to Low-carbon Energy

Jake Schmidt | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

22 high level representatives have just released Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, setting out recommendations to "put sustainable development into practice and... economic policy as quickly as possible."

Accounting for a Manmade Disaster in the Gulf, a Year Later

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

We will not escape in this lifetime the effects of such a tragedy. We need much better regulation of the oil and gas industry and stronger enforcement standards if we are to drill in the first place.

China and Germany Race Ahead of the U.S. in Clean Energy Investments

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

China invested $54.4 billion on clean energy in 2010, $20 billion more than the U.S., according to the latest report from Pew Charitable Trusts and Bl...

President Obama's Trip Through Latin America Is an Important Opportunity to Advance Action on Global Warming

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

President Obama could leave his trip through Latin America with tangible progress on actions to address global warming. There are some real actions in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador that could help.

How to Advance Climate Change & Clean Energy Action at the Rio Earth Summit

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The world’s leaders will be meeting June 4-6, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio+20 Earth Summit.  This Summit is an important...

Obama's International Climate Budget Proposal Would Make Key Investments

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 budget plans to invest in global efforts to reduce carbon pollution, tap into the demand for clean energy, and make countries more resilient to global warming.

U.S. Will Lose Out if We Cut International Climate Funding

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

U.S. funding for adaptation helps to reduce this risk by making countries less vulnerable to the impacts of global warming.

Race to Clean Energy Heats Up After President's Address

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Other countries are already seeing the benefits of making smart investments in the clean energy future. So as President Obama hinted, the U.S. better get in the game.

Raw Stories From the Gulf Oil Disaster

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

Few Americans are aware that the BP disaster still threatens to snuff-out century-old family traditions and a beautiful way of life along the Gulf Coast.

China to Start Carbon Trading While U.S. Senate Fiddles Around

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The signals today on clean energy coming from China and the US are pointing in completely opposite directions -- one country on hold and the other moving forward. Sad but true.

Energy Ministers Meet in US to Discuss Clean Energy: Who Will Be in the Clean Energy Race?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The race for the clean energy future comes to Washington, DC today -- only symbolically if the US doesn't seize the moment.

Oil Found, Anger Fueled, Action for Sure

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

As I sat in a boat in the Gulf, surrounded on all sides by oil-tainted seas, the shear scale of the underwater oil leak hit me. At first I was heartbroken, but then I got mad. How could we have allowed this to happen?

Small Businesses Support Clean Energy and Climate Legislation

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

It's time for a little reality check for those who claim to be speaking on behalf on small business in thwarting needed Congressional action on clean energy and climate change.

Five Reasons Clean Energy Trumps Tea Party Slogans

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Sometimes I think America is the proverbial child-star-gone-bad of nations: we have a crippling addiction, but we still won't go to rehab. We are ho...

Every Day We Delay...

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, en...

Senate Climate and Energy Bill Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

In the quest for 60 votes for climate and energy legislation, one essential group is a manufacturing caucus of about a dozen Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

American Power Act: NRDC's "First Read" of the Kerry-Lieberman Climate and Energy Legislation

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) unveiled today the long-awaited draft of their American Power Act.  The launch of their bill ...

Veterans on a Mission: Pass a Strong Climate Bill

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

There are lots of good reasons to pass the climate bill, like reducing global warming and boosting the economy. But a lesser known reason is that it will also bolster our nation's security.

Global Clean Energy Economy Won't Wait for U.S. to Catch Up

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Let's all remember that America is a nation built on the foundation of freedom, independence and self-sufficiency -- and those values must be at the heart of our strategy for energy policy.

Making Smart Choices for America's Clean Energy Future

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

America can benefit greatly from significant energy investments in clean energy-if we are smart.

Don't Be Fossil Fooled By 'All of the Above' Energy

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Sure, the oil industry talks a good game about how we need "all of the above" but Exxon Mobil makes its record profits by selling one of the above: oil from Saudi Arabia.

Green Jobs to Meet America's Economic, Energy and Environmental Challenges

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Today a new president and a new congress face an economy in crisis, a planet in peril, and an outdated energy infrastructure that cannot meet the demand for the future.