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Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

'Green News Report' - January 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
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'...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...

'Green News Report' - January 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
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'...

Kate Sheppard

Former Energy Official Disputes '60 Minutes' Segment On Clean Tech Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "60 Minutes" last Sunday ran a segment on what it described as the "crash" of the clean tech industry, detailing perceived failures in g...

Climate Change This Week: A Climate Change Carol, Signs of Hope, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Happy New Year! Today, Earth got a little bit warmer. *The Ghost Of Climate Change Past: OO Arctic SOS Bottle 54 Years Ago Warned About Van...

Climate Change This Week: The Good, The Bad, The Old, The New in 2013, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jingle right along with us this week, folks, for the usual up and down sleigh ride! Most Important Climate Message: "You CAN Do Something About It" i...

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

DOE Awards Grant To Modular Nuclear Plant Designer

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 12.13.2013 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday that it has awarded an Oregon company a grant to help it design and obtain fede...

Engaging Minorities in Our Nation's Energy Future

Rep. Ben Ray Luján | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rep. Ben Ray Luján

The Minorities in Energy Initiative seeks to connect diverse stakeholders -- businesses, communities, schools and individuals -- to address challenges and opportunities for minority engagement in the energy sector.

The Mess Gets Worse at Hanford's Nuclear Site

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

The government's multi-billion-dollar effort to clean up the nation's largest nuclear dump has become its own dysfunctional mess. For more than two decades, the government has worked to dispose of 56 million gallons of toxic nuclear and chemical waste in southeastern Washington State.

Rules of the Road Needed for North American Energy

Denise Bode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Denise Bode

With new North American resource abundance, we have the opportunity to better control our destiny and move to greater independence. But we cannot hope to do that without a robust integrated North American energy marketplace.

Don't Take Federal Science for Granted

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Elliott Negin

If not for government-funded research and innovation, many corporations -- and individuals -- would not be as successful as they are, and a number of them wouldn't be in business at all.

Obama's Upside-Down Nuclear Weapons Policy

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

At the same time President Obama has been pressing for further reductions in U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, the National Nuclear Security Administration is planning to spend $60 billion over the next 25 years to replace existing nuclear weapons with a suite of new warheads.

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The government's plans for the construction of a new uranium processing facility are so ridiculous that it could be a poster child for wasteful and unnecessary spending.

DOE: Furloughed Staff Can Take Jobs In Coffee Shops, But Not As Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Energy employees who had been previously sheltered from the government shutdown are now starting to get notice that they, ...

The Climate Post: Leadership Change in the White House

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Heather Zichal, President Barack Obama's top energy and climate adviser, announced plans this week to step down. Zichal has advised the president sinc...

Cracking The Code on Residential Solar!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Today my organization SmartPower, in partnership with The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) released a groundbreaking ...

Our Fossil-Fueled Future

Michael Klare | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Klare

If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy are right, the startling "new" fuels of 2040 will be oil, coal, and natural gas -- and we will find ourselves on a baking, painfully uncomfortable planet.

Flexible Grid, Renewable Energy Offer Hope for Future

Rhone Resch | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

What have we learned 10 years after the largest blackout in U.S. history? Well, for one thing, solar power and other renewables are more important than ever when it comes to our nation's energy security and grid reliability.

The Nation's Electric Grid: Looking Back at 2003 and How Far We've Come

Patricia Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Patricia Hoffman

We are a nation with a history of looking at what needs to be done, learning from our experiences, and then taking action. We must -- and we will -- continue doing what needs to be done so that our nation is prepared to meet these evolving challenges.

The Grey Twilight of Veterans' Preference

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

On the face of it, the Veterans' Preference Act seems fair and just -- recognition of the hardships of battle, the economic stress of military service, the delayed career progression, and the emotional toll on family and self. And yet, it is highly convoluted and controversial.

Reduce Risk, Increase Clean Energy

Lewis Milford | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

This is a new challenge for the clean energy sector. It means moving away from the heavy reliance on tax equity-driven, one-off transaction way of financing clean energy, with its attendant high transaction costs.

Greening the Grid: Interview With National Grid US President Tom King

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

This month, while I was researching electric vehicle power stations, I came across a Northeastern utility company that is leading the nation in the pu...

The Price of Oil Is Rigged

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

There is no transparency whatsoever in the trading of oil on the commodity exchanges. We don't know who is taking positions and for whose account.