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Lucia Graves

House Republicans See Rushed Review In Solyndra Emails

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday charged top administration officials with rushing the review of more than $500 million in loan guarantees...

Why the Solyndra Solar Bankruptcy Scandal Is a Big Deal, but Not the Big Deal Republicans are Making of It

Andy Wilson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andy Wilson

Solyndra had its offices raided last week by federal agents. Some critics have cried foul; others have tried to disparage solar energy itself. These allegations couldn't be further from the truth.

Rick Perry President? A Primer on What a Texas Governor's Presidency Can Do For You and the Oil Industry

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Would a Perry presidency be tempted to follow in this predecessor's footsteps? Given the incestuous interrelationship between Texas politics and oil, in many ways the Bush presidency becomes a cautionary tale.

Solyndra's Failure Is No Reason to Abandon Federal Energy Innovation Policy

Devon Swezey | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

With perfect hindsight, it's all too easy to see why Solyndra proved to be a bad bet.

Tanana -- Tiny City in Yukon Takes a Giant Renewable Step

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

In DC, our leaders are arguing over how much of our Alaskan wilderness we should open up for oil and gas extraction. In the meantime, some enterprising folks, with a lot less clout but a lot at stake, have decided to go their own renewable way.

Oil Hits Lowest Price Of The Year After Downgrade

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

Oil's plunge to its lowest price of the year should provide Americans with some relief at the pump. But that may not be enough to calm their fears abo...

Country's Cost-Cutting Culture Must Begin at Home -- With Electronics

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

How many electronic devices do you have in your home? How many televisions, computers, iPods, video games, and telephones do you use on a daily basis? Today I am reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act.

Who Will Win the 2011 Solar Decathlon?

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.

Help Consumers Save Money by Saving Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

In a typical house, replacing 15 traditional bulbs with energy saving bulbs will save about $50 a year. That's enough to run two 50 inch Energy Star plasma TVs -- five hours a day, all year long.

Government Lab Victim Of Sophisticated Cyberattack

Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

BOSTON (Reuters) - The government's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shut down Internet access to the facility after it suffered a cyber atta...

The New Thirty Years' War

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.

DOE Launches Largest Solar Rooftop Project In US

Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

By Ucilia Wang at Earth2Tech The U.S. Department of Energy said on Wednesday it's offering a partial guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan that wil...

Doing Hard Time in Fossil Fuel Prisons: Is Public Investment in R&D Un-American?

Robert Walther | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Robert Walther

Fuel for cars made from sunlight, wind turbines that could be suspended in the air like kites, a method to capture carbon dioxide based on the human lung; all are possibilities that the Department of Energy is helping explore.

No Time to Be Timid

Michael Brune | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We consume a breathtaking 19 million barrels a day, and 70 percent of it is used for transportation. If we don't want to see a catastrophic disruption of global climate, we need to start acting with urgency right now.

Longwall Mining's Aftershocks and Destruction: Interview on Blockbuster New Study on Big Coal's Dirty Secret

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Flawed state regulatory policies for underground longwall coal mining have not only failed to protect American citizens and their private property and critically important waterways, but stand in violation of state constitutions.

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations in Energy Technology Are "Winning the Future"

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Energy Blog

Cross-posted from the Energy Blog by Dr. Arun Majumdar President Obama has recently been talking about his plan to "Win the Future." Whether it's tak...

Elise Foley

Democrats Warm To GOP's Short-Term Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a stopgap spending bill on Friday afternoon that would avert a government shutdown for two weeks while making...

How Business Interests Hijacked US-China Relations

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Instead of taking the opportunity to up the ante of a US commitment to renewable energy by setting strong policy signals, Obama has largely left energy discussion to CEOs.

Feeling The Pinch? Try These Expense-Trimming Tips

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Between holiday shopping bills now due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch right now. Your best bet for getting back on track is to trim expenses.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Top 5 to Watch in 2011: Infrastructure Leaders

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Bellwether Members of Congress - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Rep. John Mica (...

Time to Dismiss the CFTC Chairman and His Commissioners

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Dodd-Frank Act gave the CFTC until January 2011 to set limits to curb excessive speculation in the energy markets. Lo and behold, Chairman Gensler told lawmakers the CFTC wouldn't meet the deadline "because it doesn't yet have sufficient data."

Green News Report: December 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crunch ti...

Energy Secretary Chu Talks Energy Innovation and U.S. Competitiveness

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Secretary Chu's understands the urgency of ramping up energy innovation in order to maintain U.S. competitiveness. He also believes it is not too late to act.