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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.

Debt Ceiling Blackmail Will Axe All Republican 'Concessions' in Tax Package

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Anyone who believes the Democrats got a 13 month extension of unemployment this week should think again. It is more like 2 months. Unless a rise in the debt ceiling beyond the 2012 elections is part of the package.

Fort Sumter First on the Frontlines, Again

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Fort Sumter National Monument is taking the first shot at ushering in a new era of energy independence with plans to take the island off the electric utility grid and make it completely self-sufficient.

Innovation to Infrastructure: Clean Energy Without Cap and Trade

Lewis Milford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

What is needed is a practical and bottom-up clean energy policy consisting of short- term measures to increase new technology investment in the long term -- essentially what the President has called for.

I'm With Stupid: America's Nerdiness Decline Threatens Eskimo Children

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Todd Hartley

It's been somewhat of an interesting week for America's technology sector, which saw its reputation take some hits on the international level but may ...

Rocky Flats Dam Removal Put On Hold

KDVR | Jon Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The Environmental Assessment and Public Input process has ended and the plan to remove five dams at the site of the former weapons plant know...

Time To Put The Pressure On For Small Hydro

Dar Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dar Williams

There's something about smaller scale hydro power that gets the imagination going.

4 Tea Party Leaders on "Last Word": "Social Security and Medicare are NOT Socialism"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the Tea Partiers ever figured out how they were being used and manipulated -- now that might cause an uprising!

Department Of Energy Eyes Solar Array Atop Radioactive Mine Tailings Near Durango

Durango Herald | Dale Rodebaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Department of Energy is seeking comments on an initial study to gauge the environmental impacts of installing a photovoltaic array atop or near bu...

Is Steven Chu Gearing Up For A Big Energy Fight?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Steve Chu has a new set of advisors, the Department of Energy announced today. The twelve-member board is surprisingly old-guard for a DOE chief from ...

Secretary Chu Announces Solar Panels on White House at GreenGov Symposium (VIDEO)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

At the GreenGov Symposium, hosted by The George Washington University, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the installation of solar panels on the W...

When the Market Fails

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

The market fails at giving a timely signal to prepare for "peak oil." Given that we can't invest trillions on the basis of mere speculation, where are we going to get the data on the basis of which to prepare in time?

The Paris Motor Show

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Energy Blog

Cross post from the Energy Blog. by David Sandalow At the Paris Motor Show today, electric cars are everywhere. Chevrolet is showing off the Volt,...

China Leads the Clean Economy Race

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

China is supporting its renewable energy industries so aggressively and lowering their cost of business so much, that it's likely the country is breaking World Trade Organization rules on fair play.

Dealing With the Issues of Nuclear Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

Given the importance of nuclear energy, it is critical we continue to work with the international community. In Vienna next week, I will offer ideas for how we can promote an international "fuel bank" to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Green News Report: September 16, 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: Primaries ...

OPEC At 50 Showing The Way To Rebuild America's Economy "As High As An Elephant's Eye"

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

Why don't we learn from OPEC's success? We have a commodity easily as critical to the world's economy as oil. We have corn, we have wheat, we have soybeans -- all grain crops critical to the world's food supply.

Green News Report: September 14, 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: They found...

Oil Market Manipulation has Crude Prices Sky High

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

The current price of crude taken together with the country's jobless rate makes no sense at all. Clearly the price of oil has lost all ballast to the dynamic of supply and demand.

Green News Report: July 29, 2010 (Audio)

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

a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=324031097"> TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on y...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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