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Why Are Congressional Democrats Giving in to Bush on the Auto Bailout?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

You would think that winning the White House and overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress would instill some backbone into Democrats on Capitol Hill. You would, of course, be wrong.

The Trash Crash: Recyclables' Value Dives With Economy

New York Times | MATT RICHTEL and KATE GALBRAITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The economic downturn has decimated the market for recycled materials like cardboard, plastic, newspaper and metals. Across the country, this junk is ...

Green Stimulus Plan Idea: Require Energy Star For Government

GreenBiz | Leanne Tobias, December 2, 2008 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You'd already guessed it ... but now it's official: The U.S. has been in recession since December 2007. The official announcement was made Monday, fol...

Google CEO on Energy Efficiency: "Doing the Right Thing Is Also the Right Thing for Business"

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frances Beinecke

Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, who is also a member of President-elect Obama's Economic Advisory Board, talked about how America can create a very different energy future.

Obama Considering Stimulus That Targets "Green" Spending

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama is considering a stimulus package that will include a heavy dose of spending on environmentally friendly projects aimed a...

Green Bailouts, Green Stimulus Could Be On The Way

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though spending on environmental efforts has long been considered an extra expense, it seems that two famously big spenders -- the United States gover...

Greening Hollywood Launches EcoPreneur Salon

Paige Donner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Being an EcoPreneur is simply infusing environmental practices in the everyday running of your business and capitalizing on a new product or service that is inherently environmental.

Obama, Global Warming, and the Fast Track to Economic Stability

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Obama recognizes something those cynics may not: that the path to economic stability leads right through global warming solutions.

Greening Hollywood: Democratizing Sustainability

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

I'll 'fess up. "Democratizing sustainability," is not a phrase I coined nor one I've even used before.

Gearing Up to Advance the Green Economy

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Learner

The Midwest and Great Plains states can become business and economic winners in growing the new green economy.

Booming Biofuel Startup Sets Sights On $2-A-Gallon Diesel

wired.com | Alexis Madrigal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"We have 203 employees -- and we're growing," John Melo, CEO of alt-fuel startup Amyris, said as he stepped jauntily through the glass doors at his co...

Oil-Rich Dubai Spending Big On Huge Solar Facility

TreeHugger.com | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In an area of the world with no shortage of sunlight, awash in oil wealth (and being able to detect the way the cleantech wind is blowing...) and with...

Greening Hollywood: Grist.org's Russ Walker Weighs In On The Clean Coal Conundrum

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Walker agreed to this interview while attending the Opportunity Green Conference held this past weekend on UCLA's campus. Media coordination provided by eConnectGroup.

Tom Friedman: We Need "Overwhelming Force" To Green The Economy

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New York Times columnist and Hot, Flat and Crowded author Tom Friedman spoke at the CORE: club last Friday night on the energy crisis facing the Unite...

Electing The New Economy: Time For An Infrastructure Overhaul?

Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Right now, there's something damn close to political consensus for a transformational investment package," Klein writes, arguing that, "the next pres...

A Green New Deal Would Require A Broad Coalition

The Nation | Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the New Deal period, it was a broad electoral coalition that moved the government onto the side of ordinary people, not FDR alone. Farmers, workers...

Renewable Energy Now A Crucial Source Of Good Jobs In The Rust Belt

New York Times | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Like his uncle, his grandfather and many of their neighbors, Arie Versendaal spent decades working at the Maytag factory here, turning coils of steel ...

Corporate Responsibility: How Can U.S. Economy Stay Competitive, Get Greener?

Envrionmental Capital | Keith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Big U.S. companies obviously want a seat at the table when it's time to draw up America's plan to fight climate change. A year after issuing its "Call...

Investing in Clean Energy Is A Smart Strategy in these Troubled Economic Times

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

For today, energy efficiency makes even more sense in tight financial times. Businesses can't afford to waste energy and drain their bottom lines from high energy bills.

Environment Slips As Key Factor In Virginia Presidential Vote

Mark Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Meier

The presidential race in Virginia is heating up--so is the environment. In the same week that an autumn heat wave brought 80º days to the Commonwealt...

Jeffrey Sachs Wants To Change The Economy And Save The World

Grist | Amanda Griscom Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jeffrey Sachs -- the renowned economist who devised a grand plan in 2005 to rid the world of poverty -- is now focused on an even broader ambition: sa...

It's About the Economy, Not Drilling

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A clean energy economy isn't just about wind farms and solar roofs. We're talking about hundreds of thousands of jobs in precisely the sectors that are experiencing the greatest difficulties right now.

Green Leadership

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

San Francisco is one of the greenest cities in the country because we did not wait for Washington. We are taking action now to green our environment and our economy from the ground up.

Change I Can Be Livin' In: Re-Forming Health and Health Care

Karen Kisslinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Kisslinger

With private insurance, every provider along the way gets their nickel, even if none of it is actually helping the patient: an unsustainable system.

Consumer Demand is the Answer

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

We should insist that our politicians help create a business climate in which an alternative energy industry will flourish by renewing the clean energy production tax credits.