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Green Stimulus

It Is Time to Order a New Economic Order

Peter Brown and Geoff Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Brown and Geoff Garver

The evidence is everywhere that continued dedication to 'economic growth,' per se, will destroy the Earth's ability to provide a healthy home for most life forms.

WINDVERTISING: Ads On Wind Turbines Add Even More Revenue

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There's a lot of talk about greening the economy lately -- how renewable energy could lead to more jobs producing and installing solar panels, wind tu...

Alternative Energy's Great 2008 Also Revealed Its Weakness

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DENVER — As the United States became the world leader in wind power, venture capitalists poured money into alternative energy projects until the...

Senate Looks To Boost Mass Transit, Highway In Stimulus

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to give a tax break to new car buyers, setting aside bipartisan concerns over the size of an economic stim...

Economic And Green Stimulus: Shorter Work Week

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Economist Dean Baker (co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and one of the good guys in that dismal profession) takes up one of m...

House Energy Stimulus Targets Energy Grid, Energy Transmission

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to this summary on the House Appropriations Committee Web site, the package includes: *$11 billion for investment in smart-grid technologie...

'Cash for Clunkers' Finds its Congressional Sponsors

Washington Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How's this for a stimulus plan? A trio of senators introduced legislation today allowing owners of gas-guzzlers to trade their vehicles in for thousa...

Blago's Symbolic Parting Gift to Dirty Coal: Will Obama Follow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Impeachment notwithstanding, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a bill this week that will send another $18 million down the "clean coal" rabbit hole in Illinois. The delusional symbolism couldn't be more obvious.

Bicycle Caucus Sees Great Opportunity In Bad Economy

New York Times | CORNELIA DEAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mr. Blumenauer, a passionate advocate of cycling as a remedy for everything from climate change to obesity, represents most of Portland in Congress, w...

Exxon CEO Doesn't Think Obama Can Meet Green Goals

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson said on Thursday it would be difficult to meet President-elect Barack Obama's goal to significantly boost U.S. alternati...

Obama: Green Stimulus Will Include Smart Energy Grid

Grist | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Thursday, President-elect Barack Obama called for doubling production of alternative energy in the United States over the next three years as part ...

Hoping for Audacity (on Climate Change!)

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

What I want from my new administration this year: a program to address climate change that is stunning in its breadth and scope. The weird thing is: I might get it.

The Danger of Green Stimulus

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

With green jobs now positioned as "the solution" to both the economy and the climate, Obama has cover to take the politically expedient route of short-term green stimulus while ignoring serious climate policy.

Stimulus Time: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Even if we take into account the rest of our red ink, and we actually hit the dreaded "trillion-dollar deficit" in 2009, how extreme would this be?

John Passacantando, Greenpeace Leader, Departing After 8 Years Of Fighting Bush

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist: While we're hearing people talk about green stimulus and green economy and all of that, you still hear people argue that we can't afford it, th...

Solar Toledo: City's Makeover From Glass City To Solar Valley

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To secure its future, Toledo, once known as the Glass City, embraced its past; Toledo is where glass was first mass-produced for bottles, buildings, a...

Australia's Green Economic Stimulus

AFP | Sun Dec 14, 6:19 Pm ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Australia will bring forward millions of dollars in funding for solar and other renewable energy sources, in part to help boost the economy, Prime Min...

Proposal Ties Economic Stimulus To Energy Plan

New York Times | John M. Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama and leaders in Congress are fashioning a plan to pour billions of dollars into a jobs program to jolt the e...

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...

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...

Obama Team Primed for a "Green Stimulus" to the Economy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

I spoke with Laura D'Andrea Tyson, a top economic adviser on Obama's transition team who headed Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors, about the need for a "green stimulus."

Offshore Drilling Won't Help, But "Green Stimulus" Can

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

On This Week, McCain again mentioned "offshore drilling" as part of a plan to reduce dependence on foreign oil. And he got away with it.