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Analysis: Keystone XL Is Designed for a Burning Planet

Brad Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Brad Johnson

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, now under consideration for approval by the U.S. Senate, would have a significant and dangerous impact on the climate, incompatible with the White House goal of a sustainable climate.

'Green News Report' - August 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fire and explosion at Indiana refinery with a history of exploding; UN ...

The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

How many investors got the timing right on the implosion of mortgage-backed security assets in 2008? Nearly none, and that systemic failure of vision contributed mightily to a global financial collapse.

Rural Energy Access: The Case for Renewable Energy Mini-Grids

Evan Scandling | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Evan Scandling

Given that the majority of people without electricity live in rural, dispersed communities, it would be wise for the international development community to mobilize energy access strategies that support off-grid renewable energy.

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Syria as Russia's Oil Price Tool

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Over the last weeks, since the inception of the demonstrations in Egypt for president Morsi's ouster, to the sarin gassing of innocents in Syria these past days, the price of oil has skyrocketed. After Saudi Arabia, the most immediate beneficiary of this spiking of oil prices is Russia.

New Mexico Is Drenched in Solar-Sunshine, so What's With All the Coal PNM?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

The Public Service Company of New Mexico is taking tottering baby-steps when it comes to solar energy. PNM has a mere 1 percent of solar on its renewable energy books -- ironic when New Mexico's state flag boasts a blazing yellow sun.

The push for clean energy has stalled

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

The drive to clean up the world's energy system has stalled: While energy is becoming less carbon-intensive in some sectors and regions, the story of ...

Obama 2.0: Time to Make a Mad Dash

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Many see it as a litmus test for the president's true commitment to the environment: "If Obama "cannot say "no" to Keystone -- the dirtiest of the dirty -- can he say no to anything?

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Booms Amid Climate Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green

In a report destined to frustrate advocates for global action on climate change, the Paris-based International Energy Agency projected Tuesday morning...

Why the World Bank Must Divest From Fossil Fuels

Daphne Wysham | Posted 12.06.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

What about the remaining 56 percent of World Bank energy lending, most of it still devoted to fossil fuels? Is this what the Bank calls "stepping up to the challenge" of climate change?

Mr. President: Don't Flunk First Post-Election Climate Change Test

Vera Pardee | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

That won't be easy. But unlike politicians, Mother Nature doesn't negotiate or compromise. Soaring rhetoric and half-measures won't reduce the growing risk of extreme weather.

World Energy Report 2012

Michael T. Klare | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Michael T. Klare

In a report that leads with the "good news" of impending U.S. oil supremacy, to calmly suggest that the world is headed for a global temperature increase of 3.6 degrees C is like placing a thermonuclear bomb in a gaudily-wrapped Christmas present.

The World Bank's Shocking, Cautionary Tale on Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Like the Ghost of Christmas Future, the World Bank has just provided us with a frightening glimpse into our world-to-be if, unlike Scrooge, we fail to change our ways.

We Need More Than Energy Independence

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Shifting support from fossil fuels to renewables will ensure not just a strong energy future but it will finally put us on the path to meaningful and effective climate policy.

India's Solar Revolution, Small is Big

Justin Guay | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

As Indian states line up exciting new solar policies the central question remains: To centralize or not to centralize? India will only get one chance to get its boom right.

'Green News Report' - August 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.07.2012 | 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: Fire at C...

CO2 Emissions for 2011

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency. IEA's estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 are in. Draw your own conclusions.

According To IEA, U.S. Could Become World's Top Gas Producer

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green

* Unconventional gas glut to mainly benefit U.S., China -IEA * Strict regulation needed to develop shale gas sector * U....

G8 Deaf to Climate Change Warnings by International Energy Agency

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

When the chief economist for the International Energy Agency issues a dire warning, you'd think the world's leaders would sit up and take notice.

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | 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: Just a fl...

The Price of Oil: Saudi Hypocrisy, Our Gullibility

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

One is compelled to pull out that old chestnut, "There he goes again." The personage of a Saudi oil spokesman entertaining us to one of his seminal dissertations, expounding on Saudi Arabia's concerns for the well being of all mankind.

A Post-Fukushima World: Truths and Confusion About Global Energy

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

If renewable energy is less costly than fossil fuels and nuclear, then why aren't we ramping up the move to a planetary renewable energy policy?

Iran's Oil Threat, "Deja Vu, All Over Again"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Where is Yogi Berra when we need him? There is Iran going back to its old game plan, threatening to ban oil exports.

Finding Coal's Future Might Require A Look Back At The Past

Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters / December 11) - As futuristic projects designed to capture carbon from coal-burning industries and store it underground have ...