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Fracking's Unexpected Benefit: U.S. Manufacturing Oversight, Accountability

Sridhar Kota | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Sridhar Kota

If the U.S. is to reap the maximum benefits from the development of this resource, whether in manufacturing or in the quality of life of its citizens, it needs coherent federal strategies and partnerships that will build public appreciation of the impacts in all dimensions, and at global, national and local scales.

Indian Supreme Court Rebuffs Coal Lobby Arguments

Bob Burton | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

While the Supreme Court heard and rejected the industry's arguments on two occasions, many of the same claims are being advanced once more in an effort to shape the Indian government's response to the court's decision.

Wind Turbine Syndrome? Courts Aren't Buying It

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. To wind farm opponents, wind turbine syndrome is a manifold malady triggered by acoustic pulses ...

Global Nuclear Power Supply At Lowest Level Since 1980s

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Atomic power's share of global electricity supply is at the lowest level since the 1980s...

California's Clean Energy Goals In Danger

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make i...

Sustainable Development: An Agenda for India

Samarth Pathak | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Samarth Pathak

This is a historic opportunity for India to take the lead in shaping the global sustainability agenda. Backed by a strong electoral mandate, the new Indian government has been actively rooting for clean technology and energy efficiency in its endeavor to pursue a low-carbon growth model.

Future Bright for Thought Leadership at Thomson Reuters

Michael Conniff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Denver
Michael Conniff

ASPEN, COLORO--Can innovation save us? The Aspen Ideas Festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary this summer, is a place where the problems are g...

Red, White, and Renewable

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Brigham A. McCown

While uncertainty remains concerning the continuation of the federal tax subsidy programs for renewable energy, there is no doubt wind, solar, hydro, and even nuclear power should continue to play a growing part in America's energy production equation.

The Clean Power Plan Means Changes for Coal, But Not the Ones You Might Expect

Karen Laughlin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Karen Laughlin

Under President Obama's recently announced Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed that states cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Commenters on both sides of the aisle say this rule means big changes for the coal industry.

Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In West Virginia's largest newspaper this week, journalist Ken Ward Jr., a veteran chronicler of the coalfields, spotlights poll numbers that might surprise the politicians in his state -- most of whom are already bemoaning President Obama's new carbon pollution standards as a "war on coal."

Obama's New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll, Please...

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that Obama's announcement is a step, albeit a huge one, that leads to the biggest step of them all -- a new international agreement on climate change? It's kind of a fife and drum question. It could be a pipe dream or it could be drumroll.

How Large-Scale Solar Power Can Reduce Pressure On Farm Land

Mother Nature Network | Sami Grover | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Solar power has been growing like crazy in recent years, particularly in terms of utility-...

Feds Say Hydropower Capacity Could Be Doubled In U.S.

Posted 05.04.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. The Grand Canyon was once targeted as a major dam site by the federal government, a project even...

For Energy Security, Bring a Gun to the Knife Fight

Anne Butterfield | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green
Anne Butterfield

Communities should think about threats to our giant, centralized grid and tell utilities, "Don't just protect the grid - help us fortify our essential services with distributed generation."

What YOU Can Do About Climate Change : Divest, Invest, Talk and VOTE (DITV)

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

I'm guessing that you and the average people who glance at the headlines about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (this is a...

Accelerating Use of Renewable Energy

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Most Americans understand that by the middle of the century most of our energy will have to be supplied by renewables -- wind, water and solar -- but we seem content to use natural gas for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, this is not a realistic policy.

Wind Farms Flourish Across The U.S. As Interest In Renewable Energy Skyrockets

Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

Credit: U.S. Department of Energy From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: In New York and many other cities across the U.S., you’re likely to h...

Clouds Hang Over Hawaii's Rooftop Solar Battle

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green

By Nichola Groom Dec 16 (Reuters) - When Gloria Adams signed a contract to install a rooftop solar power system on her Oahu home in la...

Rooftops to Deserts: How Policy Directs the Growth of Renewables

Craig Lewis | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Craig Lewis

Dropping costs and increasing consumer demand are expanding the market for renewable energy. Policy is shaping it.

Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The debate has been raging for years. Can biofuels, fuels derived from recently alive plant materials (or manure), serve as the fuel of choice to power our nation's huge fleet of automobiles and trucks and power plants without adding to our climate change woes?

The Clean Energy Way to Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Several leading climate scientists have embraced nuclear power as the way to lick global climate change and there's a new movie out trying to make the...

5 Ways To Support Clean Energy If You Can't Go Solar

Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: There are major changes underway in the energy sector, and coal-dependent utilities are getting decidedly...

New Report Shows Top U.S. Companies Investing Big in Solar

Rhone Resch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rhone Resch

As the world's largest retailer and biggest private employer, Walmart commands attention from Wall Street to Main Street. But it's not what's happeni...

Unleashing Clean Local Energy -- and Doing It Near You

Craig Lewis | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Craig Lewis

By driving the development of local solar capacity at critical points on its grid, LIPA will be able to defer spending hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars on new generation and transmission infrastructure to serve this region.

New Market Report Shows Huge Gains In U.S. Solar Deployment

Rhone Resch | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

At a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East -- coupled with rising gasoline prices across the United States -- there is finally some good news...