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Mighty Wind

Michael Brune | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Remember red states and blue states? It turns out that it's the red ones that have the most to gain by investing in renewable energy.

The Climate Post: Continuing Carbon Emissions Could Have Devastating Impacts on Poor Countries

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate change could cost the world more than $1.2 trillion annually and contribute to the deaths of more than 100 million people if action against climate change isn't taken.

The Truth About Subsidies

Claire Tomkins | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Claire Tomkins

Solar, wind, oil, and gas all provide us energy and electrons, so the debate needs to be about all sources of energy, or none.

Financial Uncertainty Clouds EU Clean Energy Benchmark

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

* Low interest rates not translating into cheap loans * EU austerity measures increase political risk * Emerging offshor...

New Wind Farm Is Nation's Largest, Means More Clean Energy, Jobs

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This massive wind farm is just one of dozens of clean energy projects that have gone onto the grid in 2012, which is shaping up to be a record year for clean energy, as coal use has dropped to record lows.

'Ooook-lahoma, Where The Wind Comes Sweepin' Down The Plain'

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - U.S. Internet company Google Inc on Wednesday agreed to buy 48 megawatts (MW) of wind energy for its Oklahoma data center from the Canadia...

Romney's Visit Called The 'Height Of Irony'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.25.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Mitt Romney campaigned in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday, telling about 3,000 supporters that, as presid...

The Contrast Couldn't be Sharper

Carl Pope | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

For the first time in my memory we have a Presidential candidate killing an entire industry, a major industrial success story -- perhaps because he is being amply paid by the Koch Brothers to do so.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Death Spiral, Faith Groups Voting Bloc, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The National Snow and Ice Data center reports that the Arctic ice hit a record new low recently.

Renewable Energy in California: What Has Policy Brought Us?

Andrew Hobbs | Posted 09.24.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Hobbs

State and federal policies have helped deploy renewable energy in CA, yielding cleaner air, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and new jobs. But we'll need to scale up energy storage technology and ongoing efforts to design efficient, effective policy.

A Tale of Two Wind Farms -- How You Develop Your Wind Resource Is As Important as Developing it in the First Place

David Dodge | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
David Dodge

While British Columbia might have a reputation as a verdant hippy haven it might surprise you to learn that B.C just got its first three wind farms in the last few years.

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER:...

Idaho Power Wind Agreement Must Be Honored, Says Federal Regulator

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power's long-term purchase agreement with wind farms requires the utility to buy electricity from the farms even when dema...

Climate Change This Week: Megafarms Grow Climate Change, Rogue Weathergirl, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Bad US Policy Boosts Climate Change on US Megafarms, says policy expert Mark Hertgaard at the New York Times, by skewing subsidies towards a few commodity crops that use vast amounts of fossil fuel.

Why Should The Wind Power PTC Stay? Green Jobs, Say Environmentalists

Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Pete Danko: With Congress apparently not greatly moved by the necessity of saving the planet from a fiery death, environmenta...

The Climate Post: Deep-Sea Methane, Wind That Could Power World?

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Energy Department announced plans to spend more than $5 million researching the potential to produce natural gas from deep-sea methane hydrates -- ice-like formations that contain natural gas and are stable at depths of more than 300 feet.

'All of the Above' Energy Plans Should Really Be 'Some of the Above'

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

"All of the above" should refer to wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels, and other renewable sources, not dead-end fossil fuels.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Timeline, Bye-Bye Birdies, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.09.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Already stressed from continuing loss of habitat to humans -- about 6,000 more acres every day -- the extreme drought this year has crippled its reproduction and survival, further decreasing numbers. This thing of beauty might not be a joy forever....

Obama's Energy Plan by the Numbers

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

What does the Obama administration plan for our energy future? To find out, we'll let the words tell the story.

Climate Change This Week: Tippy Arctic Times, Siberian Carbon Bomb and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.03.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Most experts now agree that the polar summer ice is beyond the point of return, and consequences will be profound, including significant changes in weather patterns for the U.S. and other countries in the northern hemisphere.

The Romney-Ryan Energy Plan by the Numbers

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The word cloud shown below provides some interesting insights: "U.S." and "energy" are front and center and "Obama" is pretty prominent -- although it's a safe bet that he's not being mentioned or discussed in a positive light. In terms of energy sources, "oil" is by far the dominant player and "gas" is no slouch.

Energy Independence and Bob Dylan (Hint: The Answer, My Friend)

Art Brodsky | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Art Brodsky

U.S. politicians have been promising energy independence since the days of Richard Nixon following the second oil embargo. It hasn't happened, and it won't happen unless the thrall of the oil and gas industries is broken.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Flat Earthers, Green Vikings, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.26.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bay State is using less energy per person thanks to smart policy and big investments in programs to save energy. Mitt Romney was part of that legacy, in the good ole days before he flip-flopped and hooked up with Paul Ryan.

Congress Must Act on Clean Energy

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Policy matters. Nations that have strong policy commitments to clean energy already reap the economic rewards. If the United States is to effectively compete in the global clean energy race, Congress should extend the production tax credit.

What Critics of Wind Power's Incentive Miss

Denise Bode | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Denise Bode

As the prospect of Congress extending wind energy's primary incentive, the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), has grown in recent weeks, so have both support and criticism.