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Koch Brothers Fund Bogus Studies to Kill Renewable Energy

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

You can say one thing about the Koch brothers: They don't let the facts get in their way. But the truth about renewable electricity standards is that they have not significantly increased rates. In some cases, rates have even dropped a bit.

Climate Change This Week: Freaky Fracking, the Solar Sell and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Friggin' Fracking Foiling Human Health all over the U.S., as both underground and accidental above ground releases of toxic chemicals enter our air and water, reports Elizabeth Royte at The Nation. Think organic chemicals, heavy metals and even radioactivity. Fun, huh?

Lucia Graves

Beneath Fiscal Cliff Jockeying, A Quieter Fight | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- For the American wind power industry, it’s as if the wind has stopped blowing. A crucial tax credit aimed at spurring renewable energy...

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Mr. Bill Meets Barbie, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which future do you want to invest in -- renewable clean energy, or plastic Christmas trees? It's getting drier as you think...

Tim Kaine Attends Forum on Combating Anti-clean Energy "Theology"

Mike Casey | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Mike Casey

How to combat this assault is a pressing question not just for those of us in the clean economy, but also for politicians who get the urgent -- even existential -- need for our country to develop abundant energy that's clean and cost-effective.

Coal Communities at the Pivot of Dirty Industries and Clean Energy

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Michelle Chen

To environmentalists, King Coal is headed for ruin, and the country's old, dirty coal-powered plants symbolize the industry's last dying gasps. But in an uncertain economy, coal is the only thing many working-class communities can cling to for stability.

The Climate Post: Climate Change Back on Political Radar after Sandy, Election

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

A number of environmental groups have expressed hope Obama will finally be at liberty to take steps to address the issue of climate change. But the future of U.S. climate policy is far from certain.

Climate Change This Week: Oily Risks, CapNTrade, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Invest in BP, Chevron? We don't think so, says investment firm MSCI Inc, reports Jason Plautz at InsideClimate News.

Career Day: A Lesson Seniors Will Never Forget

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education
Judy Frankel

"What is that sucking sound?" I asked a classroom of seniors at San Pedro High School in California. I had been invited to speak for their Career Day, Making a Difference In Our Youth. Upon the wall I showed a picture of a vacuum cleaner. A few giggles erupted through the room.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Clout, Permafrost Peril and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

"Climate Change Changed Election" reported Doughlas Fischer at the Daily Climate, noting that most Congressional candidates targeted for their denial of climate change or anti-clean energy stance lost in the 2012 elections.

Rhode Island Officials Discuss Offshore Project With Cape Wind

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials with the Cape Wind offshore wind project planned for Massachusetts have met with port officials in Rhode Island, a...

From Fracks to Riches

The European Magazine | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
The European Magazine

Despite all the hopes of sun and win enthusiasts, the real revolution in the energy world has been driven by old-style fossil fuels. Shale gas now dominates global energy policy.

Climate Change This Week: Burning Farts, Improved Cloud Forecast and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Climate Change Poster Child, was likely influenced by continuing climate change in 3 ways.

Wind-Powered Cargo Ships

John Geoghegan | Posted 12.30.2012 | Technology
John Geoghegan

Getting a wind-powered cargo vessel off the drawing board will not be easy. Nevertheless, we feel nothing but admiration for the men and women who are trying. Commercializing innovation is often a challenge. We can only wish them success.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Wind Means Money, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

North America Has Largest Increase in Human-Driven Climate Change Catastrophes of all the continents, say insurers, and it'll get worse, according to a major new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress.

'Green News Report' - October 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.25.2012 | 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!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 23, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.23.2012 | 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!. IN TODAY...

Energy Policy Akin to a Cheesecake Factory Menu: Is It Needed?

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The things that generate almost all power, are either available in ample quantities right at home (coal and gas), or are renewable (wind, water and, in breeder reactors, uranium). There's no harm in relying on a power source that's sure to be there in the future.

Will Obama and Romney Address Climate Change in Florida Debate?

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

The upcoming debate is supposed to focus on foreign affairs, but global warming, as the term plainly states, is indeed a global problem.

California and the U.S. Military: A Powerful Partnership for Clean Energy

Nicole Lederer | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The Energy Security Coordination Act is a business-friendly response to one of the military's most pressing strategic initiatives, and it should be a model for other states.

Climate Change This Week: Nanoflowers, CC Whacks Thanksgiving and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks.

Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

Why We Need to Fight for Cape Wind. Now.

John B. Kassel | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
John B. Kassel

For Massachusetts, Cape Wind is the most important clean energy project. For the nation, it's a bellwether of what's to come. Will we chose to create a clean energy future, or to repeat our dirty energy past.

Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

In recent years, several corporate energy managers have told me that when they run the numbers on renewables, the payback just isn't quick enough. I'd suggest running the numbers again.