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Will Gusher Trauma Lead Us to National Energy Goals?

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

We need to adopt a pioneering spirit that sees our vast landscapes at home as something to be mapped with new purpose. And that means committing to large scale renewable power.

Your Taxpayer Money Creating Clean Energy Jobs in...Japan?

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The U.S. government is sending $1.8 billion in stimulus money to overseas wind energy companies. It's just wrong to spend U.S. tax dollars on clean energy technology from companies in Japan, Denmark and Germany.

BP Should Help Us Build Our Clean Future

Rep. Chellie Pingree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chellie Pingree

BP should pay royalties on every drop that comes out of that well--whether or not they capture and sell it and whether or not they are proven to be negligent in the spill.

A Carbon Price Is a Bet America Needs to Make

Joshua Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Freed

The same opportunities that are driving China to price carbon are there for the United States. There's broad consensus that a carbon price will spur the creation of new jobs in clean energy industries and supporting sectors.

7 Future Wind Farms (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The ongoing Gulf oil spill crisis is a painful reminder why we need to heavily invest in clean energy technology. With the announcement last month of...

GE To Build Offshore Wind Plant In UK

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The US engineering giant General Electric (GE) today announced plans to build an offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant in the UK, creating up to 2...

Wake up, South Asia, and Smell the Carbon

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

Climate change was the purported theme of the just-concluded summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Thimpu, Bhutan. Instead an Indo-Pakistan rapprochement hijacked the agenda.

Climate debate heads into "Murky" waters

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

These can seem like very discouraging times. As our planet continues its dangerous trajectory towards a steady boil, many of our politicians, like la...

Sleepless in San Francisco: My First Day With the Sierra Club

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

As effective as the Sierra Club has been, we need to do our best work in the years ahead. Looking forward, here are a few projects we want to complete.

Kindergarten Class Builds a Windmill

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

William Kamkwamba used his own ingenuity to build a 16-foot high windmill for his family to generate power. The students wanted to know, "'William made a windmill. Can we do that too?'"

Green News Report -- May 13, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Climate bill ...

Industrial-Strength Kites Could Pull Floating Power Plants

Wired | Alexis Madrigal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Take a huge oceanic catamaran, stick a hydroelectric turbine underneath it, and hitch it to a 6.5 million-square-foot parafoil flying nearly a mile in...

Texas Sets New US Wind Energy Record | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Texas set a new record for US wind energy generation late last week when at 6:37am on Friday wind turbines provided 19 per cent of the electricity mix...

A Clean Energy Triple Play

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Private investment in the renewable energy sector has helped diversify and grow Michigan's economy in the last four years, and has helped turn the state into a leader in green energy.

Australia Could Be Carbon Neutral By 2020 ... Theoretically

Mother Nature Network | Karl Burkart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You have to give it to the advocacy organization Beyond Zero Emissions. They are not being set back by the failure of the Australian government to pas...

U.S. Wind Energy Potential Triples, New Study Reveals

Wired | Alexis Madrigal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The amount of wind power that theoretically could be generated in the United States tripled in the newest assessment of the nation's wind resources....

Weekly Mulch: Nuclear Plants will go up in Georgia

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger If you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines ...

Green Makes Green ($): How Sustainability Creates Jobs

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Dirty energy companies are fighting to be the last of the dinosaurs, forestalling the inevitable day when they join the fossils that created their fortunes.

Wyoming Wind Power Producers Could Face Excise Tax

AP | MATT JOYCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal in Wyoming to impose the nation's first state excise tax on wind energy production is generating debate over how the...

An Open Letter to President Obama: No More "Clean" Coal

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Thursday, February 11, 2010 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, Thank you ...

Weekly Mulch: What's Missing from the New Clean Energy Agenda?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Nuclear power, biofuels, clean coal: These are the Obama administration's answers to climate change. The 201...

I Told You So: Clean Energy and Economic Growth

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The time has come to revisit my earlier pleas to promote clean energy as an engine of sustainable growth. The United States should rightfully lead this charge to secure out national interests.

Where's the Wind?

Nancy Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Jackson

By leaving out the wind power industry, Obama missed a crucial opportunity to make the value proposition for renewable energy -- one that resonates here in the Heartland where climate messages fail.

China Leading Race To Make Clean Energy

New York Times | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

China vaulted past competitors in Denmark, Germany, Spain and the United States last year to become the world's largest maker of wind turbines, and is...

Weekly Mulch: Climate Change On Obama's Back Burner

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He c...