September 17, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Clean energy least costly to power America’s electricity needs

Findings show carbon pollution from power plants can be cut cost-effectively by using wind, solar and natural gas. It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study. Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
by Jake Schmidt
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World Bank to Stop Funding Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
The World Bank Group has just agreed to stop funding coal projects. This is welcome news as the World Bank Group has funded almost $6 billion in coal projects over the … Continue reading

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June 20, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Things of Intrinsic Worth shows how coal power damages Montana’s ranching lifestyle

Things of Intrinsic Worth is a feature-length documentary which focuses on the ways coal mining is harming the livelihoods of Montana ranchers. Continue reading

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April 9, 2013
by Kristin Eberhard
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LADWP is walking the walk on energy efficiency

Kristin Eberhard, Legal Director, Western Energy and Climate Projects, Santa Monica
LADWP recently released its “Energy Efficiency Portfolio Business Plan” for fiscal years 2012-2014. For the past few years, LADWP has been t… Continue reading

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April 5, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New emissions standards would fuel shift from coal to natural gas

Tougher EPA air-quality standards could spur an increased shift away from coal and toward natural gas for electricity generation, according to a new study. Complying with stricter regulations on sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, nitrogen oxide and me… Continue reading

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March 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Mississippi Utility Wants Public to Pay for Its Coal Boondoggle

MS Power wants the public to pay for massively over-budged Kemper coal plant…and it has national implications. Continue reading

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February 12, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions

Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight. Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Green News: Chileans regulate auto emissions, Costa Ricans leads on marine conservation, and Mexicans favor renewables

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America.
January 27 – February 1, 2013
Chile
4.80 GW of non-c… Continue reading

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June 9, 2011
by Cai Steger
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Oversimplifying a complex topic – measuring the "sustainability" of renewable energy

Cai Steger, Energy Policy Analyst, New York, Center for Market Innovation The environmental impact of electricity generation is an incredibly complicated issue.  Each electricity generation option, be it fossil fuel, nuclear or renewable, brings w… Continue reading

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March 16, 2011
by Nathanael Greene
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Our forests aren’t fuel, but EPA’s delay threatens to turn them into just that

Coal-fired power plants are under increasing pressure to clean up, but these are massive facilities with voracious demand for fuel. Many have already started to look at harvesting whole trees to replace some of their coal use, creating a sucking sound … Continue reading

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March 8, 2011
by Brandi Colander
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Can Clean Energy Drive America’s Economic Recovery?

Tonight, a debate is being held in New York City to answer this very question. Can the investment of billions into the clean energy sector trigger the creation of millions of jobs and innovation? Or are we simply pumping dollars into the myth of a gree… Continue reading

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