August 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Cost gap for Western renewables could narrow by 2025

A new study indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies, if new renewable energy development occurs in the most productive locations. 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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November 14, 2012
by Rob Perks
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Housing near transit creates thriving communities

Rob Perks, Transportation Advocacy Director, Washington, D.C.
“A city is like a pizza, and a neighborhood is like a slice of pizza. Just as a slice of pizza should contain all the ingredients of the pizza, each neighborhood should conta… Continue reading

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August 21, 2012
by Ralph Cavanagh
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"Ratepayer," RIP

Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco, CA
This week, I asked the California Public Utilities Commission to banish the word “ratepayer” from its institutional vocabulary and instead use a better term to de… Continue reading

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July 17, 2012
by Reduce
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Replacing coal with natural gas would reduce global warming

A debate has raged in the past couple of years as to whether natural gas is better or worse overall than coal and oil from a global warming perspective. The back-and-forth findings have been due to the timelines taken into consideration, the details of… Continue reading

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June 9, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 6/4 – 6/8/2012

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
On June 5, the president of Endesa España, Borja Prado, whose company is a co-owner of the HidroAysén hydroelectric project, met with the Energy Ministry in Sant… Continue reading

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March 17, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 3/10 – 3/16/2012

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
Positive news for the non-conventional renewable energy sector made headlines this week in Chile. At a solar energy conference, a senior vice-president of the internation… Continue reading

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February 3, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 1/30 – 2/3/2012

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
 In the last three months, Chile’s government has raced to achieve its goal of obtaining a national energy matrix that consists of 20% alternative energies by 2020… Continue reading

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August 8, 2011
by Vignesh Gowrishankar
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Industrial energy efficiency is a great way to make U.S. manufacturing more robust

Vignesh Gowrishankar, Sustainable Energy Advocate, New York Recently, the National Mining Association (NMA) released a map on its website, highlighting states where manufacturing industries contribute more than 10% of GDP, and where greater than 40% of… 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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