September 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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What happened to biofuels? Do they have a future?

A few years ago, everybody talked about biofuels. U.S. politicians were particularly enamored with corn ethanol, seeing it as a path to “energy independence” (and probably also a way to shower subsidies on powerful lobbies). Continue reading

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February 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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German town goes off the grid, achieves energy independence

Town residents banded together to create their own energy grid fed by wind turbines, solar, and biogas. Continue reading

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November 29, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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Your Personal Energy Independence

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
Everyone knows that gasoline is made from oil, and how much a gallon of the stuff costs at the pump, but most people would be hard pressed to accurately explain what a kilowatt-ho… Continue reading

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July 6, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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The military case for energy independence

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
A Tampa TV station has produced a feature highlighting environmental work in the US military – along with important strategic reasons for pursuing renew… Continue reading

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November 28, 2011
by Max Baumhefner
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Future Beyond Oil on Display at LA Auto Show

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
At last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, I saw a glimpse of the future.  Many of the up to 50 plug-in electric vehicle models scheduled to hit America’s streets over… Continue reading

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September 6, 2011
by David Goldstein
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If you don’t like the facts, make up your own

David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco
That seems to be the principle that motivates Joseph Bottum’s article, “It’s green and blue, but not bright”, recently published in the Weekly Standard. … Continue reading

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March 30, 2011
by Dan Lashof
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Mr. President, to Create a Clean Energy Future, First Tell Congress No Free Pass for Inefficient Cars and Dirty Coal

Dan Lashof, Director, Climate Center, Washington, D.C. President Obama today renewed his call to move America forward by reducing our dependence on imported oil and dirty coal at a Georgetown University speech. Meanwhile at the other end of town, Membe… Continue reading

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February 23, 2011
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
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A Challenge for Our Earth

Recently I had the pleasure of engaging in a dialogue with friends of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles in the beautiful home of Marilyn Ziering. For nearly 60 years, the Jewish Community Foundation has helped individuals, families, instit… Continue reading

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October 22, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Vilsack points to report that shows ending corn ethanol tax credit will raise GDP

Despite disappointing statements indicating the administration’s support for a short-term extension of wasteful corn ethanol subsidies, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s speech yesterday at the National Press Club included some not-to-… Continue reading

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