May 29, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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The US shale-gas revolution and European renewables: Divergence and cooperation in alternative energy

That the United States and Europe have been following different energy policies over the past few decades won’t come as a surprise. However, according to one researcher, their divergence – with the US leading ‘the shale gas revolution’ and Europe investing heavily in modern renewables – is a good thing for the development of both alternative-energy sources. Continue reading

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April 23, 2013
by Pierre Delforge
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Google Wants More Renewable Energy Powering its Expanding NC Data Center

Pierre Delforge, Director, High Tech Sector Energy Efficiency, San Francisco
When Google announced plans to double its investment in its North Carolina data center to $1.2 billion last week, it also touted an innovative program with Duk… Continue reading

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November 14, 2012
by Devra Wang
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California Takes Another Big Step Forward Building a Clean Energy Economy

Devra Wang, Director, California Energy Program, San Francisco

Today marks the launch of California’s cap and trade program, a critical part of the state’s landmark clean energy and climate law, AB 32. This is a big step fo… Continue reading

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April 27, 2012
by Peter Lehner
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Main Street Speaks Out for Clean Energy

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
According to a recent survey, a large majority of small business owners support government investments in clean energy, and believe these investments can create jobs and boost the economy…. Continue reading

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April 18, 2012
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 4/18: Rio+20, fracking dangers, Pebble Mine, and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide
In a Washington Post article about the possibility of President Obama attending the U.N. Rio+20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Jacob Scherr was quoted, saying, “we think it would be a r… Continue reading

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March 12, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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Guest Blog by Harald Winkler: South Africa to Introduce Rising Price on Carbon Pollution from Major Sources in 2013

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
This is a guest post from Harald Winkler, on staff at the Energy Research Center of the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  He is a leading researcher on cli… Continue reading

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February 21, 2012
by Sasha Lyutse
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Burning trees for power in the Southeast would increase carbon pollution for decades

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
A new study examining the climate impacts of using biomass to produce electricity in the Southeast adds to a growing body of science challenging the notion that all biomass is carbon-neut… Continue reading

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September 14, 2011
by Cai Steger
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Solyndra Shouldn’t Overshadow the Growing Solar Industry or Need for Smart Government Energy Policies

Cai Steger, Energy Policy Analyst, New York, Center for Market Innovation
Last week, Representatives Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns stated the following regarding the Solyndra bankruptcy:

“President Obama’s signature green jobs program w… Continue reading

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July 3, 2011
by Cai Steger
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Google Shows Importance of Climate and Clean Energy Policies Alongside Innovation Investment

Cai Steger, Energy Policy Analyst, New York, Center for Market Innovation The recently released Google/McKinsey clean energy innovation study is a great way to lose a few hours (if, you know, wonky energy analyses are your thing).  In it, Google s… Continue reading

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May 23, 2011
by Alex Jackson
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Court Orders Majority of California’s Climate Law to Proceed; Cap and Trade to Get Fresh Look

Alex Jackson, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco Last week, Judge Ernest Goldsmith of the San Francisco Superior Court ruled to keep the bulk of California’s climate law, AB 32, moving ahead without delay, and narrowed the scope of an ongoi… Continue reading

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March 31, 2011
by Luke Tonachel
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We Can Meet (and Exceed) President Obama’s Oil Security Goal with Clean Energy

Luke Tonachel, Vehicles Analyst, New York City Yesterday, President Obama announced a national goal to cut oil imports by one-third by 2025. The cheapest, cleanest and fastest way to not just reach but exceed the President’s goal is through clean… Continue reading

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February 17, 2011
by Cai Steger
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GAO analysis of energy issues is worth reading

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) (our “congressional watchdog”) has released its annual “High Risk Report” on government programs most vulnerable to fraud, waste and mismanagement or in need of reform, and complemented… Continue reading

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November 18, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Experts lay out facts while coalition calls on Congress to end corn ethanol subsidies

Yesterday, the groups Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Grocery Manufacturers Association held a briefing on Capitol Hill featuring the Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University, Bruce Babcock. The t… Continue reading

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November 14, 2010
by Annie Notthoff
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In defeat of Prop. 23, we all came together

As the Democratic daughter of a Republican father, I know firsthand that political parties don’t matter when it comes to family. And the coalition that came together to defeat Proposition 23 in California was a bipartisan breath of fresh air.
As the pu… Continue reading

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September 15, 2010
by Peter Lehner
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Seeing China’s Push for Clean Energy Up Close: My Visit to Trina Solar

This post is part of a series on my recent travels in China. Stay tuned for more posts on China’s efforts to become greener.
While I was traveling in China last week, I visited the headquarters of Trina Solar, one of the largest solar photovolta… Continue reading

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