September 27, 2013
by David Goldstein
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Protecting the Environment By Reducing Regulatory Burden

David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco
Protecting the environment often requires reforming how business is regulated by government. In some cases, this requires increased regulation. But this blog describes a major e… Continue reading

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June 5, 2012
by Henry Henderson
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Fighting Climate Change, One Gorgeous Building at a Time: Chicago’s Commercial Building Initiative

Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program NRDC, Chicago, Illinois

Today Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced plans to tackle one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases in Chicago (or any city), and a key part of the City’s economy … Continue reading

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December 1, 2011
by Amanda Eaken
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Will Southern California’s SB 375 Plan Pivot the Region in the Right Direction?

Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco
Clearly someone’s been paying attention. Southern California’s first Sustainable Communities Strategy under SB 375–officially released today by unanimous… 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 16, 2011
by Pierre Bull
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Solar Could Power Two-Thirds of NYC; The NY State Solar Jobs Bill Can Get Us There

Pierre Bull, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy, New York City New York has the potential to become a solar powerhouse.  A new mapping tool released released today by the Sustainable CUNY (City University of New York) program shows that nearly two-… Continue reading

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April 4, 2011
by Adrian Martinez
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LA Needs to Find Sustainable Solution to Our Garbage Problem

Adrian Martinez, Project Attorney, Southern California Air Team, Santa Monica In an often polarizing time when industry associations and environmental groups are taking dramatically different positions on public policy issues, these groups appear align… Continue reading

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March 2, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Transit-based industrial development

Almost all discussion of transit-accessible development that I have been part of has revolved around mixed-use neighborhoods and/or affordable housing.  Both are important and much needed.
But so are transit-accessible jobs.  As the Center fo… Continue reading

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February 13, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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Republican Budget Proposal Guts International Climate Funding: Bad for American Competitiveness & the Environment

The House Republican budget proposal would gut key programs to help the US tap into the growing global demand for clean energy technologies, reduce the carbon pollution from the loss of tropical forests, and help developing countries adapt to the impac… Continue reading

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September 20, 2010
by Recycling
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More recycling ‘could create 500 000 EU jobs’

EU | At least half a million jobs would be created if EU member states recycled 70% of their waste, according to a study by environmental lobby group Friends of the Earth (FoE). The report was released a week after the President of the European Commiss… Continue reading

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August 17, 2010
by Mark Izeman
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Searching for Green Jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

There seems to be some skepticism these days on the issue of green jobs.
And it is true that this topic, one of the hottest in environmental circles, is also one of the most elusive.
For one thing, there is some confusion as to what exactly constitutes… Continue reading

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