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Obama’s Last Gasp Climate Proposals

Obama’s Last Gasp Climate Proposals

President Barack Obama will not go down as the president who saved us from climate change. He won’t even go down as the president who inspired us to national action on climate change. He’s no Al Gore. But Obama has continued to take incremental steps to do what he can about the problem, over the… Keep reading →

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Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans rejected hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city’s lead-contaminated pipes. [Fox News] The US renewable energy industry installed 16 GW of clean energy in 2015, which is 68% of all new capacity… Keep reading →

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Texas Gulf Coast Prepares For Hurricane Ike

Last week, GridWise Alliance released its 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI), a ranking of every state’s progress toward modernization of our nation’s electric system – and Texas impressively placed third. The Alliance, a leading smart grid coalition which includes Environmental Defense Fund, based its assessment on state policies, customer engagement, and investment in advancing… Keep reading →

Energy Secretary Moniz Delivers Address On Energy Supply And Exports

“India’s membership in the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) is a crucial step toward facilitating the growth of safe, civilian nuclear energy in the world’s second most populous country. In addition, India’s membership is a major step towards the global liability regime called for by the IAEA’s Nuclear Safety Action Plan to… Keep reading →

Here Comes The Sun: New CPUC Tariff Preserves Most Benefits For Rooftop Solar

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On January 28, 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission voted in a 3-2 decision to approve a new tariff that preserves net energy metering.

Oil Prices Continue To Rise With Demand

Royal Dutch Shell shares rose after it confirmed it would cut 10,000 jobs and a sharp fall in annual profits. [BBC News] According to new data just released in the 2016 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook — a project of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the shift from coal to clean energy may be occurring earlier… Keep reading →

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Climate Protection - Photo Illustrations

In 1972, Christopher Stone, a Harvard law professor, proposed the thoughtful rationale “Should Trees Have Standing?” to explore the topic of potential rights of nature from a legal perspective. He opined that rivers and trees and other “objects” of nature have rights and that these should be protected by granting legal standing to guardians of… Keep reading →

Better Fluorescent Lighting Through Physics

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    General Electric (GE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have created new kinds of fluorescent lighting phosphors that use far less rare-earth elements than current technology. Phosphors are the substances inside fluorescent tube bulbs that make them glow. Rare-earth elements are hard to come by. The United States… Keep reading →

The sun sets behind two under constructi

On December 31, 2014, when the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil dropped 50% from summer prices that year to just under $55.00 per barrel, experts predicted there would be a flurry of industry restructurings.

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