William Bradley: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Gray Davis? Which Governor Spearheaded California’s Climate Change Program?

The Governor of California, with global efforts on climate change seemingly stalled and the concurrence of nations dangerously lacking, is talking up the role of subnational governments and California's pioneering programs, signing international agreements with some and appearing with concerned international leaders. [Read more...]



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Listen Up: Vampires Sucking Power from your House

Here’s a nightmare for you: at night, when you’re asleep and you think things are quiet, there are vampires sucking power out of your house and increasing your electric bill. The fact of the matter is that every plugged in electrical device in your home uses a small amount of standby power -- even if you think these devices are off.



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The Only Thing We Have to Fear…

Fear is a great motivator right? It's used to motivate action in public health and driving campaigns as well as to sell lots of products like security equipment. Many people would argue that the most fearful issue we are facing, as a society, is environmental destruction and climate change.



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Senator Catherine Pugh: Obama Administration Takes Historic Step Toward Solar Equality, But Much Work Remains

To date, the benefits of solar power have tended to accrue primarily to wealthier families, while low-income families continued to struggle with rising energy costs. Many low-income families face a "heat or eat" dilemma. [Read more...]



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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – July 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report! [Read more...]



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SunEdison Spinning Yieldcos

by Debra Fiakas CFA

Two weeks ago TerraForm Global, Inc. filed yet another amendment to its S-1 registration statement as the SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE:  NYSE) spinout grinds forward with its initial public offering.  TerraForm is a collection of SunEdison’s renewable energy properties, primarily its solar, wind and hydro-electric power generation facilities around the world.  The current portfolio sums up to over 1,400 megawatts in total generating capacity, of which over 900 are spoken for through power purchase commitments that cover the next 19 years.    On a pro forma basis, the assets produced $298.9 million in total revenue, providing $44.1 million in net income.    [Read more...]


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XPRIZE: Wiggling Wind Power

You've heard all the gripes about wind turbines: they're ugly, they're expensive to build and maintain, they make weird noises, and they kill birds. Might there be another way to capture the power of the wind without relying on traditional windmill designs that have their roots in the ninth century? [Read more...]



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Gabe Elsner: The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel & Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

The economics of clean energy technology are rapidly changing and, as a result, fossil fuel and electric utility companies are increasingly concerned ...

Read more: Cleantech, Clean Energy, Front Groups, Utilities, Fossil Fuels, Americans for Prosperity, Manhattan Institute, Strata, Utah State University, Institute for Energy Research, Citizens' Alliance for Responsible Energy, State Policy Network, Marita Noon, Heartland Institute, Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Peabody Energy, American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Green News



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4 Steps to a Naturally Happy Workplace

The average Australian works 40 hours a week. How they feel while they are at work, therefore, has a big impact on how they feel during the other parts of their life. Being content and happy at work depends on a number elements and one of those, surprisingly, is nature. [Read more...]



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Frances Beinecke: Clinton’s Bold Clean Energy Plan Is Within Reach

Clinton's leadership on clean energy and climate action stands in stark contrast to the entire field of GOP presidential candidates. Only two Republican hopefuls acknowledge the science of climate change. [Read more...]



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