Mary Anne Hitt: Despite Supreme Court, Clean Energy and Climate Progress Are Full Speed Ahead

Let's make one thing perfectly clear - while the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan was disappointing,...

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John Farrell: Clean Power Plan: 50 Ways to Get More Clean, Local Energy

The Clean Power Plan is a breath of fresh air from the federal government too often known for climate inaction, but it shouldn't reinforce an increasingly unnatural electric company monopoly over the electric system. [Read more...]

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The Conversation US: Solar Power Is Under Serious Threat

The battle between the solar industry and electric utilities has the makings of a classic David versus Goliath tale, but the debate raises legitimate questions, notably: how should regulations be updated to recognize the growth of solar while still ensuring a reliable and affordable power system? And ultimately what value do distributed solar and utilities provide to society. [Read more...]

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Steve Sawyer: Faith, Hope and the Energy Revolution

Fighting for a renewables revolution to save the climate has, for the past 30 years, been a question of faith in the ultimate self-interest of humanki...

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Power Tool Battery recycling creates buzz in Brisbane

The Power Tool Batteryback recycling pilot program has collected almost two tonnes of batteries for recycling since its launch in September 2015.

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Rick Fedrizzi: O’Malley’s Green Legacy & Lessons for Those Who Will Follow

By the time we get to the next Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, on March 6, we'll have a lot better feel as to who will go forward a...

Read more: Green, Sustainable Development, Martin O'Malley, Rick Fedrizzi, Usgbc, U.S. Green Building Council, Clean Energy, Democratic Party, 2016 Presidential Election, Green News

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – February 9, 2016

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton pushes Congress to act on the Flint Water Crisis; Donal... [Read more...]

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N-Viro: Sludge Into Fuel

by Debra Fiakas CFA

After ethanol producers figured out that pricey feedstock could rapidly erode profits, the renewable energy industry began casting about for alternative feedstock.  What is cheaper than ‘free?’  Waste of all kinds  -  sewage, mixed municipal trash, animal manure, food and agriculture waste, wood pulp, exhaust gases, steam  -  can be virtually free.  Sometimes waste generators are even willing to pay a fee to anyone willing to accept their nasty stuff. [Read more...]

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Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear... [Read more...]

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Peter Bosshard: Has the Post-Dam Future Started?

On February 5 the power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but marks a watershed moment and signals the early beginnings of an exciting development away from large dams. [Read more...]

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