Michael Brune: That Was Then

We're already seeing a transition to clean, renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. President Obama knows that the only way to build on the progress and promise of the Paris climate summit is to accelerate that transition and base our fossil fuel policy on the mandate to "keep it in the ground" whenever and wherever possible. [Read more...]

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Beijing Bails Out Yingli, Shareholders Not So Much

Bottom line: Yingli’s new bank loan will be followed by a major restructuring that will force big losses on bond and shareholders, while a new asset-backed bond program to help the broader panel sector raise money will meet with tepid reception. [Read more...]

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The Conversation US: How Should America Fund Its Highways in the 21st Century?

Cheap gasoline raises the perennial question over how the U.S. funds its transportation infrastructure -- a key rationale behind Obama's proposed oil tax. And it makes electric vehicles (EVs) and biofuels less competitive on price, hindering U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption. Can the U.S. continue to fund upkeep of its infrastructure and reduce emissions from transportation? [Read more...]

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Energy Department Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for $5 Million in State Energy Program Competitive Awards

Date: 1/27/2016

The Energy Department announced a funding opportunity designed to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy through technology deployment, communications and outreach activities, and access to new partnerships and resources. The Department seeks to fund projects related to state energy planning, innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy practices, and technical assistance to advance clean energy activities. Applications are due March 31, 2016. For more information, visit the funding opportunity announcement.

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Gina Coplon-Newfield: New York Drivers Need an Electric Car Consumer Rebate

While New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an important and much-needed phase-out of coal-fired power plants, New York has a way to go before it leads the pack cleaning up its transportation sector and supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). [Read more...]

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7 Ways To Spend The Money From Obama’s Proposed Oil Tax

President Obama is set to propose a $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund green transportation projects.
Under this bold plan, which will be part o...

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How Morocco Is Harnessing Solar Power To Achieve Energy Independence

Morocco is on the way to dramatically cutting its dependence on imported oil after successfully launching Noor 1 -- the first phase of what will...

Read more: Worldpost Africa, Morocco, Cop21, Cop22, Climate Change, United Nations, Noor 1, Renewable Energy, Ouarzazate, Noor Project, World News

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Will Renewable Energy Group’s Buying Spree Ever Stop?

Jim Lane

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The Oil Lobby Has A Pretty Predictable Response To Obama’s Oil Tax Proposal

The White House said Thursday afternoon that it would propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the budget it sends to Congress, and the oil lobby was q...

Read more: Oil, Oil and Gas, Obama, Barack Obama, President Obama, Renewable Energy, Carbon Pricing, Business News

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – February 4, 2016

The Green News Report is also available via...

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democrats keep pushing climate action, Republicans keep ignoring it; FL... [Read more...]

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