Michael Brune: Racing to the Top With China

Coming from the world's two largest economies and two biggest carbon emitters, the new targets set by President Obama and President Xi Jinping have put the international community on notice: It's time to put up or shut up. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: Why Lisa Cried When Eric Dumped ALEC

What is it about ALEC that has given so many Big Tech firms cold feet? For that matter, what is ALEC, exactly? It calls itself a nonpartisan organization that focuses on the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. Not quite. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: The World’s Most Ambitious Disaster

What a waste -- not just of forests, habitat, energy, air, water, health, and our climate. What a waste of human talent. Watching all this, I found myself contemplating how much could be achieved if all of this effort, ingenuity, and engineering prowess were instead directed toward developing clean power? [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: A Historic Week for Clean Air and Energy

People showed up because they believe it's long past time our nation gets serious about the pollution that's disrupting our climate.

Read more: Sierra Club, Hearings, Epa, Clean Energy, Carbon Rule, Power Plants, Coal, Clean Power Plan, Green News



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Michael Brune: The One Thing to Remember on Earth Day

As the Club entered the 21st century, we realized that simply saving the places we loved wouldn't be enough. If we fail to address the threat of climate destruction, we could see much of the progress we have achieved -- John Muir's legacy -- undone. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: A Compromise We Can’t Afford

The Sierra Club and 17 other environmental, environmental justice and public health advocacy groups sent a letter to President Obama in which we asked him to stop basing national energy policy on an "all of the above" strategy. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: Eyes on the Prize

every time I hear President Obama or someone in his administration talk about an "all of the above" energy policy, it's like fingernails on a solar panel. If someone asked you which way leads to the top of a mountain, would you tell them "all of the above"? Of course not. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: 2013: A Year to Remember

Although 2013 had its share of tragedies, portents and absurdities, it also was in many ways a landmark year for the Sierra Club and the issues we work on. So in this last post of the year, I want to highlight some of the very good things that happened. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: The Road Ahead (And Some Bumps Along the Way)

Rome wasn't built in a day, and we won't replace fossil fuels with clean energy based on the events of a single week, either. But the important thing to remember is that, once they happen, clean energy victories are irreversible. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: How to Build a Clean-Energy Future

We have the chance to do something that's never been done: build a society that is 100 percent powered by clean energy. Instead of being daunted, we should be thrilled.

Read more: Natural Gas, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate, Barack Obama, Green News



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Michael Brune: Working on a Dream

This Labor Day, the Sierra Club joins in celebrating working people everywhere. If we want to help working families, protect our air and water, and achieve justice for all Americans, we must first defend our democracy. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: The Sun Is Rising in the West

The next time someone tries to tell you that renewable energy isn't a good investment, point out that it's good enough for Warren Buffett.

Read more: Warren Buffett, Clean Energy, Sierra Club, Solar Power, Green News



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