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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Michael Brune: No Time to Cool Off

Decades from now, we may well look at 2013 as a turning point in climate action. The groundswell of grassroots activism that we're seeing will keep gathering momentum until it sweeps our nation into a clean energy future. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: It’s Not Dark Yet, But…

I'm knee-deep in reading the draft version of the U.S. National Climate Assessment. If last year's record number of wildfires, droughts, and extreme heat days didn't convince you of the dangers of a destabilizing climate, then perhaps this report from 240 of the country's top climate scientists will. [Read more...]



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Michael Brune: Don’t Blow It!

It's one week after the election, and I have some friendly advice for every Republican in Congress: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and renew the production tax credit for wind energy before it expires at the end of the year. Here are five reasons why. [Read more...]



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