Deborah Lehr: China’s Environmental Crisis: A Billion Dollar Opportunity

China is embarking on the most ambitious environmental reform program in history -- by necessity. China's environmental woes are nothing new, but they have hit an inflection point. [Read more...]



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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – July 30, 2015

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildf... [Read more...]



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Tim Profeta: The Climate Post: Studies Make Predictions of How to Comply, What to Look for in Final Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to release the final version of its Clean Power Plan, regulating emissions from existing power plants, any day now. Many are already predicting changes, some that could be significant. [Read more...]



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Natalie Pace: The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the same. "This should be the peace century." [Read more...]



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Kumi Naidoo: Solarizing Greece Is a Way Out of the Crisis

With energy poverty emerging as one of the most dramatic symptoms of the recession -- six out of every 10 households are struggling to pay their energy bills -- it is high time that Greece seized upon its greatest and still largely unexploited asset: the Sun. [Read more...]



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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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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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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 ...

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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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Peter Getty: Farms of the Future: Forget Sun and Soil, It’s All About LED

For centuries, farmers have been dependent on weather, short growing seasons, fluctuating supply and demand cycles, and a host of environmental factors that make the farming business one of luck as much as agricultural acumen. [Read more...]



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