Fuel Economy Standards Are Essential to Our Health, Environment and Economy

Conservancy Talk

At a time when national policies seem to fail time and again on budgets, taxes, immigration, health care, your income security and our national security, it is sometimes hard to believe that the federal government can ever do anything right. jobs in the clean car states.

What Has the Endangered Species Act Ever Done for Us? More Than You Think.

Nature Conservancy - Science

99% of species protected by the endangered species act have been saved from extinction. Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, only 10 species protected by it have been declared extinct, and eight of those may have been extinct before they were listed.

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The Top 10 Clean Energy Stories to Be Thankful for in 2013

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this year, as a result of a settlement with the Sierra Club, American Electric Power announced it would add enough wind energy to power 200,000 homes in Oklahoma. That means 20 percent of the state's energy will come from clean sources. Energy Solutions

Champions of National Security, Champions of Change

Sierra Club Compass

Today the White House reminded us that those who serve our country in the military are sometimes also on the front lines of our clean energy economy. The Energy Department is also committed to getting veterans involved in this revolution. It's an American issue."

Why the Paris Agreement is in the U.S.’s Best Interest

Conservancy Talk

This flexible, bottom-up agreement that engages all countries to act in their own self-interest on climate stands in sharp contrast to the Kyoto Protocol. The United States is arguably in the best position to benefit economically from the global transition to a clean energy economy.

A Billion Acts of Green® Gears Up For Earth Day

Green (Living) Review

The Earth Day Network is hosting "A Billion Acts of Green®" in 2012. April 2012 : The Earth Day Network is hosting "A Billion Acts of Green®" in 2012. It's possible to register an act of green at act.earthday.org.

Carbon Falling, Economies Rising: Expectations for the Paris Climate Summit

Conservancy Talk

To date, more than 150 countries have submitted their INDCs (intended nationally determined contributions), most focused on measures to increase energy efficiency, scale renewable energy and halt deforestation. In 1995, our world was a very different place.

Cleaner Tailpipe Standards - It's Time to Act

Sierra Club Compass

Although we've taken many steps to clean up our air over the last few decades, four in ten Americans still live in places where the air is sometimes dangerous to breathe. They would save lives, clean up our air, and create jobs.

Good News, Bad News: My Climate Outlook Post-Paris

Conservancy Talk

These volunteers are farmers and ranchers, lawyers and developers, utility and energy executives, business CEOs and college professors, government officials and private philanthropists. These investments are a no-brainer for our security, our economy and our communities and families. ©

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Despite Solyndra Bankruptcy, Solar Grew 69% From Obama Policy

Green Prophet

Republicans want you to believe that Americans hate clean energy. They’ve seized on one bankruptcy to prove that all clean tech companies are doomed to failure, and government shouldn’t invest in them. 94% of Americans Want Solar Energy.

Why We March for Science

Conservancy Talk

We owe this skill to our mastery of empirical science — the power that comes from using millions of observations and data to decipher trends, and act on that knowledge to preserve and enhance the world in which we live.

Martian technology on Earth in trillion-dollar opportunity

Green Prophet

The practice of distributed agriculture, it is endeavored, could make the US food secure. Climate change, countries in conflict, and acts of terror could all upend the American way when food gets involved. US Food Security as National Security.

Unpacking the Shale Gas LNG Export Boom | PR Watch

PR Watch

While the North American shale gas boom continues full-steam ahead, so too does another boom receiving less of the spotlight: the LNG export boom. Department of Energy (DOE). Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A lesson in North American LNG export terminals is, in actuality, a lesson in the entire geography of the North American unconventional oil and gas infrastructure put on the map, so to speak, by the documentary film, " Gasland.".

Fighting Coal in the Down Under

Sierra Club Compass

Through this movement, communities are voting to Lock the Gate , refusing to allow gas companies on their land for exploration in acts of direct action to protect their land and water.

It Gets Better: Why 2015 Feels So Different On Climate

Conservancy Talk

We do still have a ways to go in this area – while the media is starting to care more about climate change, and nearly two thirds of Americans believe it’s happening, almost 40 percent of Americans are either not too worried, or not worried at all about climate change.

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Bill on Renewable Energy Omits Huge Source

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Clearing biomass from nation's forests will keep them healthy Despite pending federal legislation that promotes renewable, clean energy and creates new jobs, hard-working people in rural areas are being denied the promise of a green economy, according to the American Loggers Council (ALC). A sustainable biomass industry will keep our forests healthy and provide clean energy and green jobs."

Put a Face on Climate Change

Sightline Daily

We’ve often heard that the best communications strategies drive home how climate change impacts—as well as the co-benefits of smart energy solutions—are local, concrete, and personal. Many people see protecting the environment as a value, but not a plurality of Americans.

Finally, we can now implement Waxman-Markey (maybe)

Environmental Economics

From the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 : The Administrator, in consultation with the Department of State and the United States Trade Representative, shall annually prepare and certify a report to the Congress regarding whether China and India have adopted greenhouse gas emissions standards at least as strict as those standards required under this Act.

DOE Announces Recipients of Smart Grid Stimulus Fund

Green Life Smart Life

ARCADIA, FLORIDA – Speaking at Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, President Barack Obama today announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in U.S. The end result will promote energy-saving choices for consumers, increase efficiency, and foster the growth of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. million smart meters and other technologies that will cut energy costs for its customers.

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Energy , Environment , International , Regulatory Affairs , Tech , The Climate Desk , Top Stories. Salazar: On Energy, Expect Four More Years of the Same The outgoing interior secretary predicts little change in second-term Obama energy policies. Skip to Navigation.

Sierra Club Turns to Civil Disobedience to Stop Keystone Pipeline.

Mother Jones

→ Climate Change , Energy , Environment , Interview. While staff and board members have previously participated in acts of civil disobedience in a personal capacity, this is the first time that the organization will take part. Secure, Discreet and Reliable.

Another reason to hate Duke*

Environmental Economics

3, 2013, the outgoing congressman will start lobbying for Duke Energy. According to the release, Shuler's focus in 2013 will be "building the federal affairs team and working with leaders in energy associations in which Duke is involved to support federal issues important to the company's customers and shareholders." For all you Redskins fans: The day after Rep. Heath Shuler's third term expires on Jan.

A 1600 foot tower that can power a small city

Eco Friendly Daily

Davey, chief executive of Melbourne renewable-energy company EnviroMission, aims to break ground here early next year on the world's first commercial "solar tower" power station. "The Energy without the mess. Alternative Energy Science & Technology

The Costs of Sequestration

Sierra Club Compass

When Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 in the midst of the debt-ceiling crisis and crushing gridlock, it was a small compromise, delaying economic catastrophe by kicking the can down the road and stopping the bleeding. Clean Air and Water. Clean Energy and Efficiency.

SNAP: Announcing Six New Working Groups & New RFP

Nature Conservancy - Science

Shale energy development — made possible by the new technologies of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing — is helping meet increasing global demand for energy and providing economic benefits. Urban Water Security: Prioritizing Investments in Nature.

"Republicans hope for climate change action"

Environmental Economics

This proposal is textbook good ( PDF ): Hoping to jump-start the debate on climate change, a group of high-profile Republicans that includes three former Cabinet secretaries is calling for a substantial new carbon tax, and then to offset the pain higher prices cause the middle class by returning all money raised to American taxpayers. And it creates an incentive for companies and people to move toward cleaner, renewable sources of energy.

A 1600 foot tower that can power a small city

Eco Friendly Daily

Davey, chief executive of Melbourne renewable-energy company EnviroMission, aims to break ground here early next year on the world's first commercial "solar tower" power station. "The Energy without the mess. Alternative Energy Science & Technology

The Sage-Grouse’s Next Dance: What the Recent Decision Means for the Bird and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

But suddenly, because of all the national new coverage, this species was now in the consciousness of many other Americans, too. The peril to the sagebrush isn’t just energy development or ranchers or urban sprawl.

Smart Grid Coalition Presents Views to House Democratic Caucus on Job Creation and Support for Economic Recovery

Green Life Smart Life

“And the clean energy jobs of the future are created by smart grid companies every day. Senior Executives from DRSG member companies Whirlpool, Honeywell, Landis + Gyr, EnerNOC and Ice Energy represented DRSG, with each company giving an overview of their respective role in smart grid development and how they are adding jobs and contributing to economic recovery as a result of the new business opportunities being created by smart grid policy developments.

Climate Change Bill Passed

Green Earth Journey

The House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 by a vote of 219 to 212. The legislation also includes provisions to create alternative energy sources and cleaner technologies, as well as more efficient building standards.

C'mon Chamber! - 5 Utilities That Rejected Attacks on Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

The much-anticipated safeguards to clean up carbon pollution from existing power plants have finally been announced , and just as expected, both support and opposition for the protections is all over the airwaves. Even before the Clean Power Plan was proposed, the conservative Chamber of Commerce came out punching with debunked, inaccurate attacks about the plan, claiming we’d see rate hikes and job losses while ignoring the massive economic and public health benefits.

Port of Long Beach -- Putting California communities at risk

Sierra Club Compass

California leads the nation in solar energy generation. But while most of California continues moving the clean energy transition forward, the Port of Long Beach has taken a huge step backwards, promoting the interests and protecting the wallets of the toxic fossil fuel industry.

The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

Reality aside, the project’s designs in general city planning, transportation, fuel, housing and recreation are imaginative, very attractive and suggestive of a clean, energy efficient and streamlined future. Beautiful, inspiring images fill of clean, pristine architecture.

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The mass media and our environment

Green Blog

And in an effort to increase their incomes and securing their profit-margins the corporate media is cutting their costs wherever they can. The same survey also shows that Americans have started to feel a bit less worried about climate change.

Today We Take Part in Civil Disobedience for the Climate - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

' We couldn't agree more that the time to act is now.  He must double down on clean energy and cut carbon pollution from smokestacks across the country.   Unless we act now, and act with strength, this could become the new normal. Energy Outlook.

Markey Campaign Built on Climate Action

Sierra Club Compass

Congressman Ed Markey has been an outspoken and tireless  champion on climate and clean energy issues since first being elected to the U.S. Senator just like he does - if we continue the fight to ensure they have a safe and secure future.

12 steps to unite to combate Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Telling people you will reduce carbon emissions may seem simplistic, but even simple actions like announcing your commitment to going carbon neutral can be effective, while the simple act of asking for ideas can lead to creative and innovative solutions. Most homes or businesses can reduce energy use by 10 per cent—which almost always results in a 10 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions—with a one year payback or less. Reducing this energy can create instant savings.

Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

In most respects, environmental policy has been more successful than budget policy, energy policy, foreign policy, education policy—you name it. Gina McCarthy probably summed it up best at a recent 40 th anniversary celebration for the Safe Drinking Water Act.

A Just Foreign Policy Resource Guide

The Green Changemakers

and Russian arsenals) still pose one of the greatest threats to human security. government accountable for clean up, waste management, and warhead dismantlement programs. www.shundahai.org The Union of Concerned Scientists organizes a global security campaign that advocates for the elimination of nuclear weapons. www.ajmuste.org American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world.

Climate Action: What Will it Take to Avert Disastrous Climate Change?

The Green Changemakers

To do this, we must switch to much more efficient transportation, manufacturing, and buildings, and to solar, wind, tide, and biomass energy. These agreements need to regulate and put a high price on emissions, and create incentives for a transition to a clean energy economy.