College students continue to lead the way on clean energy

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All this good clean energy news lately, and I haven't talked about the recent college victories! First, at UNC, The Board of Trustees passed a resolution to target clean energy investments in the school's $2.2 Coal Coal-Director Energy Solutions Health

2013: A Landmark Year For Clean Energy; Twilight for Coal

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As you reflect on your year, remember 2013 as a momentous year for clean energy. Installation of renewable energy capacity outpaced coal, oil, and nuclear growth combined. And over 200,000 people submitted comments to curb coal pollution and invest in clean energy.

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New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from.

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Obamas Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline » New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from President Obama. Today, the Sierra Club is launching a new campaign that lays out a clear roadmap for President Obama to take action on climate disruption and clean energy. As the President’s second term opens, millions of Americans are looking for real leadership on the climate crisis. a leader in clean energy.

David Keeps Winning: Game-Changing Month for Clean Energy

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That's the word I've been repeating over and over this month, as news has rolled in of one clean energy victory after another.

100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to.

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Cars and Refrigerators Can Work Together » 100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to Coast Events. I'd like to highlight some of the awesome events that have taken place so far in our 100 Days of Action for Climate and Clean Energy.

US Leads World in Clean Energy Investment Under Obama

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Last year, the US government gave out more loans for clean energy – than even China, which came second in the rankings. US clean energy investment rose 33% last year to a staggering $55.9 But US government leadership in renewable energy is now at an end.

What Obama's Climate Announcement Means for Coal and Clean Energy

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A crowd rallied in support of President Obama''s climate plan outside his speech today at Georgetown University. Here''s how the President put it today: "As a President, as a father, and as an American, I choose to act on climate.

Kazakhstan: From Coal to Clean Energy?

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Why is Kazakhstan, one of the world’s major oil producing countries, with 3 percent of recoverable oil reserves within its borders and an energy sector dominated by coal, going green? In 2008, the United Nations Development Program found that coal-fired power made up the majority of Kazakhstan’s energy sector , but just five years later the country is prepared to make a seismic shift. Coal Consequences Energy Solutions International

CES14: Clean Energy is a Good Bet in Vegas

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I'm looking forward to attending the 2014 Clean Energy Summit (CES14) on Thursday, sponsored again by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  I'm not really a Vegas guy, but I'll brave the onslaught of flashing lights to listen to some of the nation's pre-eminent leaders in energy and politics talk about where we are and what's in store for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and the rapidly changing utility landscape.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

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Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. Or put another way—more clean energy, a safer river and more fish.

The Plan: How the U.S. Can Help Stabilize the Climate and Create A Clean Energy Future

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Can Help Stabilize the Climate and Create A Clean Energy Future ," which seeks to change that. Supply-Side Fossil Fuel Regulations President Obama can use his executive authority to reject major projects that will significantly worsen emissions.

How Coal & Clean Energy Will Define Indian Elections

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Indeed, the idea Modi's campaign has touted about Gujarat energy development is something many Indians aspire to. But despite Modi’s fervent support for solar energy, Gujarat is also home to some of the biggest coal plants in the country.

Moapa to Lead Powerful, Symbolic Walk from Coal to Clean Energy

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The 2012 Moapa Band of Paiutes "Walk from Coal to Clean Energy." " Southern Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes are organizing a 16-mile "Walk from Coal to Clean Energy" on April 20, 2013 in concert with Earth Day.

More Than One Million Actions for Climate and Clean Energy in 100 Days

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This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy, and it was also the end of our 100 Days of Action for Climate and Clean Energy, which we kicked off when President Obama began his second term. We''ve identified four more major steps President Obama must take.

Energiya Global to solar power up 8% of Rwanda using clean energy

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The Israeli-American solar energy pioneer and cofounder of Arava Power Company in Israel, has begun making inroads into solar-powering Africa. Energiya Global installed the first two kilowatts of solar energy for Rwanda in February last year in a trial run at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village.

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Climate and Clean Energy Events Nationwide: Fighting for Environmental Justice in Omaha

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Ever since President Obama invited the American public to a national climate conversation, thousands of Americans have taken him up on that offer by participating in town hall meetings held by the Sierra Club and our allies. The state''s enormous clean energy potential.

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Victory Today- Clean Energy Tomorrow


That means that, despite being backed by all the might and money of Big Oil and its minions, the Keystone XL will not be approved by President Obama this year, if ever. The earth moved in Washington, D.C., today, and it wasn't another freak East Coast earthquake. The Obama administration announced it would reevaluate the environmental review of the dirty Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Google’s Clean Energy Business Logs on with Serious Intent

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In fact, Google has a green business arm called what else but Google Energy. One of the points on its charter is promoting the use of clean renewable energy. Google Energy is a subsidiary in the search engine behemoth’s business units.

Obama directs government to triple use of clean energy by 2020

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President Obama issued an executive order on Dec. 5, calling for an increase in solar, wind, and other renewable energy for federal agencies , to 20 percent by 2020. Obama declared, "In order to create a clean energy economy that will increase our nation''s prosperity, promote energy security, combat climate change, protect the interests of taxpayers, and safeguard the health of our environment, the federal government must lead by example."

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What To Expect When You're expecting Clean Energy


With the election finally behind us, Americans are quickly returning to the work at hand--comedians are developing original material in the absence of the daily dish of gaffes, President Obama is negotiating with Congress to steer us away from the looming fiscal cliff, and renewable energy lobbyists are gearing up to keep incentives for renewables off the chopping block when Congress starts making the deep spending cuts we know are coming. There are a handful of important opportunities and pitfalls facing the renewables industry in the months and years ahead, the most pressing of which is the extension of the.

Women Are the Energy Decision Makers and Want the U.S. to Move Toward Clean Energy, a New National Survey Shows

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But Awareness Gaps Cloud their Understanding of the Connection between Electricity Sources and Clean Air Women want clean energy Women need more information on electricity and clean energy Air pollution’s effect on family health is a major concern Women business owners lead the way by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON D.C., With so much resting on the energy and environment policy decisions we make today, every woman’s voice counts now more than ever.”

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Correct Your Course on Natural Gas, Mr. President

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Today President Obama took several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption. But when it comes to natural gas, the president is taking the wrong path. The president was exactly right when he said no single step can reverse the impacts of climate change.

On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal.

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I was fired up by President Obamas remarks on climate and clean energy in his second inaugural address -- and gauging by the huge cheer that went up from the crowd, it sounded like the hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall were, too. Energy Solutions.

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Green America Applauds President Obama’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

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Washington, DC (November 2015) – After years of deliberation, President Obama demonstrated his support for an economy that supports human and environmental health, and that helps position the U.S. for clean energy leadership, by rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline today. This decision is an important step in transitioning our nation away from fossil fuels and towards the clean energy economy our nation needs.” “In

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A Tale of Two Policies: House GOP Launches 500th Attack on Environment As President Celebrates Climate Action Anniversary

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President Obama (Photo: Wikimedia Commons ). This week marks the one year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s historic speech at Georgetown University, where he outlined his ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis.

President Obama and Private Investors Move $1 Billion Beyond The Grid

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For a while it seemed as though the Power Africa Initiative was more about powering oil and gas profits than delivering energy access to those that need it most. And while we welcome this shift in energy focus, it’s what U.S.

Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California

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« The Latest Great Clean Energy News | Main. | New Ads Highlight World Banks Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo » Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California. Green Building Council to hold a forum on energy efficiency and solar installations.

On the Contrary World Bank President Dr. Kim, Renewable Energy is the future

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In the 21st century, its hard to take anyone seriously who thinks coal, not clean energy, is the future for dynamic, emerging economies. But thats exactly what Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, did this week during the U.S.-Africa

Sierra Club to President Obama on Keystone XL and Canada: Let's Not Make a Deal

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Here's the text of the letter: September 24, 2013 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I applaud your commitment to fighting climate change.

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EPA's Proposed Standards for Natural Gas Plants Fail President's Climate Goals

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" Those were President Obama's words during his landmark climate speech this past summer at Georgetown University. That speech marked a new, aggressive commitment to addressing the climate crisis by using climate pollution as a yardstick for major energy and environment decisions. The president laid out an ambitious vision for a clean-energy future that would generate jobs, promote healthy communities, and set an example for the world.

Hope for Youth: President Obama Tackles Climate Head-On

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By BoRa Kim, Sierra Student Coalition Executive Committee Member and Bates Energy Action Movement leader, and Quentin James, National Director of the Sierra Student Coalition. Student and youth climate leaders have been waiting for the president to take decisive action like this.

Addressing Environmental Challenges Today – Core Principles for a Time of Change

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Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. A new American President took office this weekend, and political passions are running high. President Trump’s team has not yet laid out a clear road map for implementing its priorities.

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

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Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. The United States is arguably in the best position to benefit economically from the global transition to a clean energy economy.

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Grassroots Activists Across the Globe Condemn World Bank President’s Continued Support of Tata Mundra Coal Plant

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According to the International Energy Agency, if we are ever going to reach 100 percent energy access, over half of services must come from off-grid sources. Photo credit: BIC.

France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

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Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber signed a joint declaration with the French government, paving the way for new collaboration on advancing clean energy projects in France. In also underscores existing cooperation on the Global Atlas of Renewable Energy.

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OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama's Climate Legacy.

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Big Coals Stocking Is Full of Coal » OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama’s Climate Legacy. OPIC reinforced its embrace of clean energy and the 21st century with a record $1 billion in clean energy finance for 2012. Energy Solutions. Compass.

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Latino Voters, Environmentalists at Heart

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For example, while 8 in 10 US Latinos said it is extremely or very important to pass comprehensive immigration reform, fully 9 in 10 feel that way about enforcing and strengthening the Clean Water Act to protect our waterways and clean drinking water.

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Defiant Ethiopia To Proceed With Massive Dam On The Nile River

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Buoyed by President Hosni Mubarak’s recent ouster, and undaunted by criticism, Ethiopia insists that it will proceed with its plan even without international support. Business & Politics clean energy Nile Nile River water rightsWaterfalls on the Blue Nile.

A Consensus Climate Solution

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Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. The coalition includes 11 of the largest companies in the world as well as former Secretaries of State, Treasury and Energy.

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We Applaud Proposed Conservative Case for Addressing Climate Change

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Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. trade by adjusting its impact on exports and imports that are energy intensive. For instance, low-income households spend much more of their budgets on energy than the more well-to-do.

6 Inspiring Solar-Powered Projects in the Middle East and North Africa

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Not only do they hold promise of slowly improving air quality by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, but they also send the people who live here both an overt and subliminal message: renewable energy is possible and it is cool.

After the State of the Union What the President (and We) Can Do on Climate


Yesterday’s State of the Union address could go down as a watershed moment in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Two years ago, the president wouldn’t mention climate change.

Largest African Photovoltaic Solar Plant Online Courtesy of Masdar

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Just weeks after launching the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP) in their own backyard, just outside of Abu Dhabi, Masdar announces the official opening of their most recent foreign renewable energy plant.