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India's Latest Step Towards Becoming Solar Leader

Posted October 24, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow In the midst of celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, India is making progress in expanding its solar energy market. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is moving...continued

New Operations Center To Help New York State Save 5 Percent On Energy

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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New York State faces a challenge as it ramps up energy efficiency and renewable energy use in its 3,000-plus state buildings. To get the most bang for its buck, the state needs to make sure the systems are working right,...continued

Polluters Push a Paragon of Misinformation, But Most Americans Want Climate Action

Posted October 24, 2014 by Pete Altman in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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A new “poll,” with some state-by-state results, is part of a larger, polluter-coordinated, national disinformation campaign to keep our air dirty, our health in jeopardy and our country paralyzed in the face of real and growing threats from climate change....continued

Halloween Energy Vampires Survival Guide 2014

Posted October 23, 2014 by Noah Horowitz in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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Halloween Warning: There are energy vampires lurking in your home that are disguised as normal appliances and electronics. These bloodthirsty monsters have a voracious appetite for sucking energy out of your electrical outlets and money out of your wallet, even when...continued

Floridian's Deliver over 92,000 Petitions to Governor Scott Asking Him to #ActOnClimate

Posted October 23, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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Over the last several months, Florida's Clean Energy Future -- a coalition of clean energy, business, Hispanic, faith, community and academic leaders throughout the Sunshine State  -- has worked across the state to raise awareness about the threat of climate...continued

The City of New Orleans Announces New Resiliency Initiative: Benchmarking Energy Use of Municipal Buildings

Posted October 23, 2014 by Kimi Narita in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably

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On Wednesday at the Greenbuild Conference, the City of New Orleans announced that it has finished collecting data on the energy use of all 92 municipal buildings in the City, which include libraries, recreation centers, and office space. By collecting...continued

First New York Green Bank deals to bring up to $800MM in Clean Energy Investments to New York State

Posted October 22, 2014 by Doug Sims in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, the New York Green Bank (NYGB) announced its first planned transactions. It's a broad, impressive set of offerings that could have transformative impact in New York and nationally by doubling down on boldness and creativity in the clean energy finance...continued

The Clean Water Act -- 42 Birthday Candles and Half a Million Americans Who Support It

Posted October 22, 2014 by Jon Devine in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Forty-two years ago this past Saturday, Congress passed the law known today as the Clean Water Act.  I salute their forethought and bipartisan leadership, not just because I make my living implementing that law, but because it has helped to...continued

AWEA's Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition Emphasizes Offshore Wind's Bright Future While Also Calling for Action

Posted October 21, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Guest Blog by Andrea Leshak, NRDC Ford Legal Fellow I had the great pleasure of attending AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition earlier this month. The conference was appropriately held in Atlantic City, NJ, a city committed to supporting offshore wind...continued

How a Koch-Funded Group Attacking Clean Fuels Standards Flubs the Math

Posted October 20, 2014 by Simon Mui in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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(This blog is cross-posted with Ben Serrurier at Climate Solutions) When the organization purporting to represent “small business” conducts an analysis attacking climate policies, one would hope that basic business accounting wouldn’t be a problem. But in the latest salvo...continued

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