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What If Proven Benefits Alone Are Not Enough to Drive Industrial Energy Efficiency

Posted August 26, 2014 by Vignesh Gowrishankar in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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While cutting energy waste seems like a no-brainer for the industrial sector, a new research project suggests that even favorable cost savings, at a brisk rate, may be insufficient to drive deep deployment of energy efficiency in America’s factories and...continued

New Study: America's Data Centers Consuming -- and Wasting -- Growing Amounts of Energy

Posted August 26, 2014 by Pierre Delforge in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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All of our online activity -- including email, internet use, social media, and conducting business -- is delivered through nearly 3 million data centers across America, from small closets and larger server rooms, to mammoth “cloud” server farms. Their explosive...continued

Building Smart Cities in India

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace India’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a new central government think-tank led by mix of experts. The new eight-member institute would focus...continued

VIDEO: Pebble Mine and the Death Star Mine at Mount Polley

Posted August 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway. Within days, the mine owner, the...continued

Let's Get to Work on a Strong Plan to Protect Floridians from Carbon Pollution

Posted August 15, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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Over the course of our campaign to encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) standards, I have been heartened to hear about the efforts of so many...continued

California Misses Opportunity to Swap a Full Nuclear Plant for Clean Energy

Posted August 14, 2014 by Sierra Martinez in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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Ever since California’s giant nuclear plant shut down two years ago due to malfunctions and poor economics of revival, state regulators and politicians have been wrestling with the question of: How much clean energy can we use to replace that...continued

Regulators Approve Major Upgrades to California's Largest Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program

Posted August 14, 2014 by Maria Stamas in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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The California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously adopted significant program enhancements for the state’s largest energy efficiency program dedicated to cutting bills and electricity waste for low-income households. While the program served over 300,000 people last year at an investment...continued

Declining air quality in the tar sands region: Is the government responding?

Posted August 14, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil

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A new report released by the Alberta government reveals a concerning trend with declining air quality as a result of tar sands operations.  While the report itself was just released, the air pollution information in the report is dated back in...continued

Florida's Energy Efficiency and Solar Resources Are Ripe For The Picking, Our New Report Shows

Posted August 14, 2014 by Jackson Morris in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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Growing up, I watched a lot of orange juice commercials that showed Florida citrus trees almost overflowing with fruit. (Sunshine State, my apologies for even mentioning this in the midst of your current citrus crisis. ) That image of trees...continued

EPA must step in after WV's repeated failure to protect drinking water from oil and gas waste

Posted August 14, 2014 by Matthew McFeeley in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today NRDC sent a letter to U.S. EPA calling on them to crack down on the state of West Virginia’s lax oversight of oil and gas and fracking wastewater disposal wells—that is putting drinking water at risk of contamination, and...continued

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