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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

The Benefits of Wind Energy in Iowa: A Valuable, Reliable Crop for This Agricultural State

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katharine McCormick in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Iowa wind continues to blow away critics of the potential for clean energy to lead to economic growth! Last week Governor Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy, the largest utility in the state, plans to add 67 wind turbines in Adams...continued

Fossil-fuel funded study: net gains from EPA's Clean Power Plan

Posted October 18, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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On behalf of some of America's biggest polluters, a new study by NERA Consulting makes a valiant, but ultimately failed, attempt to portray first-ever proposed limits on carbon pollution as an economic calamity. The limits, under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...continued

At Greenbuild: Leading Southern Cities Ramp Up on Energy Efficiency

Posted October 17, 2014 by Melissa Wright in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Are you heading to the Greenbuild International Conference in New Orleans next week? If so, be sure to check out the panel, Leading Southern Cities Ramp Up on Energy Efficiency, on October 22 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The...continued

Unpacking the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act: Victory for Big Coal or Much Ado About Nothing?

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jackson Morris in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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On Wednesday afternoon, just a few hours before it concluded its fall session and scurried out of state capital building in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that has since been sent to Governor Corbett. The bill, which had...continued

Illinois fracking rules update: industry self-pity winds up while the clock winds down

Posted October 16, 2014 by Ann Alexander in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment

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On Tuesday, the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules once again postponed its decision concerning the Illinois fracking rules, until November 6.   They are cutting things pretty daredevil close:  Illinois law provides that agencies have exactly one year to...continued

Kids, Grandparents, College Students to Drop Off Almost 90,000 Signatures Urging Urge Gov. Scott to #ActOnClimate

Posted October 16, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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This Monday, October 20th, at 10:30 a.m., parents and children (also known as, Florida's future) are headed straight to the Florida Statehouse, pulling wagons filled with more than 85,000 petitions that urge Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for reducing carbon...continued

Imagining Zero Carbon

Posted October 15, 2014 by David Goldstein in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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NRDC President  Frances Beinecke’s book sets forth a goal of net-zero climate pollution in our lifetime. As Frances and I are both in our 60s, that implies we need to get there quickly. Here is why this ambitious goal is necessary:...continued

McAuliffe: it's Virginia's "Time to Lead" in the Clean Energy Economy

Posted October 15, 2014 by Walton Shepherd in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise

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Governor Terry McAuliffe charted a clear economic course for Virginia using his strongest language yet, when he formally unveiled his State Energy Plan, acknowledging that Virginia has some catching up to do with its neighbors in creating clean energy jobs and in lowering energy...continued

Honoring Our Gorgeous and Efficient Skyline: Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Awards

Posted October 15, 2014 by Henry Henderson in Curbing Pollution

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Tonight the Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative is having its first awards ceremony, honoring one building and three building engineers who have contributed most in the early years of the program to unleash the power of energy efficiency across...continued

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