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At COP 20 in Lima, tracing a path to cap greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from coal and oil in China

Posted December 12, 2014 by Alvin Lin in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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WRI President Andrew Steer, Vice President Al Gore, Minister Xie Zhenhua, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Vanke Chairman Wang Shi at the opening of the Making the Future of Cities Green event at the China Pavilion. Photo by author....continued

Landmark Transboundary Waters Agreement to Monitor Downstream Impacts of Tar Sands Development

Posted December 3, 2014 by Jennifer Skene in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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A recent bilateral agreement between the governments of the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Alberta may offer Canadians increased protection against the tar sands industry’s impacts to northern watersheds. This month, after years of negotiations, the governments of the NWT and...continued

Divest Now: Time for Universities to Stand Up to Fossil Fuel Interests

Posted December 3, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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A group of Harvard students recently filed suit against the college’s president, fellows, and others, for “mismanagement of charitable funds.” The suit asks the court to compel the university — which boasts a $36 billion endowment, the largest of any...continued

Relying More on Smarter Energy Use Will Strengthen Limits on Carbon Pollution, Lower Costs

Posted December 2, 2014 by Sheryl Carter in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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We have an obligation to protect our children’s health and their futures and that means trying to put the brakes on climate change, much of which is caused by the fossil fuels burned in power plants to meet our energy needs....continued

Time for Solar Resource-Rich India to Capitalize on Financing Solutions

Posted December 1, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Co-authored by Nehmat Kaur and Meredith Connolly of NRDC’s India Initiative These are exciting times for India’s solar market. The solar resource-rich country just crossed the 3 gigawatt mark for total installed solar capacity. The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency...continued

Michigan Supports the Clean Power Plan

Posted December 1, 2014 by Patrick Kenneally in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today marks the end of the formal U.S. EPA public comment period on the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever proposed carbon pollution limits for electric power plants.  64% of Michiganders supports the Clean Power Plan.  This broad and bipartisan support...continued

Leaked Internal Presentation Details the Oil Industry's Coordinated Multi-State Campaign to Stop Progress on Clean Energy

Posted November 25, 2014 by Merrian Borgeson in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) – whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others – was caught red-handed last week when a leaked internal presentation revealed a coordinated campaign to stomp out climate and clean energy progress...continued

Three necessary steps for the Mexican energy reform to help boost clean power and fight climate change

Posted November 24, 2014 by Carolina Herrera in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Numerous countries in Latin America have pledged emission reductions to help fight the global climate crisis. This international leadership is commendable, but how well is it translating into concrete action on the ground? During and after the upcoming Lima COP,...continued

House Votes to Weaken Renewable Fuel Standard, Job Creation and Energy Independence

Posted November 24, 2014 by Brian Siu in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would not finalize the 2014 biofuel volumes required under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Biofuel interests were quick to point out the uncertainty perpetuated by EPA’s delay- and for good...continued

DRIPE: A Funny Word That Could Mean Serious Savings for Illinoisans

Posted November 21, 2014 by Patrick Kenneally in Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Energy efficiency programs save all Illinois ratepayers, even those not doing anything to reduce their energy consumption, $150 million annually by reducing the price of electricity in Illinois. Bear in mind, this is in addition to the approximately $1 billion...continued

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