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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

A Major Agreement That is Good News for Utah Wilderness

Posted October 22, 2014 by Bobby McEnaney in Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Just some of the trout to be found in the Green River, where state surveys have found that this wild and scenic river averages a population of 15,000 trout per square mile.  Photo Credit: EWConner flickr Today marks an important day for...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

The tar sands train that couldn't

Posted October 21, 2014 by Anthony Swift in Moving Beyond Oil

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This blog was co-written with Lorne Stockman, Research Director at Oil Change International   The issue of whether significant quantities of tar sands crude will move by rail if projects such as the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline are not...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

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

The European Fuel Quality Directive: Despite a weakened stance on tar sands, new measures take an important step forward on climate policy

Posted October 10, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch in Moving Beyond Oil

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This blog was co-drafted with Josh Axelrod, NRDC policy and legal consultant It is good news that the European Commission has finally published measures that will implement the European Union’s 2009 Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) – a policy that requires European Union member...continued

Public Power Reaches New Heights in Saving Californians Energy

Posted October 9, 2014 by Sierra Martinez in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil

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This post reflects extensive contributions by Lisa Xue, a Sustainable Energy Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, working on energy efficiency issues in California. She received her M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University and B.A. in Economics and B.A....continued

NAFTA's Regulatory Body Should Investigate Canada's Inaction on Tar Sands Tailings

Posted October 9, 2014 by Jennifer Skene in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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Within the next few weeks the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), an environmental review body established under NAFTA, will decide whether to investigate the Canadian government’s continuing failure to regulate its tar sands industry. In 2010, the CEC received a...continued

20 By 2020: A Pledge To Reduce Refinery Pollution

Posted October 9, 2014 by Diane Bailey in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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The Bay Area Air District has been working for the past two years to craft regulations that track and limit refinery pollution as oil companies begin bringing in extreme new types of crude oil that put workers and refinery fenceline communities...continued

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