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Guest Blog: India's Solar Cities Shine Light on Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Guest Blog by Nehmat Kaur & Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representatives based in New Delhi The new Indian government has marked 100 days in office this month. With “fresh” being the buzzword making the rounds, even the Ministry of New...continued

Revised Forecast for UN Climate Summit after the March: Cloudy with Commitments and Much Brighter Prospects Ahead

Posted September 22, 2014 by Jacob Scherr in Solving Global Warming

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There is no question that Sunday’s huge People’s Climate March in New York  was historic reflecting demands from millions worldwide that our leaders  take action now to deal with the climate crisis.  Tomorrow the focus will shift to the UN...continued

Illinois's climate plan can also be its plan for economic growth

Posted September 22, 2014 by Rebecca Stanfield in Solving Global Warming

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Following a historic weekend during which 400,000 Americans marched through New York City to call for climate solutions, the Illinois Commerce Commission is preparing for its second public meeting on the proposed federal carbon pollution rules.  This time, the focus will...continued

Do the Right Thing: Institutions Can Responsibly Divest from Fossil Fuels

Posted September 22, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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The world is on track to dump 2.5 trillion tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere by mid-century. Does that sound like an innocuous number? It’s not. It’s terrifying. It’s nearly 3 times what our planet can absorb without...continued

Million Electric Vehicle Bill Signed by Governor Brown

Posted September 21, 2014 by Max Baumhefner in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Governor Brown just signed the Charge Ahead California Initiative to put 1 million electric vehicles on the roads within 10 years and provide consumers with much needed relief at the pump. If you like the idea of driving on a cleaner fuel...continued

We Made History: 400,000 March for Climate Action

Posted September 21, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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Today I joined the People’s Climate March—the biggest rally for climate action on record.  It was exhilarating to be part of this historic event.  I will never forget the moment I turned the corner at Columbus Circle and saw a...continued

US EPA Carbon Rules Comment Period Extended, But There's No Need to Delay Ohio's Clean Energy Standards

Posted September 19, 2014 by Samantha Williams in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it’s extending the comment period on the Clean Power Plan for states to curb carbon emissions from our nation’s power fleet to Dec. 1, Ohio doesn’t need additional time to...continued

Protecting Us Abroad, Ensuring Energy Independence at Home

Posted September 19, 2014 by David Murray in Solving Global Warming

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Meet one of solar energy’s top advocates: the U.S. military. Whether it’s on an Air Force base in Arizona or at a U.S. Marine outpost in Afghanistan, service members know energy security is critical to our safety. That’s why I’m...continued

Why We March

Posted September 19, 2014 by Robert Friedman in Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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A New York City councilman recently asked me to identify the purpose of Sunday’s People’s Climate March. Over the past several months, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, but two days out, I think I’ve arrived at my...continued

UN Climate Summit: A Look at India's Climate Actions

Posted September 19, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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The pressing crisis of climate change takes the world stage at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York next week. Over 120 heads of government will discuss global leadership and climate action as one of the final opportunities to...continued

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