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India Green News: Solar and Wind Potential Receives Investment Interest; Governments Partner to Tackle Climate Change

Posted August 29, 2014 by Avinash Kar in Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.   Compiled by Ariel Cooper Week of August 25th-29th CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is real and happening in India NEW DELHI: Ahead of the UN...continued

Million Electric Vehicle Bill Sent to Governor Brown

Posted August 28, 2014 by Max Baumhefner in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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California is poised to open a portal to America’s future, shoving Big Oil off the highways to make room for cleaner transportation alternatives that will improve the nation’s health and provide drivers with much-needed relief from pain at the pump....continued

The Pay TV Industry Has Tuned into Set-top Boxes that Waste Less Energy

Posted August 28, 2014 by Noah Horowitz in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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After years of ever-increasing energy use, the amount of electricity used by those black set-top boxes provided by the cable, satellite and telephone companies has begun to go down, according to a report published today. In fact, national set-top box energy use...continued

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

Let's Keep Florida Breathable

Posted August 25, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Solving Global Warming

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Last week former environmental officials released a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” conservation plan. While conservation is a worthy goal, it will mean very little if state leaders like Governor Scott don’t also develop a plan...continued

Charge Ahead California Initiative Passes Overwhelmingly

Posted August 25, 2014 by Max Baumhefner in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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A child’s drawing posted on the door of Assembly Member Christina Garcia of Southeast Los Angeles, outlines a vision of placing 1 million electric cars, trucks, and buses on California’s streets within 10 years – a vision that  moved...continued

New Report Series: India's Burgeoning Solar and Wind Energy Markets Jumpstarting Job Growth

Posted August 25, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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India’s solar and wind programs have catalyzed rapid growth, providing much needed energy access while creating enormous employment opportunities for India’s workforce, as discussed during the launch of a new series of reports on Renewable Energy Jobs and Finance in...continued

Winning the Future We Want And Need

Posted August 21, 2014 by Robert Friedman in Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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Exactly one month from today, thousands of people from across the globe will converge in New York City for the People’s Climate March. I hope you’ll join NRDC and over 800 of our allies across the progressive movement as we...continued

Breaking Free of Big Oil: Despite Oil Company Opposition, California is Moving Toward a Cleaner Future

Posted August 21, 2014 by Merrian Borgeson in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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The results of California’s latest cap-and-trade auction were released today, marking another milestone in the state’s landmark climate and clean energy law, AB 32, which put limits on harmful climate pollution. But playing out in the background, the oil industry’s...continued

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