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Florida's Energy Efficiency and Solar Resources Are Ripe For The Picking, Our New Report Shows

Posted August 14, 2014 by Jackson Morris in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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Growing up, I watched a lot of orange juice commercials that showed Florida citrus trees almost overflowing with fruit. (Sunshine State, my apologies for even mentioning this in the midst of your current citrus crisis. ) That image of trees...continued

Now It's Official: EPA Proposes Limits on Super-Pollutant HFCs

Posted August 13, 2014 by Benjamin Longstreth in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The Environmental Protection Agency has now formally proposed to limit certain super-potent greenhouse gases from use in air conditioners, refrigerators, aerosols and foams in favor of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives. EPA’s action last week follows through on a commitment it...continued

Council on Environmental Quality Declares Climate Change Already Covered in Environmental Impact Review, No New Regulations Needed

Posted August 12, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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                                                           Guest Post by Michael B. Gerrard The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), signed into law by President Richard Nixon on January 1, 1970, was the first U.S. environmental statute of the modern era. It requires the preparation of environmental...continued

Delivering Efficiency for All in Maryland, and Your State Too

Posted August 12, 2014 by Deron Lovaas in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Maryland, like all states, is now figuring out how to cut harmful power plant emissions, and for the Old Line State and others, this presents a unique opportunity to look at ways to also help an underserved market – low-income housing, who...continued

Los Angeles' city-owned electric utility raises its energy efficiency ambitions

Posted August 11, 2014 by Dylan Sullivan in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which provides service to around 3.9 million people, to national leadership in...continued

Moving Forward on Offshore Wind in New Bedford: If You Build It, Clean Energy Will Come (Guest Blog by Chris Halfnight)

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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A short walk from the famous Whalemen’s Chapel of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, offshore wind power is getting a major push.  With construction of a new, $100-million marine commerce terminal well underway in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the city is on track...continued

Peabody's Improbable History

Posted August 10, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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Amidst hundreds of supporters of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan at the Environmental Protection Agency’s hearings last month, a few highly-paid company men and their friends in Congress ventured to sing the praises of the nation’s dirtiest fuel...continued

FERC Welcomes a New Commissioner, but Another Bids Farewell

Posted August 8, 2014 by Allison Clements in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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It’s been an exciting week at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). First, the good news: a hearty congratulations goes out to the newly minted Chairman Cheryl LaFleur and Commissioner Norman Bay!  President Obama made LaFleur chairman effective July 30,...continued

Voces Verdes Business Leaders - Trailblazing Our Clean Energy Economy

Posted August 8, 2014 by Fernando Cazares in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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This past June, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, a set of proposed guidelines and state targets aimed at cutting the national carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent from a 2005 baseline.  These are...continued

Show Your Support for Keeping New Jersey in RGGI Today

Posted August 8, 2014 by Jackson Morris in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Hey, Garden Staters, New Jerseyans, residents of Paterson, Princeton, Newark, Millville, Atlantic City and all of New Jersey’s beautiful cities and towns: The country’s first and most successful program for cleaning up global-warming pollution from power plants, the Regional Greenhouse...continued

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