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The Benefits of Wind Energy in Iowa: A Valuable, Reliable Crop for This Agricultural State

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katharine McCormick in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Iowa wind continues to blow away critics of the potential for clean energy to lead to economic growth! Last week Governor Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy, the largest utility in the state, plans to add 67 wind turbines in Adams...continued

Fossil-fuel funded study: net gains from EPA's Clean Power Plan

Posted October 18, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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On behalf of some of America's biggest polluters, a new study by NERA Consulting makes a valiant, but ultimately failed, attempt to portray first-ever proposed limits on carbon pollution as an economic calamity. The limits, under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...continued

At Greenbuild: Leading Southern Cities Ramp Up on Energy Efficiency

Posted October 17, 2014 by Melissa Wright in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Are you heading to the Greenbuild International Conference in New Orleans next week? If so, be sure to check out the panel, Leading Southern Cities Ramp Up on Energy Efficiency, on October 22 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The...continued

Pentagon Sees Climate Change as Immediate Security Risk

Posted October 17, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Solving Global Warming

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The Department of Defense released its 2014 Climate Change Adaption Roadmap on Monday, outlining how the U.S. military plans to adapt to the impacts of climate change. For the first time, the Pentagon discusses climate change as an immediate risk--a...continued

Unpacking the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act: Victory for Big Coal or Much Ado About Nothing?

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jackson Morris in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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On Wednesday afternoon, just a few hours before it concluded its fall session and scurried out of state capital building in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that has since been sent to Governor Corbett. The bill, which had...continued

International Climate News October: Hints for Paris Emerge at Climate Summit, NRDC releases new Indian reports, & more

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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400,000 PEOPLE DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The turnout for the peoples climate march was massive and historical by all standards. 400,000 people came, marched and demanded action on climate change in New York. The...continued

Kids, Grandparents, College Students to Drop Off Almost 90,000 Signatures Urging Urge Gov. Scott to #ActOnClimate

Posted October 16, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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This Monday, October 20th, at 10:30 a.m., parents and children (also known as, Florida's future) are headed straight to the Florida Statehouse, pulling wagons filled with more than 85,000 petitions that urge Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for reducing carbon...continued

Amazingly Good Energy News, 2014 Edition

Posted October 16, 2014 by Ralph Cavanagh in Solving Global Warming

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If you’ve been listening to the candidates in this election season, you’re likely to be pretty depressed about the nation’s energy future (and present). The typical attack ad these days is a litany of complaints about energy prices, security and...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

Heading in the Right Direction: Shenzhen Pushes Green Shipping

Posted October 14, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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As China celebrated National Day Golden Week, NRDC also celebrated a recent announcement by the Shenzhen government to subsidize green measures for their ports. The port of Shenzhen is a major global shipping center, but ships going in and out of...continued

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