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US Marines Use Solar Power to Cut Forward Operating Base Fuel Use By 90% 27.1.2011 TreeHugger
US Marines Use Solar Power to Cut Forward Operating Base Fuel Use By 90%
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Robert Weissman: Corporations and the State of the Union 27.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The president's SOTU had good broad themes, but there were many sources of concern in the speech as well. In too many cases, there was a disconnect between those positive themes and troubling policy proposals.
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Joshua Keyak: The Speaker Is Orange, Can the President Be Green? 27.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Is this our Sputnik moment? I hope so because it will take nothing less that an Apollo-esque program to accomplish Obama's clean energy goals.
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Cleantech Industry Skeptical Of Obama's Goals 27.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Despite the President's strong affirmation of his clean energy goals during Tuesday's State of the Union Address, the clean energy industry has been reserved in...
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The State of the Union, Green Business and the 'Harmony' Paradigm 27.1.2011 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

If we're lucky, President Barack Obama's speech allows us to resume a national conversation -- largely held in abeyance during the fury of the 2010 election year -- that recognizes green business as an appropriate vehicle for economic renewal.

The State of the Union, Green Business and the 'Harmony' Paradigm
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Obama's call for innovation follows slowdown in most sectors, scholars say 27.1.2011 Washington Post: Technology
Obama's call for innovation follows slowdown in most sectors, scholars say
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When "Clean Energy" Isn't Clean 27.1.2011 Commondreams.org Views
by Nicholas Mann

"Now, clean energy breakthroughs will only translate into clean energy jobs if businesses know there will be a market for what they're selling. So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: by 2035, 80% of America's electricity will come from clean energy sources. Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas. To meet this goal, we will need them all and I urge Democrats and Republicans to work together to make it happen." --President Barak Obama 

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Stacy Tellinghuisen: Clean Energy Offers Solution to Western Water Woes 27.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Recent decisions by utilities in Colorado and Arizona serve as prime examples of how smart energy policies can benefit the region's water resources.
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Clean Energy Can Power the World in 20-40 Years: New Study 27.1.2011 TreeHugger
Clean Energy Can Power the World in 20-40 Years: New Study
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Obama’s 80 percent clean energy goal: Who’s he kidding? 27.1.2011 Gristmill
by Keith Schneider. Arguably the central provision of President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was the proposal to generate 80 percent of the nation’s electricity from clean energy sources by 2035—including nuclear energy and “carbon capture and storage” coal technology. Getting there will take a miracle, the same sort of pie in the sky thinking that allowed our president to also present the daft notion of giving 80 percent of Americans access to high speed rail by 2035. This in a country that last built a great rail station over a century ago. Both ideas, of course, fit neatly into the necessary big box of ideas that can generate the innovation, imagination, inspiration, and transition-era job growth that rebuilds the American economy, and especially the “be all you can be” contract with its people. But neither is likely to happen. To achieve either goal will take a sharp shift in the political geography on the right and the left, as ...
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Chris Weigant: Obama's New Ideas 27.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Obama proposed a number of ideas last night, amongst the continuation of themes or policies he has pushed previously. The following are the proposals that stuck out as being truly new ideas for him, and thus worth examining.
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How clean is Obama's clean energy standard? 27.1.2011 Science / Technology News

President Obama wants 80 percent of the nation's electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2035.

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Obama Speech Misfired on Ethanol, Ag Policy 27.1.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2011

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

President Barak Obama's call to "stop subsidizing yesterday's energy" in his State of the Union speech last night was welcome, but the President missed an opportunity to focus attention on the misguided federal subsidies that prop up the corn ethanol industry and the equally expensive and wasteful subsidies paid to farmers.

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Experts: "Clean" Energy Standard Should Not Include Nuclear, Coal 27.1.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2011

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)

If Congress and the White House intend to move forward with a "clean energy standard" (CES), it will be a huge contradiction to include nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants, according to three experts.

In the wake of President Obama's State of the Union address embracing CES, the experts pointed to a long list of unresolved waste, water and proliferation risks associated with nuclear power, and unresolved problems with commercially untested "carbon capture & storage" (CCS) for coal-fired power production.

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Obama’s State of the Union energy proposals are ... thrilling? bipartisan? misleading? 27.1.2011 Grist Magazine
by Grist. We’ve rounded up a smattering of reactions to the innovation and energy goals set by Obama in his State of the Union address, which include getting 80 percent of electricity from “clean” sources by 2050 and putting a million electric cars on the road by 2015. ... ambitious Obama’s energy plan “looks more ambitious, at least for the electricity sector, than the climate bills that failed last year.” — Michael Levi, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations ... strong ... but flawed by a misconception “While the Sierra Club is firmly opposed to the misconception that coal or nuclear power can ever be clean, we want to use this moment to focus on the strong message the President sent about true clean energy sources and how these innovations will lead to new prosperity and good jobs.” — Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club ... bipartisan “Adding nuclear, carbon-capture coal, and natural gas to a ...
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How Clean Is Obama's Clean Energy Standard? 27.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK — President Obama wants 80 percent of the nation's electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2035. Achieving this, he says, will...
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Obama was wrong not to mention climate change in his State of the Union 27.1.2011 Gristmill
by David Roberts. In his 2009 State of the Union-esque speech , Obama spoke of “saving our planet from the ravages of climate change.” In his 2010 SOTU , he affirmed the “overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change.” In 2011 , fresh off the hottest year on record , Obama said ... nothing about climate change. It didn’t come up. This is a failure on Obama’s part. A moral failure, a failure of leadership, but also, I would argue, a political failure. Andy Revkin and Bryan Walsh both note the obvious reason for the omission: climate change has become a “partisan issue.” It’s “divisive.” As Revkin says, Obama is trying to “build a new American energy conversation on points of agreement rather than clear ideological flash points like global warming.” I understand that. But I think capitulating to that logic is myopic and counterproductive. First of all, consider the larger analogy at the heart of ...
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Chinese solar company scores with German soccer team sponsorship 27.1.2011 Gristmill
by Todd Woody. Okay, now the Chinese are really throwing down the solar gauntlet. President Obama mentioned China’s rise as a cleantech power in his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening, but he failed to mention this development: Yingli Green Energy, the Chinese photovoltaic module maker that is the No. 1 supplier of solar panels to the California market, has become an “Official Premium Partner” of FC Bayern München, one of Germany’s most famous soccer teams. Germany, of course, is the world’s biggest solar market—and the irony of one of the German photovoltaic industry’s biggest overseas competitors sponsoring one of the nation’s sporting icons was probably not lost on anyone. In return for its sponsorship, Yingli said it has been “granted a series of marketing rights, including ticketing and hospitality, advertising and media/public relations as well as the right to market and sell its solar products in the official FCB ...
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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: The Economic Choice: Should America Hold onto the Past or Prepare for the Future? 27.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
History is comprised of a series of fleeting moments. But, every so often, our nation has an opportunity to chart a new and fairer course for future generations. We are at such a moment.
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Sec. Tom Vilsack: USDA Accomplishments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 27.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Through investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, farms and rural small businesses across the country can reduce their energy consumption and energy expenses.
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