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Bill Gates and our innovation addiction: A recipe for climate inaction 3.3.2010 Gristmill
Bill Gates’ recent entry into the discussion about climate action and technology is welcome. Not only is Gates a very smart guy and one of the world’s leading philanthropists, but he also has at least the reputation of knowing what he is talking about when it comes to technology and innovation. That being said, his opening moves in this discussion—his speech at the TED conference and a post on his blog —are not beyond criticism. Though by no means his intention, Gates is encouraging a peculiar type of 21st century passivity by government officials, investors, and activists that has a high probability of leading to climate inaction. The “more innovation” meme repeated by Gates has limits that ...
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Finding the American Dream – in China 3.3.2010 Truthout - All Articles

US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Energy Secretary Steven Chu returned from China last July with a sober understanding of the degree to which China had advanced in green technology. Sino-US clean energy cooperation reached a milestone later in 2009, when the two presidents signed various bilateral agreements, including the establishment of the US- China Clean Energy Research Centre in Beijing to improve research and development in the field. But clean energy was caught in the political firestorm of the health care debacle.

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Jeff Biggers: Call Sen. Jim Webb: Virginia is for Lovers (of Clean American Power), Not Dirty Coal 3.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As citizens from around the nation jam the congressional phone lines for 72 hours, calling for comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation, US Sen. Jim...
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Virginia is for Lovers (of Clean American Power), Not Dirty Coal 3.3.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Jeff Biggers

As citizens from around the nation jam the congressional phone lines for 72 hours, calling for comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation, US Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) has emerged as one of the most critical votes for a clean energy future.

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Stimulus Money Shouldn't Go Overseas, Say Democratic Senators 3.3.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators is urging the Obama administration to suspend an economic stimulus program aimed at financing renewable energy, complaining that...
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Senators seek to block stimulus money for overseas 3.3.2010 Science / Technology News

A group of Democratic senators wants the Obama administration to suspend an economic stimulus program aimed at financing renewable energy because of concerns that it's creating jobs in foreign countries.

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Michael Pollan, Saul's Deli Secret Pastrami Hawker? 3.3.2010 TreeHugger
Michael Pollan, Saul's Deli Secret Pastrami Hawker?
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Heather Taylor-Miesle: Why Young People Must Call Congress About Climate - Repeatedly 3.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I grew up in the rural parts of Kentucky and Pennsylvania, two relatively conservative areas. Most of my friends and family are tried-and-true Republicans so...
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The Quest for A Clean Energy Economy: Define our Decade at Michigan State 3.3.2010 WireTap Magazine

Last Thursday, Michigan State University students and alumni rallied for green jobs, clean energy, and accountability from their University.  The rally was organized after a public hearing was held at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment building in downtown Lansing, regarding MSU’s violations of its Renewable Operating Permit for the coal plant that [...]

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Jerry Cope: Jeff Biggers Reveals Coal's Dirty Secrets From the Heartland 3.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We must insist that coalfield communities get their fair share of clean energy jobs, and clean energy investments, not just the crumbs. Committing to a coal free future begins in the coalfields.
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Lindsey Graham’s dilemma, part two: Trying to deal a winning hand without ACES 3.3.2010 Gristmill
As we saw yesterday , Sen. Lindsey Graham is in a pickle. He wants a climate bill. He wants to put a price on carbon. He wants to bring diverse constituencies to the table. He wants to craft something the public can support. But he can’t use the bill that already did all that stuff! The American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACES) and “cap-and-trade” have (for reasons only tenuously related to their contents) been irrevocably tarnished. There’s no way they’ll get to 60 votes in the Senate. So Graham, Joe Lieberman, and John Kerry have to come up with something else. They are in effect trying to build a house without using the only tools and techniques that have ever successfully been used to build one. Can ...
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Obama's Nuclear Madness and the Future of 'Clean' Energy 3.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

In early February, President Obama did something that his predecessor George W. Bush was unable to do: He pushed the restart button on the U.S. nuclear power industry

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'Climate Hope': How a New Rebellion Against Coal Is Fueling the Drive for Clean Energy 3.3.2010 AlterNet
Ted Nace talks about his new book, "Climate Hope," and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the intense mobilizations that are working to overturn Big Coal.
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China's Changing Energy Economy 3.3.2010 ENN Network News - ENN
"In Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Lester Brown presents a plan to dramatically reduce carbon emissions by increasing energy efficiency and replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy," says the Earth Policy Institute, in a recent release, "China's Changing Energy Economy."
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Gillian Caldwell: The Climate Movement Heeds the Call 2.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We are hearing lots of conflicting statements on the status of a comprehensive climate bill. Depending on who you read or listen to, it's...
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Closing the Clean Energy Gap with Asia 2.3.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus, and Charlie Gay

A race is on to lead in the burgeoning clean energy sector. While the United States might be behind for now, we are far from the finish line.

America once led the global solar business, but manufacturing scale is shifting to Asia. Strong, targeted government incentives supported markets for solar technology in Japan, a country almost completely dependent upon imported energy.

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The latest musical trend is annoying the Senate into climate action 2.3.2010 From A to Green
The Black Eyed Peas don’t want the Senate’s foot-dragging to bring about the E.N.D. of the world as we know it.Photo: chandecde via Flickr When I say, “Senate political deadlock,” what’s the first thing you think of? If it’s a nap, then maybe your iPod isn’t turned up loud enough. The latest musical trend, outside of auto-tuning , seems to be musicians pushing the United States Senate to do something with—might we suggest passing?—climate change legislation. To get it started in here, The Black Eyed Peas has partnered with green organizations Green for All, Rethink, and League of Conservation Voters on The E.N.D. World Tour (E.N.D. as in The Energy Never Dies. Unlike the Senate, where The ...
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Green Eyes On: LIFE, As Seen Through the Eyes of Discovery 2.3.2010 TreeHugger
Green Eyes On: LIFE, As Seen Through the Eyes of Discovery
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The "72 Hours For Clean American Power" Campaign Begins 2.3.2010 TreeHugger
The "72 Hours For Clean American Power" Campaign Begins
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Coal-Fired Power On the Way Out? 2.3.2010 TreeHugger
Coal-Fired Power On the Way Out?
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