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US Chamber of Commerce Says We Shouldn't Fund Renewable Energy, But Fossil Fuels Are A-OK 14.1.2011 TreeHugger
US Chamber of Commerce Says We Shouldn't Fund Renewable Energy, But Fossil Fuels Are A-OK
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Heather Taylor-Miesle: You Can Do Better, Senator Brown 13.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Senator Sherrod Brown is floating the idea of halting the EPA's work on reducing carbon dioxide pollution for at least one year. To say that I am disappointed is an understatement.
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Edward Flattau: Environmental Futurecast: Six Pressing Environmental Challenges 13.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The foremost environmental issues in the coming year revolve around air pollution, especially the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. But what about the longer view?
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China's Plan to Win World Business Race: Carbon Trading 13.1.2011 GOOD
Add this to the list of ways that China is kicking our tail in the race to a clean energy economy: carbon trading. The most recent five-year development plan released by authorities in Beijing includes plans to start developing a system for trading carbon emissions. As a ClimateWire article reveals, this represents a 180-degree shift from just three years ago, when political and industrial leaders were "vehemently" against the concept. "Everybody now agrees this is a must," Chen Hongbo told ClimateWire's Coco Liu. What's most interesting is the reason that China is now taking emissions trading seriously. It's not because they have any obligation under U.N. agreements like the Kyoto Protocol to do so. As a developing nation, they're exempt from any emissions reduction responsibility.  Rather, the government is currently obsessed with improving energy efficiency in the nation's factories and industry, seeing it as crucial to economic competition and ...
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US Must Cut $100 Billion from Defense to Compete with China on Clean Energy: Expert 13.1.2011 TreeHugger
US Must Cut $100 Billion from Defense to Compete with China on Clean Energy: Expert
Clearing Up the Misconceptions About California's Climate Law 13.1.2011 TreeHugger
Clearing Up the Misconceptions About California's Climate Law
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EPA Eases Up On Pollution Regulations After Pressure From Congress 13.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Under pressure from some members of Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is easing up on regulating global warming pollution from...
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American States Can Learn Much From Ontario's "Buy Local" Clean Energy Strategy 13.1.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

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January 12, 2011

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

The Canadian province of Ontario has launched a clean energy strategy to maximize economic development while reducing pollution.  Maximizing Jobs From Clean Energy: Ontario’s ‘Buy Local’ Policy, a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, details how Ontario’s bold clean energy program – in just over a year – has resulted in the promise of 43,000 clean energy jobs in support of 5,000 MW of clean energy projects. 

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Cost of War: Breaking It Down 13.1.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

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January 12, 2011

Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA)

Monday (January 17) is the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address, in which he warned of the rise of a “military-industrial complex.”

Martin Luther King Day is also Monday. He said: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

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China Now the World Leader in Wind Power 13.1.2011 TreeHugger
China Now the World Leader in Wind Power
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Military Versus Climate: Security US and China Worlds Apart 12.1.2011 Truthout - All Articles

While China is already boasting “All aboard!” on a network of sleek passenger trains that zip 200 mph and beyond between major urban centers, the United States is still fussing about where to install a single high-speed rail line for a proposed California project.

That’s just a snapshot of how this country continues to lag behind its Asian competitor on the clean technology front.

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Call to release green energy cash 12.1.2011 Science / Technology News

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne is facing fresh calls for the immediate release of money to invest in "green" jobs for Scotland.

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Kerry: Congressional Gridlock Has Left People 'Somehow Bitter' 12.1.2011 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Kerry: Congressional Gridlock Has Left People 'Somehow Bitter'
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House Republicans Try to Undo EPA Air Pollution Rules 12.1.2011 ENS
House Republicans Try to Undo EPA Air Pollution Rules
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CBS Launches "EcoAds" - Connecting Advertisers with Community Projects 12.1.2011 TreeHugger
CBS Launches "EcoAds" - Connecting Advertisers with Community Projects
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Robert Stavins: Renewable Energy Standards: Less Effective, More Costly, but Politically Preferred to Cap-and-Trade? 12.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The new Congress is beginning to consider various alternative energy and climate policies in the wake of last year's collapse in the U.S. Senate of...
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Global investment in green energy hit record in 2010 12.1.2011 Grist Magazine
by Todd Woody. The numbers are in and 2010 proved a record year for green energy, investment with venture capitalists, corporations, and governments worldwide pouring $243 billion into wind farms, solar power, electric cars, and other technologies, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance . That’s a 30 percent spike from 2009 and nearly five times the money invested in 2004, the research firm said. “It flies in the face of skepticism about the clean energy sector among public market investors, who have been concerned about the sustainability of subsidy programs in Europe, the failure of the Obama administration to deliver a climate or an energy deal, and the crescendo of ill-informed doubts about climate change,” Michael Liebreich, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s chief executive, said in a statement. But a closer look at the numbers offers a sobering lesson for the United States, which risks being left in the coal dust by China and other ...
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Beth Comstock: How Crowdsourcing Can Help Clean Energy 12.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Ideas spring from the gaps between the technology of today and the needs of tomorrow. In the global energy economy, we face a chasm between...
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Renewable energy standards: less effective, more costly, but politically preferred to cap-and-trade? 12.1.2011 Gristmill
by Richard Schmalensee. One day after the election, the White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that a national renewable electricity standard could be an area of bipartisan energy cooperation, after President Obama had said cap-and-trade was not the only way “to skin the cat.” It is ironic that while cap-and-trade—a sensible approach to reducing carbon dioxide emissions linked with climate change—is dead and buried in the Senate, considerable support has emerged for an approach that would be both less effective and more costly. A national renewable electricity standard would mandate that a given share of an electric company’s production come from renewable sources (most likely wind power ), or, in the case of a “clean energy standard,” from an expanded list including nuclear and hydroelectric power . One irony is that cap-and-trade is a market-based approach to environmental protection, which harnesses the power of the marketplace to reduce ...
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There is Hope: Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Tax Credits & Grants for 2011 11.1.2011 NewWest.Net All Headlines
There is Hope: Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Tax Credits & Grants for 2011 Over 80% of Montana's housing stock was built prior to 1980.  These homes offer the largest opportunity for Montana to reduce energy consumption through retrofitting and consumer education, as well as a huge opportunity to bolster our local economy by growing the green-collar job sector with verifiers and installers to do this work.  The fact remains that the majority of residents in these 1980 and older homes tend to be first-time home buyers, the elderly, and working-poor.  Even when the desire is there, the main sticking point in Montana seems to be the ability for a consumer to cover first-costs on a project.  There is a fair amount of assistance out there for those who qualify and are willing to do the work to recover it.
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