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Does Anyone Believe Your Sustainability Report? 31.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Most climate and sustainability data reported by some of the world's largest companies suffer from a credibility gap, a new report found, largely because companies fail to have the information verified.

Does Anyone Believe Your Sustainability Report?
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Retail: A Pivotal Point for Sustainability 31.3.2010 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

This report from Five Winds International explores how, from Walmart on down, retailers are becoming the key to corporate sustainability efforts across the supply chain.

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Obama to Double Federal Hybrid Fleet in 2010 31.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will also buy about 100 plug-in hybrids in 2011, President Barack Obama said today as part of a broad announcement on his energy security strategy that also includes boosting offshore drilling and finalizing new light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards.

Obama to Double Federal Hybrid Fleet in 2010
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Understanding the allure of ‘drill baby drill’ 31.3.2010 Grist Magazine
President Obama’s decision to expand offshore drilling leases seems to affirm the power that the “drill baby drill” battle cry holds in the American energy conversation. Turns out a short, simple, much-repeated slogan holds more currency than detailed policy arguments from clean-energy advocates. I want to tease out a connection between “drill baby drill” and what you might call the forward-looking bright green vision. Sean Casten is fond of a Soviet bread-line metaphor: Hungry Bolsheviks standing in line for bread can probably imagine more of the same stale, dry white bread. When they demand more, they’ll probably call for more of the same stuff. Because when stale bread is all you’ve ever known, ...
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Energy Efficiency From the Shop Floor to the Top Floor 31.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

This comprehensive report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change looks at the energy efficiency practices of leading companies and offers a 12-step program to help any become more energy efficient.

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Pew Center Applauds IBM, Pepsi, Dow's Energy Efficiency 31.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

A new report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change highlights how leading companies have embraced energy efficiency goals and lays out the steps that any firm can take to reduce their energy use and increase savings and benefits.

Pew Center Applauds IBM, Pepsi, Dow's Energy Efficiency
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Groups Take Action on Proposed Bay City Coal Plant 31.3.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

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March 31, 2010

NRDC

Concerned environmental groups have taken action to protect Michigan’s public health and clean energy future from Consumers Energy’s proposed coal-fired power plant near Bay City, MI. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Sierra Club challenged the plant’s recently issued air permit for not doing enough to limit harmful pollution and for the state’s failure to fully consider cleaner, better alternatives for Michigan.

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Obama Unveils New Offshore Drilling Strategy 31.3.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2010

Sierra Club

In a speech today, President Obama unveiled his new strategy on offshore drilling, which will keep some sensitive coastal areas open for drilling, including the Arctic's Chukchi and Beaufort seas which are of concern because they provide important habitat for polar bears, whales, and other marine life. Much of the South and Mid-Atlantic coasts will also remain open. The new plans will leave Alaska's Bristol Bay off-limits to drilling.

Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune

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Maggie Fox: It's Time to Lead the Clean Energy Revolution 31.3.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Actions, announced by a host of countries following the summit in Copenhagen, could bring the world significantly closer to avoiding catastrophic climate change.
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A Roadmap for Crafting Corporate GHG Programs 31.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

The sheer number of voluntary GHG programs these days can be bewildering. To help solve that problem, EDF has created a step-by-step guide for developing a strategy for GHG emissions that can lead to credible and lasting reductions.

A Roadmap for Crafting Corporate GHG Programs
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Europe Could Use 100 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2050 31.3.2010 GOOD
The report ... concludes it is technically feasible to produce a pan-continental supersmart grid powered by solar farms in North Africa, hydro electric plants in Scandinavia and the European Alps, onshore and offshore wind farms in the Baltic and North Sea, marine energy, and biomass power facilities. Richard Gledhill, partner for sustainability and climate change at PwC, said the report "debunks some of the conventional criticisms of large-scale renewables" by demonstrating how "geographic and technological diversification can help address cost and security of supply concerns". Significantly, the report predicts that the... ...
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Wind Power Soared Past 150,000 Megawatts in 2009 31.3.2010 TreeHugger
Wind Power Soared Past 150,000 Megawatts in 2009
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Insurance Regulators Backtrack on Climate Disclosure Plans 31.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Reversing course from a landmark decision made one year ago, insurance regulators on Sunday backed off plans to require insurers to disclose the risks they face from climate change. Official policy now allows insurers to voluntarily offer the information, which will remain private.

Insurance Regulators Backtrack on Climate Disclosure Plans
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How To: Green Your Workplace in 6 Steps Without Driving Your Co-Workers Nuts 31.3.2010 GOOD
How To: Green Your Workplace in 6 Steps Without Driving Your Co-Workers Nuts
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Democrats Are Most Trusted on Energy Issues. So Why Can't They Get Their Act Together? 31.3.2010 TreeHugger
Democrats Are Most Trusted on Energy Issues. So Why Can't They Get Their Act Together?
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Student Loans: The Government Is Now Officially in the Banking Business 31.3.2010 Truthout - All Articles

"We say in our platform that we believe that the right to coin money and issue money is a function of government.... Those who are opposed to this proposition tell us that the issue of paper money is a function of the bank and that the government ought to go out of the banking business.

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Van Jones and Billy Parish, the Two Bird Challenge 31.3.2010 Truthout - All Articles

On Monday, March 22, Van Jones and Billy Parish appeared together for a presentation entitled "Challenging America: Achieving Sustainability and Justice Through the Green Collar Economy" at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. The former Obama administration Green Jobs Adviser, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow and author of "The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest

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Pollution limits are essential for clean energy investments 31.3.2010 Gristmill
This piece was co-written by Kate Gordon, vice president for energy policy at American Progress. A critical element of President Obama’s domestic agenda is transforming the United States to a low-carbon-pollution economy, which would spur recovery, create jobs, and generate long-term prosperity. The president also made clear in his State of the Union address this year that we need to ramp up our exports, especially of clean energy technologies, if we are going to stay competitive in the global economy. Comprehensive, bipartisan clean energy legislation that establishes a price on carbon pollution could provide the resources for a strong clean energy investment agenda. Yet an “energy-only” bill that excludes ...
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Solar Power's Dirty Secrets 31.3.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

A new "rank 'em and spank 'em" scorecard of solar power firms finds that the process of making clean energy isn't very clean.

Solar Power's Dirty Secrets
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Solar Power's Dirty Secrets 31.3.2010 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com

A new "rank 'em and spank 'em" scorecard of solar power firms finds that the process of making clean energy isn't very clean.

Solar Power's Dirty Secrets
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