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Where the Cancun Climate Conference Leaves Us 13.12.2010 Truthout.com

There is no reliable scientific assessment on just where we are vis-à-vis global climate destabilization. We can do better by acting on clear trends and options. Climate computer models have been too conservative, as changes have shocked with their premature arrival. Governments and corporations continue to put humanity and all life at risk.

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How Customer Service Can Help Save the Planet. 13.12.2010 TreeHugger
How Customer Service Can Help Save the Planet.
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Ronnie Cummins: The Road Ahead: Steps Toward a Global Uprising 13.12.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
December 7, 2010, Cancún, Mexico - On a beautiful sunny morning, marching down the Avenida Tulúm, our five thousand strong brigade of climate change activists,...
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The State of the States on Clean Energy 13.12.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Blaming "Washington" for America's failing clean-energy leadership is easy, but the fact is much of the nation’s energy policy happens at the state level. Two new reports shine a light on how the states are doing.

 

The State of the States on Clean Energy
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"Rocket Trike" Cleanly Travels From Colorado to D.C. 13.12.2010 TreeHugger
"Rocket Trike" Cleanly Travels From Colorado to D.C.
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U.S and China Race to the Clean Energy Future: Taking Action 13.12.2010 WireTap Magazine

Outside of the Cancun Messe at the international climate talks, runners Kyle Osborne from the U.S and Yingao Chen from China take their mark at the starting line. A sports commentator calls out: “It’s a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the wind is blowing and our two competitors are ready to begin this epic [...]

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Cancun agreements: A foundation from which to build greater international action on global warming 12.12.2010 Grist Magazine
by Jake Schmidt. Early Saturday morning, Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa gaveled home an agreement by over 190 countries that came together and demonstrated a renewed commitment to the fight against global warming. The Cancun Agreements are a detailed set of visionary yet pragmatic principles that make important strides to begin implementing the agreement reached in Copenhagen last year. The countries gathered in Cancun made progress on emissions reductions, greater transparency, forest preservation, and the creation of the green fund to help mobilize much needed investments throughout the world.  We aren’t done in our battle to address global warming, but these agreements provide a foundation from which to build further action.   It does this in four important ways which were essential steps in Cancun .  1. Commitments by countries to take action to reduce emissions.   The agreement reaffirms the commitments by countries to implement their specific ...
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David Axelrod: No 'Major Changes' To Tax Cut Deal 12.12.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Sunday continued to hold firm on the idea that its framework for a deal on the expiring Bush tax...
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Joss Garman: Obama's new fear is a cleaned-up China 12.12.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The British Climate Secretary Chris Huhne rightly warned over the past few days that the climate talks in Cancun risked becoming a milestone on the...
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Obama Tax Deal Leaving out Clean Energy, Putting Jobs at Risk 12.12.2010 Truthout - All Articles

WASHINGTON—If President Obama’s final tax package doesn’t include grants for renewable energy projects, the industry expects hundreds or perhaps thousands of solar and wind workers to add to already-lengthy unemployment lines.

What’s known as the renewable energy convertible tax credit program—or the Treasury grant program—is set to expire by year’s end. And a plan submitted by Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus, D-Mont., to extend the program for a year died over the weekend.

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Michigan Sets Wind Turbine Manufacturing in Motion 11.12.2010 ENS
Michigan Sets Wind Turbine Manufacturing in Motion
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Michigan Governor Proposes Clean Energy & Jobs 'Moon Shot' 11.12.2010 TreeHugger
Michigan Governor Proposes Clean Energy & Jobs 'Moon Shot'
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Jamie Henn: Hostage Crisis at Cancun Climate Talks 10.12.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The climate talks here in Cancun aren't a negotiation. They're a hostage crisis. For years, the United States has continued to use its outsized influence...
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How the West is winning against coal 10.12.2010 Gristmill
by Mary Anne Hitt. The past month across the western U.S. has been filled with victories against coal: And today, we saw some big news out of Colorado. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved the retirement of 902 megawatts of coal power. They are retiring all of the Denver metro area’s coal plants by no later than 2017. (On Tuesday, they’d decided to retire all but one of the Denver plants , but today they decided on the final one—the 352 megawatt “Cherokee 4 unit.”) The Sierra Club has been heavily involved in this Colorado battle against coal (and all of the above victories). Last April, the Sierra Club and a strong coalition of environmental groups helped pass legislation—the Clean Air Clean Jobs Act—which requires action from Xcel Energy on its coal fleet and clean energy. “All summer and fall, we and our coalition allies have been advocating before Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission and organizing ...
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Panel: Rural Communities Should Focus on Clean Energy, Job Creation 10.12.2010 NewWest.Net All Headlines
Panel: Rural Communities Should Focus on Clean Energy, Job Creation
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Blog - Tax Cut Extension to Bolster Renewable Energy 10.12.2010 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
The Senate version of the tax cut bill includes incentives to help solar and wind projects, biofuels Last night the Senator Harry Reid introduced a bill designed to extend the Bush-era tax cuts—the ones that Washington has been abuzz about all week. The bill (pdf) is in line with a deal that President Obama made with Republicans, which would extend the tax credits to the wealthy, as well as the middle class, in exchange for a package of incentives that Democrats want, including a payroll tax reduction and an extension of unemployment insurance benefits. It also includes something the original deal didn't have—an extension of a popular grant program for solar, wind, and other renewable energy projects. ...
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Climate Delegates Work Through The Night To Reach An Agreement In COP 16's Final Hours 10.12.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Climate negotiators labored through the night and into their final day Friday with a raft of issues undergoing intense bargaining, but...
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Uniting Policy With Technology For A Clean Energy Future 10.12.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A creative combination of government regulations and more advanced technology will be needed to integrate renewable energy sources such as solar and...
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America's Next Top Solar Power Plant 10.12.2010 GOOD
America's newest " largest solar photovoltaic plant ," the Copper Mountain Solar Facility , opened a few weeks ago. It's in the Nevada desert (40 miles southeast of Las Vegas), covers 380 acres, and produces 48 megawatts at full capacity. That's enough to power something like 20,000 homes. The power has been sold to Pacific Gas & Electric, so it'll be keeping the lights on for people in the Southern half of California. We're getting there, folks. The largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the world, by the way, is the Sarnia plant in Ontario, Canada. ...
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U.S. Government Launches Clean Energy Export Push 10.12.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Eight U.S. government agencies have teamed up to assist renewable energy and energy efficiency exports by providing new funding, easy access to resources and other support.

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