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Leading Firms Set Industry Standards for Emissions Management, CDP Report Finds 2.2.2010 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Leading corporations are already transforming the way they manage carbon in the supply chain, despite the uncertainty and lack of emission reduction targets that came out of Copenhagen, according to the 2010 CDP Supply Chain report released this week.
 

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Obama’s nuclear budget error 2.2.2010 Grist Magazine
President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2011 budget includes some important proposals to invest in clean energy, but it also includes a nuclear bombshell. The budget will seek at total of $54 billion in loan guarantees for nuclear power. This would require a $36 billion increase over the existing $18.5 billion for nuclear loan guarantees , a program created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005—none of which has been issued yet. And while they loan guarantee proposal cheered some pro-nuclear senators, it has not garnered their support for comprehensive, bipartisan clean energy and climate change legislation. None of the four “top-tier” project proposals inspire confidence: all have “rising cost estimates, ...
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Why senators don’t see the clean energy boom 2.2.2010 Grist Magazine
You might not have heard, because almost nobody reported it, but new clean-energy projects attracted more global funding in 2008 than fossil-fuel projects did. For the first time ever, investors put more money in solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower than in fuels that must be burned, according to a U.N. report . And when venture-capital funding tanked in 2009 because of the recession, cleantech weathered the downturn better than any other sector. People with money to invest are choosing clean energy over dirty. But lawmakers who shape energy legislation are not, quite possibly because they don’t don’t have a good understanding of the energy landscape. Because they spend their weekends with oil lobbyists. In Miami Beach: Twelve ...
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Digging into Obama’s 2011 budget on energy and the environment 2.2.2010 Grist Magazine
The Obama administration released its 2011 budget proposal today and the internets are choked with stories about it. The four biggest green stories are EPA funding,  fossil-fuel defunding, nuke and clean energy spending, and the cap-and-trade placeholder. EPA regs are funded The EPA’s budget (PDF), which jumped up by 34 percent least year, will decline slightly from $10.3 to $10.2 billion. More notably, it contains $21 million to implement the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and $43 million to implement regulations on greenhouse gas emissions: Requested funds include $25 million to aid States in permitting activities for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the New Source Review, and Title V operating permits programs. ...
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The Nation’s idea for a Clean Power Agency 2.2.2010 Grist Magazine
Lisa Margonelli’s got a great piece in The Nation on the potential for “ Gray Power .” The article makes the case for the Midwest to invest in waste heat recovery and other areas near and dear to my self-interested heart . She also puts out a pretty clever idea for a “Clean Power Authority.” She describes it thus: ... a federal agency tasked with recycling energy in   the South and Midwest—would work like a utility, buying power generated   from recycled waste energy and using it to meet federal, state and local   government needs. I like it. Power markets are broken . We’ve spent 30 years being blessed with falling prices for power by virtue of the fact that we haven’t ...
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Mike Signer: Let There Be Light! Obama's Budget Delivers on Energy 2.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Elections really do have consequences. After years of virtual inaction from the Bush administration on a clean economy, the president's new budget is a politically...
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Obama's State of the Union Address from a Green Perspective 2.2.2010 GOOD
Excerpts from President Obama's State of the Union Address     "We can put America to work today building the infrastructure of tomorrow....We should put more Americans to work building clean energy facilities....passing a comprehensive energy and climate bill to create incentives for business....I have been told that our political system is too grid-locked...How long should we wait, how long should we put the future on hold...Passing a comprehensive energy and climate bill...Providing incentives for clean energy and energy efficiency are the right thing to do because the nation that leads in clean energy will lead the global economy."   To continue reading go to THE GREEN MARKET   ...
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Mike Lux: Progressives, Investment, and the Federal Deficit 2.2.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Progressives will get far more traction by taking on the deficit issue directly and having our own strategy than by saying it doesn't matter, or saying we'll deal with it later, and then trying to change the subject.
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Climate Plan B Ditches Cap And Trade, Makes Concessions To Industry 2.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
With the Senate cap-and-trade bill on ice for the foreseeable future, a key bloc of Democrats is agitating for a Climate Plan B: an existing...
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Deflecting Questions Is Not A Form Of Clean Energy 2.2.2010 WireTap Magazine

Crossposted from Funding Our Future, the Campus Progress blog promoting policy that provides economic opportunities for our generation. Right after the State of the Union, young climate activists submitted a question about the President’s remarks on clean energy and crossed their fingers hoping that it would get asked. The smiling faces of Energy Action Coalition activists made [...]

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Teryn Norris: RE-ENERGYSE America: Obama's proposal for clean-energy education 2.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In a promising development for aspiring clean energy scientists, engineers, and technicians, the Obama administration's 2011 budget request includes a proposal for the nation's first...
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RE-ENERGYSE America: Obama’s proposal for clean-energy education 2.2.2010 WireTap Magazine

In a promising development for aspiring clean energy scientists, engineers, and technicians, the Obama administration’s 2011 budget request includes a proposal for the nation’s first comprehensive federal education initiative focused on the clean energy sector, called RE-ENERGYSE (Regaining our Energy Science and Engineering Edge). The initiative was originally proposed by President Obama in his April 2009 [...]

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Obama's 2011 Budget Trims Environment, Fattens Energy Spending 2.2.2010 ENS
Obama's 2011 Budget Trims Environment, Fattens Energy Spending
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Nancy Jackson: Where's the Wind? 2.2.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By leaving out the wind power industry, Obama missed a crucial opportunity to make the value proposition for renewable energy -- one that resonates here in the Heartland where climate messages fail.
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Nuclear Energy Firms Seek More than Loan Guarantees for Revival 2.2.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by Jim Snyder

Raising the amount of federal loan guarantees available for new nuclear plants is just part of what the industry wants Congress to do to spur its revival.

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu told reporters on Friday that the DoE budget, which will be released on Monday, would call for a $54 billion loan guarantee program, tripling the current amount.

The move was praised by industry lobbyists but criticized by some environmental and fiscal watchdog groups for putting too much taxpayer money at risk.

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Kevin Grandia: Obama's 2011 budget: what's in it for the clean energy sector 2.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
President Obama unveiled his 2011 budget today requesting from Congress a multi-trillion dollar spending plan for the federal government.  The spending bill is seeking a...
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Europe's Green Energy 'Supergrid': Nine Countries Agree To Combine Forces On Energy Front 2.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Plans for a massive electricity grid dedicated to uniting the varied sources of renewable energy available in northern Europe have taken a step forward in...
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William S. Becker: Obama 2.0 2.2.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The second year of the Obama Era is young, but we may be seeing the emergence of Obama 2.0 - a president willing to do...
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Clean energy, nuclear power get money in Obama's 2011 budget 2.2.2010 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Washington - President Barack Obama expects lawmakers to approve reductions in US greenhouse-gas emissions and is pushing for more investments in clean energy and nuclear power, according to the administration's 2011 budget released on Monday. Obama ...
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Ask Umbra on sustainable manufacturing jobs, sexless fish, and matches 1.2.2010 From A to Green
Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, Iam wondering if you can help me with this question: What makes jobs insustainable manufacturing “sustainable” (as opposed to just“manufacturing” jobs), and what do employers look for in determiningwhether a candidate is right for a “sustainable” or “green”job? And while we’re thinking about jobs, do you know where one can see whatjobs are out there in the sus-man sector? Yours, JesseW. Chicago A. Dearest Jesse, Haveyou ever been to a wedding reception where someone’s toast begins with somevariation of, “The dictionary defines marriage as…”? My eyes always glaze overa bit at that point. I blame a substitute ...
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