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Highlights of compromise House-Senate economic stimulus plan 13.2.2009 Star Tribune: Politics
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Stimulus expectations run high 13.2.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Massachusetts companies could benefit from the billions of dollars earmarked for clean energy, medical research, and other industries in the economic stimulus package, which is nearing approval by Congress.
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The stimulus: What's in it for Silicon Valley's tech economy? 13.2.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
The sweeping $789 billion stimulus bill is expected to create thousands of clean-tech jobs in Silicon Valley, gin up new business for many of the region's tech companies and put hundreds of dollars in the pockets of most residents.
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Highlights of House-Senate economic stimulus plan (AP) 13.2.2009 Elections
AP - Highlights of a $790 billion compromise version of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan. Additional debt costs would add about $330 billion over 10 years. Many provisions expire in two years.
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Silicon Valley expects boost from stimulus bill 13.2.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
The sweeping $789 billion stimulus bill is expected to create thousands of clean-tech jobs in Silicon Valley, gin up new business for many of the region's tech companies and put hundreds of dollars in the pockets of most residents.
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Frances Beinecke: The Senate Stimulus Package: Green Jobs Are Good Jobs 13.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Investment in public transit and clean energy yields immediate economic growth, and it brings America long-term dividends in good-paying jobs, consumer savings on transportation and heating bills, and cleaner, safer air to breathe.
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Maura Judkis: Will Carbon Offsets Survive the Downturn? 13.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
To get through the recession, consumers are scrimping and saving, which posits an environmental catch-22. Since we're spending less, we're consuming less, but since we...
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Prospects for climate/energy action, VI 13.2.2009 Gristmill
By David Roberts (hat tip to for the title) The next big green priority after stimulus will be energy . It is possible that some of what I describe below will be broken out into separate bills -- for instance, and have put forward freestanding Renewable Energy Standard bills. But partially because I think it will all be clumped together for political reasons, and partly for convenience, I'm going to treat it all together. The goal is twofold: Get a big win and build momentum. Unlike carbon restrictions, which sharply divide the public, investing in and otherwise supporting clean energy and efficiency is wildly popular. Many of the elements likely to be in this bill came within a hair of passing in the last session of Congress, but failed ...
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Are we approaching peak coal? Part 2 13.2.2009 Gristmill
By Joseph Romm noted that the U.S. Geological Survey's stunning December report found The coal reserves estimate for the Gillette coalfield is 10.1 billion short tons of coal (6 percent of the original resource total). Although the report didn't get much media attention, it was a shocker because the Gillette field, within Wyoming's Powder River Basin "is the most prolific coalfield in the United States" and in 2006 provided " over 37 percent of the Nation's total yearly production ." Now Clean Energy Action has issued , Coal: Cheap and Abundant ... Or is it? that goes beyond the analysis in the USGS study and concludes: It appears that rather than having a "200 year supply of coal," the United States has a much shorter planning ...
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The Stimulus Goes Green 13.2.2009 Mother Jones
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Stimulus Policies Can Serve Economic and Environmental Goals 12.2.2009 WRI Stories
A new provides policymakers with a timely framework for maximizing economic, energy and climate-policy objectives. As they respond to the worst economic crisis the United States has faced in half a century, policymakers seek to direct government spending in ways that not only generate short-term growth and employment but also address long-term policy goals sidelined by the current crisis. Chief among these are energy and environmental objectives, as evidenced by the considerable attention paid to “green” economic recovery by policymakers and the press. The , co-authored by the World Resources Institute and the , assesses 11 “green” policy options under consideration by Congress for their economic and environmental impact against a backdrop of ...
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A green-tinged stimulus bill 12.2.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker
The economic-recovery bill includes green funding and drops nuclear and coal subsidies ...
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High-tech and green lobbies have Obama's ear 12.2.2009 Environmental News Network
To rally support for his administration's economic recovery bill last week, President Barack Obama invited about a dozen chief executives, seven of them from technology and energy companies, to the Oval Office of the White House. Some of their industries' top lobbyists, meanwhile, gathered in another office where Jason Furman, a top White House economic adviser, delivered a private briefing for groups expected to benefit most from the stimulus bill.
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Fraudulent budget gimmickry 12.2.2009 Gristmill
By Joseph Romm [ I urge readers to stick their head in a vise before reading this. ] I have previously discussed the non-job-creating $50 billion in nuclear loan guarantees the Senate put into the stimulus (see ). For the record it was Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), which I point out merely because "R-Utah" perfectly describes thinking behind this farce. Not only won't these loans generate any jobs in Obama's first term, but as , former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, explained to me, it could actually kill jobs. How? The capital markets are not swimming in credit. If you have billions in taxpayer backed loans for your project, even for a project that will take years to finalize and see actual jobs, you may well suck up ...
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Don't suffer biofuels gladly 12.2.2009 Gristmill
By Tom Philpott Imagine you're a policy maker with the power to commit federal cash and rules to a strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil-fuel use. You'd want to build in mechanisms to make sure your policies are working toward your goals and not having all sorts of negative unintended consequences ... right? Well, that's what a coalition of green NGOs -- Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, Network for New Energy Choices, the Clean Air Task Force, and New York Public Interest Research Group -- with regard to the nation's biofuel policy. They charge that the U.S. biofuel program actually "exacerbates global warming" because of greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogen fertilizers and the conversion of ...
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A green-tinged stimulus bill 12.2.2009 Gristmill
By Kate Sheppard The $789 billion economic-recovery bill looks good in terms of green spending, according to preliminary analysis from the Center for American Progress. The House and Senate reached agreement on the bill on Wednesday and are expected to approve it by the end of the week; President Obama hopes to sign it into law by Presidents' Day. The bill contains at least $62.2 billion in direct spending on green initiatives and $20 billion in green tax incentives, while funding for nuclear and coal projects was dropped from the final version. Here's the breakdown: Energy transmission and alternative energy research: $11 billion for smart grid $7.5 billion for renewable energy and transmission-line construction $400 million for the ...
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A green-tinged stimulus bill 12.2.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker
The economic-recovery bill includes green funding and drops nuclear and coal subsidies ...
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Greenpeace: Economic Stimulus Means More Jobs and a Cleaner Environment 12.2.2009 News Releases
In response to the conference report on the economic stimulus bill expected to be voted on in the House and Senate today, Steven Biel, Greenpeace USA Global Warming Campaign Director and Jim Riccio, Greenpeace USA Nuclear Policy Analyst, issued the following statements:
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Ontario Premier Says No to NIMBY 12.2.2009 TreeHugger
Bravo to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty for taking a stand against NIMBY Scarberians who are objecting to the idea of a wind farm two to four kilometers off the a deteriorating sandy hill overlooking Lake Ontario. Energy Minister Smitherman scoffs, saying "If they've elevated their opposition to the point of outrage, then I think they're getting themselves worked up into an artificial lather." It is hard to call it NIMBY when it is 2 to 4 km out into the lake, it is nowhere near their backyards. ... ...
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U.S., China Can Cooperate on Climate Change 12.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON Feb 12 (OneWorld.net) - The United States and China can overcome their diplomatic gridlock on climate change by focusing on mutually beneficial, large-scale programs including clean energy systems, says a new report from a Washington-based policy think tank.

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