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Biofuels Are Not a Green Alternative to Fossil Fuels 29.1.2015 WRI Stories
This blog post was originally published in The Guardian on January 29, 2015. Powering cars with corn and burning wood to make electricity might seem like a way to lessen dependence on fossil fuels and help solve the climate crisis. But although some forms of bioenergy can play a helpful role, dedicating land specifically for generating bioenergy is unwise. It uses land needed for food production and carbon storage, it requires large areas to generate just a small amount of fuel, and it won’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Groups With Liberal Ties Tapped To Re-Elect The GOP Establishment 29.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) got a boost in the last election from a little-known nonprofit called Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions . The group calls itself conservative, but its support for greater federal funding of alternative energy drew the attention of Tennessee tea party groups , who decried what they saw as its liberal agenda . Tea party activists were further agitated by the scant information available about Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions. It pushed for increased public and private investment in alternative energy. It ran an issue ad praising Alexander’s "bold" energy plan in 2013. But whose money was funding that message? If the tea party groups had known the full story, they might have gone ballistic. A Huffington Post examination of tax records, accessed on CitizenAudit.org, found that in its first year of operations, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions was funded with $1 million in seed money from two nonprofits often linked to liberal causes. From ...
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Chicago slated to have new car-sharing service this spring 29.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A new car-sharing service modeled after Airbnb could be coming to Chicago as soon as this ...
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Yes, We Can Prosper Without Growth: 10 Policy Proposals for the New Left 29.1.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Alternative view of the future of the car at Detroit Auto Show 28.1.2015 TreeHugger
A designer's take on the car of the future; hint: it's a bike
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Minnesota Chamber of Commerce proposes alternative transportation funding mechanism 27.1.2015 MinnPost
Republicans in the Legislature and state business leaders aren’t even taking Gov. Mark Dayton’s transportation proposal out for a test spin before declaring it unacceptable.  But state business leaders do have a tax increase proposal of their own.  Dayton’s plan calls for a 6.5 percent per gallon tax on gas at the wholesale level, an increase in license tab fees and registration fees, and a half cent sales tax increase in the seven-county metro area.  The response from Senate minority leader David Hann: “The Legislature should take the time to adequately define our transportation needs, and then come up with solutions that actually address it, without raising taxes.” Legislative Republicans and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce support plans to use general fund revenues and wring efficiencies out of the current system, a proposal that critics say would fall far short of the $6 billion the state will need over the next ten years. But the state Chamber of Commerce isn’t entirely opposed to raising taxes to ...
A Better Pipeline to America's Future 26.1.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Two events in Washington, DC are ushering in the New Year with starkly contrasting visions of the future. In Congress, Republican leaders have prioritized passing legislation supporting the Keystone XL pipeline, which will transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, just a mile north of Congress, the 2015 Washington Auto Show is previewing the industry's latest green automobiles, including a large number of alternative powertrain cars. Nearly every major car company--from BMW to Ford to Kia--has staked out its territory. But perhaps the most transformative project is auto industry upstart Tesla's Nevada-based giga-factory electric battery plant. Like Keystone, both are job-creating multi-billion dollar projects, but the similarities end there. The Keystone pipeline is much more high-profile. Environmental groups have repeatedly attacked it, claiming that it could pollute lakes, rivers and other water supplies along its route while accelerating climate change faster than even traditional ...
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Bill Pass: Steamboat sets example 24.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The following is a description of a situation we encountered Thursday night at the Steamboat Springs Transit Center. In light of highly publicized stories of ineffective government (both nationally and in our own City Council) and disrespectful/combative police confrontations nationwide, this exemplifies how citizens, government and police should act on a daily basis. I witnessed many acts of compassion, dedication and commitment to service at the Steamboat Gondola Transit Center. My wife and I had gone into town utilizing the SST for an early dinner. While returning to the mountain where we call home, we heard several radio messages on the SST regarding a person experiencing some distress. At the time we were unaware of the location of this situation. Upon arriving at the Gondola Transit Center, we heard and saw the person described on the radio messages in the enclosed waiting area. As we approached the enclosed waiting area, we encountered a concerned citizen who at first we thought was accompanying ...
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California’s Transportation Policies Must Create Solutions to Deliver Benefits Both at Home and Outside Our Borders 24.1.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tim O'Connor Make no mistake, California is a leader when it comes to improving air quality and deploying unprecedented amounts of cleaner, low-carbon fuels. However, despite years of efforts to cut vehicle emissions and reduce fossil fuel consumption, California remains in the top spot nationally for gasoline use, and is home to the top five most polluted cities in the country. In addition, as the state and surrounding region continues to cut petroleum usage and clean up the environment – yielding major climate benefits – economic growth in emerging markets across the world means that our efforts are being undercut by increases in use elsewhere. For California to truly deliver in in the fight against climate change, we must not only cut fossil fuel use and deploy cleaner alternatives at home, but also create solutions that deliver benefits abroad. In other words, we should aim to export our best transportation policies abroad – the ones that have helped California reduce fossil fuel use yet still ...
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New Study Shows Alternative Fuel Supplies Could Triple on the West Coast 24.1.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Simon Mui, Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels, San Francisco: In my line of work to protect public health and the environment from car and truck pollution, one of the largest barriers continues to be, frankly, the lack of clean, alternative fuel choices. For every fifteen gasoline stations you drive...
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Realizing the potential of public transit in Winnipeg 23.1.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Last year's municipal election accommodated a healthy discussion on public transit. It was largely agreed that efficient, frequent and affordable transportation creates a vibrant city and is necessary if we are to take climate change seriously. An efficient transit system is the key to connecting communities, but the ability of past City administrations to expand services to keep pace with urban sprawl is wanting. There are high expectations that our new mayor and council will finally bring Winnipeg's transit system into the 21st ...
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Is Reinvestment a Good Strategy for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement? 23.1.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Fossil fuel divestment is emerging as a powerful strategy in the fight against climate change. Right now there are hundreds of campaigns in the US as well as globally. Despite the movements' successes, there is much confusion about the roles of politics and economics in divestment work. It is crucial that we keep our focus on the political impact of divestment, and not get distracted by the economics of divestment. Buying stock of clean energy companies does very little to help those companies or increase clean energy production. (Photo: Max Parker ) Do you want to see more stories like this published? Click here to help Truthout continue doing this work! Fossil fuel divestment is emerging as a powerful strategy in the fight against climate change. Right now there are hundreds of campaigns in the US as well as globally. Despite the movements' successes, there is much confusion about the roles of politics and economics in divestment work. It is crucial that we keep our focus on the political impact of ...
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Final open house on airport plan Wednesday night 22.1.2015 Durango Herald
The Durango-La Plata County Airport is holding its final public open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to review three possible options detailed in the Airport Master Plan.For several months, the airport has been presenting options to help it better handle flights already serving the airport and prepare for expected future growth. This...
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Shared Office Sprawl Creates Conveniences -- And Headaches -- For Business Owners 15.1.2015 Yahoo: Business

Shared Office Sprawl Creates Conveniences -- And Headaches -- For Business OwnersIn business, it's all about location, location, location -- a mantra that rings especially true when it comes to finding and leasing office space.A 2013 office tenant survey conducted by BOMA International found that more than half of the 1,261 respondents consider proximity to clients and public transportation a "high" or "very high" priority...


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This $10 inflatable solar LED lantern belongs in your emergency kit 9.1.2015 TreeHugger
This lightweight inflatable LED light is ultra-compact, waterproof, and solar-powered, and can function as a lantern, flashlight, or emergency flasher.
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This Is the Argument ExxonMobil Uses to Fight Back Against Climate Activists 9.1.2015 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry. Oil prices are falling , colleges and universities are divesting from their carbon stocks, voters are instituting curbs on hydro-fracking, and delegates at the UNclimate conference in Peru have agreed to impose substantial restrictions on global carbon emissions at a conference in Paris later in the year. All this has been accompanied by what might be viewed as a moral assault on the very act of extracting carbon-based fuels from the earth, in which the major oil, gas, and coal companies find themselves portrayed as the enemies of humankind. Under such pressures, you might assume that Big Energy would react defensively, perhaps apologizing for its role in spurring climate change while assuming a leadership position in planning for the transition to a ...
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Colorado's 'Bustang' bus system unveiled during stock show parade 9.1.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
One of Colorado's new fleet of state-owned and operated buses was unveiled Thursday during the National Western Stock Show parade and it stood out even among the prancing ...
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Carbon Counterattack: How Big Oil Is Responding to the Anti-Carbon Moment 8.1.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Carbon Counterattack: How Big Oil Is Responding to the Anti-Carbon Momen 8.1.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Carbon Counterattack 8.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack.  Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry.  Oil prices are falling , colleges and universities are divesting from their carbon stocks, voters are instituting curbs on hydro-fracking, and delegates at the U.N. climate conference in Peru have agreed to impose substantial restrictions on global carbon emissions at a conference in Paris later in the year.  All this has been accompanied by what might be viewed as a moral assault on the very act of extracting carbon-based fuels from the earth, in which the major oil, gas, and coal companies find themselves portrayed as the enemies of humankind. Under such pressures, you might assume that Big Energy would react defensively, perhaps apologizing for its role in spurring climate change while assuming a leadership position in planning for the transition to a ...
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