Energy

Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

Civil Society Institute The common wisdom is wrong—There is no political “fault line” that divides Americans along party lines when it comes to clean energy issues and solutions. Majorities of Republicans, Independents and Democrats agree that the U.S. should move away from its reliance on dirty energy sources that foul the air and water and […]

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    Activists Float Question to Amazon and Microsoft: How Clean Is Your Cloud?

    Activists Float Question to Amazon and Microsoft: How Clean Is Your Cloud?

    Greenpeace USA Greenpeace activists floated a cloud over downtown Seattle today in a demonstration to draw attention to the type of energy that tech companies Amazon and Microsoft use to power their cloud computing services. Activists climbed atop the roof outside of Amazon’s new headquarters, and across the street from Microsoft offices, and rappelled off […]

    Myths and Facts about Oil and Gasoline

    Myths and Facts about Oil and Gasoline

    Media Matters for America Both mainstream and conservative media outlets have responded to the recent spike in gasoline prices by circulating talking points rooted in politics rather than facts. As a whole, these claims reflect the misconception, perpetuated by the news media, that changes in U.S. energy policy are a major driver of oil and […]

    U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy

    U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy

    Yale Environment 360 [Editor’s note: Thanks to Yale Environment 360 for publishing such an important piece on the issues relating to the natural gas drilling boom and its impact on stifling the renewable energy future of our country. Ohio is an excellent example of what happens when the majority of the state’s elected officials support […]

    Taking Away Medicare to Give More Taxpayer Money to Big Oil

    Taking Away Medicare to Give More Taxpayer Money to Big Oil

    Media Matters for America All in one day on Capitol Hill, House Republicans voted for the Romney-Ryan-Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it and Senate Republicans voted to protect $24 billion in tax giveaways for Big Oil. Core Message: Here they go again—taking away Medicare to give more taxpayer money to Big Oil. […]

    Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Reduce Big Oil Subsidies

    Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Reduce Big Oil Subsidies

    EcoWatch The Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to move forward, ending in a vote of 51-47 along an almost strict adherence to party lines. Not surprisingly, Republicans who broke ranks included Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Democrats who […]

    BREAKING: Judge Ruling Could Expedite Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    BREAKING: Judge Ruling Could Expedite Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    Jeff Biggers In an alarming rebuke to fledgling U.S. EPA efforts to regulate devastating mountaintop removal mining operations today, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Obama administration overstepped its authority in revoking a permit last year for the largest proposed strip-mining operation in central Appalachia. Despite a growing health and human rights […]

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

      Geoffrey Sea   Environmentalists should be jubilant as the dinosaurian uranium enrichment plant at Paducah, Kentucky, nears expiration as soon as May. Based on antiquated gaseous diffusion technology, the facility is the largest single-meter power consumer on the planet, eating as much electricity as the city of St. Louis. It is likely the largest […]

    It’s Easy Being Green

    It’s Easy Being Green

    One of my favorite events of the year is right around the corner—the Cleveland International Film Festival from March 22 to April 1. There are many aspects of the festival I enjoy, but perhaps what I find most valuable is the opportunity to engage in conversation on the plethora of topics addressed in the documentaries […]