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ENERGY WEEK DAY ONE: Lies, Damned Lies!

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ENERGY WEEK DAY ONE: Lies, Damned Lies!

Post Carbon Institute

It’s Energy Week at Post Carbon Institute, and we’re bringing you four energy-related projects, one each day. As you know, energy is at the heart of the world we've built and the dues we now have to pay.

We’re working hard to inform and influence, to raise basic energy literacy among thought leaders and to help you build resilience right where you are. We know you’ll find these offerings of high value and appreciate you taking the time to explore and share them.

WATCH "DON'T WORRY, DRIVE ON"
Our latest (and most imaginative!) animated broadside, created with our friends at Monstro Designs. This short video has already racked up 100,000 views and is doing a bang-up job of debunking the deceitful public relations myths cooked up by Big Energy.

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Many people shop online for everything from clothes to appliances. If they do not like the product, they simply return it. But there's an environmental cost to returns.

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Climate Envoy John Kerry (L) and President-elect Joseph (R) are seen during Kerry's ceremonial swearing in as Secretary of State on February 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong / Getty Images

By Dolf Gielen and Morgan Bazilian

John Kerry helped bring the world into the Paris climate agreement and expanded America's reputation as a climate leader. That reputation is now in tatters, and President-elect Joe Biden is asking Kerry to rebuild it again – this time as U.S. climate envoy.

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By Maria Caffrey

As we approach the holidays I, like most people, have been reflecting on everything 2020 has given us (or taken away) while starting to look ahead to 2021.

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A pair of bears perch atop Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park, about 100 miles from the proposed Pebble Mine site. Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / Getty Images

By Andrea Germanos

Environmental campaigners stressed the need for the incoming Biden White House to put in place permanent protections for Alaska's Bristol Bay after the Trump administration on Wednesday denied a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine that threatened "lasting harm to this phenomenally productive ecosystem" and death to the area's Indigenous culture.

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By Gwen Ranniger

In the midst of a pandemic, sales of cleaning products have skyrocketed, and many feel a need to clean more often. Knowing what to look for when purchasing cleaning supplies can help prevent unwanted and dangerous toxics from entering your home.

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