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Radical Shifts in Energy Policies Ignite Global Green Economy

Radical Shifts in Energy Policies Ignite Global Green Economy

United Nations Environment Programme A new partnership launched today by four United Nations (UN) agencies aims to support 30 countries over the next seven years in building national green economy strategies that will generate new jobs and skills, promote clean technologies, and reduce environmental risks and poverty. The new Partnership for Action on Green Economy […]

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    Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project Receives $5 Million in New Funding

    Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project Receives $5 Million in New Funding

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation The U.S. Department of Energy announced today $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the Cleveland-based non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. Lorry Wagner, LEEDCo President, pictured above. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today […]

    Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit

    Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit

    Environment America As superstorm Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Americans to call for action tackling global warming, Environment America released a new report showing how current power generation from wind energy prevents as much global warming pollution as taking 13 million cars off the road each year. With the fiscal cliff and the expiration […]

    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Greenpeace UK Protestors block the road leading into Hinkley Point in the UK where a proposed nuclear power station is to be built. Photo credit: Stop New Nuclear This morning, as the energy bill was making headlines in the UK, 10 people were setting up a non-violent blockade protesting the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power […]

    How Solar Energy is Moving India Beyond Coal

    How Solar Energy is Moving India Beyond Coal

    India Beyond Coal by Chaitanya Kumar Building a movement around climate change requires fighting the strong forces of fossil fuel power. People’s movements world over are taking to creative forms of protest in challenging the status quo. India has a history of peoples movements that have taken on big infrastructure projects impacting their way of […]

    PART II: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

    PART II: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

    Lester Brown Photo courtesy of Shutterstock In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, […]

    Why U.S. and Canada Refuse to Kick Their Fossil Fuel Addiction

    Why U.S. and Canada Refuse to Kick Their Fossil Fuel Addiction

    DeSmogBlog By Farron Cousins Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Just three short years ago, it appeared that North America was on the verge of finally kicking that nasty dirty energy addiction that has been crippling our economy and energy independence. The U.S. had elected a President Barack Obama who set incredibly lofty goals for renewable energy […]

    Blueprint Confirms Feasibility of Replacing Nuke Plant with Renewables

    Blueprint Confirms Feasibility of Replacing Nuke Plant with Renewables

    Riverkeeper The blueprint delivered by the New York Energy Highway Task Force to Governor Cuomo on Monday provides a viable plan for moving the state into an energy future without the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Here’s a statement by Paul Gallay, president and Hudson Riverkeeper: The plan sent to Governor Cuomo confirms what the […]