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Florida Tea Party Group Clamoring for More Rooftop Solar

A Tea Party group in Florida called Conservatives for Energy Freedom is asking for a measure that would “encourage and promote local small-scale solar-generated electricity production and to enhance the availability of solar power to customers.”

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Dubai Solar Bid Awes Market Players

Acwa Power’s sub-6 cents per kilowatt-hour bid had participants in awe and set a new global low for building and operating utility-scale solar.

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SFI Releases New Sustainable Forestry Standards, NGO Says Not So Fast

Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s certification practices through 2019. In recent years companies have shunned SFI while the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) continues to gain more traction in the industry. So, with these new directives, is SFI to be believed? Not so fast, says one NGO.

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Larry Summers Calls For a Carbon Tax Now

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence “Larry” Summers makes the point that, with gasoline taxes at levels not seen in years, this would be an excellent time to implement a carbon tax.

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Oil Spill in Singapore Strait Puts Endangered Turtles at Risk

Environmental groups are waiting to see whether a 4,500-ton oil spill, which occurred last week when two ships collided in the Singapore Strait, will make landfall on Bintan Island. If so, Indonesia’s endangered turtle populations could suffer — and so could the island’s vibrant eco-tourism industry.

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Is It Time to Stop Hating the Car? Maybe Not

We hated the car when they were getting 10 miles to the gallon. As cars became more efficient, we began to forgive them. We have slowly stopped hating the car, but maybe we shouldn’t.

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How Green Businesses Can Avoid Misleading Consumers

When companies make claims about their environmentally friendly practices that aren’t backed by facts or that are downright false, their credibility takes a hit. But what can well-intentioned business owners do to make sure they avoid the pitfalls of greenwashing?

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National Security Will Be Achieved Through Energy

As a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, I believe that what happens to the country and to the world will depend on the United States realizing energy security.