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State Mandates for Clean Energy Improving But Not Fast Enough

Want to know how your state is doing when it comes to clean energy mandates? Many states have set laudable goals for renewable energy. A surprising number haven’t. It begs the question why some states step up to the plate and others aren’t even concerned. And no, it doesn’t seem to be simply a matter of partisan politics.

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On Climate Change, Who’s Hoaxing Who?

Inhofe says, “The idea that our advanced industrialized economy would ever have zero carbon emissions is beyond extreme and further proof that the IPCC is nothing more than a front for the environmental left.”

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‘Friends of Science’ Not So Friendly, Blame Sun for Climate Change

Every organization that has stepped up to criticize climate change policies has had a different answer for why our climate is warming and our seas are expanding. Canada-based Friends of Science admittedly has the simplest, most appealing answer: It’s the sun. But good luck in interpreting the data on their website. You’ll need a PhD to understand its proof to this elementary process.

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Arizona to Roll Back Efficiency Standards

Last week the bipartisan Arizona Corporation Commission quietly passed a resolution to essentially repeal efficiency standards set in 2010.

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U.S. Government Achieves Renewable Energy Goals

The award of a competitive 10-year power supply contract with MG2 Tribal Energy’s Walnut Creek wind farm puts the GSA on track to meet 2020 renewable energy goals.

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Latest IPCC Report Comes with Grim Warnings

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fourth and final report on climate change. Said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, “Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act. Time is not on our side.”

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Human Rights Guidance for Corporate Lawyers

Last week, the International Bar Association (IBA) issued guidance — the first of its kind — to bar associations, private lawyers and law firms about how to integrate the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights into their work.

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Chevron Tries to Buy Local City Election

Chevron is heavily invested in creating a business-friendly environment in the town where it was responsible for a massive explosion in 2012.

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Antarctic Melting Prompts South Miami to Secede

The residents of South Miami, FL doesn’t plan to sit around and wait for the Antartic ice cap to melt – or for Forida’s capital to come up with a plan that will save their city from flooding. They’ve come up with a plan of their own, and so far, it’s generating plenty of attention.