Is Keystone XL pipeline the epitome of a shovel ready job project

How to Define the Epitome of a “Shovel Ready Job Project”

In a recent Sunday talk show, House Speaker John Boehner described the Keystone XL oil pipeline as “the epitome of a shovel ready job project.” Though it’s tempting to dismiss that characterization out of hand in light of a Cornell University study demonstrating that the pipeline could eliminate more jobs than it creates, the concept … Continued

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Bill Gates Supports Controversial Climate Change Plan

With the help of a group of very wealthy and well known individuals, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Chairman of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, a group of leading climate scientists are advocating for the use of controversial geoengineering as a way to prevent catastrophic climate change.

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OpEd: The Unsettling Attacks on Green Cities and Counties

Back in 2010, when Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes accused Denver’s bicycle sharing program of being part of an insidious United Nations conspiracy to take over America’s communities, a nation chuckled at the absurdity. “Cities Engage in Vast Biking Conspiracy (Shh!)” read a New York Times headline. More than a year later, the same bizarre conspiracy theory is no laughing matter for anyone who cares about their community’s future.

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Can Business Do Its Part to Stop the Bahrain Tragedy?

One year after the February 14 uprising, Bahrain’s government is still harassing its citizens and denying them basic human rights. Can businesses operating here do anything to exert pressure on the Al Khalifa family, who rules Bahrain with an iron fist?

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Walmart’s Renewable Energy Power Surge

The EPA’s latest ranking of the top renewable energy buyers has Walmart moving to number three on the list from number 15 three months ago.

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Has the Clean Energy Boom Gone Bust?

Well, the vultures might be circling, but they might have to wait a while to pick the bones of the CleanTech industry, which by many accounts, is still far from dead. Juliet Ellperin wrote in this month’s Wired, that the CleanTech boom has gone bust, comparing it to both the Internet bubble and the housing bubble. But a number of experts are forecasting significant growth for the renewable sector despite several mitigating factors.

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The Green Economy: Does It Include You?

This story, our story, is like a dream where we dream we are falling– falling into a climate that is spinning out of control, falling into an economic crisis that has left millions impoverished, falling into dependence on a dwindling energy supply that is largely in the hands of those we don’t trust. The only thing that can save us from this “bad dream,” is for us to awaken in time. But we must all awaken together for it to work. And the thing that we must do when we all awaken together, to save ourselves, is to embrace the Green Economy.

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Why Masdar Matters

Leon Kaye explains that Masdar City does not have it all right, nor should it: at a fundamental level, it is an experiment. And that is why this UAE hub is a leader.