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Wisconsin Wind Sector Lagging

Despite ranking 16th among the top 20 states for wind energy potential, Wisconsin only added 18MW of wind energy capacity in 2012.

Citizen Hansen Continues to Battle Climate Change

Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, is continuing to warn the public of the dangers of climate change even as he retires from public service.

Poll Shows Most Small Business Owners Oppose Offshore Tax Havens

A recent poll conducted by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Main Street Alliance (MSA) found some 85 percent of small business owners oppose a territorial tax system, which would permanently exempt offshore profits from U.S. taxation.

New Findings: Immigration Reform Will Help the U.S. Economy Grow

New studies confirm what researchers have been saying for decades: a solid immigration policy will help not only immigrants get ahead, but will grow the economy. This research however, puts solid numbers behind the findings, and argue that the sooner the immigration system is overhauled, the better it will be for all Americans.

A New Law Would Require Electric Vehicles to Make Artificial Sound

The NHTSA estimated in its January 2013 recommendations that, “If this proposal were implemented, there would be 2,800 fewer pedestrian and pedal cyclist injuries over the life of each model year of hybrid cars, trucks and vans and low speed vehicles, as compared to vehicles without sound.”

Ending the Debate: Most Republicans Actually Support Increased Renewable Energy Use

Apparently, the “Global Warming Debate” is not as much of one as the hard-liners at Fox News and on Capitol Hill would lead us to believe. A recent study released by Yale and George Mason University found nearly 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents support increasing renewable energy use and more than 60 percent believe the United States should take action to address climate change.

Why We Need A Price on Carbon

Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by carbon emissions are costing serious money. Is the answer a carbon tax?