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Coal in Decline? Blame Obama, not Reality

Murray Energy’s Blaming Obama for the Decline of Coal is like a Saddle-maker Blaming Theodore Roosevelt for the Decline of Horse Transport

What Will Obama 2.0 Bring For Climate Policy?

President Obama gave a nod to climate change in his acceptance speech on election night, but reducing the United States’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is still not very high on the President’s agenda for his second term.

Hurricane Sandy: It’s “Global Warming, Stupid”

It’s not surprising that in the wake of Hurricane Sandy there has been contention over what role climate change played in the intensity of the storm. But it was BloombergBusinessweek that really took the gloves off with the cover of this week’s edition sporting the title in big bold letters, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid,” a provocative echo of Bill Clinton’s famous line about the economy, used to great effect in his 1992 presidential campaign.

Business Owners Stoop to Blatant Voter Intimidation

Several large business owners who employ thousands have sent emails telling their employees what will happen to their businesses and jobs if they don’t vote for Mitt Romney in this presidential election.

NEWBio Biofuel Initiative Offers an Alternative to Fracking

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put up a grant of $10 million to establish a new biofuel consortium for the northeastern U.S., which could provide new opportunities to participate in the emerging biofuel sector.

U.S. Navy Receives New Biorefinery for Practically Nothing

The California-based company Biodico has announced that it will build a new biorefinery at Naval Base Ventura County, with the goal of producing biofuel for the Navy that costs no more than petroleum products. The Navy isn’t paying for the refinery, though. The innovative facility was developed with the support of grants from the California … Continued

Norway Doubles Carbon Tax

Norway not only plans to double its carbon tax (guaranteeing fewer emissions) but intends to use those funds to support emerging market countries making the transition to a low carbon economy, by developing renewable energy, addressing food security concerns and mitigating climate change.

Facebook Begins Invading Users’ Privacy Before Birth

While Facebook is facilitating long-distance friendships and reconnections, it is also data-mining a huge amount of personal information from its users and profiting from it. Personal privacy laws haven’t caught up to this practice yet and most users are unaware of its extent.