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Is Arnold Schwarzenegger a Renaissance Man in the Green Fight?

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is geared up for the green fight, Reuters reports. The actor-turned-politician recently told sources he’s ready to use his…

Senate Blocks Proposal to Keep Bush-Era Offshore Drilling Policy

The issue of whether or not to drill for oil and gas along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts has come to a head…

Florida’s Progress Energy Seeks Tax Increase – Could Save Energy; Worth the Money?

According to a report by the St. Petersburg Times, Florida utility Progress Energy is seeking to increase the base utility tax rate by…

Obama’s UN Climate Summit has Some Sustainability Proponents Worried

Several world leaders met in New York Tuesday for a UN climate summit in New York. While many of the leaders indicated that…

New Green Rankings in Newsweek, S&P 500

This is shaping up to be a big week for corporations seeking recognition for their sustainability efforts. Both the Carbon Disclosure Project, or…
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Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes’ 10-Year Anniversary on Twitter

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the launching of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, a “key reference point for Sustainability Investing for…

Tony Blair: Collaborative Global Climate Action Will Benefit World Economies

This just in from the Office of Tony Blair: a bold, collaborative climate deal will create millions of jobs while bolstering all major…

EU Presses Obama on Curbing Climate Change and Capping Bank Bonuses

The upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December, and the G20 Summit this week, are on the front burner for the…

Tucson Electric to Purchase Solar Power from Arizona Firms

According to a recent Reuters report, Tucson Electric Power announced Wednesday that it will purchase power from two Arizona-based solar energy systems. The…

House to Vote on Expanding Green Vehicle Research

The House of Representatives is considering expanding government-led research into fuel efficient vehicle technology while increasing research dollars for auto parts suppliers, the…

New Vehicle Standards Make Huge Efficiency Improvements

The EPA and Department of Transportation (DOT) recently released new vehicle standards, which would make new vehicles’ fuel economy the highest seen in…

California Lawmakers Pass Tougher Clean Energy Legislation – But Will Schwarzenegger Veto it?

California lawmakers passed legislation Friday that would bolster the state’s already-ambitious renewable energy goals – a potential victory for clean energy proponents in…

French President Nicolas Sarkozy Urges Carbon Tax

In a recent speech, French President Nicolas Sarkozy sought to convince compatriots of the need for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions by…

Plastic “Temple of Trash”—Upcycling, the Arts, and Making the Case for Sustainability

“What will future generations think of us when they uncover our landfill waste?” The question is just one of many that have inspired…

San Francisco’s New Composting Law: Six Weeks and Counting

In about six weeks, composting will be more than just typical in San Francisco; it will be mandated by law as well. Under…