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It’s Oil, Not Renewables, That Seems to be Killing Jobs

As the American oil industry hit its boom through the advent of new drilling techniques such as tar sands extraction and hydraulic fracking,…
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Introducing the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act

The bill is, in essence, a cap and dividend plan that would collect gradually increasing fees on the “first sellers” of fossil fuels,…
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Judge Declines Final Rule in Harvard Divestment Suit

Harvard University is feeling the pressure these days. More than 1,200 students and faculty have backed a suit by a coalition of students…
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Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Although it is touted as a bridge fuel, natural gas abundance is hurting renewable energy development and encouraging greater energy consumption, a new…
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Are We Really Ready to Divest from Fossil Fuels (and Plastics)?

Divest from fossil fuels? The climate may be screaming yes, but our mindset, our kitchens and our manufacturing processes are still a long…
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How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…
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Wind Energy Protects Water Security, Says Report

How do we measure water usage? Well, one way, says wind energy experts, is in our power. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)…
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COP 19 in Warsaw Overshadowed by Coal

The COP 19 climate conference in Warsaw, Poland might not have been very effective, but it sure was interesting. For many, it was…
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Imagine If Harvard Took on Climate Change

The most likely reason for Harvard to reject pleas from 72 percent of its student body and millions of climate change advocates? The…
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American Petroleum Institute Sues EPA Over New Biofuel Mandates

American Petroleum Institute sues EPA over new biofuel mandates. Are these legitimate concerns or just part of a larger anti-renewable agenda?

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…

IMF Recommends Ending Energy Subsidies to Fight Climate Change

A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims ending the $1.9 trillion in global energy subsidies could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)…
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Shell’s Self-Serving Scenarios

Shell's latest report, praised on business and environmental websites, as well as by Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, predicts we are…
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MIT to Obama: Get Serious About Climate Change

Arguing that any climate change initiatives need to be for the long haul, MIT Technology Review's editors urge the Obama Administration to tackle…
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Why Qatar Is The Right Choice to Host COP18

It would be easy to question why COP18 should be held in Qatar, a nation built upon petroleum and natural gas riches. But…