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Portugal, wind power, hydropower, renewables, Leon Kaye, clean energy, energy independence

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…
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These Trends Will Define the Wind Industry

Sofia Sauvageot of GE Power Conversion shares her insights on the global trends shaping the wind energy industry.
When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transition to a salary pay structure. For many workers, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.

Overtime Protection Extended To 4.2 Million Americans

When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transitioned to a salary pay structure. For many, this means working 50 hours a…
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Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina.…
Protesters voice their opposition to the Citizens United decision at a rally in Atlanta in 2012.

How Citizens United Impacts the 2016 U.S. Elections

What has changed since the controversial Citizens United decision? How has campaign spending changed over the past six years, whether through federal campaign…
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Ben & Jerry’s Joins The Battle For Voting Rights with New Flavor

Ben & Jerry's new flavor, EMPOWERMint, tackles restrictive voting laws.
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Bonn Climate Talks Set to Work Out COP21 Details

Despite all of the attention garnered by the December COP21 climate talks in Paris, the follow-up meeting this week in Bonn, Germany --…
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Donald Trump’s Supporters: Global Warming Isn’t a ‘Hoax’

Trump's position on environmental issues is almost as confusing as it is controversial. But according to a recent Yale survey, he may need…
Cliven (left) and Ammon Bundy speak at a forum hosted by the American Academy for Constitutional Education (AAFCE) at the Burke Basic School in Mesa, Arizona, in 2014.

Latest Bundy Update: Strange Legal Theories and Unhelpful Friends

Cliven and Ammon Bundy dug themselves into a deep hole, and the latest developments don't appear to help their case.
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New York City Passes Disposable Bag Fee

The New York City Council passed a five-cent fee on disposable shopping bags last week. Will more cities follow suit?
Donald Trump speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's 2015 Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa

Donald Trump’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Renewables

Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean…
Wind power, renewables, clean energy, United Kingdom, Mars Inc, Leon Kaye, Enoco

Mars, Inc. U.K. Operations to Run on 100 Percent Renewables

Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland's Moy Wind Farm for…
Panama Papers, transparency, tax evasion corporate governance, Leon Kaye, Obama Administration

Obama Cracks Down on Tax Evasion, While U.S. Thrives as an Offshore Tax Haven

In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers…
Middle East, Lebanon, transparency international, transparency, corruption, Arab Spring, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, bribery

Corruption is Destroying the Social Fabric of the Middle East and North Africa

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least…
Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt,

Chobani’s Secret: Employee-Owned Firms Beat the Competition

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company's stock to his…