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Forest Protection Groups Ask EU to Exclude Biofuels

Last week, a group of 125 organizations from 45 countries signed a declaration asking that the European Union exclude large-scale biofuels from its…
SCOTUS stay on the Clean Power Plan just a "bump in the road" toward the clean energy transition

A Bump in the Road: Impact of the SCOTUS Clean Power Plan Decision

"We want to be clear ... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who…
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The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…
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U.S. Supreme Court Halts Clean Power Plan Amid Questions of Partisanship

In a surprising decision that environmentalists are calling "unprecedented," the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan this…
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Oregon Takeover Update: The Plot Thickens

Ammon Bundy is pleading for support from elected officials, but nobody wants to touch the Oregon "occupiers" with a ten-foot pole.
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Will Congress Consider the Climate Impacts of its New Energy Bill?

Congress is required to determine if a bill would add to the federal deficit prior to voting on it. But there is no…
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Barclays, Credit Suisse Settle with Record Fines for Misleading Investors

Dark pools? If it seems as if the names of financial-trading systems are getting murkier these days, you're not alone. But the SEC…
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Local Food Cooperatives as a Cornerstone for Rural Community Development

What if you could directly help a businesses and community members at the same time? You can, if that business is a co-op.
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California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.
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Big Hawaii Accelerator Backs the Little Wind Turbine That Could

A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by…
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How Technology Innovation Will Save Customer-Owned Solar

Nevada became just the latest state where a public utility commission crushed the economics out of customer-owned solar. When commissions endorse the utility…
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Cliven Bundy Taunts Feds Over Malheur Takeover

The Malheur takeover ain't over 'til it's over: Yesterday Cliven Bundy, father of Malheur takeover leader Ammon Bundy, published a certified letter he…
Ontario’s journey of diversification and evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader provides a useful case study.

Lessons Learned: Creating a Sustainable, Resource-Based Economy

Rohan Mohan and Stephen Thompson discuss Ontario’s evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader.
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The Real Agenda Behind the Oregon Takeover

The real agenda behind the Malheur takeover in Harney County, Oregon, becomes clear: The area is home to a "model" land management agreement…
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Grid Update Will Allow Renewables to Prevail — Even Without Storage

No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be…
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