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A Copenhagen Primer

The world's eyes are firmly fixed on Copehangen, Denmark today for the opening of the 15th Conference of the Parties on climate change. For the next 14 days, delegates from the United…

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The Last Decade

As Jen and I prepare to head over to Copenhagen Friday, this article caught my eye: "Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say." Also, our friends at National Wildlife Federation and…

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Will a wind project impact the value of my home?

The answer is quite simply, no.  According to a three-year study released by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that analyzed data from thousands of homes located near wind farms in the U.S., wind energy…

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Solar Markets Growing in Tennessee But There is Still Work To Do

"Our focus on developing the solar industry in Tennessee can create lots of new jobs, if we just choose to see the light."  This quote didn't come from a clean energy or…

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Drill Baby Drill the Right Way

Would you believe that an environmental advocate hired a drill rig to help reduce global warming pollution? No, I wasn't drilling for oil or gas, or burying my carbon dioxide (hmmm). I…

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The Copenhagen Diagnosis

Updated Science Report Provides Window Into Key Climate Trends As the world prepares for the next round of international climate talks in Copenhagen, a new study has been released on the recent…

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President to Attend Copenhagen Climate Talks

Administration Announces U.S. Emission Target for Copenhagen The White House announced today that President Obama will travel to Copenhagen on Dec. 9 to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where…

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Protecting Georgians from Unfair Costs for New Reactors

Concerned your home or business electric bills will increase needlessly for new nuclear power reactors that may never get built? Or if these reactors get built in Georgia, concerned there’s no telling…

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Major Step for Wind Power in the Southeast

This post was co-authored by Dr. Stephen Smith and Toni Reale, SACE's coastal program coordinator. On Monday, November 23rd the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $45 million under the American Recovery and…

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The Answer is Blowing in Our Mountains

The dust has settled after a last minute ban on mountain wind energy in North Carolina was inserted into an otherwise responsibly written state-wide wind permitting bill by the North Carolina Senate. …