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Out With The Coal, In With The New

Recently in the Southeast we've had some exciting announcements about utility plans to begin retiring and repowering some of their oldest and dirtiest coal plants.  By our estimate, eleven retirements are in…

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So what Really Happened in Copenhagen?

This post was co-authored by Stephen Smith and Jennifer Rennicks Well, it depends on who you ask? While the United Nations climate talks are officially over, the world does not have the fair,…

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Copenhagen Close-up: Denmark’s Thrifty Use of Bioenergy

This post was co-authored by John Bonitz “We do need a 'new economy,' but one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving and conserving, not on excess and waste. An…

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Copenhagan Close-Up: Black Carbon - small particle, big problem

This post was co-authored by John Wilson, Laura Wilson and Anne Blair Being so close to the Arctic here in Copenhagen, I have been listening carefully to what people have to say…

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Live from Copenhagen: So The Climate Talks Are Winding Down

So the Climate talks are winding down, leaders of National governments are leaving town, including President Obama, it's approaching midnight here in Copenhagen and I don’t believe we have a clear understanding…

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Copenhagen Close-up: Electric Vehicles a Climate Key for Denmark and the Southeast

The blogpost is co-authored by Anne Blair While all eyes are focused on the commitments the U.S. and other world leaders may make during the climate change negotiations in Copenhagan later this…

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Live in Copenhagen: Rep. Blackburn plays politics at the expense of the planet

It was with great disappointment that I watched the congresswoman’s republican response to the President's weekly radio address last Saturday. She is now in Copenhagen as part of the U.S. Congressional Delegation. Her…

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Live in Copenhagen: Climate talks in rough waters

Over the past two days, climate negotiations have entered some very rough waters with violent protests outside and simmering tensions within.  The snowy, colder weather has done little to cool tensions among…

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Copenhagen Close-up: How Offshore Wind is Powering a Nation

This blogpost was co-authored by Rita Kilpatrick and Brandon Blevins Imagine a society that draws on the power of the wind to generate a significant portion of its electricity.  I’m seeing firsthand…

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Copenhagen Close-up: Cycling City

From the moment you leave the Copenhagen airport, it is apparent that you are in a city - no, a culture - that embraces alternative transportation as an integral part of everyday…