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Copenhagen Close-up: The Danes Show the Path Away from Dirty Coal

This post was co-authored by Ulla Reeves. Today as I flew into Copenhagen, I was struck by two very different views of energy production, the large wind turbines off the Danish coast…

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Copenhagen Close-up: Coastal Adaptation in Denmark - Ahead of the Curve or Behind the Times?

This post was co-authored by Toni Reale. Flying into Copenhagen this morning, it is easy to see why the threat of rising seas and associated coastal impacts is taken very seriously by…

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Live in Copenhagen: Turbines, Thousands and Tutu

Today marks the end of Week One of the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's first day on the ground.  Within minutes of landing, I saw dozens of…

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Florida PSC Fails to Answer the Call on Energy Efficiency

The PSC meeting last week was marked by two dramatic changes for Florida electric utilities.  Utility-oriented commissioner Carter was succeeded as chair for 2010-2012 by the far more consumer-oriented commissioner, Nancy Argenziano.  In remarks made while…

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A False Solution Called Offshore Oil Drilling

Our nation is at an historical crossroads with how we choose to produce the energy that fuels our way of life.  One road paves the way for a clean energy future and…

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Just How Toxic Was That TVA Coal Ash Disaster?

As we approach the 1 year anniversary of the unprecedented Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash disaster in Kingston, TN, the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) brings us new ground breaking data showing just…

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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…