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Choosing your climate reality

Here's one truth: climate science is real. Here's another: every one of us contributes to the climate crisis and every one of us has the ability to help solve it. These simple…

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Climate deniers take the stage at GOP debate

When Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) tossed his hat in the ring seeking the GOP presidential nomination he made quite a splash. During his first week on the campaign trail, Perry shared…

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How Wind Farms Weather Hurricanes

This is the second in a three part series of blogs examining how natural disasters like hurricanes impact our energy generation. Recently, we published a blog on the Intermittency of Fossil Fuels highlighting…

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Extreme Weather: What is in Store? Who is to Blame?

This blog was co-authored by Amy Vaden. It certainly seems that extreme weather events are becoming more commonplace. Scientific American recently reported that 2011 saw the sixth-highest number of tornado-related deaths ever…

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Utility CEO Speaks Truth

I wanted to share with you an article I read by Don Shelby of minnpost.com.  The piece, “Rising from meter-reader to CEO, Xcel’s Dick Kelly has sound perspective on the environment,” is…

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Climate at the Crossroads

Two years ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congress' first-ever climate legislation to reduce carbon pollution by implementing a market-based trading mechanism known as "cap and trade." Despite the support of…

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Sunspots or Blindspots? Just Another Poor Excuse for Climate Denial

Just last week we blogged about the climate of denial - how the media, politicians and executives with a vested interest in our energy status-quo have effectively confused and even halted the…

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Washington and the Media Fiddle While the World Burns

This week I spent time in the Florida Keys SCUBA diving the coral reefs. As I glided over Sombrero Reef near Marathon, marveling at the biologically rich rainbow of tropical sea life, a…

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Highlights the Importance of EPA Climate Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is imbued with significant authority to limit climate pollutants, according to the United States Supreme Court, but it must remain vigilant against political pressure lest we lose our…

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Are rising temperatures making you sick?

This blogpost was co-authored by Seandra Rawls. North Carolina may be among the states that suffer the most from worsening ozone pollution due to climate change-induced temperature increases by 2020, according to…