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Too little, too late? Congress may fail to move from oil spill to a robust energy bill

After decades of scientific data gathering, years of growing public and business support and more than three months of an unmitigated environmental catastrophe, it is reasonable to expect that citizens and leaders…

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The Time Is Now, We Can Wait No Longer

This blog is a special re-post from the original Huffington Post blog by Gloria Reuben.  Gloria is a nationally known environmental activist and a special 
advisor to The Alliance for Climate Protection.…

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The Wait is Over for Florida as Tar Balls Wash Ashore

Guest Blog by Dr. Enid Sisskin The wait is over.  For the last six weeks we’ve waited and wondered when we in Florida would start seeing the physical impacts of the Gulf…

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The Gulf Oil Disaster, Vulnerable Communities and Energy Policy

This post was co-authored by Seandra Rawls and Marcus Strong, Clean Energy Policy intern for the summer of 2010. The sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the uncontrollable oil…

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NC Calls It A Wrap On Climate Commission

After five long years of presentations, deliberation, and multiple extensions, the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change (otherwise known as the NC LCGCC or "Climate Commission") finally closed its doors…

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Promoting energy efficiency on Earth Day with Energy Star Rebates

When we learned that North Carolinians could qualify for an instant rebate on approved ENERGY STAR® appliances during Earth Day weekend (Thursday, April 22 to Sunday, April 25) my family and I…

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72 hours to urge support for Clean American Power

Today kicks off a 72 hour call-in campaign to ensure the United States Senate knows there is support for energy and climate policies that will put us on a path towards energy…

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No Solution, Just More Pollution

When the 111th Congress reconvened last month, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a "disapproval resolution" (S.J. Res 26) which many in the environmental community are calling the "Dirty Air Act."  What may…

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Life is More Than Peak Experience, There is Daily Opportunity!

How do we get people to lower their electricity consumption overall, not just at peak?  A recent conference in Florida showed the high-tech perspective of some energy industry folks and continuing utility focus on cutting demand at…

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The US is on board with the Copenhagen Accord

Update: as of Monday, February 1, 57 nations (including the 27-member European Union) are likely to or have associated with the Copenhagen Accord, representing 73.3% of global emissions. January 31, 2010 is…