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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…

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Mixed Signals in the State of the Union Address

In tonight's State of the Union speech, President Obama highlighted myriad issues  confronting Americans today from an economic crisis to high unemployment to ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East.  What these…

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Captando la Comunidad Latina de Florida sobre El Cambio Climatico

READ OUR BLOG IN ENGLISH Tras las discusiones el mes pasado en Copenhagen y un interés vigorizado en asuntos del calentamiento global, es la hora para ampliar la participación del sureste y…

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New Climate Videos for Latino Communities in Florida

VEA NUESTROS BLOG EN ESPANOL With last month's climate talks in Copenhagen and a reinvigorated international interest in global warming issues, the time is right to expand southeastern engagement and education about…