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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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Evidence Mounts As We Wait For Meaningful Coal Ash Regulation

EPA has finally taken initial action to regulate coal ash.  In a preliminary announcement on May 4, EPA proposed two distinctly different options for regulating the toxic mess left behind from burning…

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The Southeast Has A Ten Billion Coal Dollar Habit

In 2008, Southeastern utilities spent six times more on coal from Colombia (yes, the country in South America) than they did helping their customers cut energy waste at home. In fact, the…

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NC Experts Spar Over Future Energy Plans

John D. Wilson co-wrote this blog. What's the future for energy in the Tarheel state? This week, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) considered the energy plans of Duke Energy, Progress Energy…

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Florida RPS: Glass half-full or half-empty?

Debates about our clean energy future always come around to the glass half-full or half-empty idiom.  When we contemplate changing markets, expansion of renewable technologies, and other uncertainties, some folks just have…

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Cobb EMC in Georgia Tops List of Bad Coop Practices

Last week in Atlanta, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) held their annual meeting, which brought together leaders from over 900 Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMCs) across the country.  The annual meeting…

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Obama Pushes for Risky Energy Options for What in Return?

On February 1, 2010 President Obama had his first exclusive interview with the YouTube community after his State of the Union Address. Over 11,000 questions were submitted and only 0.2% were selected.…

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EPA Rules Mean Big Challenges Ahead for Dirty Coal

In recent months, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken great strides to improve air quality and protect the environment by proposing stricter standards for ozone and sulfur dioxide, and begin regulation…

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Industry groups pushing hard to influence EPA decision on coal ash

Industry lobbyists are working hard to influence the EPA's decision on whether to classify coal ash as a hazardous substance.  According to a recent reports by the Wall Street Journal and New…

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Dismantling the Clean Air Act?

Update on January 20, 200: Washington Post editorial on Murkowski's intentions with EPA and the Clean Air Act. If you are too young to remember polluted waterways that caught on fire or…