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Governor Blacklists Newspapers After Criticism of Energy Policies

Credit: APFollowing a critical series of articles in three Maine newspapers this week, Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) office has cut off those papers’ access to administration officials.The same week the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal,...

Posted June 20, 2013    

Climate Change Deniers Using Big Tobacco's Playbook?

A stunning expose by 100 reporters and Environmental Health News underscores how far some companies will go to squelch a scientific review of the impact of their products.Award-winning reporter Clare Howard, now with the investigative journalism...

Posted June 19, 2013    

New Program Trains Soldiers To Use Solar Energy

Credit: www.endgadget.comClean Technica took note on Thursday of new developments in the growing partnership between Solar Energy International (SEI) and the United States military. The former is an educational organization, founded in 1991, that...

Posted June 15, 2013    

Tea Party Takes on Utility Over Lack of Solar Energy

The fight to bring cheaper, clean energy to Georgia is uniting some unlikely allies. Renewable energy advocates and leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party are taking on utility giant Southern Co., and its subsidiary Georgia Power, over resisting the call...

Posted June 9, 2013    

Renewable Energy Gets a Rural Boost in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation that will double the amount of energy that his state’s large rural electric coops and the utilities that provide them power must get from renewable sources to 20% by 2020. Enactment of the...

Posted June 7, 2013    

Combining Electric Cars with Smart Grid Technology

Credit: Anthill OnlineElectric cars are one of the key pieces of the renewable energy economy of the future, but they do come with a few challenges: charging them currently takes a while (30 minutes to a few hours), charging can add considerably to...

Posted June 2, 2013    

Offshore Drilling in Virginia Threatens Economy, Environment, and Naval Operations

Shiva Polefka is a Research Associate for Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress where Michael Conathan is the Director of Ocean Policy.Fleet Composite Squadron 6 conducts boat operations off coast of Naval Station Norfolk, VA. (Credit: U....

Posted May 27, 2013    

Memorial Day Driving By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Following CAP’s piece yesterday that details exactly what it means to use gasoline to travel this Memorial Day weekend, here is an infographic that shows the cost of Big Oil. Gas prices are rising in the Midwest and spot crude oil prices for the...

Posted May 26, 2013    

New Poll: Strong Support for Clean Energy, CO2 Regulated as Pollutant

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University released their most recent survey this week:The Yale survey, “Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies in April 2013,” dates back to 2008 and is an important...

Posted May 25, 2013    

Energy in China: Construction of Biggest Hydropower Dam Yet to Come

Reuters reports that China’s environmental ministry has okayed the construction of a new hydroelectric dam on the Dadu River in the Sichuan province, which when completed will be the country’s largest.China’s energy mix was 9.4 percent renewable as...

Posted May 20, 2013    

Gina McCarthy On Path To EPA Confirmation: Can Senate GOP Get On Board?

(Credit: NY Times)Gina McCarthy finally got a vote.The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to vote on McCarthy’s nomination to be the next EPA Administrator. This came after a week of obstruction from the Republican members...

Posted May 18, 2013    

A Mother’s Day Climate Change Message from the Moms Clean Air Force

by Dominique BrowningIt is time to fight with your mom—about something important. That’s my Mother’s Day message to daughters—and sons, moms and dads, aunts and uncles.Running Moms Clean Air Force has been eye-opening in many ways, not the least of...

Posted May 12, 2013