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Innovative Low-Cost "Windbelt" Could Bring Wind Power to Developing World

These days, conventional thinking about wind turbines is "bigger is better." Since power output scales exponentially with rotor diameter, wind turbines are getting bigger and bigger in order to squeeze more clean energy out of the rushing wind. The...

Posted March 15, 2008    

Boxer, Environmental Groups Seek to Strengthen Climate Bill

Twelve of America's largest environmental groups gathered with Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on Capitol Hill this morning to show America that they are united to push hard for global warming legislation during this session of the 110th Congress.The...

Posted March 12, 2008    

These Guys Are No Fossil Fools! Markey and Waxman Call for Ban on New Coal Plants

Ed Markey and Henry Waxman are no Fossil Fools! The two Chairmen and Congressional Climate Champs released a new bill yesterday calling for a moratorium on any new coal plants that do not capture and sequester their greenhouse gas emissions. The ban...

Posted March 12, 2008    

As the science pours in, economists and investors call for action

It seems that a scientific study emerges nearly every month highlighting the grave threats posed by global warming, and the ever-increasing need to reduce global warming pollution as quickly as possible. While federal response can be slow going,...

Posted March 10, 2008    

Obama and Clinton Both Talking Up "Clean" Coal in Primary States

Both Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton have solid energy plans that, if implemented, would take America into a cleaner energy future. On energy and climate, like on so many other issues, both remaining Democratic contenders for the White House...

Posted March 7, 2008    

Beating Back the Coal Rush: Feds Suspend Subsidized Loan Program for Rural Coal Plants

In another big victory in the fight against the coal rush, the feds apparently suspended a major loan program that provided rural electric cooperatives with subsidized loans to construct new coal-fired power plants. An official with the US...

Posted March 5, 2008    

Oil Hits Record Price. Gas Nearing $4.00. President Bush, Clueless...

Happy Friday! Oil hit record-prices today: $103.05 per barrel. Bully for us...That tops the inflation adjusted high of $102.53 set in 1980. Oil first inched over $100 to welcome in the new year on January 2nd and has hovered around $100 since then,...

Posted February 29, 2008    

Can Coal Ever Be Clean? Check Out “Burning the Future: Coal In America” to Find Out

Can coal ever be clean?These guys are spending tens of millions trying to convince you, the American voter, that the future of America's energy lies with "clean coal."A new documentary film, "Burning the Future: Coal in America" aims to clue...

Posted February 29, 2008    

A Spooked Coal Industry Fights Back, Trying to Buy Elections

Our growing and increasingly organized anti-coal campaign must be doing something right, friends: word has it from AP that the coal industry - spooked by the success of the increasingly powerful movement to stop the coal rush - is fighting back big...

Posted February 27, 2008    

$5,000 Breakthrough Generation Fellowship

Breakthrough Generation — the new youth initiative of Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger’s think tank, The Breakthrough Institute — is now recruiting for a Fellowship Program that will select up to ten of the country’s top young organizers and...

Posted February 21, 2008    

Have you seen the green desert?

Norman Foster's utopia is designed for the Masdar Initiative in Abu Dhabi to be the "world's first zero-carbon and zero-waste city." The project has a 6 million square meter sustainable development plan mixing planning used for walled cities with...

Posted February 19, 2008    

Midwest Oil Refineries Gobble Up Canadian Tar Sands, Spew Greenhouse Gasses

Midwest oil refineries are gobbling up more and more crude oil from Canadian tar sands and are set to belch out up to 40 percent more greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. According to the Chicago Tribune, oil refineries across the Midwest...

Posted February 13, 2008