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August 6 -- In June, within the span of two days, I found myself in the seat of the European government and in the capital of an African nation that wants to lead its continent into the future. On the surface, Brussels, home of the European parliament, and Algiers, the capital of quickly growing Algeria, might not have much in common. >>View Article

August 1 -- Job creation and economic opportunity (not environmental concerns) are the primary drivers of the big electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing push being taken by many industrialized nations, according to a recent study from Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Environmental Affairs and the University of Kansas. >>View Article

July 31 -- No fuel at scale today comes close to equaling ethanol’s ability to prevent American cars and trucks from spewing pollutants from their tailpipes. Unfortunately, one of the most important incentives for the growth of biofuels is now under attack by misguided lawmakers and Big Oil. >>View Article

July 19 -- We told you recently that right-wing efforts to overturn state-level renewable-energy mandates have been failing across the nation. Here’s one big reason why: Many conservatives actually like the mandates. >>View Article

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:52

More Jobs Qualify As ‘Green’

July 17 -- It has something to do with windmills — or hybrid cars. It's related to alternative and renewable energy. It's solar power. >>View Article

July 16 -- The clean energy industry is as American as fireworks on the Fourth of July. It invented the solar cell. It designed and perfected the electric wind turbine. The sector has largely defied the economic recession, with worldwide investments soaring 600 percent between 2004 and 2011. The result? Texas now has more solar workers than ranchers. California now has more solar workers than actors. And the United States now has more solar workers than coal miners or steel workers. But we’re losing our edge. >>View Article

July 15 -- The first thing I learned about tar sands was that they have one of the lowest EROIs — what's known in the industry as an Energy Return on Investment — of all the fossil fuels on earth. Tapping Canada's tar sands is scraping the bottom of the barrel. >>View Article

July 12 -- Consumers Energy customers who participate in the utility’s energy efficiency programs since they were launched in 2009 have saved more than $360 million. >>View Article

July 10 -- Clean energy in the Palmetto State has the potential to generate thousands of jobs and attract millions of dollars in capital investment. We have all the assets to lead the country in clean energy, but we also need leadership. >>View Article

July 8 -- The plan to cut carbon emissions that President Barack Obama laid out exposes again how badly Florida is positioned to capitalize on the global drive toward clean energy. Obama's proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has as much potential to create new jobs and rebuild communities as it does to reduce global warming. Yet Florida will be left out unless the state creates a cohesive energy policy and Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature begin to show forward-looking leadership. >>View Article

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