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New Clean Energy Jobs Report Something to Celebrate This Labor Day

August 29 -- Here's something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend: The continued growth of clean energy jobs in America.

Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) just-released quarterly jobs report shows that the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in the second quarter of this year doubled from the previous quarter. >>View Article

A Climate for Change: The U.S. Can Help Drive a New Round of Global Carbon Cuts

August 29 -- Probably the most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort.

All true. But such coordination is not as out of reach as many believe. It is quite possible — if the United States does its part. >>View Article

Zerrenner: Claims Against Regulations on Emissions Ignore Reality

August 25 -- In June, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced standards to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. Currently, power plants emit 40 percent of U.S. carbon emissions, but under the proposed Clean Power Plan, the U.S. power sector will cut carbon pollution by 30 percent below 2005 levels. >>View Article

U.S. Navy Eyes Biofuels to Fuel Fleet of the Future

August 25 -- Every single day the U.S. Department of Defense uses 300,000 barrels of oil. It alone accounts for about 2% of America's total daily energy consumption, which makes it the single largest fuel consumer in the country. America's military actually consumes as much energy as the entire population of Nigeria, and there are 140 million people living in Nigeria. Suffice it to say, the military uses a lot of oil, which is why it's looking at alternative fuel sources to wean itself off of oil. One of those alternative sources is biofuels, and this year actually marks the first time the U.S. Navy is including biofuels in its annual procurement for bulk fuels. >>View Article

The Country's Sinking Climate Debate

August 25 -- The national debate on climate change has devolved.

By the late 1990s, big U.S. businesses were beginning to accept that greenhouse gases must be wrung out of the economy. In the 2000s, prominent Republicans such as Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) proposed aggressive anti-emissions policies. By 2008, the presidential candidates of both major parties favored strong national climate strategies. Regardless of who won that election, serious action seemed inevitable. >>View Article

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