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House Climate Hearing: The Real Story

September 9 -- Continuing their assault on Obama administration efforts to protect public health and fight climate change, House Republicans are staging a show-trial on Tuesday, giving voice to naysayers from around the country who are predicting doom and gloom. >>View Article

Making a Difference with "Green Bonds"

September 9 -- Instead of lending to just the government or some faceless corporation, what if your bond mutual fund also helped to vaccinate kids around the world? Or helped finance a clean water project or solar energy farm? >>View Article

U.S. Offshore Wind Power Nears Takeoff with 14 Projects

September 8 -- Long stymied by high costs and local opposition, offshore wind is finally nearing takeoff in the Untied States as 14 projects enter "advanced stages" of development, the Energy Department reports.

Two of the projects — Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts and Deepwater's Block Island off Rhode Island — have moved into the initial stages of construction while the others have obtained a lease, conducted extensive studies or obtained a power purchase agreement. Nine are located on the East Coast. >>View Article

As Coal Jobs Leave Kentucky, Where Are the Renewable Energy Jobs?

September 8 -- Kentucky doesn’t distinguish itself in a new report quantifying so-called “clean energy” jobs announced around the country in the second quarter of 2014.

The report from non-profit Environmental Entrepreneurs said these types of opportunities are growing in the U.S.—it listed 12,500 new clean energy and clean transportation jobs between April and June. Arizona added the most jobs during that time period (3,060 jobs), with California and Michigan in second and third place (2,512 and 1,450 jobs, respectively). >>View Article

The New Field of Dreams

September 4 -- As a Californian, I feel lucky to live in what is truly the Golden State -- a place of sunshine, agricultural bounty, natural beauty, technological innovation and boundless optimism.

And when it comes to the challenge of tackling climate change, California is one state that leads the way. In 2006, Californians stood together to pass landmark climate legislation; in 2010, we fought off the oil industry's attempt to dismantle those efforts; and today, California continues to be a national leader in clean energy deployment. >>View Article

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