September 9 -- This month, one of America's most accomplished "naval persons" in recent memory will attend a well-deserved christening ceremony in his honor for a new submarine, SSN 785 John Warner. U.S. Senator John Warner is a true American hero, having served his country as a Navy enlisted sailor, a Marine lieutenant, Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. As there are few people in this country, let alone the rest of the world, with such a resume, I am particularly encouraged by Senator Warner's latest endeavor: fighting the threat climate change presents to our armed forces and our nation. >>View Article
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
September 9 -- The state of New Jersey is on track to lose $500 million by the year 2020 since Gov. Chris Christie's administration pulled out of a “cap and trade” regional emissions program, state environmentalists announced today. >>View Article
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
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
September 8 -- The modern era of solar electricity got under way in 1954 as Bell Laboratory scientists unveiled a “solar battery” made from silicon that was used to power a toy Ferris wheel and a radio. >>VIew Article
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
September 8 -- As Oregon's ratepayer advocate, the Citizens' Utility Board disagrees with The Oregonian editorial board's recent piece on energy efficiency. There's no plainer way to say this: Cutting cost-effective energy efficiency investment will raise bills for Oregon families and businesses. >>View Article
September 4 -- By 2022, the advanced biofuels industry is expected to produce $150 billion of economic output and support 800,000 jobs in the U.S. >>View Article
August 4 -- A federally-backed facility in Iowa started producing ethanol from corn waste products Wednesday, becoming the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the country to use corn waste. >>View Article
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