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With New Power Plant Rules, Energy Efficiency Checks All the Boxes

June 3 -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency will announce common sense standards that will cut carbon pollution from power plants and create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

The new standards are historic. They will be the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from the existing electricity sector fleet, which currently makes up about one-third of total emissions in the United States. The EPA will give states the flexibility to use many different tools to reduce pollution, but one strategy stands out as especially cost-effective and certain to work: energy efficiency. >>View Article

Time is Ripe for Climate Action

June 3 -- This morning President Obama released a draft proposal calling for federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, with a focus on carbon emissions from existing power plants. In this historic move, the President has shown that the United States is prepared to take meaningful steps to fight global warming. >>View Article

Robert Redford: Take the Path to Clean Energy

June 3 -- I've been in Georgia for the last few weeks, where I'm filming a movie about two out-of-shape geezers who take on the long walk of the Appalachian Trial -- the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Smokies, Cumberlands, and the Shenandoah Valley. It's possible to wander huge stretches of this great American wilderness and never see a sign that the 2,100-mile trail runs through the heart of coal country. >>VIew Article

False: Boehner Says Obama's Climate Change Policies Will Kill 224,000 Jobs and Surge Electric Bills by $17 Billion Every Year

June 3 -- President Barack Obama’s administration unveiled tough new regulations on existing power plants that seek to significantly curb carbon emissions in the coming decades.

Moments after the proposal was released, it was widely panned by Republicans, who called it a continuation of Obama’s so-called "War on Coal" and said it would kill jobs, raise electric prices and hurt the economy. >>View Article

Survey: Majority favor renewable energy over coal, despite costs

June 2 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to come out with new greenhouse gas regulations as earlier as next week that could have a devastating impact on existing coal plants. But a new survey from an environmentally-friendly business group finds a majority of people would support efforts to overhaul the nation's electric power grid to make room for more renewable forms of energy. >>View Article

Solar Impulse 2: Plane makes inaugural flight

June 2 -- A solar-powered plane that will be taken on a round-the-world journey in 2015 has made its inaugural flight. The Solar Impulse 2 vehicle lifted off from Payerne airfield in Switzerland at just after 03:35 GMT (04:35 BST; 05:35 CEST), returning two hours later. >>View Article

Carbon standards can catalyze economic growth

June 2 -- The Environmental Protection Agency’s upcoming carbon pollution standards provide an opportunity for New York to accelerate its investments in a clean energy future and combat climate change. We must continue to support common-sense legislation and standards that can help us innovate and grow the clean energy sector. >>View Article

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