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Wind Energy Keeps Costs Low and Improves Reliability

September 11 -- Harvesting homegrown wind power improves our energy security and reliability by diversifying our energy mix and keeping energy costs low for consumers. For Americans to continue reaping these benefits, however, Congress must extend the renewable Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit as soon as possible. That will provide wind power with the critical policy stability Congress has provided to other energy sources for the last 100 years. >>View Article

Blue and Red States Going Green on Energy Policy

September 11 -- Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. >>View Article 

AB 32: Resist Attempts to Undercut California's Landmark Clean Energy Law

September 11 -- For years, California's largest greenhouse gas emitters have known what was coming under AB 32, our state's pioneering climate and clean energy law. Many have planned accordingly and have been doing things like implementing energy efficiency programs that positively impact the bottom line. However, some are making a last-ditch effort to change the rules. >>View Article

By Air, Land and Sea, the Military is Going Green to Save Lives and Money

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

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

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