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Arizona Renewable Energy Standard Under Attack From Right

February 6th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

In the absence of such legislation "The Invisible Hand" has tended to find that utilities should just continue to source their electricity from traditional sources, with the result that states that do not have an RES have the unhealthiest electricity in the nation

Democratic EPA Moves Decisively on Coal

February 2nd, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

The Obama administration is moving ahead with not one, but three EPA rules that will start to reduce our use of coal, (by far the worst emitter of greenhouse gases in the nation) to move the nation towards a cleaner, safer, healthier energy future, despite misuse of the Senate filibuster by Republicans who are paid to support coal

Each Ton of CO2 Worth $40 in Health Costs

February 1st, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

Surprisingly, in climate policy discourse, the cost/benefit analysis of the health benefits has not been a consideration - because the focus has been on just minimizing the cost of the transition to renewable energy

Utility-Scale Distributed Solar Gets Blast-Off in California

January 23rd, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

Other states could learn from this innovative idea. Distributed solar could be a way that cities with regions of urban blight to re-purpose all those empty big box stores so their roofs could supply neighbors with power, and in the process, bringing about urban renewal and lots of clean energy American jobs

Foreign Windpower Giant Iberdrola Taps Saudi Arabia of Wind Because We Can't

December 31st, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Today, a European company put the finishing touches on a wind project in North Dakota which Americans have known for decades is "the Saudi Arabia of Wind." Spain's Iberdrola Renovables, the parent company of Iberdrola Renewables Inc that built the project became a giant global wind company in the wake of the Kyoto Accord. The European renewable energy sector grew from the resulting renewable energy legislation in Europe. The result is that it is European wind companies such as Vestas and Iberdrola, that are now building the wind energy that we need

The Fossil Party and the Future Party

December 6th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

One of the hardest parts of checking foreign news sources - to find out what others think of the emissions reductions targets their countries are bringing to Copenhagen - is deciphering the meaning of all those political parties' names. Who knows which side each of these is on, when it comes to climate change

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