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President Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet on Climate Change

“We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science……if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.” Continue reading

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What Will the President Say on Climate Change? State of the Union Today

“I’m going to be talking about making sure that we’re focused on job creation here in the United States of America,” – President Obama told House Democrats last week. Where will clean energy and climate change figure in today’s State of the Union? Continue reading

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Climate Change and Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address

Many have been surprised by the prominence given to climate change in President Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address. We look at what he said and ask if the words will be followed by meaningful action? Continue reading

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Dear New Year, Here are Five Climatic and Environmental Wishes For 2013

Guest author, Scott Ryan, sends us his five climatic and environmental New Year wishes for 2013 in the form of a letter. Continue reading

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Midwest Clean Energy Challenge – Act Now!

American Midwest clean energy startups have until Monday to apply for the Clean Energy Challenge. So get thinking. There is more than $300,000 to be won. 200 high-tech jobs have already been created with $23 million in follow-up funding. Continue reading

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2nd Presidential Debate and Still No Mention of Climate Change

Climate change remained unmentioned by either candidate in last night’s 2nd presidential debate. In a debate which was contentious in atmosphere there were some timely reminders of the complex relationships between US energy policy, US foreign policy and global economics. Continue reading

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Senator Byron Dorgan at SXSW: Is the US Missing Out on Economic Opportunities in Clean Energy?

Senator Byron Dorgan, senior policy advisor at Arent Fox LLP, gave a keynote address at the South by Southwest ECO conference in Austin Texas last week. In it he suggests that the US has been missing out on many of the economic opportunities offered by clean energy technologies. Continue reading

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Great Ways To Be Green In The Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the average house, and the tasks that we do in the kitchen put a lot of strain on the environment. If you want to reduce the amount of energy you use, and the amount of waste that you produce, then improving your kitchen habits is a great place to start. Continue reading

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Department of Defence to Spend $1.8 billion on Renewables by 2025

The US Department of Defense is predicted to reach $1.8 billion expenditure on clean energy by 2025. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 19th 2012

US Replaces China as Top Clean Energy Investor Environmental Leader reports that in 2011 the USA took over from China as the worlds leading investor in clean energy.  The article quotes figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance which have US … Continue reading

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Smart City Expo 2011

“We can not afford to repeat the mistakes in urban development that were made during the 20th century” A comment made during the opening keynotes address to the first Smart City conference in Barcelona. One of many which sparked off lively discussions about the future of our cities around the world. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – December 23rd 2011

Facebook moves from coal to clean energy as BP exits solar. EPA issues limits on mercury emissions from fossil fuel. US Administration approves 2 huge green energy projects and On-Bill financing may prove to be an option to help move us towards a green economy. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – December 8th 2011

IKEA expands solar power for its stores, Clean energy investment surpasses that of fossil fuels and Video games hold the key to beating climate change. Just some of the stories we look at in our pick of Green Business News from around the web. Continue reading

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