15 June '10
3:18 PM UTC
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EPA on Climate Bill: A “modest impact on consumers” A Huge Impact On The Climate

The has concluded that it will have “a relatively modest impact on U.S. consumers” and cost households about $79 to $146 per year. The cost estimates do not account for the benefits of avoiding climate change – which will be substantial.

The study puts the probability of temperature changes remaining below 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 at 75 percent under the act, authored by Sen. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman, and G8 international agreements. Read More »

14 June '10
6:40 PM UTC
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Senate Legislation Could Boost Sale of DOE Uranium

The Department of Energy sits on top one of the world’s largest Uranium stockpile,  about a 150 million-pound, worth $6 billion, and if the Senate has its way it could sell more of that carbon-neutral energy source under long-term contracts.

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14 June '10
11:30 AM UTC
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An Election Win for Green Energy?

With the dust still settling from last week’s elections, political pundits remain in full post-mortem mode. In California, where the state’s ballot initiative process allows the electorate a direct vote on new state laws, one of the most discussed election results may be the defeat of Proposition 16. Had it passed, Prop 16 would have required cities and counties in California to get the approval of two-thirds of their voters before they could spend taxpayer money on starting a public power agency. Supporters claimed the proposition protected taxpayers’ right to choose whether public funds should be spent on entering the energy business. Opponents claimed the two thirds approval requirement would essentially kill local public power initiatives across the state.

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14 June '10
8:15 AM UTC
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The Alternative Agenda: What to Look For This Week in Green Energy [UPDATE]

President Obama tries to take charge of the BP spill

This Week in the BP Spill

President Obama will be angry and outraged on Tuesday night when he gives to the nation about the Gulf oil spill.

Another thing BP is leaking: cash. A group of Democratic senators wants BP to establish to pay for the spill cleanup and to compensate victimes. They want an answer by Friday.

Finally, and the Gulf oil leak before an Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Thursday. Read More »

7 June '10
4:08 PM UTC
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BP’s Fives Best Eco-Ads [VIDEO]

“Beyond Petroleum” helped anchor BP in the global zeitgeist as a sort of pragmatic “eco-warrior” that happened to produce oil.  As BP struggles to contain the largest oil spill ever, we’ve compiled some of the the company’s most iconic  green-focused ads . We lead of course with BP’s latest rollout, CEO Tony Hayward’s “we will make this right” pledge.

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