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This week, Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which would be dangerous, detrimental and downright irresponsible.    Join us Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. outside of Trump Hotel to sound an alarm and demand people wake up to the climate crisis.    We will g...
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For Immediate Release, May 3, 2017 Contact:         Meg Townsend, (971) 717-6409, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Lawsuit Aims to Force Release of EPA Chief's Emails, Schedule Refusal to Release Public Documents Suggests Scott Pruitt Hiding Meetings...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt unveiled plans to roll back at least three Obama-era rules at the EPA while vowing to give businesses “regulatory certainty.” Those policy reversals, set to start next week, will empower the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on its core mission of protec...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers. The Energy Department's response coul...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Trump is assembling an all-star cast of climate change deniers for his transition team – often placing them at the heads of key agencies responsible for monitoring or dealing with global warming. The heads of transition teams for Nasa, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Inter...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help Americans save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects. “As we enter ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Fighting climate change and global warming is a big project, and encouraging the private sector to take part is an important part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan. That's what led to the U.S. Department of Energy announcing a $4 billion loan guarantee program on Thursday for new ideas o...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Washington DC - The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100% renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to a major new report from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. Energy [R]evolution - A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook provides a blueprint for transform...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Gov. Deval Patrick took the wraps off a $50 million plan Tuesday that he says will help prepare Massachusetts for the challenges posed by climate change on public health, energy, transportation and basic infrastructure.The initiatives, unveiled by the governor at the New England Aquarium, include a ...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Today the EPA will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 RFS. Members from across the renewable fuel industry are lining up to testify regarding the negative impacts the proposed volumes could have. The EPA’s proposal would gut the renewable fuel standard and decrease the amount of biofuel in t...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Cambridge — It’s for good reason Boston and Cambridge have earned strong reputations as leaders in sustainable building practices. In 2007, Boston amended its zoning code to become the first city in the nation to require LEED standards for all large-scale development projects. Cambridge followed su...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
In the heated exchanges about the consequences of the ongoing federal government shutdown, one important impact has been largely overlooked: the devastating consequences of this closure on the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Like the National Institutes of Health, th...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
The U.S. Energy Department awarded about $22.5 million in grants to companies and researchers seeking to produce fuel from algae and other types of biomass. The funding, which also went to projects in California and New Mexico, is part of the Energy Department’s effort to break down technical barri...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water.  But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States.  Thermoelectric power plants alone use more than 200 billion gallons of water a day – about 49 percent of the nation’s total water withdrawals. La...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Temporary but strategic financing of emerging new-energy technologies is an absolute necessity. If we want clean-energy alternatives, if we want energy diversity, we need to pry open toeholds for their emergence and scale-up. Why is this? The reason is that the U.S. energy market is riven with barr...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Last week, the New York Times reported on an exciting new energy project that is scheduled to begin testing off the coast of Oregon in early October. A company called Ocean Power Technologies is going to lower a 260-ton generator into the Pacific ocean, just 2.5 miles from the shore, in order to cap...
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