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Just as rebuilding your house in a week would cost far more than rebuilding it slowly, so hasty remodeling of the global energy system would ...

You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it.

"You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it. Everything we do to raise energy efficiency, will make money, improve security & ...

Which renewable?   'Mirror, mirror on the wall'

As renewable technologies jostle for position in the growing low carbon economy, commentators are asking 'Who is the fairest electricity gen ...

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We should tax what we burn, not what we earn

"I have long supported a sharp reduction in payroll taxes, with the differences made up in CO2 taxes. We should tax what we burn, not what ...

Walmart's goal: use 100% renewable energy by the year 2020

"Our goal to be supplied 100% by renewable energy is the right goal and marrying up renewables with energy efficiency is especially powerful ...

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US:  The Saudi Arabia of wasted energy.   A vast untapped resource.

The U.S. is sitting on a vast, untapped reserve of cheap, clean energy: the energy lost every day to leakage, outdated infrastructure and ...

The Google business plan: fully invest in renewable & green energy

“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick Needham, Google Directo ...

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The cheapest carbon =  the carbon we don't burn.

"The cheapest carbon to remove from the atmosphere, is the carbon we don't put there in the first place."

The best job creators: clean energy & energy efficiency companies

‘Clean energy and energy efficiency companies are growing faster than any other sector. They are job creators. I cannot emphasize that str ...

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The best Christmas gift: Go solar!

"This past month, I spent more beer & pistachios than I did on gas & electric. And I am not a big drinker. It’s amazing how much (solar) c ...

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Releasing ourselves from the dilemma of the 'Energy Hook'

In order to prevent climate change, the world has to switch from high-carbon, polluting, power generation; to new, low-carbon generating cap ...

Pricing risk:   The accelerant to clean energy shift?

Banks, insurers and big investors are beginning to price climate risk into their decisions. This will accelerate the shift to low carbon ene ...

Pricing carbon: The silver bullet of climate change policy

‘The simple prescription for anyone concerned about climate change: price carbon. It’s simple. It works. It’s conservative to the core.’ — ...

Power plants most vulnerable to water scarcity.

Who knew? Power plants use 40% of U.S. freshwater supplies. How will they cope with a drier climate? Who will keep the lights on when the w ...

Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Pet ...

Nothing short of a revolution

Climate solutions are not tweaks. They’re a revolution.

Not one "silver bullet"...instead, "silver buckshot"

There's no one "silver bullet" that can solve our energy and climate challenge in one shot. Instead, it's going to take a lot of little bu ...

No longer 'Green vs Gold.'  Now 'Green = Gold'

"There is a great market opportunity for innovation. We going to go from green vs. gold to green = gold."—James Bradfield Moody.

King Coal dethroned.  Off with his head!

The world is in the grip of a rush to renewables. Dirty old King Coal can be excused for being tired and grumpy at times.

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Kindergarten lesson:   "Clean up your own mess"

"Clean up Your Own Mess" -- Robert Fulghum

"Cleaning up after ourselves generally is neither easy nor fun, and we usually don't l ...

Keystone XL? It’s foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China

‘Senator, why do you support this Keystone boondoggle of foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China?’ – Van Jones, co-host of “Crossfi ...

If left unchecked, this issue will swamp all other all other issues

“Climate Change is not just another issue. It is an issue that if left unchecked, will swamp all other issues.” — Ross Gelbspan, writer and ...

Hungry Children?  Feed them Candy!

Electric utility CEOs say they must burn coal to meet our energy demands. Sure, hungry kids want candy not vegetables. Yet, burning coal o ...

How are jets, transistors, computers, internet, GPS alike?

"What do jet engines, computers, transistors, the internet, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) have in common? They all owe their exist ...

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Hey USA!  Let's win the 'Clean Energy Race!'

It's the Olympics. USA has a chance to win gold in the Clean Energy Race event. Unfortunately, she is falling behind other countries.

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Granddaddy was right: you can make money selling the wind

"My granddaddy used to say , 'if we could sell the wind, we'd be wealthy.' Well, who ever thought we would be selling the wind!' — Tim Alex ...

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Geoengineering:   Is heart surgery better than a good diet?

“Is heart surgery preferable to a good diet? Of course not. Let’s go for the good diet.”—Bill Gates, on geoengineering.

Fossil Fuel: not free market, it's free loading market on our health

'Right now it is now a free market. It is a free loading market. The fossil fuel industry is free loading on our health.' — Mark Z. Jacobs ...

Fossil fuel subsidies are a brake on emissions reduction

In 2010, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency. This ...

EV chargers: The future is here -- in Houston (again!)

What could be more futuristic than when the world listened with baited breath as astronauts talked to NASA control in Houston? Well, the fu ...

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Energy democracy: Power in your hands.

Little House on the Prairie families were resourceful and self-reliant. Today's smart power grids and solar PV will democratise electricity ...

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Don't like terrorism or high gas prices?  Then solve climate change.

"Congressman, set aside climate change, you realize that...things I suggested will help us be a lot more resilient against terrorism or oil ...

Continue drinking to avoid a hangover?

Continuing to burn fossil fuels in order to maintain the growth economy is like keeping on drinking to avoid a hangover.

Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.

Climate protection puts money in your pocket

"Once people understand climate protection puts money in your pocket, the political resistance will melt faster than the glaciers." - Amory ...

Cities lead the charge on climate change action

'Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of climate change...we are taking action. There’s simply too much ...

China’s pollution is no excuse for inaction

Saying ‘we won’t do anything until China does’ is like saying ’We won’t protect free speech until China does.’ — Senator Barbara Boxer, Cali ...

Burning coal is like dumping garbage on your neighbor's lawn

Coal seems cheap only if you ignore the social costs.

Airbags save lives, biofuel saves carbon emissions

A car with airbags costs more than a car without. Society decides how valuable those airbags are. Society can decide the value of renewable ...

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'Shine, Baby, Shine!' Not 'Drill, Baby, Drill'

"I have nothing more to do with oil. I am producing my own energy -- solar energy," Larry Hagman (the actor who played oil baron J.R. Ewing ...

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'It feels like I keep reliving a bad 1970s disaster movie'

- former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger responding the American addiction to fossil fuels and our inability to be energy independent

'I am not going fishing.  I want to get climate change right.'

'Hey, Senator Inhofe, I am not going fishing. (Many) military people like me want to get climate change right.' — Ret. General Steve Ander ...