Deep in the Heart of Red Texas, Al Gore’s New Movie Discovers Climate Action

More than ten years after his original movie, An Inconvenient Truth, shattered illusions about climate change and served as a call to action for liberals, former US Vice President Al Gore’s latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel – which premiered on the opening night of the Sundance … Read more…

Implications of the California Drought on Energy Use and Climate Concerns

Implications of the California Drought on Energy Use and Climate Concerns

California’s drought is now in its fourth year, and state leaders are faced with making unprecedented decisions further restricting water use. The brown lawns and dying trees are all too obvious and painful examples of the drought’s impact. However, somewhat lost in the public discussion, … Read more…

Why the Clean Power Plan Will Survive in Court

Why the Clean Power Plan Will Survive in Court

The “Just Say No” campaign fighting the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is gambling the public will overlook an important detail. Almost all major Clean Air Act rules that have so successfully protected human health and the environment in recent years have undergone intense legal challenges – … Read more…

Cities Should Engage with the Clean Power Plan — Here’s How

Cities Should Engage with the Clean Power Plan — Here’s How

With the final Clean Power Plan rule coming out any day now, many states will soon begin a thorough stakeholder engagement process to build out implementation plans. And there’s a powerful leadership voice we should be paying attention to — the voice of cities. Mayors, … Read more…

Governor Brown’s ‘Big Ideas’ for Energy & Climate

Governor Brown’s ‘Big Ideas’ for Energy & Climate

Governor Brown was sworn into office earlier this month and gave his fourth inaugural address, which also doubled as his State of the State (a rare double feature). Though he touched on a variety of other proposals, the Governor kept his laser focused on climate … Read more…

Cost of Energy Efficiency Is under Half the Cost of Building Coal Power Plants

After mining the results of energy efficiency programs representing every US region, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) researchers have reported the initial result that the average total cost of saved energy is only  4.4 cents per kilowatt hour. This means that smarter uses of energy can replace … Read more…

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