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  • by Eileen V. Quigley on March 1, 2011
    At the end of January, over 60 Edmonds community leaders, including the Mayor of Edmonds Mike Cooper and Edmonds City Council President Strom Peterson, Steve Klein, General Manager of Snohomish PUD, and other business leaders and citizens rolled up their sleeves to look at how the city can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions levels to 25% below 1995 levels by 2035. Read more
  • by Michael Mann on February 21, 2011
    There is indisputable proof that the efforts of the countries that agreed to abide by the Kyoto Protocol are succeeding. In 2008, the signatory parties to the Kyoto Protocol reduced their collective greenhouse gas emissions by 6.3% below 1990 levels. In contrast, the United States’ carbon footprint in 2008 was 16% higher than 1990. Read more
  • by Hendrik Van Hemert on February 21, 2011
    Austin, Texas sets the bar for local governments engaged in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on January 25, 2011
    Climate Solutions launched the New Energy Cities program in 2009 to galvanize local elected officials to drive adoption of clean energy technologies that will reduce carbon emissions, save money on energy use, and create jobs. We aim to prove the promise of the clean energy economy in small- to medium-sized cities throughout the Northwest. The benefits that we see for communities to embrace the new energy future include: Read more
  • by Hendrik Van Hemert on January 10, 2011
    Pike Research projects that over 3 million electric cars will be sold in the US by 2015. Read more
  • by Hendrik Van Hemert on December 23, 2010
    Energy efficiency, unlike many renewable energy technologies, is cost-effective today. The challenges are institutional not technological or financial and therefore require rethinking our financing structures, our utility models, and the role cities can play in creating the necessary conditions for massive energy efficiency. Read more
  • by Jules K. Bailey on November 3, 2010
    Many cities across the U.S., both large and small, are looking for economic development strategies that include home upgrades and clean energy. Jackson is proving that small towns, where the bottom line matters above all else, can innovate. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on March 11, 2008
    The future of the Earth could well hinge on the future of earth, the soil beneath our feet. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on March 3, 2008
    Biofuels received a fresh surge of bad publicity with recent publication of two studies in Science that looked at the greenhouse gas releases caused by land use changes connected to biofuels production.   Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on November 13, 2007
    The take-off of the biofuels industry over recent years has settled the question of whether biofuels could gain traction in a market dominated by petroleum giants.  A combination of favorable public policies and ballooning oil prices has given biofuels a strong foothold which will almost certainly grow over coming years.  Now the key questions center on what kind of biofuels industry will develop, and whether it will deliver on its promises for climate, rural development and energy security. Read more