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  • by Elizabeth Willmott on February 27, 2013
    On February 15, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Green Communities Division announced the first six grantees of the Community Energy Strategies Pilot Program, a $500,000 state program to help local communities identify and implement strategies in energy efficiency and renewable energy to meet their local energy needs. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on February 21, 2013
    Tom Steyer is a national advocate for investing in clean energy solutions to address climate change whose targeted investments in renewable energy research, advanced energy solutions, and community-building strategies are aimed squarely at the intersection of economic development and environmental protection. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on February 20, 2013
    Global biodiversity avatar Thomas Lovejoy sees a climate endgame in sight, title of his recent New York Times op-ed. Lovejoy points to biocarbon, nature’s capacity to capture and store carbon through plant growth. Read more
  • by Ross Macfarlane on February 19, 2013
    There’s an old joke that explains the difference between being “involved” and being “committed.”  Think of a ham and eggs breakfast. The hen is involved, the pig is committed. Recent developments make clear that Cloud Peak Energy is fully committed to coal exports from Washington terminals. Read more
  • by Ross Macfarlane on February 14, 2013
    A new Sightline report details huge financial risks for Australian coal export startup. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on February 13, 2013
    Working with numerous Northwest cities over the past four years, the New Energy Cities team has learned many lessons about how cities can accelerate the adoption of climate-smart, clean energy solutions. However, none was more instructive than the need for setting a clear, aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction with metrics. I know how process-heavy this sounds, but stay with me because this is really important. Read more
  • by Rhys Roth on February 7, 2013
    We know ‘green infrastructure’ can provide low-cost solutions for communities to better handle those big pulses of water gushing over roads and into pipes when the big rains come… and we know greening our cities is good for biocarbon and for the human spirit.  Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on February 6, 2013
    In the absence of national climate and energy policy, US local and regional leaders are developing the climate and clean energy policies, strategies, and projects required to reduce carbon emissions and the state of California is the gold standard for climate policy leadership and community-supported clean energy innovation. The state has set specific goals and targets, requires participation of cities in achieving those goals, and supports communities with specific, effective energy efficiency and clean energy programs. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on February 2, 2013
    A team of partners is developing the greenest commercial building in the world, with market-rate office space that will demonstrate what’s possible and accelerate demand for sustainable design and products.   Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on February 2, 2013
    How can students design and implement real world solutions to discover the power and the possibility of renewable energy as a career? Read more

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