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In Some States, Emissions Cuts Defy Skeptics

June 9 -- 

The cries of protest have been fierce, warning that President Obama’s plan to cut greenhouse gases from power plants will bring soaring electricity bills and even plunge the nation into blackouts. By the time the administration is finished, one prominent critic said, “millions of Americans will be freezing in the dark.”

Yet cuts on the scale Mr. Obama is calling for — a 30 percent reduction in emissions from the nation’s electricity industry by 2030 — have already been accomplished in parts of the country. >>View Article

Climate action is good for New Hampshire

June 6 -- Tackling climate change has been an economic driver for businesses and investors throughout New England. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released groundbreaking draft standards that will limit carbon pollution from existing power plants — the single largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the United States. These new draft standards provide an opportunity for New Hampshire businesses and investors to continue to innovate and build a clean energy economy. >>View Article

What the EPA Clean Power Plan Means: More Jobs, Less Carbon

June 6 -- Here's what the Environmental Protection Agency's new pollution standards for power plants will mean for America: More jobs, less carbon. Of course the fossil fuel industry and some manufacturing organizations are trying to push the false premise that you can't have a healthy environment and a healthy economy. >>View Article

Wind energy helps Texas rancher cope with costs

June 6 -- In today’s economy, it's important to get the most out of your land.One Texas rancher is making every acre count. Just how is he doing this? Well, let’s just say that things are up in the air. >>View Article

Brazil Considers Sun the New Wind as It Banks on Solar for Power

June 6 -- Brazil is banking that a drop in prices and interest from foreign companies will boost the amount of energy it’s able to generate from the sun, the nation’s deputy energy minister said.The country will hold an auction tender on Oct. 10 focusing on solar, wind and biomass energy. It will be the first national energy auction with a specific category for solar. >>View Article

Clean Energy Advances, Policy Retreats

June 5 -- Exciting things have been happening in the field of renewable energy generation. Photovoltaic solar cells have become so cheap that most of the cost of setting up P.V. arrays is now devoted to labor and the structure that supports the cells. And engineers have determined the optimal length for the blades of wind turbines so that their generating capacity is becoming competitive with cheap, coal-powered generation. >>View Article

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