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AB 32: Resist Attempts to Undercut California's Landmark Clean Energy Law

September 11 -- For years, California's largest greenhouse gas emitters have known what was coming under AB 32, our state's pioneering climate and clean energy law. Many have planned accordingly and have been doing things like implementing energy efficiency programs that positively impact the bottom line. However, some are making a last-ditch effort to change the rules. >>View Article

By Air, Land and Sea, the Military is Going Green to Save Lives and Money

September 9 -- This month, one of America's most accomplished "naval persons" in recent memory will attend a well-deserved christening ceremony in his honor for a new submarine, SSN 785 John Warner. U.S. Senator John Warner is a true American hero, having served his country as a Navy enlisted sailor, a Marine lieutenant, Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. As there are few people in this country, let alone the rest of the world, with such a resume, I am particularly encouraged by Senator Warner's latest endeavor: fighting the threat climate change presents to our armed forces and our nation. >>View Article

House Climate Hearing: The Real Story

September 9 -- Continuing their assault on Obama administration efforts to protect public health and fight climate change, House Republicans are staging a show-trial on Tuesday, giving voice to naysayers from around the country who are predicting doom and gloom. >>View Article

Making a Difference with "Green Bonds"

September 9 -- Instead of lending to just the government or some faceless corporation, what if your bond mutual fund also helped to vaccinate kids around the world? Or helped finance a clean water project or solar energy farm? >>View Article

U.S. Offshore Wind Power Nears Takeoff with 14 Projects

September 8 -- Long stymied by high costs and local opposition, offshore wind is finally nearing takeoff in the Untied States as 14 projects enter "advanced stages" of development, the Energy Department reports.

Two of the projects — Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts and Deepwater's Block Island off Rhode Island — have moved into the initial stages of construction while the others have obtained a lease, conducted extensive studies or obtained a power purchase agreement. Nine are located on the East Coast. >>View Article

As Coal Jobs Leave Kentucky, Where Are the Renewable Energy Jobs?

September 8 -- Kentucky doesn’t distinguish itself in a new report quantifying so-called “clean energy” jobs announced around the country in the second quarter of 2014.

The report from non-profit Environmental Entrepreneurs said these types of opportunities are growing in the U.S.—it listed 12,500 new clean energy and clean transportation jobs between April and June. Arizona added the most jobs during that time period (3,060 jobs), with California and Michigan in second and third place (2,512 and 1,450 jobs, respectively). >>View Article

Disputed Efficiency Subsidies Lower Energy Costs for Oregonians

September 8 -- As Oregon's ratepayer advocate, the Citizens' Utility Board disagrees with The Oregonian editorial board's recent piece on energy efficiency. There's no plainer way to say this: Cutting cost-effective energy efficiency investment will raise bills for Oregon families and businesses. >>View Article

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