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Companies Are Taking the Baton in Climate Change Efforts

With political efforts to slow global warming moving at a tortuous pace, some of the world’s largest companies are stepping into the void, pledging more support for renewable energy, greener supply chains and fresh efforts to stop the destruction of the world’s tropical forests. >>View Article 

EDITORIAL: Renewable Energy, No Politics

The quest for renewable sources of energy isn’t a liberal-vs.-conservative exercise, any more than the quest for energy independence sparked by the 1970s oil embargo was a left-vs.-right issue. Renewable energy sources — the kind that keep producing electricity and don’t run dry or run out — are good things to have. This should not be about politics. >>View Article 

Business, Investors Urge Policy on Climate

NEW YORK – Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. >>View Article 

A Climate Change Answer in the Wind

New York has a precious opportunity to move decisively toward environmentally sound power generation — while producing thousands of well-paying jobs in a region that needs them desperately. >>View Article 

In a Decade, We'll See Cheap Solar Energy

Futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that solar power has been doubling every two years for the past 30 years — as costs have been dropping. He says solar energy is only six doublings — or less than 14 years — away from meeting 100 percent of today's energy needs. Energy usage will keep increasing, so this is a moving target. >>View Article 

NC's Rise in Solar Power Must Accelerate

Last week was a big week for solar power in North Carolina. On Monday, Duke Energy announced that it plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet state requirements for more power from renewable sources. >>View Article 

Michigan Renewable Energy Grows

Michigan also has begun to produce high-quality and affordable renewable energy. According to a new poll, 79 percent of midwestern business owners believe renewable energy will help their businesses; 73 percent want to utilize renewables more in the future. Among them are many in Michigan. >>View Article 

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