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American Leaders to Trump: U.S. Must Look Forward, Not Backward on Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to reverse much of the progress our nation has made on climate. His recent appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a fierce critic of the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the EPA’s administrator is a clear indication he intends to follow through on that plan. This is why almost […]

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It’s Time for Clean Energy to Replace Fossil Fuels

Can clean energy replace fossil fuels? It’s already happening.   The truth is, just as computers replaced typewriters and cellphones replaced landlines, modern clean energy will replace outdated fossil fuels — it’s just a matter of how quickly. And that’s because people around the country are starting to see that the transition from dirty fossil […]

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San Diego Putting Its Money Where Its Mouth Is – But Will It Walk the Talk?

Mere months after releasing one of the country’s most ambitious climate action plans, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a “down payment” of $127 million in spending to implement the measures laid out in the new policy.   In the world of local climate action plans, it is rare for a mayor to provide as […]

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Why a Growing Number of Evangelicals Are Supporting Climate Solutions

Climate-conscious evangelical Christians held a series of events last week in North Carolina, voicing their firm support for climate action. Attendees recognized the role of humans in damaging the climate, and expressed their belief that “we are only stewards or trustees of God’s creation, and we aren’t to abuse or neglect it.”   Evangelical Christians […]

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Why the Rockefeller Family Fund Is Divesting From Fossil Fuels

For many years, the name Rockefeller was practically synonymous with oil – John D Rockefeller was a founder of Standard Oil (a predecessor of ExxonMobil), and fossil fuels helped create much of the family’s legendary wealth. So it’s significant that the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) has announced that it is withdrawing all its fossil fuel […]

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Global Carbon Emissions Flatten as Economy Grows – For Second Straight Year

The increase in clean energy around the globe is having a tangible effect – in both 2014 and 2015, greenhouse gas emissions did not increase, while the global GDP grew by 3.4 and 3.1 percent respectively.   This is big news because for the previous four decades, emissions and GDP have increased or decreased in tandem. […]

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4 Reasons States and Utilities Should Keep Reducing Carbon Emissions

As we mentioned here a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled to temporarily freeze implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. However, many states and utilities are still moving towards compliance with the plan. This GreenBiz article presents four compelling reasons why.   1. The Clean Power Plan is legally solid. The Supreme Court itself […]

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Governors From 17 States Commit to a Clean Energy Future

The transition to a low-carbon economy in America seems more inevitable every day. This week, a bipartisan coalition of governors from 17 states pledged to expand clean energy, update grids to integrate wind and solar generation, and reduce carbon emissions from transport. As The Guardian reports here, the accord states that the U.S. must “embrace […]

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Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Clean Power Plan Won’t Stop the Clean Energy Revolution

Last week, the Supreme Court stunned supporters of climate action by temporarily freezing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. The ruling could be setback for the EPA and for America’s contribution to the Paris climate agreement. But as this Washington Post article argues, it doesn’t mean an end to the transition to clean energy. The Clean […]

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How Climate Solutions Help Keep Our Soldiers Safe

Climate change may still under debate on Capitol Hill, but that’s not the case at the Pentagon. Last July, they issued a report calling climate change a major national security issue, and have made addressing it a big part of their global strategy. Preparing for the risks of rising seas and extreme weather may save […]

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