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New Poll Shows Increased Support for Renewable Energy, Conservation

The majority of Americans prefer conserving energy over producing more of it, according to a new Gallup poll recently featured in The Hill. When forced to pick between conservation-focused approach and a production-focused approach, 57% of Americans say we should take a conservation-focused approach to solving the nation’s energy problems. This represents a 6-point increase […]

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Adaptation: Big Oil’s New Favorite Word

Recently at the Council of Foreign Relations, ecoAmerica Board Director David Fenton asked the Exxon/Mobil’s CEO to give his perspective on what America can do to stop climate change. In this article, David explains why Rex Tillerson’s answer of “we will adapt to this” is unacceptable and cannot be what Americans hear as a “solution.”  […]

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Report: More Americans have green jobs than oil or gas jobs

Republican claims that “clean” industries are “job killers” have been debunked by a recent study by the Brookings Institution and Battelle Technology Partnership. In the US, clean industries provide more jobs than oil and gas, and Americans can look forward to even more job opportunities as this clean economy continues to grow.   Posted 7.18.2011 […]

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When Energy Efficiency Sullies the Environment

When Energy Efficiency Sullies the Environment

This New York Times article on the "energy rebound effect" says the challenge of energy conservation isn't persuading people to be energy efficient, it's getting them to use less total energy. (more…)

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FedEx CEO: Let's end our need for oil

FedEx CEO: Let’s end our need for oil

Many Americans don't believe in the reality of climate change or the risk of America's dependency on oil – foreign or domestic.  FedEx is exceptionally dependent on fossil fuels, and gets the risk economically, for the security of the nation and their company, and for the planet.  This is a great example that can be […]

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Amid Gulf Coast Oil Disaster, Public Support for Clean Energy Legislation is Strong

Amid Gulf Coast Oil Disaster, Public Support for Clean Energy Legislation is Strong

As a follow-up to the May 6th post, The Big Oil Spill: is it enough to change consumer behavior? by Suzanne Shelton, here's another poll which illustrates how the oil spill has impacted public opinion. The poll, by the Benenson Strategy Group showed that 61% of voters support a bill, "that will limit pollution, invest […]

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