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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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Energy Giant Unveils New Vision to Help Consumers Combat Climate Change

Last week, energy giant NRG CEO David Crane published a sweeping letter about NRG’s commitment to becoming a different type of energy company. This new type of company, according to Crane’s letter, will connect consumers to their own energy-generating potential and will enable consumers to make their own energy choices. But perhaps most significantly, this […]

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This Tea Party Leader is Championing Green. Here’s Why.

Debbie Dooley isn’t your typical Tea Party leader. She’s a Georgia grandmother who became an activist six years ago when her first grandson was born. Dooley is co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots, and has been active with the Tea Party Patriots since their inception. Last summer, she teamed up with the Sierra Club […]

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Just Don’t Mention Climate

Liberals have largely dominated the environmental sphere in recent years. But that may be changing, writes Nora Caplan-Bricker in a recent article in The New Republic. Conservatives across the country, from Ohio to Georgia, have started to put their energy behind sustainability and renewable energy solutions.   In Michigan, the recently-formed Michigan Conservative Energy Forum […]

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Nissan Spends $3.5 Billion On Solar EV Chargers In Tennessee

Good news for the public: driving zero-emission vehicles is becoming more accessible and affordable. Nissan is planning to install over 1,500 free public solar-assisted electric charging stations throughout Tennessee (state of Nissan’s HQ) by mid-2012.   Posted 6.6.2011 on Crisp Green by Beth Buczynski     When you think of cutting-edge, sustainable transportation technology, the […]

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Solar Leader BrightSource Energy Going Public

Solar energy is gaining a new economic benefit: the public has opportunity to invest in it for their personal prosperity.  According to this Earth & Industry article, BrightSource, the company leading "the biggest solar project," went public on Earth Day 2011 and intends to raise $250 million off the stock market.  Google has already put […]

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In Going Solar, Americans Cite Cost Savings Over Environmental Benefits

In Going Solar, Americans Cite Cost Savings Over Environmental Benefits

Kiplinger.com reports on results from a recent survey of Californians who have begun using solar to help power their homes and businesses or places of work. The survey found that more than half of the residents installed solar to save money versus about a quarter that said they did to benefit the environment. However, the […]

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