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  • Yale Students Cited at Fossil Fuel-Divestment Protest
    Yale University police cited 19 students after they staged a sit-in outside President Peter Salovey?s office to push for divestment from fossil-fuel companies.
  • What Americans Think About Climate Change in Seven Maps
    Researchers at Yale have unveiled a new interactive map that estimates public opinion on global warming right down to the county level.
  • US Climate Commitment Should Spur Other Countries to Act
    The proposed U.S. commitment to tackling climate change in support of a new international climate agreement is a serious and achievable plan that demonstrates the United States is ready to take significant action. Coming today, eight months before the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Paris this December, known as COP 21, the U.S. submission adds momentum toglobal climate negotiations and should help spur other countries to act.
  • Investors Spent a Record $2 Trillion on Renewables, Report Says
    Investors have spent more than $2 trillion on clean-energy plants in the past decade and last year added more renewable capacity than ever before.
  • Fix the EU Emissions Trading System, And Carbon Markets Can Be Serious Business
    What do the following have in common: New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Quebec, Alberta, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Beijing, Guangdong, Hubei, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin, Tokyo, Kyoto, Saitama and 28 countries in Europe?
  • Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution
    Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China?s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year.
  • Obama Orders US Agencies to Cut Carbon Emissions 40 Percent by 2025
    President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels over the next 10 years by shifting to renewable energy sources such as solar power.
  • Carbon Emissions Stop Rising for First Time in 40 Years
    Global emissions were unchanged last year, the first time that?s happened amid economic growth in four decades, according to the International Energy Agency.
  • Converting Olive Mash into Bio Cash
    An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up-and-running in Spain. Carina Lagergren, a researcher from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, says the system shows a promising way forward for reducing environmental damage and converting organic waste to energy.
  • Fact Sheet: Renewable Energy Job Numbers
    A 2013 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found 3.4 million green jobs in the United States at the end of 2011. This is the latest data available from BLS, due to the elimination of its Green Careers program. On March 1, 2013, the across-the board spending cuts referred to as sequestration, required by the amended Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, came into effect. As part of those budget cuts, BLS stopped offering all ?measuring green jobs? products.
  • The Big Question: What Do the Proposed EPA Regulations Mean for the Energy In...
    In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide released from power plants. The rule calls for reducing carbon 30 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels. Many have praised the aggressive proposal, while others are less favorable.
  • We Should be Looking to CEOs, Not Politicians, for Climate Change Action
    In May of 2014, Speaker of the House John Boehner responded to a climate change question with, ?listen, I?m not qualified to debate the science over climate change. I am astute to understand that every proposal that has come out of this administration to deal with climate change involves hurting our economy and killing American jobs. That can?t be the prescription for dealing with changes to our climate.? Speaker Boehner is not the only one reluctant to enter into the debate on climate change. In a March interview Mitch McConnell responded to a climate change remark with, ?For everybody who thinks it's warming, I can find somebody who thinks it isn't??
  • Movie Time! The Most Watched Videos on RenewableEnergyWorld.com in 2014
    As the holidays wind to a close and we ring in the new year, sit back and relax with your favorite libation and enjoy our most popular videos of the year. We guarantee you will learn something new.

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