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- July 29, 2014

Save While You Sleep

Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that make the biggest impact. Or at least that’s what Bedol thinks. They create a wide variety of water-powered clocks, including alarm clocks....

- July 15, 2014

U.S. and China Sign Partnership To Cut Greenhouse Gases

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon emitters, recently signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases. This partnership is greatly welcomed by many environmentalists,...

- July 09, 2014

Going Somewhere? Stay Green, My Friends

The U.S. transportation sector is responsible for nearly 40 percent of the nation’s fossil-fuel related carbon emissions. Reducing the amount of CO2 we emit into the atmosphere is important...

- June 27, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Plan to Regulate Big Polluters

In a 7-to-2 vote the Supreme Court endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.  This ruling is connected to the EPA’s proposal to cut greenhouse...

- June 26, 2014

Bloomberg, Seyer & Paulson Warn of Risky Business

Tom Seyer, a hedge-fund billionaire and major Democratic donor, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have joined forces to publish Risky Business....

- June 25, 2014

Two D.C. Universities Announce 20-Year Solar Partnership

Recently, American University and the George Washington University announced their 20-year partnership with Duke Energy Renewables to reduce their carbon footprints by directly tapping...

- June 13, 2014

Pedal to the…Battery?

Charge your phone with your feet? Yes, it’s possible with The Atom. It’s finally summertime, which means for some of us it’s time to pull out our bikes and hit the trails for recreation...

- June 12, 2014

Buffett Has Long-Term Green Plans in the Pipeline

At this year’s Edison Electric Institute conference in Las Vegas, Warren Buffett shared that Berkshire Hathaway plans to continue investing in the renewable sector for “as far as the...

- June 12, 2014

Obama Cracks Down, Flexibly, on Dirty Power Plants

Recently, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency released a draft rule to regulate carbon emissions from fossil-fired power plants throughout the U.S. The proposed...

- May 06, 2014

New York’s Proposed Utility Plan–Are They Onto Something?

New York state is proposing a new utilities system centered on decentralized production from hundreds, or even thousands, of smaller generators. Much of this energy would be from renewable...

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