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  • LA Community College System Heads for Energy Independence

    By Leslie Berliant Originally published on June 17, 2009, at SolveClimate By the middle of next year, the nine campuses that make up the nation’s largest community college system plan to be completely energy self-sufficient. It’s a huge step, and it will begin saving money immediately. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) started down […] More

  • Florida Renewable Energy Plan a Job and Economy Juggernaut

    By David Sassoon. Originally published May 28, 2009, at Solveclimate If Florida embraced its solar and wind power potential and got 20 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020, it would create 37,000 new jobs, generate more than $16 billion in economic activity by 2025, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 319 million […] More

  • Why Businesses (Big and Small) Should Support Climate Action

    By Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres, a leading U.S. coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Originally published at SolveClimate. Tom Benson, owner of the World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn, Ill., is tired of listening to conservative industry groups’ […] More

  • Bold Prediction for Rooftop Solar in Britain: Grid Parity by 2013

    Written by Stacy Feldman. Originally published May 14, 2009, at SolveClimate Solar photovoltaics (PV) in the UK will be as cheap as grid-sourced fossil fuels much sooner than expected, a new study by Solarcentury finds. For homeowners, PV will cross the “grid parity” mark in 2013. For commercial customers, it will occur around 2018. The […] More

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    SolveClimate: Universities Start Tailoring Degrees to Green Jobs

    Image credit: Jack Dempsey and NREL/DOE Written by Renee Cho and published on May 10, 2009, at SolveClimate. [social_buttons]Green jobs go far beyond the hands-on renewable energy and energy efficiency work that the Obama administration emphasizes with each new project and grant announcement. To deal with the effects of climate change, jobs will be springing […] More

  • SolveClimate: The Next 100 Days — Let's Launch a War Against Energy Waste

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Friday, May 1, at SolveClimate. It is time for President Obama to mobilize us all to help build the new energy economy. He has begun shaping the public policies we need. Now he needs to launch an Apollo project, interstate highway project, war effort and Marshall Plan […] More

  • SolveClimate: California Puts Fuel on World's First Low-Carbon Diet

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Thursday, April 23, at SolveClimate. California regulators tonight approved the world’s first low-carbon fuel standard, a bold set of performance-based fuel rules that are being closely watched in more than a dozen other states and countries, as well as in Washington. Many of the program’s details are […] More

  • SolveClimate: Tom Delay & the EPA

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Friday, April 17, at SolveClimate. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today that she has determined that greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public health and welfare. The next step is a 60-day comment period, but once that endangerment finding becomes official, it will mark a […] More

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    SolveClimate: Media Savvy Youth are Blogging Coal to Death

    Editor’s note: This post was written by Rachel Barge, and originally published on Tuesday, March 31, at SolveClimate. We all know young people have a handle on the Internet like no other demographic. My generation grew up playing computer games, had PC literacy classes in elementary school, and secretly hijacked the internet for music pirating […] More

  • SolveClimate: Biochar and George Monbiot's Misguided Rant

    Editor’s note: This post was written by Max Ajl, and originally published on Wednesday, March 25, at SolveClimate. A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the possibilities of biochar – burning organic waste, such as wood chips, left-over crop residue or even manure at extremely low oxygen levels and high temperatures in order to produce […] More