Gore Criticizes Obama on Climate

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Al Gore harshly criticizesPresident Obama for lack of leadership on climate change in a magazine essay published online Wednesday, saying that he had barely moved American policy on global warming since assuming the presidency from George W. Bush. In the 7,000-word article in Rolling Stone, Mr. Gore says that Mr. Obama clearly understands…

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Flooding Brings Worries Over Two Nuclear Plants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As record floodwaters along the Missouri River drench homes and businesses, concerns have grown about keeping a couple of notable structures dry: two riverside nuclear power plants in Nebraska. Nati Harnik/Associated Press The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has been kept in “cold shutdown” in anticipation of the flooding that has…

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Supreme Court Climate Decision Puts Spotlight on EPA

The Supreme Court today reaffirmed that it is the Environmental Protection Agency’s job to curb dangerous carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act, deciding in Connecticut v. American Electric Power that states cannot bring suit directly against five of the nation’s largest power companies to curb their emissions as a public nuisance. Power plants are the…

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U.S. Green Chamber Member Spotlight: PaintGreen

  US Green Chamber member PaintGreen explains that they felt a responsibility to reduce the impact they have on the environment while still providing the best quality, eco-friendly products and painting services available. “Green attitude runs deep in the organization,” explained Jon Ray, owner and founder of PaintGreen Professional Painters. “We use sustainable office products,…

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The Plug-In on Electric Cars

US Green Chamber Written by Hayley Roder Under the Obama administration’s plan to reduce oil imports and attend to rising gas prices, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded grants to state and local governments and companies to help kick off the electric-vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Many of these EV charging stations have been installed…

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Bangladesh Powers One Million Homes With Solar Energy

Published on June 18, 2011 by the Environmental News Network The number of households powered by solar energy in Bangladesh has passed the one million mark — the fastest expansion of solar power in the world, according to Bangladeshi officials. Aided by non-governmental organizations that provide low-cost loans to install solar panels, Bangladesh’s rural households…

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CleanTECH San Diego holds Wind Energy Symposium

Lisa Bicker, President and CEO of CleanTECH San Diego, opened up the Wind Energy Symposium at the Scripps Seaside Forum on Tuesday with the pertinent message that to be truly effective, one should lead in change and not merely accommodate it.  After listening to the breadth of knowledgeable and highly specialized speakers on the two…

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