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President Obama's Strange Definition of 'Rent-Seeking'

Obama, yesterday: When you start seeing massive lobbying efforts backed by fossil fuel interests, or conservative think tanks, or the Koch brothers pushing for new laws to roll back renewable energy standards or prevent new clean energy businesses from succeeding — that’s a problem. Show More Summary

New Clean Energy Standards Will Give Boost to Small Business Community

This week the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan - new rules establishing the first-ever carbon emissions standards for power plants. This is good news for entrepreneurs, the majority of whom support the EPA...Show More Summary

Media Experts Blast New York Times Over Glowing Profile Of Koch Brothers

This 1300-word piece never once mentions the Koch's insidious efforts to fund climate science denial, block all climate action, and roll back clean energy standards at a state level. The post Media Experts Blast New York Times Over Glowing Profile Of Koch Brothers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Exposing Koch-Funded Groups and Their Dubious Claims About Renewable Portfolio Standards

The Wall Street Journal frequently opens its pages to fossil-fuel-funded front groups and individuals to launch blatantly false attacks on our country's burgeoning clean energy industry. A week ago Friday was no exception, with the paper printing a misleading, anti-clean energy screed by two leaders in the group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Show More Summary

By Sea, Land and Air: Hong Kong Inventor Leads Charge in War Against Pollution

Following alarming reports of thousands of annual deaths from pollution in Hong Kong and the city’s promise to reach World Health Organization standards by 2014, air pollution and clean energy have been infectious topics in Hong Kong this year. With an air quality objective more than 25 years old, government response has arguably been slow [...]

Why the Koch brothers’ war against clean energy is still failing

You may have heard that the Kochs scored a win by rolling back Kansas' renewable power standard, but that's not really how things went down.

Scott Walker Deputy Admits Clean Energy States ‘Have A Competitive Advantage’

States that "have already gotten online to different standards than what is traditional in our state, all of a sudden they have a competitive advantage." The post Scott Walker Deputy Admits Clean Energy States ‘Have A Competitive Advantage’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ohio Pressed Pause on Economic Growth When It Froze Its Clean Energy Standards

In May of 2014, the Ohio Legislature froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards as a result of political pressure from Ohio’s largest power company, FirstEnergy, and other groups. We’re only now learning just how bad the damage is. read more

Low Cost Wind Energy Could Breathe New Life Into Coal Power Plants

As a replacement for coal, low cost wind energy could help some states meet new Clean Power Plan standards more effectively than natural gas Low Cost Wind Energy Could Breathe New Life Into Coal Power Plants was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

32,000 Jobs Could Be Created By Illinois Renewable Energy Legislation

A bill that would make changes to Illinois' Renewable Portfolio Standard might create 32,000 clean energy jobs, according to its backers. 32,000 Jobs Could Be Created By Illinois Renewable Energy Legislation was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Broad Coalition Coalesces for Clean Energy Jobs in Illinois

Labor, business, and environmental groups and leaders have formed a unique coalition that will urge Illinois lawmakers and legislators to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, leading to tens of thousands of new, local jobs. read more

Canadian Mad Scientist Inventor Creating Mini Tornadoes for Clean Energy - Dr. Wiley?

7 months agoHumor : Geekosystem

Inventor Louis Michaud wants us all to get equipped with air shooter clean energy by using wind power. That's a pretty standard idea until you get to the part where he wants to do it by creating and harnessing the energy of mini tornadoes. Don't worry; the leaf shield will presumably keep him safe.

A 50-Percent-By-2025 Renewable Energy Standard Can Help Governor Cuomo Realize His "Opportunity Agenda"

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday didn't address clean energy, but there are some great clean energy proposals in the policy book that accompanied the speech, called the "2015 Opportunity Agenda." read more

Three State Legislators Want To Kill Michigan’s Popular Clean Energy Law

State Reps. Tom McMillin (R), Ken Goike (R) and Ray Franz (R) introduced a bill earlier this month to repeal Michigan's renewable portfolio standard. The post Three State Legislators Want To Kill Michigan’s Popular Clean Energy Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Rockefeller heirs to stop investing in fossil fuels

Credits: Spencer Platt/Getty Alt Text: Chair of the Rockefeller Family committee Peter O'Neill speaking at a news conference Family of Standard Oil tycoon announce they will start investing in clean energy instead One-Minute Read Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Oil heir Rockefellers divest charity from fossil fuels

The family which made its fortune from Standard Oil is now taking a big step toward a clean energy future.

Promoting President Obama's Clean Energy Economy

Interview with Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy. Over the last decade, Colorado has emerged to boast one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in the United States -- something that began under the administration of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. Show More Summary

U.K. Standards Group Calls Out Peabody Energy for Misleading ‘Clean Coal’ Claim

The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled, in a case brought by the World Wildlife Fund, that Peabody Energy should not use the term “clean coal” to imply that coal is emission-free or “the solution for better, longer and healthier lives.”

U.K. Ad Council Rules ‘Clean Coal’ Isn’t Clean, Bars Peabody Energy From ‘Misleading’ Public

The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority has barred Peabody Energy from using the term “clean coal” to imply coal is emission-free or “the solution for better, longer and healthier lives.” The post U.K. Ad Council Rules ‘Clean Coal’ Isn’t Clean, Bars Peabody Energy From ‘Misleading’ Public appeared first on ThinkProgress.

WWF and Govt Tag Team to Decry 'Clean Coal' Campaigners

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld part of a complaint by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that adverts for clean coal being run by Peabody Energy were misleading and should not be used, EurActiv is reporting. The Peabody-backed...Show More Summary

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