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Offshore Wind is (Finally) Coming to the U.S.

On Monday, Deepwater Wind broke ground on what's expected to be the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. At a planned 30 megawatts, the Block Island Wind Farm project marks what the Sierra Club calls “a watershed moment for American clean energy development.”

Introducing The Sierra Club AddUp App.

The Sierra Club AddUp app allows environmentalists to crowdsource their political, legal and environmental activism on behalf of the Earth Introducing The Sierra Club AddUp App. was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from...Show More Summary

Meet “Eco-Modernism”—The New Face of 21st Century Environmentalism

(Steven Hayward) For a long time I’ve been arguing that environmentalism needs its own Protestant Reformation, with a Martin Luther figure to nail a new 95 Theses to the front door of the Sierra Club (on recycled paper, of course). Show More Summary

“E&E Legal Releases a Sierra Club Unearthed Report on Green Groups Record-Breaking Spending on the 2014 Elections; Precious Resources Used to Buy Campaign Ads Instead of Helping the Local Environment”

Press release: Today, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), a 501 (c) (3) watchdog group, released an investigatory report analyzing the money green groups spent on the 2014 elections. The report was released through E&E Legal’s recently launched … Continue reading ?

Private Banks Ditching Destructive Coal Investments, International Financial Institutions Need To Follow Suit

Co-authored with Lauren Lantry, Sierra Club Media Team Earlier this week, Barclays Bank did something amazing -- one of the world's largest banks announced it would no longer finance coal-mining companies that pursue the destructiveShow More Summary

Sierra Club proud they’re putting miners out of work

I was recently interviewed by CNS News and asked for comment on the joint Sierra Club, Bloomberg media event (held on April 8th) where Mr. Bloomberg and senior Sierra Club staffers, like CEO Michael Brune, exulted in their ability to … Continue reading ?

Midday open thread: Bloomberg donates $30 million to fight coal, Schieffer retiring this summer

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Xenu, Intergalactic Overlord, returns to Earth: Bloomberg gives Sierra Club $30 million for coal campaign: Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $30 million to bolster the Sierra Club’s 13-year-old campaign to end America’s reliance on coal, one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases. Show More Summary

Bloomberg, Sierra Club Direct $60 Million To Closing Half Of U.S. Coal Plants By 2017

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club and Michael Bloomberg are upping the ante in their effort to close down coal-fired power plants, announcing on Wednesday another $60 million in funding for their anti-coal campaign. The Sierra Club is also raising its target for coal plant closures, setting a goal to close half of all coal plants in the U.S. Show More Summary

Doubling Down with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Replace Coal with Clean Energy

Today, I had the honor of standing with Michael Bloomberg and dozens of Sierra Club volunteers, staff, and supporters in Washington, DC, to announce a new round of investment by Bloomberg Philanthropies in the work of the Beyond Coal Campaign. Show More Summary

What’s Next for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument?

The auditorium at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center was packed to capacity last night for a presentation and short question-and-answer session titled “San Gabriel Mountains National Monument – What’s Next?” Organized by the Sierra Club, the event aimed to get people up to speed with the new National Monument so far and give a glimpse…

Guest Editorial: Why Enabling Arctic Drilling Is Such a Huge Mistake

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Eric Larsen, polar explorer, says Seattle shouldn't be enabling arctic drilling. (And neither should the Obama administration.) The Sierra Club As a polar explorer and expedition guide, I've completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history. Show More Summary

Sierra Club Condemns Border Security Bill That Seeks To Gut Protected Lands

The border security bill would exempt activities from 16 environmental laws within 100 miles of the southern and northern U.S. borders. The post Sierra Club Condemns Border Security Bill That Seeks To Gut Protected Lands appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Global Wave of New Coal Plants Is Going Bust, New Report Finds

Co-written by Nicole Ghio, campaign representative of the Sierra Club's International Climate Program. Today, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm, keeper of the global coal plant tracker database, released a comprehensive report on the global coal pipeline -- and the news is big. Show More Summary

The Global Coal Boom Is Going Bust: Report

A new report by CoalSwarm and the Sierra Club provides compelling evidence that the death knell for the global coal boom might very well have rung some time between 2010 and 2012. Tags: coal coal boom India china u.s. E.U. european union Coal-Fired Power Plants Coalswarm Sierra Club health economy

Sweet 16

More proof that good things are worth waiting for. About a year and a half ago, my family and I hiked in Colorado's Browns Canyon, along with some military veterans, Sierra Club volunteers, and local rafting owners. At the time, local...Show More Summary

Sweet 16

More proof that good things are worth waiting for. About a year and a half ago, my family and I hiked in Colorado's Browns Canyon, along with some military veterans, Sierra Club volunteers, and local rafting owners. At the time, local...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, February 18:KOCH BROS-SIERRA CLUB GROUP BACKS TESLA; GOOGLE BUY TO REPOWER ALTAMONT WIND; KAISER HEALTH CARE TO RUN ON SUN

KOCH BROS-SIERRA CLUB GROUP BACKS TESLA Koch brothers and Sierra Club unite behind Tesla David Muller, February 18, 2015 (MLive) “…The Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity conservative political advocacy group and environmental protection...Show More Summary

Koch Brothers & Sierra Club Back Tesla Direct Sales

It’s hard to imagine two organizations more politically distant than the Koch Brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity and the nature-loving Sierra Club. Yet both of these organizations have signed a letter, along with 8 other public-interest...Show More Summary

Car Dealers So Awful They Make Tesla, Sierra Club And Koch Bros Team Up

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

What do Tesla, the Sierra Club, and the Koch Brothers have in common? Car dealers, if you can believe it. Read more...

Is the IFC Finally Moving Solar Investment Beyond the Grid?

Last fall, the Sierra Club and Oil Change International published a scorecard evaluating major multilateral development banks on their energy access spending. The World Bank Group, of which the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is part, received a failing score. read more

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