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Kate Sheppard: "Fracking Chemicals May Be Unknown, Even To Gas Drillers"

Would you allow someone to come to your home and pump unknown, but possibly highly dangerous, chemicals into your water supply? Would you buy food into which those same chemicals have been injected? Would you feed it to your family? Of course not. So why would we allow fossil fuel companies to potentially contaminate our water supplies with chemicals that even they aren't aware of?

Topics: Clean Economy

Jack Abramoff: Business Leaders Who Think Policy Doesn’t Matter Are “Living in a Dream World”

Topics: Public Affairs

WSJ Article on Solar Subsidies Another Case of Fossil Fuel Front Groups' Propaganda Paying Off

Last December, the Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) put out a groundbreaking study on how fossil fuel front groups get their pro-dirty-energy, anti-clean-energy propaganda into major newspapers across America.  What C&BP found was: 1) "Fossil fuel interests have provided at least $16.5 million to 10 [front group] organizations from 2006-2010;" 2) "Fossil fuel-funded organizations used targeted, focused messaging to support fossil energy sources and attack clean energy;" and 3) "Within a five-year period, these groups and their personnel have been mentioned on energy issues at least 1,010 times in major daily newspapers, averaging four mentions a week – or more than once every other day."

Wall Street Journal: Future of Coal in the U.S. Not Looking Good

We all know that clean energy is on the upswing in the United States, both in terms of employment and generation.  But what about the dirtiest of dirty energy - coal? The Wall Street Journal looks at that subject, and what it finds is not encouraging - if you're a fan of coal, that is.  A few problems include:

Video: Tom Steyer Explains that Keystone XL Would Create Just 35 Permanent Jobs

In this new video, Tom Steyer explains that "Keystone XL would create just 35 permanent jobs while bringing real risks to the farms and towns and water supplies it would run through." A far better option: clean energy, which is "creating hundreds of thousands of...jobs" and repowering America. For more truth about Keystone XL, including how "[a]t every economic level, it is a bad deal for our country," see KeystoneTruth.com.

Google Purchase of 240 MW of Wind Power a Sign of a LOT More to Come

Courtesy of Treehugger, here's yet more evidence that wind power has become an economically competitive, mainstream power source across America.

Yale Project on Climate Change Communications: "Ohioans Support Switching to Clean Energy Sources"

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communications (YPCCC) is out with the latest in its continuing series on Americans' attitudes towards clean energy and climate change. This time, the focus is on Ohio, but the results are very familiar: namely, that solid majorities of Americans support clean energy and action on climate change. Here are a few highlights from the new YPCCC report.
Topics: Clean Economy

InsideClimate News: Americans Face "invading army" of frackers on their land

This story by InsideClimate News should outrage every American, not just the ones facing the "invading army" of frackers on their land.

4 Quick Tips for Energy Management Marketers

By Dave Georges, Tigercomm Senior Vice President

GTM/SEIA Release U.S. Solar Market Insight for 2nd Quarter 2013

Greentech Media and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) both do consistently great work. Now, they're out with their latest example: the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report for 2Q13.  Here are a few highlights from the report's Executive Summary.

Heritage Foundation: It's Bad if the Government "Intervenes," Unless It's Taxpayer-Funded Welfare to Their Funders

Why are we not surprised at this?

Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (9/10/13)

Here are five recommended reads for today (9/10/13).

Video: Keystone XL Truth

George Lakoff’s Advice for Cleantech Marketing: Use the “F Word”

By Mark Sokolove, Executive Vice President of Tigercomm

Topics: Marketing & Communications