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Citi Report Destroys the Main Arguments Against Switching to a Clean Energy Economy

For investors looking at the energy sector and considering where to put their money, there's increasing evidence that cutting-edge clean energy, not dirty energy, is the place to be.

Topics: Clean Economy Public Affairs

VP Joe Biden to Solar Power International 2015 "Thank you for what you're doing for our country. Thank you for what you're doing for the world." (video)

Here are a few highlights from Vice President Biden's inspiring speech at the Solar Power International 2015 trade show in Las Vegas on September 16.

Topics: Public Affairs

UPDATE: Downgrading Gov. Chris Christie to a "D" on Our Clean Energy and Climate Change Report Card

In early August, we released our grades for the 2016 presidential candidates on energy and climate issues.  Since then, a lot has happened, including one candidate (former Texas Gov. Rick Perry) dropping out, two Republican debates, and a variety of comments on energy and environmental issues by the candidates.  One candidate in particular,  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has made statements that are not at all in keeping with anything we'd consider to be strong, smart or forward-thinking position on clean energy and climate change.  For instance:

Topics: Public Affairs

Fossil Fuel Divestment Moves Appear to Be Picking Up

Given the urgent need to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, we've seen movements spring up across the world pushing for governments, universities and other organizations to divest themselves from fossil fuels.  Over the past two weeks, there have been significant development along these lines in California, as reported by InsideClimate News:

Topics: Public Affairs

Jigar Shah, Raj Pannu on Clean Energy as Quintessentially American - "can-do, right-now, yes ma’am"

For years, we've watched as the entrenched, increasingly antiquated, but politically-well-connected and heavily-subsidized dirty energy industry has attempted to slander wind, solar and other clean energy sources as...well, basically lame in every way.  One of the dirty energy folks' implicit themes has been that, somehow, fossil fuels are uniquely suited to fulfilling the American Dream, while clean energy is some sort of alien force that is inherently more suited to "socialist" Europe than to the "capitalist" United States. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, which is why it's great to see articles like the one by Jigar Shah and Raj Pannu in Fortune on how green energy is, in fact, quintessentially "red, white and blue." Here are a few great lines that jumped out at us.

Topics: Public Affairs

2016 Presidential Candidates: Their Grades on Energy, Climate Issues

UPDATE 9/17: Please click here to read why we are downgrading Gov. Chris Christie from "B" to "D" on our report card.

Topics: Public Affairs

Clean Power Plan Success Hinges on Winning the “Race to Define”

by Mike Casey

Topics: Public Affairs

Converging Vectors Drive Accelerating Clean Energy Industry Growth

By Lowell Feld, Guest Columnist

Topics: Public Affairs

Johnson Controls, World Resources Institute Launch Building Efficiency Initiative Newsletter


We've always felt that energy efficiency is a crucially important, yet undervalued, resource. That's why we're so happy to see the inaugural edition of the Building Efficiency Initiative newsletter, a joint effort of the World Resources Institute and Johnson Controls. To register for the newsletter, which will provide "global updates on innovative policies, projects and partnerships to improve energy and water efficiency in buildings, with a particular focus on activities in cities in rapidly emerging economies," click here.

Also, check out the above video, included in this month's newsletter, in which Building Efficiency Initiative Director Jennifer Layke "presents WRI’s effort in the building efficiency space." A few key points by Layke are:

Topics: Public Affairs

"The fossil fuel industry receives billions in taxpayer subsidies as the wind industry fights to take flight"

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Topics: Public Affairs