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Posted By: Terry Jarrett - Attorney, Healy & Healy Law Offices, LLC
On: April 23, 2015
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has been saying repeatedly that the EPA's Clean Power Plan to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants give states flexibility. "We're particularly interested in making sure states and utilities can achieve emissions reductions along a flexible glide path so that they can meet their targets,"  more...
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Posted By: Stephen Heins - Former Vice President of Corporate Communications, The Word Merchant, LLC
On: April 23, 2015
In the current Supreme Court case known as State of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Michigan and 22 other states have sued the EPA over new regulations that were designed to further reduce the level of mercury, arsenic and acid gases emitted by power plants. That's almost 50 percent  more...
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Posted By: Stephen Heins - Former Vice President of Corporate Communications, The Word Merchant, LLC
On: March 25, 2015
The idea of "Cooperative Federalism" began with the New Deal in the 1930's, when it came to include a division of responsibilities among the states and the federal government agencies of electric power and distribution. By the passage of the Clean Air Act of 1970, the EPA set the minimum  more...
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Posted By: Takafumi Arai - Digital Marketing Supervisor, Global Smart Community Projects, Toshiba
On: February 17, 2015
Celebrities and major corporations, like Leonardo DiCaprio and Walt Disney Co. for example, have helped spearhead the charge for a carbon neutral planet . They recognize the need for a future where our planet is exposed to less carbon, and hope to see others commit to carbon neutral initiatives.     more...
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Posted By: Rick Barnett - Consultant, Green Builder
On: February 13, 2015
Another chapter of the global climate effort recently concluded in Lima, Peru, as a warm-up for a more-targeted meeting in Paris, June, 2015.  Climate action advocates show subdued optimism for Paris:  although political goals are more visible, no action plan is on the table, that would buffer rising global carbon  more...
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Posted By: Eric Hahn P.E. - Civil Engineer Corps officer and Acquisition Corps member, U.S. Navy
On: February 2, 2015
Built environment improvement projects represent valuable opportunities for integrating innovative energy collection technologies.  How valuable?  One Innocentive Seeker looking to design a building-heat energy collection system recently posted a “Theoretical Challenge” worth $15K.  According to the posting, this type of challenge “implements an idea but is not yet a proof  more...
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Posted By: Jessica Kennedy - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists
On: December 31, 2014
Most of us are concerned about how climate change will affect our corners of the world, but we need to be thinking about our most vital natural resources: tropical forests.  Tropical and subtropical forests are the most biodiverse areas on the planet, and they even give us most of the  more...
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Posted By: Stephen Heins - Former Vice President of Corporate Communications, The Word Merchant, LLC
On: December 19, 2014
The world of energy has entered a new phase, while reasserting its place in the world headlines--oil, pipelines, OPEC, fracking, gasoline prices, peak oil, tar sands and natural gas to mention the most overly discussed. In the meantime, another important Wisconsin and American energy story--electricity for the present and future  more...
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Posted By: Terry Jarrett - Attorney, Healy & Healy Law Offices, LLC
On: December 15, 2014
  Just like Paul Revere, the experts responsible for managing much of the electric grid in the United States are warning that the EPA’s “too much, too soon” approach to cut carbon emissions by shutting down coal-fired power plants will have disastrous consequences for reliable and affordable electricity. According to  more...
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Copywriter, NRG Business
On: September 1, 2014
Start practicing your best Hamilton Porter impressions because within a few decades, you’ll be shouting, “I’m bakin’ like a toasted cheeser!  It’s so hot here!” Climate change.  Global warming.  It doesn’t matter what you call it.  It’s happening.  The effects may seem like a distant nightmare that will probably never  more...
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