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Obama Addresses Climate Change and Energy in the 2016 State of the Union

Obama Addresses Climate Change and Energy in the 2016 State of the Union

Obama On Climate and Energy in 2016 State of the Union Inside Climate News, January 13, 2016 Here are the parts of President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address that were about energy and climate change, taken from the text prepared for delivery: But even if the planet wasn’t at stake; even if 2014

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US Holiday Lights Use Enough Energy to Power a Country

US Holiday Lights Use More Electricity than El Salvador Does In a Year Center for Global Development, December 18, 2015. Image credit: Clint Mickel At this time of the year, sparkling trees and decorated lawns have taken over. A 2008 study from the US Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that decorative seasonal lights accounted

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Paris Climate Talks Push Clean Energy Further

Whatever happens at Paris talks, clean energy gathering steam The News & Observer, December 1, 2015. Image credit: JH Images.co.uk As the Paris climate talks begin, the die is already cast: The world is going to move toward cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. The question for U.S. policymakers is whether the world’s biggest economy gets

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Massachusetts Gets Top ACEEE Nod for Energy Efficiency

Amber Plante for Zondits, October 28, 2015. Image credit: vickie4kelley Massachusetts has edged out California (#2) and Vermont (#3) to rank for the fifth straight year as the most energy-efficient state, according to the ninth annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard. Massachusetts owes its 2015 success to its support of the Green

EIA Study Finds Renewable Energy is Trending Up

Americans using most renewable energy since 1930s CNBC, May 28, 2015. Image credit: FutUndBeidl That’s according to recent analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, released on Thursday. The study found that renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of the total domestic energy consumption in 2014. That is the highest percentage since the 1930s. The use

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US Leads in Cleantech Investment, Lags in Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Avivlirangal California research nonprofit Next 10 has benchmarked a number of climate change-related statistics, and found a new way to quantify global leaders and laggers. Of the fifty largest greenhouse gas-emitting nations, the United States ranks #1 in clean technology investment, #1 in total renewable generation, and

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Fueling the Green Revolution in 2015

Amber Plante for Zondits, April 23, 2015 Grease your bikes and shine your solar panels: Experts are predicting that 2015 will be seen as the jump-start of the green energy revolution. There is a current shift toward efficient technology and energy solutions that’s gaining the right kind of momentum – the kind that, if it’s

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US Government Energy Consumption Lowest Level in Thirty Years

Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975 EIA, February 4, 2015 The U.S. federal government, with thousands of facilities and vehicles in locations across the United States and abroad, is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal

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