Leading by example? Let’s hope so…

President Obama appears to be taking initiative in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, setting a reduction target for the Federal Government of 28% by 2020. “As the largest energy consumer in the United Sates,” Obama said, “we have a responsibility to American citizens to reduce our energy use and become more efficient.”

It is encouraging [...]

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China and its race toward clean energy

There is a very good article in the NYT – China Leading Global Race to Make Clean Energy.
I wonder – why is China doing this?  Why is China now leading or trying to lead the world in Wind, Solar, and Nuclear – Energy?
It is a question that we as a nation and a world should [...]

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Weekly Mulch: Climate Change On Obama’s Back Burner

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger
In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He called on the Senate to pass a climate bill, but did not give Congress a deadline or promise to veto weak legislation. Nor did he mention the Copenhagen climate conference, where international [...]

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Mr. President – we need more…

The President has had a pretty hard few weeks – and even months.
We have been supporters of his efforts and the “hope” that came to Washington last year.  Saddly a lot of that hope and excitement seems to be gone.  The fights on Capital Hill are horrible.  And the internal White House managemnet of the [...]

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Climate Community Citizen of the Week – Lisa N

Congratulations to Lisa N this weeks Climate Community Citizen of the Week!

Lisa N. is a junior at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in Los Angeles, California. She is recognized for her endless commitment to the community and environment through her work as a California Roots & Shoots council member and as a leader for her school [...]

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Global energy and the issues we face…

Here is a pretty interesting clip on energy and the issues we face….

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RealEnergy…(a long time ago…..) and tomorrow at UCLA

RealEnergy was the amazing “distributed generation” platform that I, along with a handful of brave and crazy partners created – many, many year ago….
Tomorrow, I will be telling the RealEnergy story at UCLA to a class of MBA students!
I hope they enjoy the story…..
$50 Million Targeted for Onsite Power Generation
in California Commercial Properties
Investment by a [...]

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Climatologist – Gavin Schmidt

NASA Climatologist – Gavin Schmidt – gives an interview about Climat Change, a warmer earth, annual heat records – and other very interesting topics.
Teachers – this is worth reading and givng to your students.  The NASA web site is excellent!
Check it out…. NASA

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Getting hot! Check out this NASA press release….

Jan. 21, 2010

Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0918
stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov

Leslie McCarthy
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York
212-678-5507
leslie.m.mccarthy@nasa.gov

RELEASE: 10-017

NASA RESEARCH FINDS LAST DECADE WAS WARMEST ON RECORD, 2009 ONE OF WARMEST YEARS

WASHINGTON — A new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA
scientists finds the past year was tied for the second warmest since
1880. In the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was [...]

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Weekly Mulch: Murkowski Vs. the EPA

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger
On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) pulled out a rarely-used Congressional tool in an attempt to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon and other greenhouse gasses. Sen. Murkowski offered a “resolution of disapproval” of the EPA’s impending action, which would limit companies’ carbon emissions.
The resolution would [...]

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