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U.S. National Clean Energy Summit Generates Fresh Ideas

U.S. National Clean Energy Summit Generates Fresh Ideas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 20, 2008 (ENS) – Windfarms offshore of New York City, wind turbines on top of the city’s bridges and skyscrapers, and the generation of tidal power, solar power and geothermal energy are all in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s vision of New York’s energy future. Speaking at the first annual National Clean Energy…

Green Job Forecast for the Growing Green Economy

Green Job Forecast for the Growing Green Economy

WASHINGTON, DC, June 4, 2008 (ENS) – Millions of U.S. workers already have the skills and experience to fill the jobs needed to fight climate change and build a green economy in the United States, finds a report issued today that was commissioned by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC. As its standard, the…

Climate Change Bills Proliferate in Congress

Climate Change Bills Proliferate in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2008 (ENS) – Congress will consider climate change legislation in a variety of forms next week when legislators return to Washington. Both House and Senate have bills to work with and changes to measures previously introduced. A measure that would reduce greenhouse gases according to scientific targets and reinvest any revenue…

A Good Day To Be Black In Indie?

A Good Day To Be Black In Indie?

Elvis Mitchell, Orlando Bagwell, Danny Glover, Melody Barnes, Katrina Browne, Nick Cannon Park City, UT — On Tuesday, January 22, former New York Times critic and co-creator of the film THE BLACK LISTintroduced a panel of filmmakers, activists, and policy makers to a more than overflowing crowd at the Film Lodge. The topic for the…

Clean Energy Corps Proposed to Create Jobs, Fight Global Warming

Clean Energy Corps Proposed to Create Jobs, Fight Global Warming

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 (ENS) – More than 80 labor, environmental, civic, and policy organizations have endorsed a proposal to secure America’s economic recovery and environmental health by applying energy-efficient measures to over 15 million existing buildings – from adding insulation to replacing inefficient boilers. The Clean Energy Corps would combine job creation, service,…