Author: ecopolitology


California’s energy-efficiency policies will create over 200,000 jobs by 2020, but the state could be creating more and better-quality jobs. The Don Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy, part of the University of California-Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Read more…


The year is 2015. One million electric vehicles whoosh along America’s highways and the noise is, well, not likely to inspire fist-pumping rock and roll anthems. But if we reach the goal President Obama has set of one million EVs Read more…


A new report by the United Nations Environment Program says that moving towards a green economy is the most effective way to reduce worldwide poverty The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released a report last week arguing the risks we Read more…


By the time the United States reaches President Obama’s goal of 1 million electric vehicles by 2015, the collective sound generated by all those whisper-quiet electric motors will be substantially louder, thanks to legislation the president recently signed. The Pedestrian Read more…


US adds 5,115 MW of wind energy in 2010, half of 2009 pace With wind energy becoming cost-competitive with natural gas for new electric generation, the feast-or-famine, boom-and-bust cycle of wind energy development in the United States is poised to Read more…


Texans are proud of a lot of things, but the state’s air quality isn’t one of them. That makes it doubly bizarre that Governor Rick Perry is so determined to stop the EPA from requiring big polluters to conform to Read more…


“I want my country to know how advanced you are in pursuing clean renewable energy. I want the world to know that the US is partnering with you because we are betting on Abu Dhabi and the UAE” — U.S. Read more…


Japanese government and industries are likely to invest $6.4 billion in green energy technologies over the next 15 months. The Japanese government would offer subsidies worth $1.9 billion while the rest of the investment is likely to come from some Read more…


Electric vehicles are set to experience a breakthrough in 2011 due to a £5,000 car grant introduced by the government today, experts predict. Motorists will have a choice of just one subsidised car to buy outright as the project is Read more…


In the absence of any congressional legislative action on regulating greenhouse gas emissions and with political momentum on its side, the Obama administration announced today it would be moving forward with its plan to begin regulating carbon dioxide emissions from Read more…


Report suggests current transportation policy in most U.S. states will likely worsen greenhouse gas emission trends. With federal policy action on climate and energy appearing unlikely for at least the next couple years, public policy and financial analysts are increasingly Read more…


Who says climate policy is dead in the U.S.? By a vote of four to one, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) voted Monday to adopt a new state pollution limit requiring the state’s largest emitters to reduce their Read more…


An international accord designed to address the growing hole in the ozone layer may take on new significance in the effort to reduce the emissions of climate-warming greenhouse gases. It just won’t be happening this year. An effort to expand Read more…


While the construction of wind farms has broad public support across the UK — more than 75 percent of people recently polled said they would be in favor of plans to build a wind farm close to where they live — only Read more…

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