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01/30/2015:

Poll: 74 percent of Republicans favor giving tax breaks to produce more electricity from wind, solar

An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future. Almost three-quarters of Republicans support giving tax breaks to wind and solar companies.

01/27/2015:

Super efficient apartments could bolster Kansas City’s reputation

As electricity rates rise in Missouri and elsewhere, it’s more economical to spend money on homes and buildings to slash energy bills. Looming federal standards to reduce greenhouse gases are also triggering interest in using energy efficiency to help utilities meet the mandates. In the Midwest, which has relied on coal-fired plants, energy efficiency is headed for a bigger role.

01/26/2015:

A tale of two Washingtons

While Washington state lawmakers’ bold pragmatism on carbon promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.

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Clean Energy Jobs Report: Q3 2014

More than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the U.S. in Q3 2014. To continue job growth, Congress must extend clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.

The report notes that across the country, the military plays an important role brining clean energy to scale and creating good private-sector jobs.