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Obama gives a moving address at the opening of COP21

Reaction to Obama Speech at Opening of COP21

In a moving address at the opening session to the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), president Obama called on world leaders and delegates assembled in the plenary hall at Le Bourget for resolve in the coming two weeks of negotiations, keeping in mind the long-term implications of the results. “Our generation may not even live to…

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CIP21 in Paris offers humanity an opportunity to turn back from the brink

COP21 Will Change the Course of History

On November 30th, the world will come together in Paris for the start of the most important climate talks ever. After more than two decades of negotiations, the expectations are high and global leaders appear to be ready to sign a comprehensive climate deal that will spur unprecedented emissions reductions. If all goes as planned, the 21st annual session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of United Nations…

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Report Highlights CHP Clean Power Plan Compliance

Hurdles exist, but CHP (combined heat and power) is often low-hanging fruit when it comes to increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and complying with the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. Accounting for 8 percent of electricity capacity and 12 percent of generation, CHP’s true potential is far from being fully realized, however, according to an IIP-DGA road-map report for CHP and Clean Power Plan compliance.

Obama proposes steeper cuts on CO2 emissions than expected.

Obama to Release Final Version of America’s Clean Power Plan

Obama proposes steeper emissions cuts than expected On Monday the Obama administration will release its final version of the proposed Clean Power Plan, calling for a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions nationally by 2030, as compared to 2005 emission levels. The plan’s initial draft called for a 30 percent reduction. The final version will also give states an extra…

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Maintaining hope in the face of an onslaught of money and denial in the 2014 midterm elections

Searching for Hope in the Wake of the Midterm Climate Fiasco

For all those who support climate action, it is hard to find a reason to hope in the wake of the 2014 midterms. The fact that most of the new slate of Republicans deny the scientific consensus on climate change and support fossil fuels warrants our despair. President Obama cautions us to avoid cynicism. As Obama said in a recent…

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People's Climate March in New York City

President Obama Speech at the UN Climate Summit

“We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it” On the heals of the largest climate march in history in New York City, the United Nations Climate Summit gets underway. President Obama addresses the plenary session on meeting the challenge of climate change.   Featured image credit:…

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Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference highlights the benefits of the green economy

EPA Leader McCarthy Talks Good Jobs, Green Jobs at D.C. Conference

Ms. McCarthy is making a strong, positive, ethical statement about President Obama’s climate action plan and support for clean energy at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in the nation’s capitol today.