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Is Rick Perry too much of an "environmentalist" for the GOP? (and he's no environmentalist)

Rick Perry’s Meager Environmental Efforts May Be Too Much For Republicans

Rick Perry is the Texas governor and former Democrat who has quickly become a frontrunner in the contest for the GOP presidential nomination. Perry officially announced his candidacy for President on Saturday, August 13. Perry may be the longest-serving governor in America, but his environmental record is troubling to both ends of the political spectrum. According to the Energy Information Administration, Texas has consistently been the…

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Renewable electrical generation surpasses nuclear power generation

Power Generation from Renewables Surpasses Nuclear

The latest issue of theMonthly Energy Review published by the US Energy Information Administration, electric power generation from renewable sources has surpassed production from nuclear sources, and is now “closing in on oil,” says Ken Bossong Executive Director of the Sun Day Campaign In the first quarter of 2011 renewable energy sources accounted for 11.73 percent of US domestic energy production….

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Wind energy hits record peak in California

Latest EIA Report Shows Renewable Energy Production Continues Growth in 2010, Equals Nuclear Energy Output

The latest Monthly Energy Review released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week shows both nuclear and renewable energy sources provided roughly 11 percent each of primary energy production for the first nine months of 2010 – the latest period for which data is available. The EIA report states that renewable energy sources, including biomass/biofuels, solar, wind, hydro,…

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U.S. Carbon Emissions to Rise by 3.2 Percent this Year

In its latest short-term energy outlook released today, the Energy Information Administration said that carbon emissions will climb 3.2 percent this year in the U.S. The EIA estimates that emissions from burning fossil fuels will rise another 1.6 percent in 2011. The rise in emissions this year is attributed to projected economic growth and and more electricity generated from coal…

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Growth in U.S. Renewable Energy Production Remains Strong

Renewable sources now provide 10.5  Percent of  US energy production and 10.2 percent of net grid-connected electrical generation – According to figures released in the latest issue of the Monthly Energy Review from the US Energy Information Administration renewable energy sources  – biofuel, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, and hydro) – supplied 10.51 percent of all domestic energy production during the…

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News Break: Record Month for Renewable Energy in the U.S.

May of 2009 saw a record increase in the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources.

Carbon Emissions in U.S. Make Biggest Decline Since 1982

High gas prices and a melt-down in the eoncomy led to lowered carbon emissions in the U.S. in 2008