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Solar Bill of Rights – Freedom From Fossil Fuel

sAs the overly subsidized fossil energy lobby continues to hobble progress for sound energy policy in Washington, many who understand the stakes for such failure of leadership look desperately for ways to transform an unsustainable energy economy. In an effort to raise awareness about the need to reform the nation’s energy policy – largely controlled by an increasingly threatened fossil…

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The "Joe Millers of the world" a deer in the headlights

Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Fighting the Joe Millers of the World – Climate Denial, Politics, and Progress

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Joe Miller, Sarah Palin’s choice candidate for one of Alaska’s Senate seats, does not believe in climate change. That didn’t bother Alaska voters this week as Miller bested Senator Lisa Murkowski in the state’s Republican primary. If that weren’t worrisome enough, it also emerged that the fossil fuel industry spent eight…

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If our leaders can't stand up to the vested interests of Big Oil and Big Coal, then we must do it ourselves. It is time for a change.

The Power and Energy of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Amidst the devastation that is, or perhaps was, the Gulf Coast, an immense spill in China, thousands of abandoned offshore wells continuously leaking, and the effects of GHG-driven climate change becoming increasingly apparent, one could have thought that now is the time for climate legislation. But alas, no – as evident in the wake, (and I mean wake) of the…

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A protestor at the Toronto G20 summit calling for an end to oil subsidies

Toronto G20 Summit Marked by Inaction on Climate Change

Despite the disappointing outcome at the Toronto 2010 Summit, the G20 remains our best hope of managing climate change. The G20 accounts for about 85 percent of the global economy and its members are responsible for the vast majority of climate change causing emissions. A healthy global economy is an essential precondition to an international effort to combat climate change.  The G20 has the ability to…

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