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Obama's record for clean energy and the environment

Taking Stock of the Obama Administration’s Environmental Efforts

With the 46th Democratic National Convention (DNC) underway in Charlotte, North Carolina, supporters of environmental action are looking at what President Obama has accomplished in his first term and by extension, what his reelection might mean for the next four years. On Tuesday September 4, Democrats opened their national convention by defending President Obama’s record and asking Americans to be patient. In their first four years in office, the Obama administration’s green efforts have…

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Electrical generating capacity and net output has grown significantly under the Obama administration

Electrical Generation Capacity from Renewable Sources Surges Under Obama

Electrical generation from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal has grown dramatically under the Obama administration says Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. Bossong cites two new government studies that show a near doubling of non-hydro renewable energy sources contributing to U.S. electrical generation since president Obama took office. The latest issue of the…

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green children

Money Versus Morals – The Children Speak

If children are the future, the kids fighting the pollution giants that the Obama administration is backing are great representatives of what that future could look like.

A decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline to Texas

Breaking News: Obama Administration to Delay Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department will delay until after the 2012 election the decision on whether to allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline intended to route oil produced from the Alberta Tar Sands south to refineries in Texas. A decision on the pipeline had been expected by the end of the year. Until recently the general assumption was that the Keystone pipeline…

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President Obama should focus on creating green jobs and supporting environmental regulation. Jobs and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive

Obama Can Regulate the Environment and Create Green Jobs

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to unveil his jobs and economic plan, his popularity is at an all-time low. Support from the President’s base has been eroded by the two week long protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and profound disappointment about the abandonment of stricter ozone regulations. From the end of August to the beginning of September, a total of 1,252 protesters were arrested in front of the White House for opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline….

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Will Barack Obama's call for one million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015 be realized? Some predict there could be as many as 14 million on the road by 2020. Either way we should soon be seeing many more signs like this one.

One Million Electric Vehicles by 2015?

(Our regularly featured Enviro News Wrap will be back next week) EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama called for a million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015. How likely is it that we’ll attain that…

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How White Roofs Help Reduce Energy Use and Fight Global Warming

For over thirty years, scientists and researchers have studied and quantified the benefits of using white paint for rooftops to dissipate heat and reduce energy effects. The “heat island” effect of cities and urban areas is well known, and this is one easily implemented, low-tech method of reducing the heat generated from buildings and other structures found in an urban setting.