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In a recent speech to Congress, President Barack Obama said: "To truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy.” Pictured: A wind farm takes shape in Langdon, North Dakota.

EarthTalk: Building the Green Economy

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What does it mean when one uses the phrase, “building a green economy?” I’ve heard it repeated a few times lately and would like to have a better understanding of the concept. – Rosie Chang, Islip, NY The phrase “building…

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EarthTalk: Green Jobs and the Stimulus Package

EarthTalk for Monday, July 6: Job opportunities in the new “green economy” spurred with funds from the economic stimulus package.

Salt Lake City Looks to Geothermal, Obama Stimulus to Keep “Green” Momentum Going

If passed, Pres. Obama’s stimulus plan would provide an added boost to local and state government efforts to address climate change by more proactively developing renewable energy resources. Having achieved significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from its municipal operations, Salt Lake City recently announced a plan to study the feasibility of tapping low temperature geothermal resources to generate electricity on a cost-effective, long-term basis.

Big Boost to Alternative Energy, Clean Tech If Obama Stimulus Passes Senate

The Obama’s Administration’s “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” passed muster in the House but there’s still a lot of politicking and debate going on as the Senate works on its version of the bill and the two Congressional bodies resolve any differences. The Act aims to create up to 4 million jobs, 500,000 of them in the “green sector” by investing $69 billion to enhance the nation’s energy infrastructure, improve energy efficiency and conservation, and double production of renewable energy.