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Public, Private Sector Orgs Get Behind President’s Renewables-Energy Storage Integration Initiative

A slew of major announcements flowed from the June 16 White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage for Smart Markets that collectively are projected to result in procurement or deployment of at least 1.3 gigawatts of new energy storage capacity.

Despite all the back and forth, there are many reasons why the Keystone XL pipeline will never be built.

Seven Reasons Why the Keystone XL may Never be Completed

Keystone XL – a pipe dream? After a seemingly endless succession of decisions for and against the pipeline, some compelling reasons have emerged to suggest that the Keystone XL (KXL) may not be completed after all. If completed, the KXL would ferry 825,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.  The combination of protest, legal wrangling, an expired permit,…

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In his state of the union address, Obama touted his "all of the above" energy policy. But it will never be enough if we are to limit dangerous greenhouse gas emissions

The Perilous Contradictions in the President’s 2014 State of the Union Address

Staying within prescribed climate change limits will be difficult under Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy. Although Obama may be the greenest President in American history he is not doing enough to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. In his State of the Union address, he did talk about the veracity of climate change and the need to further reduce America’s…

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President Obama employs green executive orders to advance environmental policy. His use of the EO is less than many other recent presidents

President Obama’s Green Executive Orders

President Obama has vowed that in the absence of congressional action, he will use his executive privileges to combat climate change. Some who are seeking a pretext to discredit the President have suggested that he is ruling by executive orders (EOs). However, President Obama has signed fewer EOs in his first four years in office than most of his predecessors….

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President Obama has an opportunity in his second term to offer real leadership for a new energy economy

Time for President Obama to Lead on Energy

President Obama can use his executive powers to circumvent the political deadlock in Congress and embolden the nation’s commitment to battling climate change. Instead of an “all the above” approach that ramps up fossil fuel production, we need responsible, science based energy policy. There is no future to a national energy strategy that features the unholy trinity of hydraulic fracturing…

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Breaking News: Obama to Push Back His Visit to Copenhagen to Last Day

A reliable source has just said the White House plans to release a statement that president Obama will delay his visit to the COP15 climate conference from the first week to the last scheduled day of the event – December 18. The move will ostensibly give more weight to the visit and is a sign that more progress is expected…

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