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Green groups and Obama's Energy Sec. mark National Day of Service

Groups around Washington, D.C., marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day and inauguration eve with a national day of service. One service effort was the kick-off to the installation of solar panels at Sousa Junior High School in the southeastern part …

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Goodbye to all that

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Dueling green galas on the eve of the inauguration

The New York Times reports on the competing green balls that will welcome in the new president tonight. There's Al Gore's green gala and another ball put on by the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. (A third green ball, hosted by …

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GOP leader Scrooge Boehner disses weatherizing low-income homes and cutting the deficit

So what part of the economic stimulus plan did House Minority Leader John Boehner single out on PBS's Newshour: And, if you look at the over $500 billion worth of spending, a lot of it's going to fix up federal …

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NRDC responds to criticism of USCAP's Blueprint

This is a guest post from David Hawkins, director of the climate program at NRDC, in response to Joe Romm's post "CAP and degrade," which criticized the U.S. Climate Action Partnership's Blueprint for Legislative Action. ----- Joe, You are and …

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Does a serious bill need action from China?

I'm not asking whether we should pass a serious climate bill before China acts. The answer to that question is obviously yes, as I've written many times (see The "China Excuse" for inaction and The U.S.-China Suicide Pact on Climate). …

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WaPo interviews Obama energy adviser Carol Browner

The Washington Post sat down for an interview with Carol Browner, Obama's energy adviser. For you videophobes, there's a transcript here. Here's part one: Here's part two:

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What Obama's green team has to say about coal

Here at Grist, we like to say that coal is the enemy of the human race. But what do Obama's environmental nominees have to say about the dirtiest of all fossil fuels? Here's what we heard at their confirmation hearings: …

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Grist pulled no punches in covering all of George Bush's dirt

  A movie no one would make.   Imagine that back in 1999 you were a Hollywood studio executive and a movie producer brought you the following pitch: A bumbling, incurious child of privilege wastes his youth on Oedipal rebellion. …