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California May Ban Conventional Lightbulbs by 2012

A California lawmaker wants to make his state the first to ban incandescent lightbulbs as part of Californias groundbreaking initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

Bernie Woodall (Reuters | 31 Jan 2007)

Big Coal's Dirty Move

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a suicidal act is one that is dangerous to oneself or to ones interests; self-destructive or ruinous. By this standard, the coal boom that is currently sweeping America is the atmospheric equivalent of a swan dive off a very tall building.

Jeff Goodell (Rolling Stone Magazine | 22 Jan 2007)

House Votes to Rescind Oil Drillers’ Tax Breaks

House Democrats easily passed legislation on Thursday that would rescind $14 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for oil drillers and reserve the money to develop alternative energy projects and conservation technologies.

Edmund L. Andrews (The New York Times | 19 Jan 2007)

My Favorite Green Lump

All environmentalists have their favorite green energy source that they think will break our addiction to oil and slow down climate change. Ive come out to Montana to see mine. Its called coal.

Thomas L. Friedman (The New York Times | 10 Jan 2007)

Boston Plans to Go ‘Green’ on Large Building Projects

Boston plans to amend its building code to require that all large-scale private construction be "green."

Katie Zezima (The New York Times | 20 Dec 2006)

Aspen/Snowmass Offers Climate-Friendly SkiGreen Program to Resort Guests

Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) announced yesterday that it will partner with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to sell 100 percent Green-e certified SkiGreen Tags to resort guests who wish to offset their travel-related global warming emissions to and from the resort with wind energy.

First Tracks (First Tracks | 12 Dec 2006)

The Greening of Rock 'n' Roll

Rock n roll is paved with artists calls to action, from penning war protest songs to rocking to abolish world hunger. More recently, theres a growing cry to save the environment, and its one that groups hope will be heard loud and clear, with many bands and the music industry turning a green eye to the way they do business.

Althea Legaspi (Chicago Tribune | 5 Dec 2006)

A Mighty Wind For Ski Areas

In time for the new ski season, several Northern New England ski areas are becoming part of a national trend of resorts going green by buying wind-generated electricity to power their energy-hungry operations.

Glenn Adams (Associated Press | 3 Dec 2006)

Energy Use Can Be Cut by Efficiency, Survey Says

The growth rate of worldwide energy consumption could be cut by more than half over the next 15 years through more aggressive energy-efficiency efforts by households and industry, according to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, which is scheduled to be released today.

Steve Lohr (The New York Times | 29 Nov 2006)

Energy Firms Come to Terms With Climate Change

While the political debate over global warming continues, top executives at many of the nations largest energy companies have accepted the scientific consensus about climate change and see federal regulation to cut greenhouse gas emissions as inevitable.

Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post | 25 Nov 2006)

Survey: 3 Out of 4 Americans Want Detroit and Washington to Impose 40 MPG Fuel-Efficiency Standard

Will the Big 3 automakers blow it for a second time by misreading an American public that is expecting gasoline prices to start soaring again soon?

PRNewswire (PRNewswire | 22 Nov 2006)

DOE Vows to Turn Up Appliance Efficiency

The Energy Department has agreed to boost energy efficiency requirements for nearly two dozen household appliances and equipment from dishwashers to fluorescent lamps as part of a court settlement after years of inaction. The new standards will be phased in over the next five years.

H. Josef Hebert (Associated Press | 14 Nov 2006)

Morgan Stanley to Invest in $3bn of Emissions Reduction Credits

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) announced today that it plans to invest in approximately $3 billion of carbon/emissions credits, projects and other initiatives related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction over the next five years.

Morgan Stanley ( | 2 Nov 2006)

Buildings Go for Green

As global warming cuts into the ice cap near the North Pole, Harvards Green Campus Initiative is urging students and staffers to cut energy usage in the North Yard.

Jessica Wen (Harvard University | 4 Oct 2006)

Colorado Resort to Invest Heavily in Wind Power

Vail Resorts, the big Colorado ski and recreation company, said Tuesday that it would make a huge investment in wind power, buying enough credits to offset all the power needed for its resorts, retail stores and office buildings.

Kirk Johnson (The New York Times | 2 Aug 2006)

Whole Foods switching to all wind power in U.S.

Deal for wind power credits makes Whole Foods the biggest corporate user of wind power in the country. Whole Foods Market Inc. is going all green on electricity.

Renuka Rayasam (American Stateman | 10 Jan 2006)

Kyoto Treaty Powers Up U.S. Alternative Energy Firms

The United States has not joined the Kyoto Protocol to cut greenhouse gases, but the pact nevertheless is boosting sales for American companies that market clean energy technologies.

Evelyn Iritani (Los Angeles Times | 19 Dec 2005)

Pact Signed for Prototype of Coal Plant

MONTREAL, Dec. 6 - Under pressure from other industrialized countries at talks here on global warming, the Bush administration announced on Tuesday that it had signed an agreement with a coalition of energy companies to build a prototype coal-burning power plant with no emissions.

ANDREW C. REVKIN (The New York Times | 7 Dec 2005)